Letter to Dr. S. V. R. Bogert [Stephen Van Rensselaer Bogart], physician, Sailors' Snug Harbor, from Dr. John P. [Purdue] Gray, of the New York State Lunatic Asylum, March 16, 1880

Handwritten letter from Dr. John P. Gray of the New York State Lunatic Asylum at Utica, to Dr. Stephen Van Rensselaer Bogart, physician at Sailors' Snug Harbor, acknowledging receipt of a letter and informing him that Patrick Rooney died on October 30 of stomach cancer. His papers had been given to Alexander Goodwin to take legal steps to collect his pension, but Gray explains that it was found that Rooney did not appear in the pension rolls and that he was at the Asylum under a fictitious name, so nothing was collected from which to pay the attorney's fees. Received while Captain Thomas Melville was governor at Sailors' Snug Harbor.
Name: Gray, John P. (John Purdue), 1825-1886
Role: Author
Institutional Affiliation: New York (State). State Lunatic Asylum

Name: Bogart, Stephen Van Rensselaer, 1804-1896
Role: Addressee
Institutional Affiliation: Sailors' Snug Harbor (Institution)
Type Of Resource
The collection is on permanent loan at the Stephen B. Luce Library of SUNY Maritime College. The Sailors' Snug Harbor records are the Property of the Trustees of the Sailors’ Snug Harbor.
Origin Info
Date Created: March 16 1880
Place: Utica (N.Y.)
letters (correspondence)
Physical Description
extent: 22.8 x 14.5 cm
Digital Origin: Reformatted digital