The illustrated talk, based on the NYCHS site's web presentation entitled The Ledgers of NY's Essex County Jail, was one of the two slide presentations given during the conference's Looking at Old Records Anew Session the afternoon of Nov. 15th in the Science Library's Digital Workshop #4.
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To download the PPT file, click the Researching NY 2007 image on the right.
The NYCHS web presentation entitled The Ledgers of NY's Essex County Jail, on which the illustrated talk Thar's Historical Gold in Them Thar Jail Ledgers was based, was posted on www.correctionhistory.org to mark the "decommissioning" of the 1868 Elizabethtown jail Oct. 1, 2007.
The starter page for The Ledgers of NY's Essex County Jail virtual tour can be accessed by clicking the circa 1920s image of the Elizabethtown lock-up right.