Toronto Convalescent and Fever Hospital admission and discharge register

Reference Code: Series - RG 11-6
Title: Toronto Convalescent and Fever Hospital admission and discharge register
Date of Creation: 1847-1848
Physical Description:

1 volume of textual records

Scope and Content:

Series consists of a patient register from the Convalescent and Fever Hospital in Toronto which was used to record the admission and discharge of patients. The hospital was a temporary facility set up to accommodate emigrants who had succumbed to the typhus epidemic prevalent at this time. Information is recorded under the following headings: date [of admission and discharge]; names; ages; men; women; boys; girls; destitute of parents; destitute of father; destitute of mother; widow; Protestant; Catholic; remarks. Adults and children of both sexes are listed. A large number of Irish names can be found in this register. The last part of this volume contains lists of the hospital's expenses.

Administrative History or Biographical Sketch:

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Canada (Province). Emigrant Office

Finding Aid:

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Restrictions on Access:

Original records are closed for conservation reasons. Researchers must use microfilm.

How to order these records:

Reading Rooms: To view this material, consult self service microfilm reel MS 6916.

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Terms For Use and Reproduction:

Copyright is primarily held by the Crown. There are no restrictions on reproduction. Permission of the Archives of Ontario is required for publication; submit a Request for Permission to Publish, Exhibit or Broadcast Form.

Immediate Source of Acquisition: Records were acquired by the Archives of Ontario from the Butler Library, Columbia University, in December, 2000.
Availability of Other Formats:

Series is available on microfilm.


The exact location of the hospital is not indicated in the records, however, it was almost certainly in Toronto. Dr. Francis Primrose and Mr. Hayes, whose names appear in this volume, were the physician and hospital steward of the emigrant hospital in Toronto according to an entry in RG 11-1-0-3.
The name of the hospital as given in the series title is derived from an entry in the volume. A more generic term might be "emigrant hospital".

Other/Former Codes:

Volume RG 11-6 was formerly Toronto Emigration Office Records, X325 T63, Volume 21.


Toronto (Ont.)


Agency or agencies that created these records

1847-1848 Emigrant Office (BA586)