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Fort Stanton (NM) Marine Hospital Payroll Ledgers

Identifier: AC 489-s

Scope and Content

Collection contains two payroll ledgers (1907-1909 and 1909-1911) from the Marine Hospital (1899-1953) at Fort Stanton, New Mexico.


  • 1907-1911

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Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research.

Copy Restrictions

Limited duplication of print materials allowed for research purposes. User is responsible for all copyright compliance.

Historical Information

Tuberculosis studies conducted by the Surgeon General in 1895 suggested that New Mexico’s climate would be beneficial to the treatment of consumption. Fort Stanton was selected by the Marine Health Service to be the site of the first federal hospital for the exclusive treatment of tuberculosis and the hospital opened to its first patient, Seaman Joseph Ryan, on November 17, 1899. J.O. Cobb served as the first commander of the new hospital. The facility was closed on June 30, 1953.


2 Volumes

Guide to the Fort Stanton (NM) Marine Hospital Payroll Ledgers, 1907-1911
Edited Full Draft
© 2009
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Finding aid is in English

Repository Details

Part of the Fray Angélico Chávez History Library Repository

Fray Angélico Chávez History Library
New Mexico History Museum
113 Lincoln Ave
Sante Fe NM 87501 USA
(505) 476-5090