Institutions - Tompkins Co., NY
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This database contains a variety of items extracted from County financial
records. Prisoners, parolees, those that were fined by the courts, those that
were in different lunatic asylums. Orphanges and poor houses are covered in
other databases.
While there isn't much detail in the financial records these were extracted
from, this will give you a guide to the time period in the County Archives to
look at, and which department may of handled the matter.

The follow sources were used, followed by the codes.

Proceedings of the Board of Supervisors, 1888 - [JBS88]
Proceedings of the Board of Supervisors, 1893 - [JBS93]
Proceedings of the Board of Supervisors, 1897 - [JBS97]
Proceedings of the Board of Supervisors, 1898 - [JBS98]
Proceedings of the Board of Supervisors, 1899 - [JBS99]
Proceedings of the Board of Supervisors, 1900 - [JBS00]

More sources will be added as they are acquired.

Some of the institutions in this data base are:

Asylum for Insane Criminals
Binghamton State Hospital
Newark State Custodial Asylum
New York State Institute for the Blind
Rome State Custodial Asylum
Sonyea Epileptic Colony
Willard Asylum, Ovid, NY