Slate: Admissions Books for an Early-19th-Century Prison Hold a Wealth of Stories

Slate: Admissions Books for an Early-19th-Century Prison Hold a Wealth of Stories. “The American Philosophical Society’s library holds four fascinating admissions books offering details on prisoners held at Philadelphia’s Eastern State Penitentiary in the 1830s and 1840s…. It’s a little difficult to read the scanned versions of the books, but Scott Ziegler, of the American Philosophical Society, and Michelle Ziogas have transcribed the information within and made the data available through the University of Pennsylvania’s Magazine of Early American Datasets.”