What to Wear, 1890

2 07 2010

The following are transcriptions from two 1890 entries in the Oregon State Hospital Patient Clothing Inventory ledger, now housed at the Oregon State Archives (2/10/7/7).  They offer an unusually intimate view into the personal wardrobes of two patients entering the hospital. 

Mrs. T.C. Smith 12/17/90   [1890]
1 Black Jacket
1 Gray Suit
1 Blue Suit
2 pr Shoes
5 pr drawers
2 White Aprons
2 Gowns
2 White Skirts
4 Hankerchiefs
1 pr Cuffs
6 pr Stockings
1 pr Slippers
1 Black Straw Bonnet
1 Gray shawl
3 Undershirts (2 old)
1 Black Underskirt
1 pin, 1 ring, 1 valise

Mrs Harriet Miller 11/20/90
1 Gray Mohair Dress
1 Blue Felt Skirt
1 Brown Flanel Skirt
1 pr Red Stockings
1 pr condress [?] garters
1 Gray Wool Under Vest
1 pr Gray Wool Drawers
1 Black Lace Cap
1 Black Bonnet
1 Black Veil
1 Gown
1 Gray Shawl
1 Knit Shawl
1 pr Silk Mittens
5 Hankerchiefs
2 pr eyeglasses
1 hair brush, 1 fine comb
1 Night Cap
1 Chemise
1 Hood, 1 Crepe Scarf

Recieved Nov 22
1 Ticking Skirt
1 Black Cashmere Shawl
2 Black Cashmere Suits
1 Black Chashmere Sham Skirt
1 Wool Undervest
1 pr Low Shoes
1 pr Underdrawers
3 Night Caps
1 Checked Flanel Cape
4 pr stockings (2 white, 1 red)
1 Black iset cap
1 Calico Dress
1 Gingham Dress
1 White Wrapper
1 Calico Wrapper
3 Towels
2 Calico Aprons
2 Gingham Aprons
4 White Skirts
4 Night gowns
1 Neck Tie
2 pr w**slers [word illedgible in ledger]
1 Trunk
4 Chemise
5 pr Drawers

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