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Dorothea Dix Hospital records from 1905

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Re: Dorothea Dix Hospital records from 1905

Posted: 1523330651000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Marshburn
I just this evening connected the 1920 census record for my g-g-grandfather, Robert H Marshburn, who is listed as an inmate at State Hospital, Raleigh, NC, with Dorothea Dix Hospital. I walked the census sheets back to where the first entry for the hospital lists as Albert Anderson as superintendent. A quick google search confirms the connection (see below). Just to follow up, as I am despairing to see the hospital has closed only in the past few recent years, has anyone found where the old patient records might be located?

"In 1913, Governor Locke Craig appointed Anderson superintendent of the state hospital for the mentally ill. It stood on Dix Hill, named for Dorothea Dix, pioneer in the care of the emotionally disturbed. Anderson was without training or substantial experience in mental health, but he immediately set himself to transform the 'asylum' into a modern hospital; his approach included 'remolding the attitude of hospital personnel toward the so-called insane.' (

Many thanks!
Michael Capps
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