0.35 cubic ft. (4 v. in 1 doc. box).
Series lists by date the source (some individuals, mainly towns) and amounts of monies received by the Division of Aid and Relief (and predecessor) for reimbursement of state care, and what accounts applied to (State Infirmary, State Farm, later also transportation and Massachusetts Hospital School). Individuals, mostly likely reimbursing for their own expenses, have probable patient numbers listed.
The Division of State Adult Poor was established in Massachusetts under the State Board of Lunacy and Charity in 1898, shortly thereafter continued under the State Board of Charity. It was succeeded by the Division of Aid and Relief in the Dept. of Public Welfare in 1919. That division was replaced by the Division of Public Assistance in 1953, which continued until departmental reorganization in 1971. The Division of Aid and Relief was responsible for the welfare of adult poor without legal settlement, either confined to state medical facilities or provided with public relief by local authorities.
Agency history record (CStRLIN)MASVAH0290-A/(OCoLC)145429848 describes the history and functions of the Division of Aid and Relief.