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Dear Ms. Willendorf,
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We searched the National Archives Catalog and located the Map, Quarantine Grounds in the file Records Relating to the Lighthouse at Staten Island, New York, which is part of the series Lighthouse Plans and Maps, 1793-1939 in the the Records of the U.S. Coast Guard (Record Group 26). The map has been digitized and can be viewed online in the Catalog. You may contact the National Archives at College Park - Cartographic (RDSC) at email@example.com with any questions you might have about these records.
We also located the series Plans of Lighthouses, Lifesaving Stations, and Other Facilities in Record Group 26 that contains 9 files related to the Marine Hospital (quarantine station) at Staten Island in the early 1800s. These records have not been digitized. Please contact the National Archives at New York (RE-NY) at firstname.lastname@example.org for access to and information about these and similar records.
In addition, we identified 5 series related to Marine Hospital at Staten Island in the Records of the Public Health Service (Record Group 90). Most of these records are from a slightly later time period than you are interested in, but there may be earlier records mixed in. These records have not been digitized. For additional assistance with these and similar records, please contact RE-NY.
Next, we located 47 series from the early 1800s in the Records of the U.S. Customs Service (Record Group 36) that are related to the Port of Entry, New York that might be of interest to you. For example, the series Letters Received, 1796-1867 includes letters received by the Collector of Customs at New York City from the Secretary of the Treasury, other government agencies, businesses, and individuals concerning marine hospitals. These records have not been digitized. Please contact the National Archives reference unit listed in each Catalog entry (either RE-NY at email@example.com or the National Archives at Washington, DC - Textual Reference (RDT1) at firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information about these and similar records.
You may wish to use the Catalog to the Marine Hospital Service and the Custom Service's Office of the Commissioner, which performed duties related to marine hospital accounts. You can also use the Catalog to explore records related to New York crew lists, New York passenger lists, and other topics, and you may also be interested in the information about Passenger Arrival Lists for New York that is available on our website.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and pursuant to guidance received from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), NARA has adjusted its normal operations to balance the need of completing its mission-critical work while also adhering to the recommended social distancing for the safety of NARA staff. As a result of this re-prioritization of activities, you may experience a delay in receiving an initial acknowledgement as well as a substantive response to your reference request from RDSC, RE-NY, and RDT1. We apologize for this inconvenience and appreciate your understanding and patience.
We hope this information is helpful, and best of luck with your research!