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Staying Solvent: The Business of TB Treatment

Letter seeking payment to builders, Portland, 1908

Letter seeking payment to builders, Portland, 1908

Item 23544 info
Maine State Archives

In January 1907, the Maine State Sanatorium Association reported that since it began, it had raised $84,445.

Of that amount, nearly $1,000 was donated by 307 people in amounts smaller than $10 each.

About 17 percent of the funds came from people in Maine.

The largest single donation -- $65,000 -- was from Eleazer Chamberlain of Massachusetts. He gave the money for construction of an administration building that would be named in his son's memory.