At Castle Garden, est. 1855, a determination was made about whether a recently landed immigrant needed non-infectious medical attention at Ward’s Island. Illustration from Friedrich Kapp, Immigration and the Commissioners of Emigration of the State of New York (New York: Nation Press, 1870).
Commercial Advertiser (New York, NY), February 19, 1850.
Report of the Select Committee to Examine into the Condition, Business Accounts, and Management of the Trusts under the Charge of the Commissioners of Emigration, &c. Documents of the New York State Assembly, Vol. 2, No. 34 (1852), pp. 144-145.
Gregory Dillon. Archives of Irish America, New York University.