Ability to access records from the Utica New York Insane Asylum
I'm trying to discover the death date and burial location of Augustus Samuel Beckwith (LHVW-7RX). He lead a wagon train of Saints to the Salt Lake valley in 1859, married Eliza Hill in 1860, divorced in 1861, was a member of the Utah Territorial Militia in 1862, and then disappears until 1870 when he appears in the census record at the Utica New York Insane Asylum. After that I can find no further record of him. I've requested access to his patient records but was told I must have either a doctor's letter requesting the information for my own medical reasons, or a court order. Has anyone else dealt with this issue?