Printed Reports of the Commissioners in Lunacy, later the Board of Control
- 1844-1934 (Creation)
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0.16 cubic metres
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The archive was purchased by the Borthwick Institute from the Royal College of Physicians in 1999.
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Report of the Metropolitan Commissioners in Lunacy to the Lord Chancellor, 1844; annual reports of Commissioners in Lunacy to the Lord Chancellor, 1851-1852, 1854-1860, 1862-1865, 1867-1900, 1902-1904, 1909, 1911-1912; annual reports of the Board of Control (previously the Commissioners in Lunacy), 1914-1929, 1931-1934.
Further accruals are not expected.
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Conditions governing access
Records are open to the public, subject to the overriding provisions of relevant legislation, including data protection laws.
Conditions governing reproduction
A reprographics service is available to researchers subject to the access restrictions outlined above. Copying will not be undertaken if there is any risk of damage to the document. Copies are supplied in accordance with the Borthwick Institute for Archives' terms and conditions for the supply of copies, and under provisions of any relevant copyright legislation. Permission to reproduce images of documents in the custody of the Borthwick Institute must be sought.
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A typescript finding aid, to file level, is available for consultation in the searchroom of the Borthwick Institute.
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Rules and/or conventions used
ISAD (G): General International Standard Archival Description, International Council on Archives (2nd edition, 2000); Rules for the construction of personal, place and corporate names, National Council on Archives (1997).
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Created by S. A. Shearn, 18.08.15.