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Abstracts of Accounts and Liabilities

As a Registered Hospital, the Retreat had to make annual returns of its assets and liabilities and of its receipts and payments to the Commissioners in Lunacy. This system was simplified in 1893: see under RET 3/2/15/1

Admission Registers of Patients

Date of admission, name and residence, state, occupation, terms of admission, by whom sent, age, temperament, duration of disease, state of mind, apparent cause, when discharged, how removed, in what state, cause of death, page of treatment book. ...

Agreements for the Payment of Patients' Fees

These are Agreements made by the Retreat with those responsible for paying the fees for patients while they were at the Retreat. Fees covered board, disbursements and if necessary funeral expenses. Interest at 5% per annum was charged on overdue a...

Allotments at Bleasdale's Fields, early 20th century

For information on the acquisition of, and transactions relating to, Bleasdale's Fields see RET 2/1/21/ and RET 2/2/10/2-3. The remaining part of Bleasdale's Fields was leased to the Council as allotments in 1913, part of the drive to gr...

Alphabetical Registers of Patients

Adopted for use under the requirements of the Mental Treatment Act, 1930. Information given includes date of Reception Order, date of admission, name, age, religion, whether voluntary, temporary or certified, date of departure, discharge or death,...

Alterations and Additions to the Retreat, 1836-1840

Alterations and additions included the raising of the wings adjoining the Centre; alteration of the Entrance Lodge; additions to the South West wing for women; a day room at the Gentlemen's Lodge and other additions, including water tanks.

Annual Statements and Balance Sheets

Annual accounts appeared in the Retreat's printed annual reports, see RET 1/2/1These are manuscript yearly summaries, complied annually from the information in the Ledgers, and containing some interesting extra detail throughout, see note und...

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