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Register of Mechanical Restraint

In use from at least February 1896 (the date at which the volume is first signed by the inspecting commissioners) but a case is not recorded until 1899.Includes copies of regulations for mechanical restraint for 1895 and 1913.


Males at front of volume, females beginning in middle. Volume is not filled1906 entries must be retrospective, also appearing in RET 6/4/1/1


Males at front of volume, females beginning in middle. 1906 entries must be retrospective, also appearing in RET 6/4/1/1Series continues in RET 6/4/5/1

Bank Ledger

Pre-printed pages headed 'London Joint City and Midland Bank Ltd', and with printed columns on Debit and Credit sides. On debit side these include columns for patients, subscriptions and donations, private nursing, trained nurses etc and...

'Patients Book'

Reports on visits to patients by Commissioners in Lunacy (later Board of Control)

Papers relating to Lindley Murray (1745 - 1826)

Most of these are papers by Murray, with some 20th century correspondence about him. The papers comprise the following:1. Letter from Murray sent to Joseph Tatham, schoolmaster Leeds, written to ‘Samuel’, re. his recommendation of a patient being ...

Papers relating to Margaret Ellen Bayes

Correspondence and accounts re. her Chancery Trust Account for maintenance while at RetreatPatient no. 1805, in Retreat 1884 - 1912 (died). Age 52 on admission, Quaker, married, housewife, from Brighouse, Yorkshire. Delusional insanity

Papers relating to Esther Lindsey

Letters and papers belonging to relating to the Lindsey family in the early 19th centuryIncludes bookmarks, greetings cardsThese must have been the property of Esther Lindsey. None of the letters are to or from Esther. Many relate to her brother R...

Dr Bedford Pierce photograph

Dr Bedford Pierce was Retreat Medical Superintendent 1892-1922.Photograph 1 is a three quarter length photograph, c 1894.Photograph 2 is a head and shoulders photograph, c 1922

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