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Minute Book

Some printed Annual Reports are included, which also give yearly accounts and lists of subscribers (see also set of Annual Reports RET 1/2)Rules are included with the 1798 Report; there are also printed Rules for June 1808 and June 1815 (see also ...

General Cash Book

This volume records cash receipts, on left hand page, and cash expenditure on right hand page. Receipts and payments are entered chronologically under date of occurrence. Included are donations and subscriptions, patients fees, payments to persons...

General Ledger

This volume was begun before the Retreat was opened, and first accounts are of contributors to the fund to build the Retreat; also included are accounts for builders and contractors, furnishing etc. Useful detail on the building and stocking of th...

Journal

First entries record the collection of subscriptions and donations for the proposed Retreat; these entries become more numerous from late 1793 onwards. Many items are detailed in the Journal, but household expenses are only totalled here, being de...

Bills and Receipts

These all bills for materials and services relating to the building of the Retreat, sinking of a well for a water supply, and the laying out and planting up of grounds

Plan and Survey of the Retreat Estate

The drawing and document comprise the following:1. ‘Plan of Retreat Ground’ [1794]This small sketch is the earliest map of the Retreat estate. On the back it is annotated ‘Land bought for the Retreat’. It gives acreages of the closes and fields. ...

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 ...

File of letters and papers relating to proposed Retreat

Includes the followingLetters from subscribers 1795 - 1797.Printed Report on Retreat for Persons afflicted with Disorders of the Mind, 1 July 1796.Notice signed by Henry Tuke: after a meeting at Leeds 31 March 1796: the building will be ready 1 Ju...

Bills and Receipts

Content is similar to RET 3/3/1/1; with them is an undated typescript list of receipts relating to the building of the Retreat 1796

Case Book

  • RET/6/5/1/1A
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  • Admission dates 13 June 1796 - 22 September 1828
  • Part of The Retreat Archive

(Case Book 1)This is also referred to as 'the book of patients' admittance' and it seems likely that it fulfilled the dual role of both case book and admission book. This is borne out by the fact that the first admission register, R...

Letters from William Tuke to William Maud

Letters are dated 1 December 1796, 10 January 1797, 17 January 1797, 13 February 1797, 21 April 1799 and 8 December 1811Various matters are covered: appointing of George Jepson as Medical Superintendent in 1797, illness among Retreat staff and pat...

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