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TRADESMEN'S CIRCULARS AND ADVERTISEMENTS

These are for all types of goods and services. There are other advertisements among Steward's Incoming Correspondence Files, RET 4/2/2, Household Provisions and Equipment RET 4/3/1-4, and Furnishings, RET 4/5. For other material on suppliers ...

Slave trade papers

It is not clear how these few items came to the Retreat: they may have been gathered at the time (the petition is by the Retreat's own servants); but they might have been donated to the Retreat later on, as many papers of historical interest ...

PATIENTS' PAPERS

BackgroundThis section comprises papers by or relating to patients, covering four distinct time periods: the early 19th century, the 1850s to 1870s, the early to mid 1880s, and the early 20th century.The relatively small number of early nineteenth...

PUBLICATIONS AND PUBLICITY BY THE RETREAT

This is not a comprehensive collection of the many publications about the Retreat during its long history. The publications listed here were all produced for a particular publicity purpose: some were officially issued by the Retreat to publicise i...

THE APPENDAGE, YORK

The Appendage was a house near Walmgate Bar, purchased in 1810 and opened in 1811 as an annexe to the Retreat. It accommodated about a dozen patients who did not need very close confinement. Its acquisition allowed the Retreat to meet the increasi...

STAFF RULES AND REGULATIONS

These are in addition to the general rules and regulations of the Retreat (see RET 1/3). They are instructions to the nurses and attendants and reveal much detail and information about the daily routines of staff and patients at the Retreat, patie...

REGISTERS OF DISCHARGES, TRANSFERS AND DEATHS

These registers were introduced under 8 & 9 Vict. Cap 100, and they contain information on date of discharge or death, date of last admission, name, sex, class, whether discharged recovered, relieved or not improved, or died, with cause of dea...

MEDICAL JOURNALS AND WEEKLY REPORT BOOKS

Provision was made for medical journals and weekly report books by section 59 of the Act 8 & 9 Victoria Cap. 100, and this provision was reiterated in Section 90 of the Act 16 & 17 Victoria Cap. 97. The books are arranged with one week to ...

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