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Papers relating to Sarah Benson

Letters by herPatient no. 903, 1094, in Retreat 1855, 1866 - 1904 (died). Age 40 on first admission, Quaker, single, middle class, of Skipton, later of Fulford, YorkPartial dementia with excitability, later mild delusional mania

Plan of the Retreat Estate by Edwin Swan Rickman, patient

Plan is by ESR [Edwin Swan Rickman].Plan shows block plan, grounds and gives a key to parts of the buildings and grounds. The plan, which was heavily varnished, has been damaged and repaired; the key is faint but readable. It was agreed by the Com...

Bank Ledger

Format as RET 3/2/3/1Volume marked 'Bank' on front and on spine

Bank Ledger

Format as RET 3/2/3/1Volume marked 'Bank' on front and on spine.

Papers for Committee, various dates

Letter, Caleb Williams to Committee recommending a Reading Room for certain types of patients, 30 January 1836Letter, Dr Kitching to Joseph Rowntree, concerning report of sub-committee on alterations required in the Retreat eg reconstruction of Lo...

Volume of publications and tracts on York Lunatic Asylum

Volume contains the following:1. Another copy of: A Complete Collection of the Papers respecting the York Lunatic Asylum published originally in the York Newspapers during the Years 1813, 1814, and 1815. Nil Desperandum (1816) [there is another c...

Volume of publications and tracts on York Lunatic Asylum

Volume contains the following:1. Charles G. Milnes Gaskell, Passages in the History of York Lunatic Asylum 1772 - 1901 (1902), with annotations by H.C. Hunt2. Vindication of Mr Higgins from the Charges of Corrector: including A Sketch of recent T...

Volume of publications and tracts on York Lunatic Asylum

Volume contains the following:1. A History of the York Lunatic Asylum, with an Appendix containing minutes of the evidence on the cases of abuse inquired into by a committee etc, addressed to William Wilberforce Esq, one of the contributors to Lu...

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