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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 ...


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...

Courtenay family papers

Courtenay family papers, comprising letters and personal effects of William Courtenay, 10th Earl of Devon, 1834-1859; letters to Lady Harriet Leslie, wife of William, 10th Earl of Devon, 1806-1839; papers of William Reginald Courtenay, 11th Earl o...


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...

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