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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...

CASE NOTES

Chronological Arrangement of the Case NotesFrom 1796 up to the First World War period, the case notes of patients were, broadly speaking written into case books in chronological order by date of patient's admission. Each case was also given a...

ADMISSION REGISTERS

There are various series of admission registers at different periods. Details are given under individual entries. See also RET 6/22 for similar information in the late 20th century.

VISITORS REPORT BOOKS

Provision was made by the Managers for the visitation of the Retreat. The Committee and Directors sent representatives to inspect the establishment, and female visitors were also appointed. The visitors entered a dated record of their visits into ...

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...

DIARIES FOR THE CONTINUATION OF RECEPTION ORDERS

'A Diary for the Continuation of Reception Orders by Special Reports and Certificates' was to be used for the entry of the days of the year on which reports and certificates on patients were due to be sent to the Board of Control, for th...

Papers relating to the Society of Friends

Some of these are papers found loose among various assortments of other papers. Some relate to individuals with some connection with The Retreat, some relate to topics of interest to, or about, Quakers. They include an original file of papers on Q...

MOORLANDS, NEAR YORK

The Retreat bought Moorlands Estate, six miles from York, between Wigginton and Skelton, in 1940. The Estate comprised a house (which was subject to a lease in 1940), grounds, woodlands and two farms. The aim of the purchase was to ensure that aft...

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