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The Retreat Archive

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  • [late 18th century-21st century]

Three aspects of the Retreat archive make it important to the history of medicineFirst, it reflects the special character of the Retreat. It is impossible to underestimate the significance of the archive for an understanding of the development of ...

The Retreat, Yorkshire, hospital

Papers relating to Frances Elizabeth (Fanny) Shackleton

Letters by her to family, friends and to Dr BakerFanny Shackleton was a prolific writer, and many of these are to Dr Baker. Some of the letters are written out on torn off scraps of magazines, which may indicate that The Retreat tried to ration he...

Papers relating to Mary Richardson Sharp

Letters by her to family, friends and to Dr BakerPatient no. 1215, in Retreat 1873 - 1911 (died). Age 32 on admission, Quaker connections, single, lady, from Ayton, Yorkshire. Mania

Papers relating to Margaret Shepherd

List of furniture sent to herPatient no. 912, in Retreat 1855 - 1901 (died). Age 47 on admission, non-Quaker, single, gentlewoman, from Scarborough. Erotic mania with pride

Papers relating to Frances (Fanny) Smith

Letters by her to friends and familyPatient no. 1443, in Retreat 1881 - 1902 (died). Age 54 on admission, Quaker, married, wife of linen draper, from Rastrick near Halifax. Epileptic insanity

Papers relating to Louisa Steel

Letters about her by friends, family, Dr Kitching and Dr Baker, one letter by her with a fashion picture and a playbill and race billPatient no. 977, in Retreat 1859 - 1924 (died). Age 23 on admission, non-Quaker, single, lady, from London. Delusi...

Papers relating to Thomas Theaker

Letter to him from cousinPatient no. 281, 395, 803, in Retreat 1823, 1828 - 1829, 1849 - 1853 (died). Age 40 on first admission, Quaker, single, shopkeeper, later no business, formerly from Yeadon, Yorkshire. Imbecility with mania and delusions

Papers relating to Charlotte Thomson

Order from Commissioners to Thomas Allis to produce her before them at their visit on 7 February 1831Patient no. 335, in Retreat 1826 - 1861 (died). Age 42 on admission, non-Quaker, widow, schoolmistress and physician's widow, from Leeds. Mel...

Papers relating to John Treacey

Letter (part) to him; 2 consents to discharge on trial 1873 and 1876Patient no. 808, in Retreat 1849 - 1876 (discharged). Age 32 on admission, non-Quaker, single, son of post-captain in navy, from Whitehaven, Cumberland. Monomania of suspicion

Papers relating to Sarah Veevers

Letters by her to family and to Dr KitchingPatient no. 968, in Retreat 1859 - 1901 (died). Age 33 on admission, non-Quaker, single, housekeeper to brother, from Littleborough, Lancashire. Mania, delusions

Papers relating to Ann Hooper Watson

Letters by her to familyPatient no. 776, 970, in Retreat 1847 - 1858, 1859 - 1887 (died). Age 26 on first admission, Quaker, single, domestic occupation and daughter of drysalter, from Camberwell, Surrey. Moral insanity

Papers relating to Charles Cave Willmott

Letters to family, friends and Dr Baker and others at RetreatPatient no. 1528, in Retreat 1884 - 1890 (died). Age 46 on admission, Quaker, married, commercial traveller, from Smallheath, Birmingham. General paralysis of the insane

Papers relating to Walker Woodward

Report on his condition to Commissioners in LunacyPatient no. 1133, in Retreat 1868 - 1912 (died). Age 39 on admission, Quaker, single, no occupation, from Bayswater, London. Mania with partial dementia

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