subseries NHS/BOO/6/2/1 - Admission Books

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Admission Books


  • 1777-1897 (Creation)

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BOO 6/2/1 'Admission Books':-

These date from the opening of the Asylum in 1777, and continue up to 1897. The minimum information is given about each patient, but until c1816 they are the only admission record. After c1830 this series was not kept as a strict chronological record of annual admissions: where a patient was readmitted, the date of readmission was simply added to the previous details, which might have been entered some years earlier. These registers are thus unreliable as a source of yearly statistics after c1830. It is also difficult to say how reliable they are even for the period when they were the sole record. In the period c1780 - 1815 controversy raged over the mismanagement of the Asylum, and there were accusations of falsification of patient statistics.

Number; name and age; state of mind; parish and county; petitioner's name and residence; securities' name and residence; dates of admission and discharge


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