Printed Reports of the Commissioners in Lunacy, later the Board of Control

Scope and Content

Report of the Metropolitan Commissioners in Lunacy to the Lord Chancellor, 1844; annual reports of Commissioners in Lunacy to the Lord Chancellor, 1851-1852, 1854-1860, 1862-1865, 1867-1900, 1902-1904, 1909, 1911-1912; annual reports of the Board of Control (previously the Commissioners in Lunacy), 1914-1929, 1931-1934.

Access Information

Records are open to the public, subject to the overriding provisions of relevant legislation, including data protection laws.

Acquisition Information

The archive was purchased by the Borthwick Institute from the Royal College of Physicians in 1999.

Other Finding Aids

A typescript finding aid, to file level, is available for consultation in the searchroom of the Borthwick Institute.

Archivist's Note

Created by S. A. Shearn, 18.08.15.

Conditions Governing Use

A reprographics service is available to researchers subject to the access restrictions outlined above. Copying will not be undertaken if there is any risk of damage to the document. Copies are supplied in accordance with the Borthwick Institute for Archives' terms and conditions for the supply of copies, and under provisions of any relevant copyright legislation. Permission to reproduce images of documents in the custody of the Borthwick Institute must be sought.


Further accruals are not expected.

Related Material

Records of the Lunacy Commission, Board of Control and Special Hospitals, 1798-1981, are held by The National Archives, London, under the reference MH Division 14.

Additional Information


GB 193