File: original correspondence

Scope and Content

  • /1 Letter from Gaskell to James Bower Harrison, 6 November 1842, about the appointment of Broadhurst to the Asylum and arrangements for his pay and his residence in Gaskell's household (3 sheets and original envelope).
  • /2 Letter from Gaskell to JBH responding to his suggestion that Gaskell and Broadhurst should join a singing class, asking after Dr Fawdington and discussing various other personal matters, 29 December [1842?].
  • /3 Letter from Gaskell to JBH mostly concerning personal matters, but also requesting some thermometers, 10 January [1843?].
  • /4 Letter from Gaskell to JBH inviting him to stay, recommending the asylum at Gloucester for a patient and commenting on the illness of Dr [Charles] Gresswell, 24 June 1843 (1 sheet and original envelope).
  • /5 Letter from Gaskell to JBH about a publication by Travers which Gaskell plans to respond to and mentioning a new mechanism by Roberts for looking at the eye which Gaskell saw in Manchester, 22 October 1845.
  • /6 Petition of Donald Munro, a patient of the Lancaster Asylum, to Samuel Gaskell, asking for his release due to better health, 29 April 1848. fragile.
  • /7 Letter from Gaskell to JBH, probably about his appointment to the Lunacy Commission, 3 January 1849 (1 sheet and original envelope).
  • /8 Letter from Gaskell to JBH after his trip to Egypt mentioning the death of Joseph Adshead and enquiring about the development of the Convalescent Hospital, 25 April 1861 (1 sheet and original envelope).
  • /9 Letter from Gaskell to JBH on the death of Harrison's wife in July 1874, 8 August 1874.
  • /10 Letter from Gaskell to JBH, 4 August 1875.
  • /11 Letter from Margaret Emily Gaskell (1837-1919, known as Meta, Samuel's neice, the daughter of William and Elizabeth Gaskell) to JBH about Gaskell's illness, 20 June 1884.
  • /12 Letter from M.E. Gaskell to JBH, 5 July 1884.
  • /13 Letter from Samuel Gaskell to JBH, 5 July 1884.
  • /14 Letter from Mrs. Charles Holland (Née Elisabeth Gaskell, Samuel's sister) to Meta Gaskell about Samuel Gaskell's death, 25 March 1886, (2 sheets, incomplete).
  • /15 Letter from Meta Gaskell to JBH about Samuel Gaskell's Death, 26 March [1886], misdated 1866.