Scope and Content

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 its work - this includes Samuel Tuke's famous Description of 1813 and various later prospectuses and publicity material - while others were written by Retreat staff in order to describe the care offered by the Retreat. Some were written for the Quaker audience of supporters to publicise progress or change, and others were published for the wider public in order to make a particular statement. What they have in common is that they all contain some contemporary information about the Retreat, making them useful as primary printed sources
Also included here are newspaper cuttings about the Retreat

Alternative Form Available

Much of the Retreat Archive has been digitised with funding from the Wellcome Collection. Copies of digitised records can be viewed online where available by following links provided within the catalogue.

Related Material

Files on Retreat publicity and publications are at RET 1/5/5/6
Other publications issued by the Retreat are listed in the following sections of the catalogue
* Annual Reports RET 1/2/1
* Rules and Regulations RET 1/3/1 and RET 5/7/1
* Magazines for patients and staff RET 1/7/1-3
* Publicity leaflets issued during Appeals RET 3/1/1, 3/1/5/1-9
* Addresses to Nursing Staff given by visiting speakers RET 5/11

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