PAPERS ON THE HISTORY OF THE RETREAT

Scope and Content

This section includes both transcripts made of the Retreat archives, and notes on the history of The Retreat. They were all compiled at the Retreat
The transcripts were probably made mid 20th century
Most of the papers and notes (unless specified otherwise) were produced and collected by Harold Capper Hunt, who was the author of A Retired Habitation. A History of The Retreat, York (London 1932) (see RET 1/6/1/10 for a copy). Hunt was Assistant Secretary and later Steward of The Retreat, 1900-1936. These papers are mostly about the Retreat and its history, but also include material about Quakers, spirituality, the Tuke family, local history, and mental health

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.

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