Collection of papers and pamphlets relating to York Lunatic Asylum

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 193 RET/8/1/1/1
  • Dates of Creation
      1788 - 1839
  • Physical Description
      Approximately 42 printed or manuscript documents, arranged into 27 parts, previously bound into a volume but now disbound

Scope and Content

Documents are described in 27 separate parts. This numbering conforms to the original numbering in the volume


These were originally bound into a volume called: 'York Lunatic Asylum Reports etc Vol 1 1788 - 1839'. They have now been conserved and are filed together as separate numbered items in their original order. Items 24 - 27 were loose in an envelope inserted into the volume.

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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