The Old Hull Borough Asylum

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Draft and final typescript version of Dr JAR Bickford's historical account of the Hull Borough Asylum (1849-1883) that was published in 1981.

Administrative / Biographical History

The asylum was established in 1849 by the borough magistrates under the Lunatic Asylum Act of 1845 (8 & 9 Vict. c.126). It was taken over by the Corporation in 1882.

Bickford's historical account of the Borough Asylum was published in 1981. It draws upon the case histories of patients, reports of Board of Guardians and the Commissioners in Lunacy, the asylum correspondence held in the City Archives and 'The Hull Advertiser'.

Conditions Governing Access

Access will be granted to any accredited reader

Conditions Governing Use

Dr JAR Bickford

Custodial History

Donated by Dr JAR Bickford, Kirkella, January 1989

Related Material

Hull Borough Asylum papers [C GA]