Napsbury Mental Hospital, St Albans

  • Napsbury Mental Hospital, St Albans
  • Archives and manuscripts

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Procedure book, reports from Pathological Department, 1930s, investigation into typhoid carriers in the Hospital, 1934, study of 16 cases of cerebral tumour, 1935; articles and cuttings re psychiatry and neurology, 1927-1956.



Physical description

3 boxes


Arranged as follows: A. Typescript volumes: procedures book, reports, studies into typhoid carriers and cerebral tumour. B. Articles, reprints, and cuttings.

Acquisition note

Acc.256 received on 26/02/1987, acc.422 in Sep 1990

Biographical note

Founded in 1905 as Napsbury Asylum, under Middlesex County Council. Became Napsbury Mental Hospital after the end of the First World War.

Related material

Records of the hospital 1898-1974 now in London Metropolitan Archives (includes materials formerly held by Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies), with additional material in the records of the Middlesex County Council (MCC) Mental Hospitals Committee and predecessor bodies, 1898-1945 and the MCC Mental Health Committee. Admission and discharge registers during its use as a military hospital 1915-1918 are in The National Archives, class MH106.

Ownership note

These items were received from Penny Shapland, Librarian of the Hospital, the volumes (Section A) in February 1987 and the cuttings collection (Section B) in September 1990.


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Accession number

  • 256; 422