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RET 1/5
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This section includes general correspondence (mostly about patients) and correspondence on particular topics. There is other correspondence elsewhere in The Retreat archive. Papers on Land and Buildings, RET 2/2, include correspondence. The section on Housekeeping, Stores and Equipment, RET 4, includes Steward's Correspondence, RET 4/2 and other correspondence on Household matters, RET 4/3, 4/4, 4/5 and 4/6. The section on Establishment, RET 5, includes various series of correspondence on staff at RET 5/1, 5/6, 5/8 and 5/9. The section on Patients, RET 6, includes correspondence by or relating to patients at RET 6/19, 6/20 and 6/21. Correspondence relating to Retreat Annexes and Branches is at RET 7/2/3 (Millfield, York), and RET 7/3/2 (Gainsborough House and Throxenby Hall, Scarborough). RET 8/1 includes correspondence on York Lunatic Asylum and lunacy questions; RET 8/3 includes correspondence on The Lebanon Hospital for the Insane; RET 8/5 includes correspondence on The Yorkshire Association for the Mentally Defective; RET 8/10 includes correspondence relating to Quakers



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230 boxes, 1 volume)

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Open and available at the Borthwick Institute for Archives. This material has been digitised by the Borthwick Institute for Archives as part of a Wellcome Trust funded project, and can be freely accessed online through the Wellcome Library catalogue.

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