Sarah Rutherford asylum research material
- Archives and manuscripts
About this work
The following is an interim description which may change when detailed cataloguing takes place in future:
This collection looks at the closure of psychiatric hospitals from the perspective of garden history and architectural history, examining the connection between the environment and health, and looking at the subject from a different angle than that usually found in Wellcome's collections.
The collection consists of material generated through research into The landscapes of public lunatic asylums in England, 1808-1914, including maps, plans, annual reports, articles, sales particulars, notes, correspondence, and photographs.