USE­FUL SOURCES

Who Do You Think You Are? Magazine - - FOCUS ON LUNATIC AYSLUM RECORDS -

Hos­pi­tal Records Data­base

na­tion­alarchives.gov.uk/ hos­pi­tal­records Lists hos­pi­tal records that have sur­vived for the UK, in­clud­ing asy­lums, to­gether with their lo­ca­tion. Well­come Li­brary

Eus­ton Road, Lon­don NW1 2BE

well­comeli­brary.org Ex­plore the wealth of archival ma­te­rial from lu­natic asy­lums in the UK. Beth­lem Mu­seum of the Mind

Beth­lem Royal Hos­pi­tal, Monks Orchard Road, Beck­en­ham, Greater Lon­don BR3 3BX

mu­se­u­mofthe­mind.org.uk Dis­cover Beth­lem’s his­tory and see works of art by fa­mous pa­tients such as Richard Dadd and Louis Wain. The Men­tal Health Mu­seum

Field­head Hos­pi­tal, Ouchthorpe Lane, Wake­field, West York­shire WF1 3SP

south­west­y­ork­shire.nhs.uk/ qual­ity-in­no­va­tion/ men­tal­health-mu­seum Visit to see a padded cell and other ex­hibits from the West Rid­ing Pau­per Lu­natic Asy­lum. BOOKS My An­ces­tor Was a Lu­natic: A Guide to Sources for Fam­ily His­to­ri­ans by Kathy Chater (So­ci­ety of Ge­neal­o­gists, 2014) Life in the Vic­to­rian Asy­lum: The World of Nine­teenth Cen­tury Men­tal Health Care by Mark Stevens ( Pen & Sword, 2014)

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