Take your research further
Life in the Victorian Asylum
by Mark Stevens
Pen & Sword, 2014 Stevens’ book is an excellent social history of Victorian asylums.
My Ancestor Was a Lunatic
by Kathy Chater Society of Genealogists, 2014
This is a useful guide to sources for researchers.
MUSEUM BETHLEM MUSEUM OF THE MIND
a Bethlem Royal Hospital, Monks Orchard Road, Beckenham, Greater London BR3 3BX
t 0203 228 4227 w museumofthemind. org.uk
The museum’s archives are open weekdays from 10am until 4pm by appointment.
WEBSITES MENTAL HEALTHCARE
w wellcomelibrary.org/ collections/digitalcollections/mentalhealthcare
Browse institutions’ records from the 18th century to the 20th, including The Retreat (see page 66).
MENTAL HEALTH HISTORY
w studymore.org.uk/ mhhtim.htm
This Middlesex University resource by Andrew Roberts is packed with information about the history of mental health.