Ref NoQ/AL
TitleQuarter Sessions (Administration): Lunacy records (index available to download)
Date1828-1937
DescriptionQ/AL lunacy records (unlisted, apart from this summary):
Summary notes on the Lunacy records (unlisted) of the Clerk of the Peace. The records themselves are split into the following sections (also unlisted):
Overseers returns: returns of the power of numbers and condition of idiots and lunatics [1828, 1831, 1836];
An index to this series is available to download from the link on this page. Derbyshire Record Office is grateful to Sylvia Wright for supplying this resource.

Lunacy Returns. Returns of pauper lunatics from Poor Law Unions (5 boxes) [1853-1869; 1871-1873; 1878-1882; 1884-1889, 1890-1899, 1901-1902, 1904-1906, 1907-1910];
County Asylum - minutes and correspondence. Manuscript minutes 1844-1868, papers, correspondence 1844-1868;
County Asylum (The Pastures). Reports, from 1853, pr. papers on finance; bill of quantities; engraving of Asylum. [c1853];
Contracts register [1904-1926];
Lists of Patients. Annual lists of patients at Mickleover Asylum. [1892-1909];
Wye House (Private Asylum). Testimonials to Thomas Dickson, pr.1855; alterations - plans and corr., 1857 1880; returns of lunatics, 1885-1889, notices of admission 1860's... 1937. [1855-1937];
Thornhill Projected Asylum. Plans, sale, catalogue, terrier, 1918-1921; correspondence, early 20th cent
Extent12 boxes
Related MaterialFor Asylum Minutes. 1896-1926 Printed minutes of the County Asylum Visiting Committee - 1896-1914 (4 vols); Asylum Building Committee minutes, 1912-15; see D919/C/1/15
DocumentQ AL 13 Index of Overseers of Lunacy Returns 1828, 1831, 1836 Text.pdf
TermLunacy
Inquisitions of lunacy
Mental health
Learning disabilities
Mental health services
Related Names
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Mickleover, Derby; Pastures Hospital; 1851-1993; mental health hospital, former Victorian lunatic asylum
Buxton; Wye House Asylum; 1861-; private asylum
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