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Taunton Lunatic Asylum casebook
Identifier: MSS 6/011
Booksellers' description Patient index included.240 entries with patients' names, family histories, financial status, and mental state. The records contain detailed information about patients' occupations, whether taxes had ever been paid, original depature sites, ships sailed on, time in America, and extensive genealogies. A number died while in the hospital; many were dispersed to different locations. Occasionally, ship's passage was arranged for people to go home. Some records note the prognosis but in...
Dates: 1854 - 1868