Author Topic: Link: South Yorkshire Asylum/Wadsley Asylum/Middlewood Hospital Patients  (Read 2596 times)

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Apologies if this has already been posted-  You can search older indexes (1872-1900) of admissions to South Yorkshire Asylum (known variously as Wadsley Asylum and Middlewood Hospital) on the website at https://www.sheffield.gov.uk/libraries/archives-and-local-studies/research-guides/mental-health.html.

Where records are over 100 years old, there are no access restrictions, and you are able to visit in person to conduct the research, free of charge. You are allowed to take a digital camera with you as it's not always possible to take photocopies from original material (especially not these large registers which can be damaged by the process). There are some notes on planning a visit at
 https://www.sheffield.gov.uk/libraries/archives-and-local-studies/about-us/visiting-us. You can pre-order the Register of Deaths so that it is waiting for you when you arrive .

The library also offers their Research Service at a fee of 12 per half an hour. Deails at - https://www.sheffield.gov.uk/libraries/archives-and-local-studies/about-us/research-service.html for more information and the relevant paperwork.