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Re: Lunatic Asylum Admisions
« Reply #9 on: Friday 03 May 19 20:28 BST (UK) »
The records I had from Leicester Records Office were from the Asylum - 3 pages of how his condition deteriorated, details of how long the attack that sent him there had lasted, details of both his son (who had had him admitted) and his GP and best of all a photograph - it also had physical description of him (I still want to know why or how he ended up with one finger amputated)

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Re: Lunatic Asylum Admisions
« Reply #10 on: Friday 03 May 19 20:43 BST (UK) »

The Records that I'm interested in were from the 1870's iolaus

Were the Records on your chap of a more recent date?

How amazing to get a photograph!

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Re: Lunatic Asylum Admisions
« Reply #11 on: Friday 03 May 19 20:57 BST (UK) »
Died in 1911, so about 30 years on from yours

All the ancestry records showed were date of admission and date of death and where he was admitted to

They sent me all the info on a disc for about 15 - IMHO worth it even without the photo

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Re: Lunatic Asylum Admisions
« Reply #12 on: Friday 03 May 19 21:00 BST (UK) »
In the email from the records office they said that the asylum my gr gr grandfather was in had less records than the majority - so try it

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Re: Lunatic Asylum Admisions
« Reply #13 on: Friday 03 May 19 21:27 BST (UK) »
Wow I will see if I can get his admission details.
Thanks for Everyone's help.
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Re: Lunatic Asylum Admisions
« Reply #14 on: Saturday 04 May 19 04:30 BST (UK) »
Did the Records that you obtained have much more info than those on the Ancestry ones?

I think that Ancestry's ones for Samuel Dulston were just Admittance Books, with names and dates. I'm just wondering if it's worth persuing any further?

Yes!  Not a photo sadly, but all the doctor's notes from first admission interview to the day he died.  Also the GP's form committing him (first time), and paperwork from the police and a magistrate re-committing him.

The subscription sites won't have access to any of this.

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Re: Lunatic Asylum Admisions
« Reply #15 on: Saturday 04 May 19 07:18 BST (UK) »
You could try here http://theinfirmary.educationhost.co.uk/Search.php.
PatientNo: 5757 Name: WATTS JOHN Age: 39 Gender: Male
MaritalStatus:
Occupation: COACH BUILDER
WorkUnion: WES
Abode: 9 WESLEY STREET OLDBURY
Disorder: MANIA WITH GENERAL PARALYSIS
Outcome: RECOVERED
Admittion Date: 1889-03-25 Discharged Date: 1891-06-02.

You can click on the images of the book pages. [ The images dont show for me in Firefox but they do in Chrome]

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Re: Lunatic Asylum Admisions
« Reply #16 on: Saturday 04 May 19 08:32 BST (UK) »
Lubylou,

That is great. I have tried looking at this online and it doesn't seem to open when I search.
Do you have to join\log on? As you can tell my computer skills are fairly low.

It is also interesting that they say he was discharged as I think he died there in 1891.
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Re: Lunatic Asylum Admisions
« Reply #17 on: Saturday 04 May 19 08:46 BST (UK) »
It might be best to try another browser, as I said I use Firefox but it doesn't show any images. But in Chrome it is fine.
What do you use?
I have never signed in or joined.

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