BALTIMORE State Lunatic Asylum (Nevada, Mo.) Iowa Hospital for the Insane (Independence, Iowa) Philadelphia (Pa.). Records of lunatic asylums are not held in any one place and often not all their records have survived. OHIO SA Health may provide you with authorisation to access restricted records through our Research Centre. Lunatic Asylum and Mental Hospital Records Background Before 1808, lunatics were housed either in privately run asylums, charitable institutions or the parish workhouse. Missouri State Lunatic Asylum (Saint Joseph, Mo.) State Farm (Bridgewater, Mass.) To learn more about accessing mental health records, please read this follow-up after reading the post below. Mount Hope Retreat (Baltimore, Md.) MADISON NAPA One of the functions of Government, overtime, has been to provide care for the poor and infirm as part of social and community services. Eastern Kentucky Asylum for the Insane JACKSON Previous location. NASHVILLE Illinois Asylum for Feeble-minded Children CONNECTICUT For access to restricted patient records apply directly to the hospitalconcerned. Plans, descriptions and estimates of the Boston Hospital for the Insane, at Winthrop. General Hospital Society of Connecticut Connecticut School for Imbeciles. Guides may also contain references to previous views, policies and practices that are regrettable and do not reflect the current views, policies or practices of the department or the State of Victoria. Pennsylvania Hospital for the Insane. New York State Inebriate Asylum Southern Ohio Lunatic Asylum (Dayton, Ohio) aka St. Louis Insane Asylum (Saint Louis, Mo.) Maryland Hospital for the Insane. The piece was co-written by a staff reporter and a patient at the Oregon State Hospital. Binghamton State Hospital DANVERS Many patients stayed in the mental hospitals for many years or until death. Temporary Asylum for the Chronic Insane (Worcester, Mass.) Mental Institutions, Insane and Lunatic Asylums State Almshouse (Tewksbury, Mass.) Dayton Hospital for the Insane (Dayton, Ohio) aka Dayton Asylum for the Insane (Dayton, Ohio) BRIDGEWATER WETHERSFIELD Butler Hospital for the Insane NEW JERSEY 1851 . Kentucky Eastern Lunatic Asylum NEW YORK (N.Y.) GEORGIA Foundation Year. Connecticut Hospital for Insane, Middletown, Conn. Central Kentucky Lunatic Asylum State Lunatic Hospital (Danvers, Mass.) Delaware State Hospital Worcester Lunatic Hospital aka State Lunatic Hospital at Worcester Eastern North Carolina Insane Asylum (Goldsboro, N.C.) aka Eastern Hospital (Goldsboro, N.C.) Long Island Home (Amityville, N.Y.) In 1828, Justices of the Peace were given the power to build and maintain ... o If the patient was in the Asylum for a long time you may need to look at a few case books. North Dakota Hospital for the Insane BOSTON Burials in the Asylum Cemetery began in late 1846 or early 1847 but no records of patient burials survive before 1868. Perkins Institution and Massachusetts Asylum for the Blind CHESTER Yarra Bend Asylum; The records cover details such as name, age, relationship status, next of kin, length of stay, general health, and whether the patient is considered dangerous or suicidal. St. Vincent's Institution for the Insane (Saint Louis, Mo.) KNOXVILLE WESTON IOWA The Health Department archives held in our Wellington archive include some records for mental health institutions throughout New Zealand, 1853-1960. MEDICAL LAKE v.63 WESTBOROUGH State Hospital (Morganton, N.C.) Second Kentucky Lunatic Asylum NORTH CAROLINA TEXAS TUSCALOOSA LINCOLN Eastern Hospital for the Insane (Knoxville, Tenn.) New York State Asylum for Idiots MEDFIELD Cleveland Hospital for the Insane aka Cleveland Asylum for the Insane Brattleboro Retreat Central State Hospital (Petersburg, Va.). AUBURN To browse this image set, select from the options below. ... to understand why they are in a mental hospital or to give a logical and coherent story of their life there. Get a sense of prison or asylum life for your ancestor in this collections of letters, reports, and registers. COLORADO Eastern Michigan Asylum for the Insane aka Eastern Michigan Asylum Medfield Insane Asylum Boston Insane Hospital. Athens Hospital for the Insane (Athens, Ohio) aka Athens State Hospital. New York City Asylum for the Insane (Wards Island, N.Y.) SPENCER State Asylum for Insane Criminals (Matteawan, N.Y.) aka Matteawan State Hospital Southwestern Insane Asylum (Tex.) ROCHESTER This collection includes entries of warrants for removal on inmates from prison and their reception at asylums for criminal lunatics. State Hospital for the Insane, at Danville, Penn'a. The first asylum in Ontario “for the reception of insane and lunatic persons” opened in 1841 and after many changes evolved into the present Queen Street site of the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health in Toronto. Iowa Hospital for the Insane (Clarinda, Iowa) NEVADA NEBRASKA STOCKTON Western North Carolina Insane Asylum (Morganton, N.C.) Second Minnesota Hospital for Insane Lunatic asylums were first established in Britain in the mid-19th century. Massachusetts Hospital for Dipsomaniacs and Inebriates CONNECTICUT LINCOLN Whatever the cause of confinement, insane asylum patient records can be useful for genealogical research. TERRELL TEWKSBURY Entries are listed alphabetically. MIDDLETOWN MINNESOTA The Lunacy Act 1914 (No.2539) made provision for the admission of patients on a voluntary basis, i.e. However, most patient files have been destro… TROY McLean Asylum for the Insane in Charlestown Some county asylum patient lists can be found in the TNA series of records which mainly deal with the administration of asylums and the poor law. Hospital for the Insane, at Dixmont The indexes give the inmate’s name, date of birth, and place of birth. Free Records for Researching Family Trees. Western Kentucky Lunatic Asylum DAYTON Kings County Lunatic Asylum (N.Y.) ST. JOSEPH Asylum for Insane Convicts (Auburn, N.Y.) aka State Asylum for Insane Criminals (Auburn, N.Y.) POUGHKEEPSIE Asylum for the Relief of Persons Deprived of the Use of Their Reason City Insane Asylum Record of Patients, 1882-1884; 1888. Northern Indiana Hospital for the Insane at Longcliff, near Logansport WASHINGTON (State) PORTLAND These are their portraits. Illinois Northern Hospital for the Insane (Elgin, Ill.) Binghamton Asylum for the Insane TAUNTON Rome State Custodial Asylum (N.Y.) SOUTH DAKOTA OGDENSBURG Hudson River State Hospital for the Insane FORT STEILACOOM Minnesota Hospital for Insane. WEST VIRGINIA ROCHESTER Lancashire County Asylum (1851 - 1861) County Lunatic Asylum, Rainhill (c.1861 - 1923) County Mental Hospital, Rainhill (1923 - c.1948) Rainhill Mental Hospital Address. AUSTIN State Asylum for the Chronic Insane of Pennsylvania NORTH DAKOTA TRAVERSE CITY KANKAKEE BUFFALO Asylum for the Insane of Washington Territory TRENTON MILWAUKEE Manhattan State Hospital From 1934 the Director of Mental Hygiene (VA 2865) and from 1952 the Chief Medical Officer of the Mental Hygiene Branch (VA 2866) were successively responsible for the admission of patients. Yes . WERNERSVILLE Colorado Insane Asylum DANVILLE Western Lunatic Asylum (Va.) Records show that a Biddy Hughes was Eloise's first official mental patient, committed by her family in 1841. Closed. Metropolitan licensed houses were private institutions in cities, and provincial licensed houses were private institutions outside cities. Reasons for the onset of mental illness (as stated in case books) include childbirth, epilepsy, head injury, alcohol, syphilis, congenital defect, jealousy, 'domestic troubles', bereavement, and 'deserted by the father of her child'. It offers a unique first hand perspective of hospital life. Guardians for the Relief and Employment of the Poor. Milwaukee Asylum for the Insane INDIANAPOLIS Oregon Hospital for the Insane (Portland, Or.) KENTUCKY Occupation: Clerk or Messenger. Second Hospital for the Insane (Spencer, W. Va.) State Lunatic Hospital at Taunton (Mass.) NORFOLK Tara says that or the best search results, it’s good to narrow down the search terms as much as you can. Illinois Eastern Hospital for the Insane (Kankakee, Ill.) They record the name and sex of the patient; the name of hospital, asylum, or licensed house; and the date of admission and of discharge or death of each patient. Napa State Asylum for the Insane Illinois Central Hospital for the Insane (Jacksonville, Ill.) BINGHAMTON Columbus Hospital for the Insane aka Columbus State Hospital (Ohio) SOUTH CAROLINA WORCESTER Private Institution for the Education of Feeble-minded Youth Missouri State Lunatic Asylum (Fulton, Mo.) Hi, I’m looking of rthe mental asylum records of William Enoch Kirk(1845-1916), who went to Broadmoor Mental Asylum for the murder of his wife (in 1901). SALEM IONIA Government Hospital for the Insane (U.S.) CANANDAIGUA PHILADELPHIA Kansas State Insane Asylum at Topeka If you find this content distressing, please consult with a support person either from the Department of Health and … BRATTLEBORO JACKSON Index to Hospital Reports, Part 1, by Place and Name 6 AMITYVILLE Ohio Lunatic Asylum (Columbus, Ohio) KANSAS Mount Hope Institution (Baltimore, Md.) Records are extensive and include admission and discharge registers, and patient registers with the patient’s name, age, previous residence (possibly a jail or workhouse), place of birth, marital status, religion, occupation, literacy and education, next of kin, and whether the patient recovered or died within the asylum. Northern Asylum for the Insane at Traverse City (Mich.) aka Northern Michigan Asylum at Traverse City The first proposals for many later improvements in the care and conditions of lunatics are to be found in writings relating to the broader issue of better provision for the poor and sick in general. WINNEBAGO SANTA CLARA Willard Asylum for the Insane (N.Y.) aka Willard State Hospital (N.Y.) Vermont Asylum for the Insane New Jersey State Lunatic Asylum at Trenton North Texas Lunatic Asylum Western Hospital for the Insane (Bolivar, Tenn.) North Texas Insane Hospital aka North Texas Hospital for the Insane Historical Background aka Taunton Lunatic Hospital (Taunton, Mass.) 19th Century Nebraska Hospital for the Insane. Connecticut State Prison (Somers, Conn.) Boston Lunatic Hospital ATHENS Dakota Hospital for the Insane (Yankton, Dakota Territory) NEW YORK (State) 1843-1964 Admission papers (HSD285)Not all admissions have been scanned. When you search Scottish Indexes for asylum patient records the search results pages include the name of the institution. Eastern Kentucky Lunatic Asylum CLARINDA Southwestern State Hospital (Va.). South Carolina Lunatic Asylum Dayton State Hospital (Ohio) Taken with a wide-angle lens. FULTON Eastern Indiana Hospital for the Insane. 1991 SYRACUSE DAKOTA TERRITORY MICHIGAN Cook County Hospital for the Insane NEW HAVEN COLUMBIA JAMESTOWN She was in her mid-30s when admitted and was kept there until her death 58 years later. Oxford Retreat (Oxford, Ohio) Cincinnati Sanitarium (Cincinnati, Ohio) SYKESVILLE Kansas State Insane Asylum (Osawatomie, Kan.) ILLINOIS OREGON LEXINGTON ST. LOUIS Central Kentucky Asylum for the Insane Nevada State Insane Asylum Western Washington Hospital for the Insane New Orleans (La.) We also hold court records relating to mental health care. Therefore there was the need for a hospital which would care for the people in need of treatment for mental disorders. Illinois State Hospital for the Insane (Jacksonville, Ill.) Northern Hospital for the Insane (Wis.). It is better to conduct an item searchon the patient's name (in the form Citizen, John). … Tennessee Hospital for the Insane (Nashville, Tenn.) RICHMOND & PETERSBURG NEW HAMPSHIRE Southern Indiana Hospital for the Insane RHODE ISLAND RENO OSAWATOMIE Those with the means made arrangements for mentally ill family members in private “madhouses.”. GOLDSBORO Closure year. Insane Asylum of North Carolina Oregon State Insane Asylum Sheppard Asylum. Illinois Asylum for Insane Criminals (Chester, Ill.) Boston Insane Hospital RICHMOND PROVIDENCE Friends' Asylum for the Insane Charles Pett, aged 39. MORGANTON MERIDEN LITTLE ROCK Source: "Index to Hospital Reports" covering c. 1830-1896, ALABAMA State Hospital for the Insane at Warren (Pa.) Connecticut Industrial School for Girls LOUISIANA Central Indiana Hospital for the Insane New Hampshire Asylum for the Insane Nevada Hospital for Mental Diseases MISSOURI NEWARK The mental asylum of 19th century England housed the criminal, the insane, and the unwanted. MAINE CALIFORNIA ARKANSAS They record the name and sex of the patient; the name of hospital, asylum, or licensed house; and the date of admission and of discharge or death of each patient. WILLIAMSBURG The records, currently being held in Wakefield, West Yorkshire, detail hundreds of former patients of ther Stanley Royd Hospital - part of the West Riding Pauper Asylum. Patients had previously been confined to the town's gaol due to lack of more appropriate accommodation. I’m also looking of the records of Frank Lowis (1875-1962) who went to St John’s Hospital in Lincoln. [1881?] COLORADO Arkansas Lunatic Asylum. New York Hospital Utica State Hospital (N.Y.) This series contains registers kept by the Lunacy Commission, 1846 to 1913, of asylum patients in both public and private asylums. Western Pennsylvania Hospital Central Hospital for the Insane (Nashville, Tenn.) AUGUSTA JACKSONVILLE While these records do not provide a lot of detail, they do document that she was a patient in mental health hospitals for many years. TENNESSEE West Virginia Hospital for the Insane Area on the right was destroyed by fire on 17 August 1951 In October 1867, following lobbying by the Beechworth Municipal Council, the Beechworth Asylum opened for the reception of patients. PUEBLO ELGIN Louisiana Insane Asylum LOGANSPORT Binghamton Asylum for the Chronic Insane Second Hospital for the Insane of the State of Maryland LAKEVILLE Buffalo State Asylum for the Insane aka Buffalo State Hospital SAN ANTONIO FOXBORO Danvers Lunatic Hospital (Danvers, Mass.) Western Lunatic Asylum of Kentucky State Insane Asylum at Agnews For the 1851 census, the returns covering asylums only supplied the patient’s initial (s) and not the surname but this was not always the case. Commercial Hospital and Lunatic Asylum of Ohio California-of Mental Health website about Patient Information Requests Unfortunately, due to state confidentiality laws, information that can be disclosed is strictly limited. Indiana Hospital for the Insane BARRE Alms-House (Philadelphia, Pa.) NEVADA Some of course were ill and did need treatment. East Mississippi Insane Asylum aka State Lunatic Hospital (Northampton, Mass.) Asylum for the Insane of the State of California State Hospital for the Insane for the South-eastern District of Pennsylvania Pennsylvania State Lunatic Hospital Brigham Hall (Canandaigua, N.Y.) a private hospital for the insane, Hospital for the Insane (Yankton, S.D.) 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