Tuesday, 15 September 2015

Glasgow Lunatic Asylum Records

The University of Glasgow Library has been digitizing material from the Mental Healthcare Archives.  They are one year in on a 2 year project. 

They have made available for browsing the over 100,000 images they have completed from the Gartnavel Royal Hospital and Crichton Royal Hospital. These include staff handbooks, photographs of the buildings, staff and patient outings, reports, ledgers and correspondence, as well as register of patients and register of deaths. And patient case notes!  The patient records span 1814-1913.

You have the option to download just the page as a jpg or the whole document as a pdf.      
"The images can be freely downloaded and reused in any situation, so long as attribution is given to NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde Archives, in association with Glasgow University Archive Services."  

Browse the images via the Welcome Library Digital Collection. Click on the titles for more details, or click on the "View Online" link.

For background on the collection, read about it at the University of Glasgow Digital Center blog. 

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  1. Dianne,

    I want to let you know that your blog post is listed in today's Fab Finds post at http://janasgenealogyandfamilyhistory.blogspot.com/2015/09/follow-friday-fab-finds-for-september_18.html

    Have a wonderful weekend!


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