Catalogue description Asylums; Courts; Poor Laws and Paupers. Twelve letters relating to the Haydock Lodge...

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Details of HO 45/1463
Reference: HO 45/1463

Asylums; Courts; Poor Laws and Paupers.

Twelve letters relating to the Haydock Lodge Lunatic Asylum. A letter from WG Lumley, at the Poor Law Commission, relating to the petition of OO Roberts of Bangor to the Homes of Commons concerning the treatment of lunatics at Haydock Lodge Asylum in Lancaster; a letter from Chairman Ashley at the Lunacy Commission stating that documents relating to the case against the Haydock Lodge Asylum should not be made public; a letter from Charles Mott, Superintendant at Haydock Lodge, regarding the case against him, enclosed are testimonials made in favour of Mott; two letters from RWS Lutwidge, Secretary of the Commissioners in Lunacy, transmitting reports regarding the case against Haydock Lodge; drafts of two letters from the Home Office to the Poor Law Commissioners and Commissioners in Lunacy requesting further information concerning the pauper lunatics at Haydock Lodge; a letter from E Chadwick, Secretary of the Poor Law Commission, stating that an inquiry will be made regarding the paupers sent from distant parts of the country to Haydock Lodge; three letters from Lutwidge relating to reports on the condition of the Haydock Lodge Asylum received from the Guardians of the Rochdale Union, signed by Abraham Wood; a report from E Chadwick relating to the inquiry of Haydock Lodge Asylum made by the Board of Guardians of Eton, Halstead, Huntingdon, Ashby de la Zouch, Hinckley, Leicester, Boston, Holbeach, Lincoln, Stamford, Chipping Norton, and Rye Unions,

Date: 1846 June 16-1846 Sept 26
Held by: The National Archives, Kew
Legal status: Public Record(s)
Closure status: Open Document, Open Description

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