Series BPP - Admission papers of those not admitted as patients

Date Range1815 - 1848, 1815-1816 and 1848
Quantity35 cm, 2 boxes and bundles
ProvenanceBethlem Royal Hospital

In the nineteenth century, admission papers were posted to the Steward of Bethlem Royal Hospital in advance of the weekly meeting of the Bethlem Sub-Committee. Most of those for whom admission papers were completed were admitted to the Hospital, usually seven days after the Sub-Committee had approved their admission. However, a minority were not admitted, either because the petition relating to their admission was refused by the Sub-Committee, or, in cases in which the petition was approved, because (for whatever reason) they were not brought to the hospital to be admitted. Admission papers were not numbered and filed until admission, and papers relating to those who were not admitted must have been discarded in the normal course of events. Papers of those who were not admitted in 1815-1816 and 1848 seem to have been preserved by accident amongst the papers of those who were admitted. Unlike the main run of patient admission papers, the papers dating from 1848 often include letters from petitioners, doctors and others - perhaps because letters relating to admitted patients were removed for inclusion in the relevant casebook entry, or in other files.

Related Series

BAP  Patient admission papers 1732 - c. 1960

Part of

11  Clinical and other patient records

Inventory Listing

BPP-01 Admission papers

Papers relating to seven patients in total.

Creator Bethlem Royal Hospital
Date range 21 November 1815 - 25 July 1816    Quantity 3 cm, 1 bundle
Formats Forms
Inventory Identifier BPP-01 Series Box Number D8-2 Series BPP
BPP-02 Admission papers
Creator Bethlem Royal Hospital
Date range 1848    Quantity 32 cm, 1 box
Formats Forms
Inventory Identifier BPP-02 Series Box Number B1-6 Series BPP

Published by the Bethlem Museum of the Mind, 14 May 2014
Listed by The Archives Team
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