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Details: Royal India Asylum, London

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Name

 

Present name

Royal India Asylum 

Previous name(s)

Ealing Lunatic Asylum  

Address

Elm Grove Ealing London (Since 1870) 

Previous location




Foundation Year

1870 

Closed

Yes 

Closure year

1892 

Administrative authorities

County (before 1974)

London 

Status

Pre 1948

Private, Military

Post 1948

Type

Pre 1948

Mental

Post 1948

Other information

In 1870 Pembroke House was sold; the India Office then acquired the Elm Grove estate, Ealing, and set about converting the house there to receive patients. The Royal India Asylum opened in the same year, with Dr Thomas Christie as its Superintendent. Future admissions were restricted to military patients and responsibility for the asylum passed from the India Office's Public to its Military Department. The asylum closed in 1892.

Records can be found at:

notes

  British Library, Asia, Pacific and Africa Collections

Record type

Date range

Administrative

1870 - 1892

   Finance

1870 - 1892

   Admission & Discharge

1870 - 1892

Clinical & Patients

1870 - 1892

Finding aids

Finding aids

Catalogue

Location of finding aids

At Repository(AR)

Details

K/2

Notes

Daybooks, ledgers, cash books and other financial records; registers of admissions, discharges, removals and deaths; transfers of patients 1892; medical visitation books and journals; casebooks; register of mechanical restraint, 1890-1891; Visitors Book and Patients Book

 
 
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