Prestwich Asylum Index to Admissions 1851-1901 (Download)Code:
[6Mb File] An index to the admissions of over 22,000 men and women from the opening of the Asylum to the end of March 1901. Shows details of name, age & birthplace for each patient, with dates of admission and discharge. For some patients additional information may be included. Because the census returns for the Asylum list only patients' initials, this register is invaluable as a means of identifying patients in the census returns. The index provides a direct reference to the original documents which are divided between the Lancashire Record Office and the Greater Manchester County Record Office. These provide additional information about each patient including summary clinical notes and in many cases, particularly for more recent admissions, include a photograph of the patient.