Item GUA/4/3 - Croydon Workhouse Infirmary File Relating to Lunatics

Identity area

Reference code



Croydon Workhouse Infirmary File Relating to Lunatics


  • 1885-c1930 (Creation)

Level of description


Extent and medium

1 file

Context area

Name of creator

Biographical history

Archival history

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Content and structure area

Scope and content

File of miscellaneous papers relating to lunatic and other paupers in Croydon Workhouse Infirmary. The papers include detention orders, medical certificates and correspondence relating to individuals 1885-1927; reports of the Special Subcommittee of the Infirmary Visiting Committee, mainly concerning the running and condition of the Workhouse Infirmary 1899-1905; letter concerning the the siting of the Mortuary buildings 1908; letter concerning the infirmary laundry 1901; and a script of speech (author unknown) concerning the treatment of the elderly poor (undated)

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling


System of arrangement

Conditions of access and use area

Conditions governing access

Conditions governing reproduction

Language of material

Script of material

Language and script notes

Physical characteristics and technical requirements

Finding aids

Allied materials area

Existence and location of originals

Existence and location of copies

Related units of description

Related descriptions

Notes area

Alternative identifier(s)

Access points

Subject access points

Place access points

Name access points

Genre access points

Description control area

Description identifier

Institution identifier

Rules and/or conventions used


Level of detail

Dates of creation revision deletion




Accession area

Related subjects

Related people and organizations

Related genres

Related places