[printed advertisement for Samuel Hare's Castleton Lodge lunatic asylum] Retreat near Leeds, for the Reception and Recovery of Persons afflicted with Disorders of the Mind. [with engraving by J. N. Bean of Leeds from drawing by T. Burras]

Samuel Hare, surgeon, proprietor of the Castleton Lodge lunatic asylum, near Leeds [J. N. Bean of Leeds, engraver; T. Burras, artist; nineteenth-century madhouses; mental hospitals; psychiatric]
Printed advertisement for Samuel Hare's Castleton Lodge lunatic asylum
Publication details: 
[Undated, but with transcript of letter dated 20 November 1830.] W. Bean & Son, Printers, 92, Briggate, Leeds.
SKU: 9510

Printed text: 8vo, 2 pp. Engraving: 8vo, with dimensions of image roughly 7 x 12 cm. Disbound. Text and engraving good, on aged paper. Printed text: 42 lines on first page; second page with printers slug at foot, beneath which has been subsequently printed a four-line footnbote in copperplate. On the recto Hare boasts that 'the most strict Attention is paid to the Medical, as well as Moral Treatment of the Individuals who are committed to his Care'. He describes how the Retreat is 'delightfully situated on rising Ground at the opening of Aire-Dale, little more than a mile from the Town of Leeds'. He gives the 'Design and Object of this Institution', and boasts that 'Every Opportunity is embraced and cultivated, which can have a Tendency to conciliate the Esteem, and gain the Confidence of the Patient'. He gives a number of 'well known Facts' regarding 'Persons labouring under Mania', concluding that 'In recent Cases, a perfect and speedy Recovery may generally be expected.' On the reverse is reproduced 'the First Report of the Visitors of the Retreat' (two named Justices of the Peace, a physician and a surgeon), dated 20 November 1830, which praises the 'Humane and Kind' treatment. The 'CHAPLAIN to the Institution' is named, and a footnote states that 'Ninety-three Patients have been admitted since the opening of the Establishment.' Details are given of how to make an application. The steel engraving, showing an impressive house with high-fenced garden, in pleasant grounds, is captioned 'Castleton Lodge. | REATREAT near LEEDS | for the Reception and Cure of Persons afflicted with | DISORDERS of the MIND.' ['T. Burras Delt. J. N. Bean, Sculpt. Leeds.'] Hare published 'Statistical report of 190 cases of insanity admitted into the Retreat, near Leeds, during ten years, from 1830 to 1840' (London: S. Taylor, 1843).