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WONFORD HOUSE Hospital for the Insane, Near Exeter.

Report of The Committee of Management, For the Twelve Months Ending 31st December, 1871, Comprising the Seventy-First Annual Statement and List of Benefactors. TOGETHER WITH ditto for the Years 1872 - 1873 - 1874 - 1875 - 1876 - 1877 - 1878

pp. 20; 20; 20; 20 [lacking pp.3-4, List of Officers]; 20; 20; 24 [lacking pp.3-4, List of Officers]; 19, (i). Half sheepskin, spine edges rubbed and worn at the top rear edge, one leaf loose, two leaves lacking as noted above, else a very good copy.

*'This noble Institution for the Insane is situated on elevated ground in the parish of Heavitree [and] is of the Elizabethan style of architecture, and commands an extensive view of Haldon, the Estuary of the Exe, the Village of Wonford, and the Cathedral and suburbs of the City. The grounds are without confining walls, and the general appearance of the House and Grounds, about twenty acres in extent, is that of a nobleman's residence. The one aim of all entrusted with the responsibility of erecting this mansion was, that it should partake of the character of a Home and not of an Asylum.....'. THOMAS SHAPTER and AUGUSTUS DRAKE were the consulting physicians in 1871, though Shapter resigned in 1876 in favour of his son LEWIS. Drake resigned the following year and was replaced by THOMAS LYLE. The resident surgeon during the whole of the above period was ARTHUR J. CUMMING. In 1871 there were 70 patients on the books - by 1878 year's end, there were 98.

William Pollard. Exeter.

Date Published: 1872-1879.

Stock No. 57077

Price: 450.00