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Friends Hospital was founded by Philadelphia-area Quakers in 1813 under the name 'The Asylum for Persons Deprived of the Use of Their Reason.' Their mission statement was: "To provide for the suitable accommodation of persons who are or may be deprived of the use of their reason and the maintenance of an asylum for their reception, which is intended to furnish, besides requisite medical aid, such tender, sympathetic attention as may soothe their agitated minds, and under the Divine Blessing, facilitate their recovery." In 1817, the hospital accepted its first patients. Friends Asylum was the first private psychiatric hospital in the United States, and one of the first mental hospitals to use moral treatment, which eschewed corporal punishment for the patients and advocated treating them with respect and compassion. Moral treatment at the Asylum included occupational and recreational therapy, and was deeply influenced by the founders' Quaker principles. Moral treatment was thought to be more effective in curing insanity than medical treatment, although the Asylum did also provide medical treatment on occasion. Early medical treatments at the Asylum included blisters and cold baths. In 1827, the hospital expanded, adding two new patient wings. In 1834, the hospital opened its doors to patients who were not Quakers, expanding the hospital's reach. In 1879, Friends Hospital built a greenhouse to facilitate horticultural therapy for the patients. By this point, medical treatment had increased in the hospital. In 1880, the hospital's capacity increased once again to allow 90 more patients. In 1885, the hospital opened a short-lived convalescent home, Gurney Cottage, in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Friends Hospital was one of the first psychiatric hospitals to employ female doctors; in 1889, Anna Broomall, M.D., was appointed as a consulting doctor. A two year training school for nurses opened at Friends Hospital in 1894, providing certifications in general and psychiatric nursing. In 1911, Friends Hospital expanded its property once again, covering approximately 100 acres, and in 1916, a 326 acre farm in Trevose was added to the property holdings. On this farm, the Bensalem Mansion was opened to Friends Hospital patients as a convalescent home. In 1922, the Hospital built the Hygeia Building, which was used for hydrotherapy, a treatment which had been used in various ways since the Hospital's earliest years. In the 1970s and 1980s, the Bonsall and Tuke Buildings were added to the hospital grounds, which increased the patient capacity to 192, which remains the current capacity. Friends Hospital was accredited as a training site by the American Psychological Association in 1979. In 1980, the Greystone Program opened, composed of the Greystone house and, in 1989, the additional Hillside house, which provide long-term and sometimes permanent community residence to house and treat those living with severe and persistent mental illnesses. The hospital's Eating Disorders program opened in 1996, and was one of the only programs of its kind in the area that treated both children and males. In 1998, Friends Hospital opened the Larkspur Crisis Response Center, which provides treatment for upwards of 6,000 patients per year. Friends Hospital was designated a National Historic Landmark by the U.S. Department of the Interior in 1999, and in 2000 U.S. News and World Report ranked Friends Hospital as one of the top psychiatric hospitals in the country. This success continued in 2002, when six of the hospital's psychiatrists were ranked among the region's top doctors by Philadelphia Magazine. In 2010, Friends Hospital opened the first inpatient Recovery Oriented Unit in Philadelphia. Friends Hospital still operates under its original mission statement. (Information from Friends Hospital website, Carol Perloff's The Asylum, and Friends' Asylum for the Insane, 1813-1913).

This collection represents the history of the Friends Hospital (originally the Asylum for Persons Deprived of the Use of their Reason), spanning the years 1812-2000. The collection contains five series: Administrative Records, Financial Records, Hospital Records, Published Materials, and Visual Materials. Administrative Records contains annual reports spanning from 1816 to 1997; orientation manuals; correspondence; foundational records such as deeds and charters; governance records such as rules for the Asylum; and records and minutes of several committees, including Board of Managers, Contributors, Executive, and Planning. The Financial Records series includes receipts for the building of the Hospital, cash books, appraisals, account ledgers, daybooks, investment books, and contributors' records. The Hospital Records series contains case histories; admission records; patient and staff records; records of programs like the School of Nursing and Horticulture; information on the building and grounds; and memorabilia. Published Materials contains materials written by and/or about the Hospital, newsletters, and pamphlets pertaining to various subjects. The Visual Materials series contains photographs, land surveys and maps, slides, and audiovisual materials.

Materials are arranged in five series.

Series I: Administrative Records
Subseries I
Admission Committee Records
Subseries II
Annual Reports
Subseries III
Board of Managers Records
Subseries IV
Contributors Records
Subesries V
Corporation Records
Subseries VI
Correspondence
Subseries VII
Executive Committee Records
Subseries VIII
Foundation and Governance Records
Subseries IX
Planning Committee Records
Subseries X
Visiting Committee Records
Series II: Financial Records
Subseries I
Account Books and Ledgers
Subseries II
Accounting Information
Subseries III
Appraisals
Subseries IV
Bills and Receipts
Subseries V
Donations and Contributions Records
Subseries VI
Investment Records
Series III: Hospital Records
Subseries I
Admission Records
Subseries II
Buildings and Grounds
Subseries III
Case Histories
Subseries IV
Daily Records
Subseries V
Horticulture Program
Subseries VI
Medical Records
Subseries VII
Memorabilia
Subseries VIII
Patients
Subseries IX
School of Nursing
Subseries X
Staff
Subseries XI
Superintendent Records
Series IV: Published Materials
Subseries I
Friends Hospital
Subseries II
Newsletters
Subseries III
Pamphlets
Series V: Visual Materials
Subseries I
Audiovisual Materials
Subseries II
Photographs
Subseries III
Slides

Digitized copies of the Superintendent's Day Books, volumes 1 and 2, are available online at:

http://triptych.brynmawr.edu/cdm/search/collection/HC_DigReq/searchterm/Superintendent%27s%20Daybook/field/title/mode/exact/conn/and/order/title

Digitized copies of the Friends Hospital Annual Reports, 1818-1835, are available online at:

http://triptych.brynmawr.edu/cdm/search/collection/HC_DigReq/searchterm/Friends%20Hospital%20Annual%20Report/field/title/mode/exact/conn/and/order/title

On deposit from Friends Hospital and the Scattergood Foundation, 1968 and 2015, and from Philadelphia Yearly Meeting, 1976. Purchased from Robert Batchelder, acc. no. 5102.

Processed by Natalia Gutierrez-Jones; completed November, 2015. Revised by Abigail Corcoran; completed June, 2016. Collection reprocessed by project archivist Alison Sielaff in 2019 and 2020.

Publisher
Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections
Finding Aid Author
Natalia Gutierrez-Jones and Alison Sielaff
Finding Aid Date
November, 2015; March 2020
Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research use.

Use Restrictions

Standard Federal Copyright Laws Apply (U.S. Title 17).

Collection Inventory

Minutes and Register, Volume 1, 1817-1856.
Item 29
Scope and Contents

One book which contains the register of patient information from 1817-1856 (dates patient entered, who paid their surety, their rate of board, and their date of discharge). Although it lists patients from 1817-1856, the register was compiled starting in 1839. The back of the register also includes the minutes of the visiting committee from 1839-1856.

1816-1829.
Box 1
1830-1835.
Box 1
1836-1845.
Box 1
1846-1851.
Box 1
1852-1857.
Box 1
1858-1863.
Box 1
1864-1869.
Box 1
1870-1875.
Box 2
1876-1881.
Box 2
1882-1887.
Box 2
1888-1892.
Box 2
1893-1896.
Box 2
1897-1902.
Box 2
1903-1905.
Box 3
1906-1908.
Box 3
1909-1911.
Box 3
1912-1914.
Box 3
1917-1920.
Box 3
1921-1926.
Box 3
1927-1929.
Box 4
1930-1932.
Box 4
1933-1936.
Box 4
1937-1940.
Box 4
1941-1944.
Box 4
1945-1948.
Box 4
1949-1953.
Box 5
1954-1966.
Box 5
1967-1972.
Box 5
1974-1995.
Box 5
1996-1997.
Box 5
National Fire Protection Association, 1929.
Box 5
Scope and Contents

The Board of Managers, made up of twenty contributors chosen at the Yearly Meeting of Contributors, was responsible for the business of Friends Asylum. The Board of Managers approved the admission and boarding rate of new patients, as well as supervised the Asylum's finances and employees. The Managers Minutes contain information about the admission and boarding rate of patients, as well as information about purchases made for the Asylum.

Administrative Manual (Folder 1 of 3), 1977.
Box 6
Administrative Manual (Folder 2 of 3), 1977.
Box 6
Administrative Manual (Folder 3 of 3), 1977.
Box 6
Minutes, 1943-1946.
Box 6
Minutes, 1946-1954.
Box 6
Minutes, 1946-1954.
Box 6
Minutes, 1954-1967.
Box 6
Minutes, 1968-1974.
Box 6
Minutes, 1974-1978.
Box 6
Minutes, 1979-1980.
Box 7
Minutes, Volume 1, 1813-1826.
Item 1
Minutes, Volume 2, 1826-1834.
Item 2
Minutes, Volume 3, 1834-1850.
Item 3
Minutes, Volume 4, 1850-1870.
Item 4
Minutes, Volume 5, 1870-1891.
Item 5
Minutes, Volume 6, 1891-1901.
Item 6
Minutes, Volume 7, 1901-1909.
Item 7
Minutes, Volume 8, 1909-1915.
Item 8
Minutes, Volume 9, 1916-1929.
Item 9
Minutes, Volume 10, 1929-1943.
Item 10
Orientation Manual (Folder 1 of 2), 1977.
Box 7
Orientation Manual (Folder 2 of 2), 1977.
Box 7
Rough Minutes, 1836-1840.
Item 11
Scope and Contents

The Building Committee planned and supervised the construction of Friends Asylum. This is volume of minutes with information about the decisions the Committee came to concerning issues like paint color, windows, door locks, etc. They put a lot of thought into their architectural decisions because, according to the tenets of moral treatment, architecture influenced patients' recovery. The volume also contains a blueprint of the hospital site and a record of donations of furniture.

(Information from "A Mild and Appropriate System of Treatment": Moral Treatment and the Curability of Mental Illness at Friends Asylum" by Abigail Corcoran)

Minutes, Volume 1, 1814-1817.
Item 30
Scope and Contents

The contributors who financed Friends Asylum (both individual Quakers and Monthly Meetings) met at the Yearly Meeting of Contributors to make large decisions about the welfare of the Asylum. Each Monthly Meeting that contributed $200 a year and each individual who contributed $10 a year or $50 at once was called a member of the institution. The Monthly Meetings were expected to send an agent to the Yearly Meeting of the Contributors, and were allowed to recommend one patient at lowest terms of admittance. The minutes contain information about the decisions that the Contributors made, as well as data about patients admitted, donations and legacies received, Asylum finances, and the Contributors' finances. Minutes between 1828 and 1836 were lost in a fire; some were reconstructed and are present in sketchy form in volume 2. (Information from "A Mild and Appropriate System of Treatment": Moral Treatment and the Curability of Mental Illness at Friends Asylum" by Abigail Corcoran)

Contributor Minutes, 1812-1828.
Item 27
Contributor Minutes, 1813-1888.
Item 28
Copy of Minutes, 1812-1828.
Item 81
Plan for the Asylum and Letters to the Contributors, 1813-1828.
Box 7
Scope and Contents

The Plan for the Asylum is an announcement from 1812 about the plan to create the Friends Asylum. The Letters to the Contributors are from the Board of Managers, and they contain information about buying land for the Asylum, contructing it, and, once the Asylum opened, information about how many patients there were in the Asylum, and their condition.

Scope and Contents

The Friends Asylum for the Insane was founded as a corporation May 12th, 1888 under the provisions of the Corporation Act of 1874. The minutes of the corporation contain information such as new memberships, election of new officers or removal of officers, rules regarding managers' duties, treasurers' duties, and generally how the Asylum is to be run. They also include managers' reports, auditors' reports, and communication with the Board, as well as occasional financial records from the treasurer. The Managers' longer Annual Report is also included, with much detail about the state of the Hospital and its patients, as well as potential changes.

Minutes, Volume 1, 1888-1914.
Item 25
Minutes, Volume 2, 1915-1942.
Item 26
Minutes (Folder 1 of 2), 1942-1955.
Box 7
Minutes (Folder 2 of 2), 1956-1971.
Box 7
Minutes (Folder 1 of 2), 1972-1985.
Box 7
Minutes (Folder 2 of 2), 1986-1996.
Box 7
Haverford College Accession, 1968-1971.
Box 8
Monthly Meeting Membership Certifications, 1828.
Box 8
Relating to Friends Hospital Book Collection, (1971 and 1990s).
Box 8
Research, 1988.
Box 8
100th Anniversary Celebration, 1913.
Box 8
Minutes, 1896-1911.
Box 8
Copy of Charter and Change of Name, 1888-1960.
Box 8
Copy of Deeds, 1888-1910.
Box 8
Rules for the Management of the Asylum, 1828-1879.
Box 8
Committee Binder (Folder 1 of 2), 1990-1994.
Box 8
Committee Binder (Folder 2 of 2), 1990-1994.
Box 8
Planning and Evaluation Group Binder (Folder 1 of 2), 1976-1992.
Box 8
Planning and Evaluation Group Binder (Folder 2 of 2), 1989-1991.
Box 8
Planning and Evaluation Group Binder (Folder 1 of 4), 1987-1989.
Box 9
Planning and Evaluation Group Binder (Folder 2 of 4), 1984-1988.
Box 9
Planning and Evaluation Group Binder (Folder 3 of 4), 1986-1988.
Box 9
Planning and Evaluation Group Binder (Folder 4 of 4), 1984-1986.
Box 9
Planning and Evaluation Group Binder (Folder 1 of 4), 1983-1984.
Box 9
Planning and Evaluation Group Binder (Folder 2 of 4), 1980-1983.
Box 9
Planning and Evaluation Group Binder (Folder 3 of 4), 1978-1980.
Box 10
Planning and Evaluation Group Binder (Folder 4 of 4), 1976-1978.
Box 10
Scope and Contents

A subset of the Board, the Visiting Managers were responsible for visiting and inspecting Friends Asylum once a week and for inspecting the superintendent's account book once a month. This series includes typed and handwritten reports, with names of the visitors, descriptions of the visit, and updates regarding the Asylum grounds, finances, and patients. The back of the Minutes and Register of the Committee of Admission also contains Visiting Committee minutes from 1839-1856, although those years are covered by their own volumes here as well. (Information from "A Mild and Appropriate System of Treatment": Moral Treatment and the Curability of Mental Illness at Friends Asylum" by Abigail Corcoran)

Minutes, 1817-1818.
Item 12
Minutes, 1818-1820.
Item 13
Minutes, 1820-1821.
Item 14
Minutes, 1827-1828.
Item 15
Minutes, 1828-1830.
Item 16
Minutes, 1830-1832.
Item 17
Minutes, 1832-1834.
Item 18
Minutes, 1837-1840.
Item 19
Minutes, 1840-1843.
Item 20
Minutes, 1844-1864.
Item 21
Minutes, 1877-1887.
Item 22
Minutes, 1887-1894.
Item 82
Minutes, 1894-1912.
Item 23
Minutes, 1912-1925.
Item 24

Scope and Contents

Account ledgers: These ledgers record the hospital's expenses, accounts, and capital. Volume 1, which is from the early nineteenth century, focuses on payment from patients.

Cash books: These ledgers describe the petty cash disbursements of the hospital, essentially spending money for the staff. For example, some categories are petty cash, administrative miscellaneous, postage, maintenance supplies, household supplies, dietary provisions, etc.

Account Book, 1823-1842.
Item 83
Account Book, 1839-1854.
Item 84
Account Ledger, 1817-1839.
Item 56 c.2
Physical Description

Oversize.

Account Ledger, 1817-1839.
Item 56
Account Ledger, 1922-1942.
Item 57
Account Ledger, 1955-1966.
Item 58
Accounts of Trust Funds, 1937-1944.
Item 85
Asylum Cash, 1813-1840.
Item 86
Asylum Memorandum Book, 1817-1828.
Item 87
Cash Account, 1810-1827.
Item 88
Cash Book, 1817-1825.
Item 89
Cash Book, 1880-1885.
Item 90
Cash Book, 1887-1895.
Item 91
Cash Book, 1953-1955.
Item 59
Cash Book, 1959-1961.
Item 60
Corporation Cash Book, 1895-1907.
Item 92
Cash Account Book, 1934-1940.
Ledger, 1823-1832.
Item 93
Ledger, 1832-1839.
Item 94
Ledger, 1837-1840.
Item 95
Monthly Account Book, 1849-1856.
Item 96
Patient Account Ledger, 1843-1849.
Item 97
Patient Accounts, 1828-1848.
Item 98
Patient Accounts, 1848-1874.
Item 99
Quarterly Accounts, 1874-1884.
Item 100
Transfer Ledger, 1922.
Item 55
Treasurer Records, 1871-1886.
Item 101
Trust Funds, 1931-1937.
Uniform Accounting System for Hospitals, 1965.
Box 10
Appraisal Correspondence, 1915.
Box 10
Construction, Equipment, and Furnishings (Folder 1 of 5), 1909.
Box 10
Construction, Equipment, and Furnishings (Folder 2 of 5), 1909.
Box 10
Construction, Equipment, and Furnishings (Folder 3 of 5), 1909.
Box 10
Construction, Equipment, and Furnishings (Folder 4 of 5), 1909.
Box 10
Construction, Equipment, and Furnishings (Folder 5 of 5), 1909.
Box 11
Governor John Penn Chairs, 1976-1977.
Box 11
Inventory and Appraisal, 1967.
Box 11
Inventory and Appraisal, 1980-1996.
Box 11
Appraisals, Volume 1, 1913.
Item 51
Appraisals, Volume 2, 1915.
Item 52
Scope and Contents

These bills are for the initial construction of Friends Asylum. They cover all aspects of the Asylum's construction, including buying wood, bricks, and plaster, as well as paying workmen to contruct the Asylum.

Building Receipts, 1814-1815.
Box 11
Building Receipts, 1815-1816.
Box 11
Building Receipts, 1816-1817.
Box 11
Scope and Contents

Lists of contributors: The first volume lists donations given by bequest, names of persons who have contributed $50 or more, names of people who have contributed $10 a year, names of monthly meetings who have contributed and are entitled to membership (can recommend one patient at lowest admission), and names of people who have given money, but may not be members. There is an extra piece of paper in the volume about subscriptions and a part of someone's will.

Contributions to Asylum, Volume 1, 1829-1839.
Item 50
Contributor Certificates, (1817 and 1828).
Box 11
Scope and Contents

1817 certificate identifies Oliver Parry as a contributor to Friends Asylum. Certificate was purchased from Robert Batchelder, acc. 5102.

Contributor Lists.
Item 47
Contributor Lists, 1817-1888.
Item 48
Physical Description

Oversize

Contributor Subscription Books, 1833-1834.
Box 11
Donations Account, 1816-1817.
Item 49
Donor Lists, 1963-1969.
Box 11
Scope and Contents

Two volumes, one labeled investment journal and the other investment book, which record the reclassification of finances, and changes to the endowment. The journal also contains various income accounts: the free bed account, the permanent maintenance fund, etc. The book was kept by the executive branch, and includes contributions, legacies, and investments.

Investment Book, 1914-1942.
Item 54
Investment Journal, 1920-1954.
Item 53
Trust Funds Accounts, 1931-1937.
Item 124

Scope and Contents

Admission books: The admission books list, in table form, all admitted patients, and include some supplementary information such as their diagnoses, professions, and patient numbers. Volume 2 includes patient discharge information for 1883 through 1892.

Admission forms and physicians notes: To be admitted to Friends Asylum, patients needed to have a letter from a physician certifying that they were insane. These boxes include those physician's letters, as well as standardized admission and discharge forms. The admission forms record what the patient's board was, and contain information about how long the patient had been insane when admitted, any medical treatments that had been tried, if the patient was a harm to themselves or others, etc. Arranged by patient number, low to high, with unfolded contents following each envelope. The last folders containing patient numbers in the 2000s more frequently skip over segments of patient numbers. Earlier in the series, there are occasionally envelopes with patient numbers and admission dates that do not actually hold contents.

113-123, 1822-1824.
Box 11
124-129, 1823.
Box 11
130-136, 1823-1824.
Box 11
137-143, 1823-1825.
Box 12
144-151, 1823-1825.
Box 12
152-159, 1824-1825.
Box 12
160-167, 1825-1835.
Box 12
168-175, 1825.
Box 12
176-186, 1825-1830.
Box 12
187-195, 1826-1831.
Box 12
196-205, 1826.
Box 12
206-219, 1826-1827.
Box 12
220-230, 1827.
Box 13
231-244, 1827-1828.
Box 13
245-257, 1828-1829.
Box 13
258-266, 1829.
Box 13
267-281, 1829-1830.
Box 13
282-292, 1830-1831.
Box 13
293-303, 1831.
Box 13
304-313, 1831-1833.
Box 13
314-324, 1831-1832.
Box 13
325-335, 1832-1833.
Box 14
336-346, 1832-1834.
Box 14
347-357, 1833.
Box 14
358-369, 1833-1835.
Box 14
370-382, 1833-1835.
Box 14
383-395, 1834-1835.
Box 14
397-412, 1834-1835.
Box 14
413-427, 1834-1835.
Box 14
428-442, 1835.
Box 15
443-457, 1835.
Box 15
458-471, 1835-1836.
Box 15
472-480, 1836.
Box 15
481-490, 1836.
Box 15
491-499, 1836.
Box 15
500-514, 1836.
Box 15
515-528, 1836-1837.
Box 15
529-544, 1837.
Box 15
545-559, 1837.
Box 16
560-575, 1837-1838.
Box 16
576-588, 1838.
Box 16
589-599, 1838.
Box 16
600-613, 1838.
Box 16
614-625, 1838.
Box 16
626-633, 1838.
Box 16
634-645, 1838-1839.
Box 16
646-655, 1838-1839.
Box 17
656-668, 1839.
Box 17
669-681, 1839.
Box 17
682-692, 1839-1840.
Box 17
693-699, 1840.
Box 17
700-717, 1839-1841.
Box 17
718-737, 1840.
Box 17
738-751, 1840-1841.
Box 17
752-771, 1841.
Box 18
772-790, 1841-1842.
Box 18
791-812, 1842-1843.
Box 18
813-828, 1843.
Box 18
829-847, 1843.
Box 18
848-866, 1843-1844.
Box 18
867-885, 1844-1845.
Box 18
886-899, 970, 1844-1847.
Box 19
2658-2685, 1894-1895.
Box 19
2686-2711, 1895.
Box 19
2712-2735, 1895-1896.
Box 19
2736-2753, 1896.
Box 19
2754-2777, 1896.
Box 19
2778-2797, 1896.
Box 19
Admission Book, 1817-1885.
Item 31
Admission Book, 1817-1911.
Item 32
Physical Description

Oversize.

Admission Recommendations, 1840-1872.
Box 20
Discharge Forms, 1853.
Box 20
Notices of Discharge, 1884-1898.
Item 102
Record of Admissions and Discharges, 1844-1853.
Item 103
Interments, 1864-1865.
Box 20
Scope and Contents

Casebooks: The casebooks in this subseries contain comprehensive patient medical records, which vary slightly by book. They provide information about the patients' condition, and what treatment doctors tried on them. Casebook 6 is less detailed, and contains monthly records of admissions and discharges. Casebook 3 contains autopsy reports for patients who died. There is no casebooks numbered 1.

Case histories: These are standardized forms which record physical examinations of patients: respiratory, digestive, nervous and muscular system all surveyed. They also include a history of patients during infancy, childhood, youth, symptoms, duration, etc. Includes what seem to be graphs charting patients' urine samples. Also includes letters about patients by doctors or family members, which often contain the patients' medical histories, as well as one letter by a patient herself (box 20).

597-2762, 1893-1899.
Box 20
2766-2811, 1896-1899.
Box 20
2812-2848, 1897-1898.
Box 20
2850-2875, 1897-1899.
Box 20
2876-2899, 1897-1899.
Box 20
2900-2924, 1898.
Box 21
2925-2962, 1898-1899.
Box 21
2963-3003, Alice Jastrow, 1896-1939.
Box 21
Scope and Contents

Alice Jastrow is missing a case number.

Case of Morgan Hinchman, 1849.
Item 80
Scope and Contents

Hinchman brought suit in 1849 against relatives and personnel of Friends Asylum for incarcerating him against his will. This volume contains newspaper clippings recounting the trial in great detail.

Casebook 2, 1832-1834.
Item 104
Casebook 3, 1835-1839.
Item 38
Casebook 4, 1839-1843.
Item 39
Casebook 5, 1843-1847.
Item 40
Casebook 6, 1846-1851.
Item 41
Casebook 7, 1851-1854.
Item 42
Casebook 8, 1855-1864.
Item 43
Casebook 9, 1866-1875.
Item 105
Casebook 10, 1876-1880.
Item 44
Casebook 11, 1881-1884.
Item 45
Casebook 12, 1884-1887.
Item 106
Casebook 13, 1887-1891.
Item 107
Casebook 14, 1890-1894.
Item 46
Casebook 15, 1880-1895.
Item 108
Eugenie H. Sullivan, 1918-1988.
Box 21
Miscellaneous Patient Treatment Notes, 1844.
Box 21
Prescription Book/Casebook, 1834-1835.
Item 230
Scope and Contents

The Daily Record Books contain a form, which allowed a staff member at the Hospital to record details about how the patients spent their time, and about their treatment, in shorthand. A key explains the shorthand meanings in the upper corner of each page. Most of the Daily Record Books record each patient in a ward's activity, diet, and habits, with each page of the book representing one ward for one month. The Daily Report of the Head Nurse records how many patients on each ward were involved in various activities, and also records what the menu at the Hospital was each day.

Daily Record Book, 1895-1898.
Item 110
Daily Record Book, 1898-1901.
Item 111
Daily Record Book, 1901-1904.
Item 112
Daily Record Book, 1904-1906.
Item 113
Daily Record Book, 1907-1909.
Item 74
Daily Record Book, 1909-1911.
Item 109
Daily Record Book, 1911-1912.
Item 114
Daily Record Book, 1912-1914.
Item 115
Daily Record Book, 1918-1921.
Item 116
Daily Record Book, 1921-1923.
Item 75
Daily Record Book, 1923-1926.
Item 76
Daily Record Book, 1926-1928.
Item 77
Daily Report of Head Nurse, 1923-1925.
Item 78
Daily Reports, 1/1/1922-3/31/1925.
Item 117
Daily Reports, 1/1/1922-8/31/1923.
Item 118
Daily Reports Men, 7/1/1915-2/19/1917.
Item 119
Daily Reports Women, 6/27/1915-2/28/1917.
Item 120
Daily Reports Women, 10/22/1918-3/23/1920.
Item 121
Daily Reports Women, 3/24/1920-12/31/1921.
Item 122
Diary of Gurney Cottage Volume 1, 1885-1889.
Item 73
Scope and Contents

Gurney Cottage was a convalescent home established in Atlantic City for nervous and recovering patients from Friends Asylum. This diary appears to be written by the matron, who ran the Cottage with help from nurses, a local doctor, and weekly visits from the Asylum superintendent. The diary contains highly domestic and detailed subject matter, regarding weather, errands, visitors, state of the patients, etc. Gurney Cottage closed in 1889.

Friends Hospital Records, 1933-1936.
Item 123
Journal, 1934-1940.
Item 125
Records, 1914-1916.
Item 126
Records, 1928-1929.
Item 127
Records, 1929-1931.
Item 128
Weather Reports, 1848-1852, 1862-1863.
Item 79
Articles, 1970.
Box 21
Correspondence, 1992.
Box 21
Garden Days, (1965 and 1970).
Box 21
Medical Journal, 1893-1904.
Item 129
Medical Journal, 1894-1906.
Item 130
Medical Journal, 1931-1933.
Item 131
Medical Journal Men, 12/1/1894-6/30/1895.
Item 132
Medical Journal Men, 7/1/1895-12/31/1895.
Item 133
Medical Journal Men, 1/1/1896-6/30/1896.
Item 134
Medical Journal Men, 7/1/1896-12/31/1896.
Item 135
Medical Journal Men, 1/1/1897-6/30/1897.
Item 136
Medical Journal Men, 7/1/1897-12/31/1897.
Item 137
Medical Journal Men, 1/1/1898-6/30/1898.
Item 138
Medical Journal Men, 7/1/1898-12/31/1898.
Item 139
Medical Journal Men, 1/1/1899-6/30/1899.
Item 140
Medical Journal Men, 7/1/1899-12/31/1899.
Item 141
Medical Journal Men, 1/1/1900-6/30/1900.
Item 142
Medical Journal Men, 7/1/1900-12/31/1900.
Item 143
Medical Journal Men, 1/1/1901-6/30/1901.
Item 144
Medical Journal Men, 7/1/1901-12/31/1901.
Item 145
Medical Journal Men, 1/1/1902-6/30/1902.
Item 146
Medical Journal Men, 7/1/1902-12/31/1902.
Item 147
Medical Journal Men, 1/1/1903-6/30/1903.
Item 148
Medical Journal Men, 7/1/1903-12/31/1903.
Item 149
Medical Journal Men, 1/1/1904-6/30/1904.
Item 150
Medical Journal Men, 7/1/1904-12/31/1904.
Item 151
Medical Journal Men, 1/1/1905-6/30/1905.
Item 152
Medical Journal Men, 7/1/1905-12/31/1905.
Item 153
Medical Journal Men, 1/1/1906-6/30/1906.
Item 154
Medical Journal Men, 7/1/1906-12/31/1906.
Item 155
Medical Journal Men, 1/1/1907-6/30/1907.
Item 156
Medical Journal Men, 7/1/1907-12/31/1907.
Item 157
Medical Journal Men, 1/1/1908-6/30/1908.
Item 158
Medical Journal Men, 7/1/1908-12/31/1908.
Item 159
Medical Journal Men, 1/1/1909-6/30/1909.
Item 160
Medical Journal Men, 7/1/1909-12/31/1909.
Item 161
Medical Journal Men, 1/1/1910-6/30/1910.
Item 162
Medical Journal Men, 1/1/1911-6/30/1911.
Item 163
Medical Journal Men, 7/1/1911-12/31/1911.
Item 164
Medical Journal Men, 1/1/1912-6/16/1912.
Item 165
Medical Journal Men, 5/4/1912-12/31/1912.
Item 166
Medical Journal Men, 1/1/1913-6/30/1913.
Item 167
Medical Journal Men, 7/1/1913-12/31/1913.
Item 168
Medical Journal Men, 1/1/1914-6/30/1915.
Item 169
Medical Journal Men, 3/19/1917-10/26/1918.
Item 170
Medical Journal Men, 10/5/1918-3/31/1920.
Item 171
Medical Journal Men, 4/1/1920-12/31/1921.
Item 172
Medical Journal Men, 4/1/1925-3/31/1927.
Item 173
Medical Journal Men, 4/1/1927-9/30/1928.
Item 174
Medical Journal Men, 10/1/1928-5/31/1930.
Item 175
Medical Journal Men, 6/1/1930-6/29/1932.
Item 176
Medical Journal Men, 7/1/1932-12/31/1933.
Item 177
Medical Journal Men, 1/1/1934-4/30/1935.
Item 178
Medical Journal Men, 5/1/1935-5/31/1936.
Item 179
Medical Journal Men, 5/31/1936-6/30/1937.
Item 180
Medical Journal Men and Women, 12/1/1893-5/31/1894.
Item 181
Medical Journal Women, 6/1/1894-11/30/1894.
Item 182
Medical Journal Women, 12/1/1894-6/30/1895.
Item 183
Medical Journal Women, 7/1/1895-12/31/1895.
Item 184
Medical Journal Women, 1/1/1896-6/30/1896.
Item 185
Medical Journal Women, 7/1/1896-12/21/1896.
Item 186
Medical Journal Women, 1/1/1897-6/30/1897.
Item 187
Medical Journal Women, 7/1/1897-12/31/1897.
Item 188
Medical Journal Women, 1/1/1898-6/30/1898.
Item 189
Medical Journal Women, 7/1/1898-12/31/1898.
Item 190
Medical Journal Women, 1/1/1899-6/30/1899.
Item 191
Medical Journal Women, 7/1/1899-12/31/1899.
Item 192
Medical Journal Women, 1/1/1900-6/30/1900.
Item 193
Medical Journal Women, 7/1/1900-12/31/1900.
Item 194
Medical Journal Women, 1/1/1901-6/30/1901.
Item 195
Medical Journal Women, 7/1/1901-12/31/1901.
Item 196
Medical Journal Women, 1/1/1902-6/30/1902.
Item 197
Medical Journal Women, 7/1/1902-12/31/1902.
Item 198
Medical Journal Women, 1/1/1903-6/30/1903.
Item 199
Medical Journal Women, 7/1/1903-12/31/1903.
Item 200
Medical Journal Women, 1/1/1904-6/30/1904.
Item 201
Medical Journal Women, 7/1/1904-12/31/1904.
Item 202
Medical Journal Women, 1/1/1905-6/30/1905.
Item 203
Medical Journal Women, 7/1/1905-12/31/1905.
Item 204
Medical Journal Women, 1/1/1906-6/30/1906.
Item 205
Medical Journal Women, 7/1/1906-12/17/1906.
Item 206
Medical Journal Women, 1/4/1907-6/21/1907.
Item 207
Medical Journal Women, 7/1/1907-12/30/1907.
Item 208
Medical Journal Women, 1/15/1908-6/30/1908.
Item 209
Medical Journal Women, 7/1/1908-12/30/1908.
Item 210
Medical Journal Women, 1/1/1909-6/28/1909.
Item 211
Medical Journal Women, 7/1/1909-12/28/1909.
Item 212
Medical Journal Women, 1/5/1910-12/31/1910.
Item 213
Medical Journal Women, 1/1/1911-6/30/1911.
Item 214
Medical Journal Women, 7/1/1911-12/31/1911.
Item 215
Medical Journal Women, 1/1/1912-6/30/1912.
Item 216
Medical Journal Women, 7/1/1912-12/31/1912.
Item 217
Medical Journal Women, 1/1/1913-6/30/1913.
Item 218
Medical Journal Women, 7/1/1913-12/31/1913.
Item 219
Medical Journal Women, 1/1/1914-6/26/1915.
Item 220
Medical Journal Women, 3/1/1917-10/22/1918.
Item 221
Medical Journal Women, 4/1/1925-3/31/1927.
Item 222
Medical Journal Women, 4/1/1927-8/31/1928.
Item 223
Medical Journal Women, 9/1/1928-5/31/1930.
Item 224
Medical Journal Women, 6/28/1930-5/31/1932.
Item 225
Medical Journal Women, 6/1/1932-12/30/1933.
Item 226
Medical Journal Women, 1/1/1934-4/30/1935.
Item 227
Medical Journal Women, 5/1/1935-6/29/1936.
Item 228
Medical Register, 1817-1820.
Item 36
Medical Register, 1820-1827.
Item 37
Envelopes.
Box 21
Hospital Statement Cards, 1915 and undated.
Box 21
Scope and Contents

Patient Correspondence: These letters concern Friends Hospital patients, and span from December 15, 1894, to June 30th, 1895. They are generally inquiries about patients (from friends and family), inquiries about payment, or applications for admission of individuals to Friends Hospital.The letters are alphabetized by the author of the letter.

Correspondence Relating to Patients, A-B, 1894-1917.
Box 21
Correspondence Relating to Patients, C-J, 1894-1895.
Box 22
Correspondence Relating to Patients, K-P, 1894-1896.
Box 22
Correspondence Relating to Patients, Q-Z, 1894-1895.
Box 22
Hymn by Phillip Garrett, 1843.
Box 22
Patient Census Volume 1, 1817-1831.
Item 34
Physical Description

Oversize

Patient Index Volume 1, 1817-1907.
Item 33
Patient Statistics Volume 1, 1842-1858.
Item 35
Physical Description

Oversize.

Survey for the Committee on Lunacy, 1902.
Box 22
Scope and Contents

The Hospital filled out this survey for the State of Pennsylvania Committee on Lunacy. The form includes data about the hospital's finances, the number of patients in the institution, where they are from, their civil condition, occupation, what type of insanity they suffer from, the cause of their insanity, etc. The survey also includes questions about the hospital's use of restraint on patients, patient occupation, the hospital's library, and patients' religious activities.

Visitors' Book, 1850-1862.
Box 22
List of Graduates, 1964.
Box 22
Outline of Affiliation Course.
Box 22
Albert C. Buckley Correspondence, 1892-1905.
Box 22
Auxiliary Information, 1971-1972.
Box 22
Christmas Card Sales, 1942-1991.
Box 22
Dr. Robert Chase, (1918).
Box 22
Scope and Contents

File contains materials created by and about Dr. Chase

List of Managers, 1813-1969.
Box 22
"Managers and Other Key People", 1982.
Box 22
Obituaries, (1922 and 1978).
Box 22
Scope and Contents

The superintendent of Friends Asylum and the matron (his wife) answered to the Visiting Managers, and they were responsible for the day-to-day welfare of the patients, as well as running the farm and the household. The superintendent and matron also oversaw the caretakers, or keepers, who supervised, cleaned, and entertained the patients. The Daybooks consist of daily entries about life at the Asylum, including entries on how patients were acting, what tasks they were involved in, and any visitors to the Asylum. They were meant to provide a record for future superintendents about how to run the Asylum. Originally, superintendents wrote daily entries in the Day Books, providing a rich picture of life at the Asylum in the early nineteenth century. By the 1840s, superintendents had switched to writing weekly entries, which give less detail about day-to-day life.

Address to Corporation Members, 1926.
Box 22
Monthly Reports, 1850-1851.
Box 23
Monthly Reports (Folder 1 of 2), 1910-1912.
Box 23
Monthly Reports (Folder 2 of 2), 1910.
Box 23
Semi-Annual Meeting Addresses, 1908.
Box 23
Superintendent Daybook Volume 1, 1817-1820.
Item 61
Digitized copies note

Volume 1 of the Superintendent's Day Books is digitized and available at:

https://digitalcollections.tricolib.brynmawr.edu/object/hc34703

Superintendent Daybook Volume 2, 1820-1824.
Item 62
Digitized copies note

Volume 2 of the Superintendent's Day Books is digitized and available at:

https://digitalcollections.tricolib.brynmawr.edu/object/hc34704

Superintendent Daybook Volume 3, 1824-1829.
Item 63
Superintendent Daybook Volume 4, 1829-1832.
Item 64
Superintendent Daybook Volume 5, 1832-1836.
Item 65
Superintendent Daybook Volume 6, 1836-1842.
Item 66
Superintendent Daybook Volume 7, 1842-1854.
Item 67
Superintendent Daybook Volume 8, 1854-1867.
Item 68
Superintendent Daybook Volume 9, 1867-1875.
Item 69
Superintendent Daybook Volume 10, 1875-1882.
Item 70
Superintendent Daybook Volume 11, 1882-1891.
Item 71
Superintendent Daybook Volume 12, 1891-1894.
Item 72
Superintendent's Record Book, 1817-1844.
Item 229

A Guide for Patients, (1972 and undated).
Box 23
Articles, (1970, 1976, and undated).
Box 23
Brochures, (1954- approximately 2000).
Box 23
Corporation Information.
Box 23
Historical Accounts, 1814-1976.
Box 23
Scope and Contents

These were brochures likely used for prospective patients and their caretakers, giving overviews of the hospital.

Hospital Overview, 1901- approximately 1959.
Box 23
Scope and Contents

This newsletter is from the Friends Hospital in conjunction with the Jefferson Medical College Program for Mental Health Education, Research, and Patient Care. The newsletter contains short articles on the Friends Jefferson program, mental health news, and events at Friends Hospital. The collection has 2 copies of each issue, which were published 3 times a year from April 1965 to April 1967. They were edited by Malcolm Rose.

Among Friends, 1948-1952.
Box 23
Among Friends, 1952-1968.
Box 23
Friends Hospital News, 1974-1975.
Box 24
Friends Hospital Science News, 1975-1976.
Box 24
Friends Hospital Thermometer, 1959-1969.
Box 24
Friends-Jefferson Newsletter, 1965-1967.
Box 24
Friends Hospital Advocate, 1977-1988.
Box 26
Math and Science, 1906.
Box 24
Medical, 1839-1925.
Box 24
Medical, 1927-1969, undated.
Box 24
Other Psychiatric Hospitals, 1852-1938.
Box 24
Religious.
Box 24

Friends Hospital Groundbreaking Tapes, 1975. 1 boxes.
Box 12
Scope and Contents

Two tapes of the Friends Hospital groundbreaking from August 23, 1975. From the date, we speculate that the groundbreaking is of the Bonsall and Tuke buildings, which were completed between 1970 and 1980.

Physical Description

1 boxes

Elmhurst Building, (1954 and undated).
Box 24
Ewing Cottage, 1875-1967.
Box 24
Furniture Appraisal (Folder 1 of 2), 1971.
Box 24
Furniture Appraisal (Folder 2 of 2), 1971.
Box 25
Furniture Appraisal, 1996.
Box 25
Greystone Building.
Box 25
Grounds.
Box 25
Hall Memorial Unit, (1949 and undated).
Box 25
Scattergood Unit.
Box 25
Staff and Board Members, (1949-1969 and undated).
Box 25
Thomas Scattergood.
Box 25
Master Plan, 1995.
Box 25

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