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Provincial Lunatic Asylum at Saint John

Privacy Level: Public (Green)
Date: [unknown] [unknown]
Location: Saint John, New Brunswick, Canadamap
Surnames/tags: New_Brunswick Insane_Asylums
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Provincial Lunatic Asylum at Saint John
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Census Records:

Any help offered to transcribe census records would be welcomed.
1851 Canadian Census - New Brunswick - Saint John - Lancaster: Records have been lost for this district.[1]
1861 Canadian Census - New Brunswick - Saint John: Records have been lost for this district.[2]
1871 Canadian Census - New Brunswick - District 174 - Sub-District j - Pages 101 - 114 available at Library and Archives Canada using advanced search parameters noted.
Doctors: 2
Doctors families: 11
Live in Attendants: 18
Live in Staff: 4
Patients: 243
Complete 1871 resident list available below.
1881 Canadian Census - New Brunswick - District 25 - Sub-District A - Division 2 - Pages 36 - 41 available at Library and Archives Canada using advanced search parameters noted.
Doctors: 2
Doctors families: 5
Live in Staff: 4
Patients: 131
Complete 1881 resident list available below.
1891 Canadian Census - New Brunswick - District 21 - Sub-District F - Division 1 - Pages 115 - 119 available at Library and Archives Canada using advanced search parameters noted.
Doctors: 3
Doctors families: 2
Patients: 95
1891 resident list needs to be transcribed.
1901 Canadian Census - New Brunswick - District 21 - Sub-District N - Division 3 - Pages 1, 50 - 61 available at Library and Archives Canada using advanced search parameters noted.
Doctors: 1
Doctors families: 4
Attendants: 33
Live in Staff: 4
Patients: ~592
1901 resident list needs to be transcribed.
1911 Canadian Census - New Brunswick - District 32 - Sub-District 1 - Pages 3, 41-48 available at Library and Archives Canada using advanced search parameters noted.
Superintendant Doctor James V. Anglin found on page 3
No live in doctors, attendants or staff found.
Patients: ~400
1911 resident list needs to be transcribed.
1921 Canadian Census - New Brunswick - District 47 - Sub-District 44 - Page 2, & Sub-District 63 - Pages 1-14 available at Library and Archives Canada using advanced search parameters noted.
Superintendant Doctor James V. Anglin found on page 2
Live in nurses, attendants or staff: 48
Patients: ~630
1921 resident list needs to be transcribed.

Resident Lists:

For list of residents at Provincial Lunatic Asylum at Saint John see spreadsheet tabs for each year with records available.
Residents at Provincial Lunatic Asylum at Saint John

Archived Patient Information:

In terms of patient records, we have case books: 1854 - 1902 (admission of patient, who brought the individual, and a short note on the condition of the patient) and record books: 1849 – 1860, 1885 – 1897, & 1897 - 1919, (record the name of the patient, religion, age, martial status, medical information). We also have Records of Admission and Discharge, 1876 – 1928. These records are available at the Archives, however some restrictions will apply for records of later years as personal information is only made available 100 years after the birth of an individual, (Archives Act, sec. 10(3)(b) & sec. 10(4)(b)). A nominal fee is charged for electronic or hard copies.[3]

Some offsite articles about the hospital:

Saint John, New Brunswick and the Origins of Canadian Mental Health Care
The Asylum in St. John, abt. 1830 to 1860
Wikipedia: Centracare

See a grouping of the profiles here:

Provincial Lunatic Asylum at Saint John, New Brunswick.

Sources:

  1. Library and Archives Canada 1851 Census
  2. Library and Archives Canada 1861 Census
  3. E-mail dated 20 Sep 2019 from the Private Sector Records Office of the Provincial Archives of New Brunswick. Located in the personal files of Scott Anderson




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