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Re: [scots-origins] Royal Aberdeen Lunatic Asylum

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    Dear Ann What a lovely surprise - a sort of Christmas present. Many thanks for such a useful lead. Happy New year and Happy Hunting! Ann in Essex ... From:
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      Dear Ann
      What a lovely surprise - a sort of Christmas present. Many thanks for such a
      useful lead.
      Happy New year and Happy Hunting!
      Ann in Essex
      ----- Original Message -----
      From: "Ann Hancocks" <ann.hancocks@...>
      To: <scots-origins@yahoogroups.com>
      Sent: 27 December 2001 21:05 PM
      Subject: Re: [scots-origins] Royal Aberdeen Lunatic Asylum


      > Hello Ann,
      >
      > Have just read your message on the list. My grandfather was also an
      > attendant (Male Nurse). He worked at Gartloch Asylum for the years leading
      > up to his enlistment in the Black Watch during WW1.
      > I actually spoke to the archivist who was working in the building at the
      > time and within a few minutes he was able to tell me the start and finish
      > date of his employment his earnings etc.. Also that he returned there
      after
      > the war for a short time. He also told me that a large number of
      photographs
      > had been found in the building and a book containing some of these was
      being
      > published. I bought a copy it was lovely to see where he worked.
      >
      > However to get to the point I tried to obtain some additional information
      > and was put in touch with a guy who is currently the archivist there. I am
      > sure if you get in touch with him he may be able to steer you in the right
      > direction as regards your Aberdeen Asylum.
      >
      > a.tough@....
      >
      > Hope this helps
      >
      > Good Luck
      > Ann (North Wales)
      > ----- Original Message -----
      > From: "ansyre" <ann@...>
      > To: <scots-origins@yahoogroups.com>
      > Sent: Saturday, December 22, 2001 4:41 PM
      > Subject: [scots-origins] Royal Aberdeen Lunatic Asylum
      >
      >
      > > My grandmother's first husband worked there as an attendant until he
      > > joined up World War I. Is there any way that I could find out more
      > > about the asylum and the sort of work an attendant did? Is the
      > > building still in existence? Any help would be appreciated.
      > > Ann Reade
      > >
      > >
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