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Post by ennael » Mon Dec 07, 2009 2:25 am

I have been away for a week.
Thanks to those who have participated in this interesting thread.

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Post by lemapink » Wed Dec 16, 2015 8:57 pm

My great grandfather was Dr. Havelock so I'm very grateful for this information. Do you know where else I could find information?

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Post by SarahND » Wed Dec 16, 2015 9:10 pm

Hello lemapink and a warm [TS_welcome]

Leanne, the initial poster on this topic, hasn't been on the forum for nearly a year, but if she still has the same email address, she will very likely get a notification of your post (as I did!) Maybe some of the other posters will be able to find you something more on your great grandfather.

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Post by Currie » Wed Dec 23, 2015 10:04 am

For lemapink, here's a few scraps from the newspapers.

The Morning Post (London), Friday, January 21, 1898
HAVELOCK—LOW. —On the 18th inst., at Seaview, Monifieth, by the Rev. J. Gerard Young, D.D., John G. Havelock, M.D., medical superintendent, Royal Asylum, Sunnyside, Montrose, to Edith Margaret, third daughter of James F. Low, Esq., of Seaview, Monifieth, Forfarshire, and Balmakewan, Kincardineshire.

The Standard (London), Thursday, March 31, 1899
HAVELOCK. —On the 28th inst., at Sunnyside, Montrose, the wife of John G. Havelock, M.D., of a daughter.

The Courier and Argus (Dundee), Thursday, May 07, 1914;
Receives Resignation of Physician Superintendent.
Dr J. G. Havelock, physician superintendent at Montrose Royal Asylum, yesterday intimated to the managers at their monthly meeting in Montrose, that he would not, at the annual meeting in June, seek re-election for the term of another year, as he desired to relinquish office at the end of July.
He had served the Board for 25 years, and naturally the impending severance of that connection gave him some degree of reluctance and regret.
Dr Stone, who presided, said that Dr Havelock's term of office at the Asylum had been a most successful and a most effective one. He could assure him that their regret at parting with him was equal to his regret at parting with them.
It was remitted to the House Committee to consider and report in connection with the appointment of a successor.

The Scotsman, (Edinburgh), 14 March, 1949
HAVELOCK.—At Cluny, SWANAGE, Dorset, on 9th March, 1949, JOHN GEORGE HAVELOCK, M.D., formerly physician superintendent, Montrose Royal Asylum.

Courier and advertiser (Dundee), Thursday, March 17, 1949
The death occurred at Swanage, Dorset, of Dr. John G. Havelock, physician-superintendent of Montrose Royal Asylum (now Royal Mental Hospital) for 17 years. A native of Northumberland, he joined the asylum staff in 1889, and eight years later became physician-superintendent. In 1914 he was succeeded by the late Dr. C. J. Shaw.


Aberdeen Daily Journal, Wednesday, June 11, 1913
Montrose Doctor and Causes.
Dr J. G. Havelock. medical superintendent to Montrose Royal Asylum, in his report to the annual meeting of managers yesterday, said that in his opinion the number of patients admitted labouring under delusions of persecution was steadily on the increase, while, on the other hand, the victims of so-called religious mania were becoming less numerous. The changes in the outward manifestations of mental derangement might he explained by the altered conditions of modern life and thought. The intensity of religious emotion and its influence on daily life and conduct had been steadily diminishing since the creed of a personal devil, with its accompaniment of perpetual hell-fire, was discovered.
The type of patient so common a quarter of a century ago, who laboured under the delusion that he was possessed with an evil spirit, or was eternally damned as he had committed an unpardonable sin, was represented nowadays by the no less unhappy being who thought that his neighbours persecuted him by wireless telephony, or that his nervous system was being destroyed by electrical discharges emanating from the aeroplanes which hovered above them.

That would have been before the days of telemarketers and the use of aeroplanes as Weapons of War. (or airport flight-paths come to think of it.)

All the best,

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Post by SarahND » Wed Dec 23, 2015 11:14 am

Brilliant finds! I was hoping you'd come along, Alan.



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