Letter to the Inspector General of Asylums about the Condition of the Seacliff Buildings
Soon after his appointment as Medical Superintendent, Truby King in this letter to the Inspector General of Asylums in Wellington on 27 April 1889 describes the condition of the North Ambulatory Wing and requests him to use his influence to have the Public Works Department investigate and rectify the structural defects. The defects were caused by the subsidence of the unstable ground under the building. He is also concerned that adjacent areas of the buildings are in danger of collapse.
Digital images of Medical Superintendent's Letterbooks
Some of the digital images of letters from the Medical Superintendent’s Letterbooks may be difficult to read because the copies of the letters in the Letterbooks were produced using the process of letterpress copying. This technology has resulted, over time, in the ink fading, blurring around the edges of the hand writing and because of the thinness of the pages, some show through of information from subsequent pages.