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CALEDONIAN ASYLUM (London)
The corporation of the Caledonian Asylum, for supporting and educating the children of soldiers, sailors, and marines, natives of Scotland, who have died, or been disabled, in the service of their country, and of indigent Scotch parents resident in London, not entitled to parochial relief; Copenhagen-Fields, Islington. Incorporated 1815.
London: printed by B. McMillan, printer in ordinary to His Majesty, 1829.
[4], 55, [1] p. ; 21.6 cm. (4°)

The asylum was built by George Tappen in Copenhagen Fields in 1828.

Copy Notes Pasted in on the title-page is a minute signed by Lord Saltoun, one of the vice-presidents of the Caledonian Asylum and chairman at a meeting at which it was resolved to request Soane to permit his name to be inserted in the list of stewards for a dinner at the Freemasons' Tavern on 7 April 1830. Pasted in on front paste-down endpaper is a covering letter from Macdonald to Soane dated 24 February, enclosing the above-mentioned resolution of the vice-presidents and directors of the Caledonian Asylum and requesting Soane to act as a steward at the dinner. The letter is endorsed by Soane Ans. 9 March 1830 / sent a cheque on Praed for £5.5.0.

Binding Original brown paper wrapers, the upper inscribed in ink '1830/ Caledonian Asylum'.

Reference Number 1833


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