SCOTTISH PHILANTHROPY

ID: 26209
£350.00
Abstract of the rules & regulations by which Hutchesones' Hospital is governed,

HUTCHESONES HOSPITAL,, Abstract of the rules & regulations by which Hutchesones' Hospital is governed, in conformity to the original mortifications, or to the bye-laws, or established usage of the patrons. To which is added, the history of the said hospital, and an appendix, containing the principal papers relative thereto. Glasgow, printed in the Courier Office by W. Reid & Co. 1800.

8vo., 77 + (1) + xvi + (1)pp.* wanting the errata leaf, contemporary maroon half morocco over marbled boards, spine lettered gilt with raised bands, top edge gilt, some wear to the binding else a very good sound copy.

First edition.

Although Hutchesone's Hospital was a 17th century philanthropic foundation, the original building had been demolished in the 1790s. A new building was then constructed between 1802 and 1805 to a design by the young Scottish architect David Hamilton. The original hospital building had been located in Trongate but, on its demolition in 1795, the patrons of the hospital purchased new grounds on Ingram Street. The new building, opened in 1805, was planned to accommodate offices and meeting rooms for the hospital patrons as well as school rooms, but just five years later the school became overcrowded and a new purpose built school was constructed next door. * This collation corresponds exactly with that of the copy in the National Library of Scotland, i.e. the plate referred to in the BL copy is not called for.