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Carleton House
92 Malone Road
Belfast
BT9 5HP
Contact Peter Rowan
Telephone 02890 666448
Specialists Ireland, Irish History & Culture, Manuscripts, Maps, Literature, Economics, Sciences, History of Ideas, Travel, Rare Books in all fields (15th to 20th Centuries)
P & B Rowan
Stand F02

PROVISION FOR THE SCOTTISH POOR c1750

EDINBURGH CHARITY WORKHOUSE]

Regulations for the Charity Work-House, or Hospital of Edinburgh., Edinburgh: Printed by Robert Fleming 1750

small 8vo. (in fours) 32pp., stitched as issued into marbled wrappers, nice copy. Rare.

Note
ESTC t119243 locates only in B.L., N.L.S., Oxford and Yale.
Through a joint effort by Edinburgh Town Council and the Kirk Sessions a new work-house for the poor was built at Bristo Port and opened in 1743, apparently in an effort to reduce a plague of beggars and to put the poor to work. It was funded by donations, subscriptions, a levy on householders, an annual grant from the Council and by an annual benefit play at one of the city's theatres. It was controlled by a board of 15 managers. It was a substantial institution that in 1777-8 could accommodate 484 adults and 180 children. Changes to the Poor Law in 1845 led to a change in structure and it became thenceforth the Edinburgh Poorhouse.
This publication provides much detail on the selection processes for those managers and well as on its staff and methods of operation.
£450