Victorian London - Charities - Scottish Hospital

SCOTTISH HOSPITAL and CORPORATION, CRANE COURT, FLEET STREET, for the relief of poor mechanics, &c., native sof Scotland, resident in London or its immediate neighbourhood, and for furnishing means to carry them back to their own country .... a donation of ten guineas and upwards constituting a governor for life, and a subscription of one guinea or more an annual governor, so long as such subscription should continue to be paid. The necessity of contributing, as a title to admission, was dispensed with, and the corporation thus became completely a charitable institution for the relief of poor natives of Scotland, who might be reduced to poverty and want. The number of applications is about 300 monthly.

Peter Cunningham, Hand-Book of London, 1850