The Charter And By-laws Of The Corporation Of The Governor And Directors Of The Hospital For Poor French Protestants And Their Descendants Residing In Great Britain.




Printed at the Chiswick Press.





Item Description

8vo. 8.5 x 5.75 inches. xxvi + 68 pp. + [1] pp. with colophon. Bound in original blue cloth with decorated blind stamped borders enclosing gilt titles and block of seal on front board. All edges gilt. A little wear of extremities, including edges and head and tail of spine and foxing of flyleaves; otherwise a very good copy. Ink alterations and additions to Addenda of list of officials. Illustrated by 5 plates, including 3 at front with 2 plans, and 2 engraved views, now loosely inserted, at back. Decorated by vignettes of Hospital seal on title page and in General By-Laws, by head and tailpiece vignettes and initials and by colophon of Chiswick Press at end. The text contains an historical introduction, the Charter of Incorporation, extracts from relevant wills, the Bye-Laws and a list of officials from 1718-1892. A previous edition was published in 1876. The French Protestant Hospital in London, for poor Huguenots and their descendants, was founded in 1718 at a site at Golden Park, Finsbury, moving to Victoria Park, Hackney in 1865. Following wartime evacuation and requisitioning in 1941, a new facility was established at Horsham in 1947. The present site of almshouses at La Providence, Rochester was opened in 1959. The Hospital's historic collections are housed in a new Huguenot Museum opened in the city in 2015.

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