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A History of Doughty's Hospital, Norwich, 1687-2009 by Nigel Goose

By Nigel Goose

In keeping with basic assets and interviews with present citizens and up to date trustees, this good researched background lines the expansion and growth of Doughty’s clinic, an almshouse in Norwich, England, whereas analyzing a few of the philanthropic tasks and social regulations in Britain as a complete. From the hospital’s beginning on the bequest of the departed William Doughty in 1687 to its current situation, this checklist considers key points of the hospital’s improvement, together with its citizens, employees, monetary administration, and principles and rules. With chapters at the 18th, nineteenth, and twentieth centuries, this account makes a important contribution to the heritage of social welfare.

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0d. went on the salary of the master and the nurse, as well as the weekly payments to the almspeople. The purchase and transportation 33 White, White’s Norfolk directory, p. 136. 34 NRO, N/TC 63/2: Commissioners of inquiry into charities in England and Wales: twenty-seventh report, BPP 1834,Vol. XXI (225), p. 560. 35 R. Wilson, ‘Introduction’, in Rawcliffe and Wilson (eds), Norwich Since 1550, p. xxiv. 36 See above, pp. 27, 30-1. In and out of the fire: the achievement of financial stability of thirty-two chauldrons of coals for the hospital from a Mr Thomas Cappwin cost £40 11s.

M. Knights, ‘Politics, 1660–1835’, in Rawcliffe and Wilson (eds), Norwich since 1550, p. 185. Medieval and early modern Norwich fulfilled a variety of functions in the pageant of relief once leprosy had disappeared – the City Corporation played a key role in the life of many institutions that had originated in the realm of religious and private philanthropy. 82 Thomas Anguish, a former mayor of Norwich, specified in his will that ten years after his death in 1617 his property in Fishergate should be given to the Corporation to house and educate poor children.

287–95. 74 Corfield,‘Provincial capital’, p. 263; P. Corfield,‘Economic growth and change in seventeenthcentury English towns’, in C. , The traditional community under stress (Open University Press: Milton Keynes, 1977), p. 37. 19 20 A History of Doughty’s Hospital city’s English population – a total of 2,359 people – were recorded as unable to sustain themselves, and this figure did not include any poor Dutch immigrants in the city. It has been calculated that 20 per cent of the men and 25 per cent of the women recorded on the census were over sixty years old.

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