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List of names as written Various modes of spelling Authorities for spelling Situation Description remarks
Crichton Royal Institution
Crichton Royal Institution
W.A.F. Brown Esq, M.D. [Doctor of Medicine] Resident Physician Crichton Royal [Infirmary]
Annual Report pubd. [published] 1849
Gazetteer of Scotland by Fullerton & Co. [Company]
055 A large building 3 & 4 Storeys high built of red sandstone built about 10 years ago. The fund appropriated to the building of this institution was a bequest of upwards of £100,000 by the late Dr. [Doctor] Crichton of Friars Carse. The institution was originally designed to be a university. It is a large & commodious Asylum for lunatics. It is incorporated a few years since by act of parliament. The building to which the above name particularly applies is lately (since the completion of the Southern counties Asylum) appropriated to patients who pay for their accommodation. Rates of board paid varies from £30 to £350 per annum. The affairs are managed by Trustees and a a board of Directors. The resident officers are a Treasurer a resident Physician, a matron, a medical assistant, & a [house] Steward. This department is capable of accommodating 120 patients. It is at present full.

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[Page] 32 -- Town of Dumfries -- 5 feet Scale Sheet No 9 -- List of Names collected by C.A. [Civilian Assistant] J. Carpenter -- April 1850
[Township or Parish] Dumfries -- Trace No 2
Crichton Royal Institution -- Lunatic Asylum

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