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"The Madras College was founded by the Rev Dr Bell one of the prebendaries of Westminster and founder of the madras System of tuition who died at Cheltenham in January 1832. Dr Bell was a native of St Andrews and among other splendid bequests for the purposes of education in Scotland left a sum of £50,000 in trust for the purpose of founding a seminary within the city of St Andrews with which the English and Grammar schools are now incorporated. The buildings are in the Elizabethan Style & form a handsome quadrangle with a court within. In May 1836 the number of pupils attending the Madras College was 798. The branches taught are English, Greek and Latin arithmetic, mathematics, geography, writing, drawing French German and Italian and church music. The trustees are the provost of the City the two parish ministers and the Sheriff-depute of Fife. The Lord lieutenant of Fife, the lord justice clerk of Scotland and the Episcopal bishop of Edinburgh are patrons and visitors of the college" Gazetteer of Scotland by Fullarton & Co. [Company]

"Madras School. The foundation Stone of this handsome structure was laid on the 9th April 1832 and erected from a design by Mr W. Burn architect Edinburgh. The main building consists of a spacious quadrangle surrounded by a cloister at the sides of which are the doors leading into the classrooms. The side of the quadrangle nearest the street is two storeys in height while the other three are only one. In the trustee's room is a well executed bust by Joseph of the founder of the school the late Rev Dr Andrew Bell D.D. [Doctor of Divinity] prebendary of Westminster and master of Sherburne hospital in the county of Durham.
Dr Bell was a native of St Andrews and the son of a hairdresser. He studied in this University [continued]

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