List of names as written Various modes of spelling Authorities for spelling Situation Description remarks
ROYAL EDINBURGH ASYLUM (For the Insane) Royal Edinburgh Asylum
Royal Edinburgh Asylum
Royal Edinburgh Asylum
Royal Edinburgh Asylum for the Insane
Royal Edinburgh Lunatic Assylum
Mr. Robertson Head Gardener
Inscription on board
Stat. Acct. [Statistical Account] 1845
Dr [Doctor] SKae Resident Physician
Oliver and Boyd's AlmanacK 1857
[situation] At the S.W. [South west] side of Morningside and SW [South West] of the City of Edinburgh
This place consists of two large buildings or establishments. One part consists of a Lunatic Assylum for those who can pay a high rate or a full remuneration their maintanence & Keeping. The other part consists of inmates who pay a partial remuneration for their maintanence & of those who are maintained entirely as paupers. From the relative Situation of these two division of the Assylum One is called the East Division & the other the West Division The latter is the largest & is the pauper departments and is at present filled with inmates to the full extent having 482 inmates. The East Division which Consists of a more affluent class is also nearly filled having at present 60 inmates. The original design of the building scarcely yet half Complete, It is expected to complete a great part of it in the course of next year. This Assylum was first opened in 1813 and a further addition was subsequently built and opened in 1842 under the patronage of the Queen

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Parish of St. Cuthberts

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This Name Book refers to Edinburgh 1852 - Sheet 50
OS large scale Scottish town plans, 1847-1895 - Scale: 1:1056

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