By Nigel Goose
In accordance with basic assets and interviews with present citizens and up to date trustees, this good researched background lines the expansion and development of Doughty’s sanatorium, an almshouse in Norwich, England, whereas analyzing some of the philanthropic projects and social rules in Britain as an entire. From the hospital’s starting place on the bequest of the departed William Doughty in 1687 to its current situation, this list 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 necessary contribution to the historical past of social welfare.
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Extra resources for A History of Doughty's Hospital, Norwich, 1687-2009
61 Ibid. In and out of the fire: the achievement of financial stability kitchens were set up, while flour and meal supplies were subsidised to keep prices down. 63 From 1789 the Hospital Committee recorded a list of approved workmen to be used for the coming year by the four hospitals they administered, perhaps reflecting a tightening of control over the maintenance of these institutions. 65 The financial situation was dramatically augmented in 1810, when Thomas Cooke of Pentonville, Middlesex, a man quite unfairly known as ‘Cooke the Miser’, left £6,600 to Doughty’s Hospital in 3 per cent consolidated annuities.
164. 57 Rawcliffe, Hospitals of medieval Norwich, pp. 163–4. , ch. 3 and p. 165. See also C. B. Jewson, History of the Great Hospital Norwich (The Great Hospital: Norwich, 1966). 59 Rawcliffe, Hospitals of medieval Norwich, pp. 143, 164–5. , pp. 165–6. There is tentative evidence for two more. , p. 153. 63 Early modern: 1500–1700 While charitable giving may have been in decline in Norwich long before the Reformation, the Dissolution of the monasteries in the 1530s made itself felt here as elsewhere.
Jordan, Philanthropy, chapter VII. 21 22 A History of Doughty’s Hospital donors during 1480–1660, who between them contributed £177,884, of which over 43 per cent was devoted to the relief of the poor and social rehabilitation. 89 The growth of philanthropy thus stood side by side with the development of formal, state-sponsored instruments for the relief of the poor, these twin responses to the poverty problem in the city – both public and private – often being administered by the town’s Corporation.
A History of Doughty's Hospital, Norwich, 1687-2009 by Nigel Goose