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Lawrence Asylum, Sanawur

Lawrence Asylum, Sanawur

Photographer: Bourne, Samuel

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1865

Shelfmark: Photo 394/(35)

Item number: 39435

Genre: Photograph

The Lawrence Asylum near Chandigarh, founded in 1846 by Lieutenant Colonel Sir Henry Montgomery Lawrence and Reverend William Parker, its Superintendant, provided for the orphans of those who had served in India. It was also a school for the children of still-serving soldiers, delivering basic education and concentrating on Religious Instruction and work skills. The Asylum's income was funded by voluntary contribution, interest from a gift from Maharajah Golab-Singh, ruler of Kashmir, subsidies from the Government of India of £240 a year as an allowance for orphans, and finally by payment from parents according to the rank of the soldier concerned and the number of children placed in their care.

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