QUARRIER, William

The Orphan Homes of Scotland [6 volumes 1872-1938]

£950.00

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Publisher: George Gallie and Sons

Year: 1872

Format: Hardback

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Full leather, raised bands, gilt edges and titles A Bound set of the annual reviews of the Quarrier organisation, which was responsible for many care homes in Scotland and for the re-homing of the children often to Canada and other colonies settled by Scottish expatriates. They were started as a ‘refuge for destitute children’ in 1872 by William Quarrier as a charitable institution The reviews were initially published as paperback journals and the covers are bound in The volumes are beautifully present in contemporary full leather and the bindings are uniform, suggesting it was bound together in the 1930s or early 1940s. Quarriers continues to the present day as a major care provider in Scotland. These books document the early years, and the life stories of many of the children. The children are usually presented under a pseudonym, exceptions being when they are talked of in the past. The are many photographs throughout the journals so they may be useful in genealogical research and also in presentation of the history of orphan emigrants to the ‘New World’ A unique set. Laid in is a pamphlet from 1876 written by William Quarrier as a fundraiser for a new set of homes in Nittingshill, which became the site of ‘Quarriers Village’. Large and Heavy volumes. Extra postage will be required for orders outside UK – please enquire in advance. 7 kilogrammes in total The six volumes are in excellent condition. There are no ownership inscriptions and the bindings are generally tight (with one gathering of loose pages in one volume).

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