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Bloomsbury Institutions


What is the Bloomsbury Project?

The Leverhulme-funded UCL Bloomsbury Project was established to investigate 19th-century Bloomsbury’s development from swampy rubbish-dump to centre of intellectual life

Led by Professor Rosemary Ashton, with Dr Deborah Colville as Researcher, the Project has traced the origins, Bloomsbury locations, and reforming significance of hundreds of progressive and innovative institutions

Many of the extensive archival resources relating to these institutions have also been identified and examined by the Project, and Bloomsbury’s developing streets and squares have been mapped and described

This website is a gateway to the information gathered and edited by Project members during the Project’s lifetime, 1 October 2007–30 April 2011, with the co-operation of Bloomsbury’s institutions, societies, and local residents



Adult Deaf and Dumb Institution
Aged Poor Society
Alexandra Institute for the Blind

Bessbrook Homes for Sandwich Men
Blind Indigent Visiting Society
Blind Institute
Blind Poor Relief Society
British Asylum for Deaf and Dumb Females

Female Aid Society
Female Preventive and Reformatory Institution
Foundling Hospital

Gilchrist Educational Trust
Gordon House

Home for Gentlewomen
Home for Incurables
Home for Youths
Home of Hope
Homes for Working Boys
Hospital Saturday Fund

Indigent Refuge
Industrial Home
Irish Free School

Jews’ Deaf and Dumb Home
Jews’ Deaf and Dumb School

Ladies’ Charity School
Ladies’ Samaritan Society
London Bible and Domestic Female Mission and Ranyard Nurses
London Hungarian Association
London Society for Teaching the Blind to Read

Main Memorial Home for Deserted Mothers
Medical Benevolent Society
Metropolitan Provident Medical Association
Midnight Meeting Movement
Miss Stride’s Homes for Destitute Girls and Fallen Women
Model Soup Kitchen

National Benevolent Institution
National Guardian Institution
National Training School of Music
Night Refuge

Open Air Mission

Prison-Gate Home
Provident Surgical Appliance Society

Ragged School for Boys
Ragged Sunday School for Boys
Royal Literary Fund
Royal National Institute for the Deaf
Rupture Society

St John’s Servants’ School
St Luke’s Home
Society for the Rescue of Young Women and Children
Society for the Suppression of Mendicity
Society of St Vincent de Paul
Soup Brewery

Thomas Leverton’s Charity

Workhouse Visiting Society

Can’t find the institution you’re looking for? Go to a complete alphabetical listing of Bloomsbury’s institutions instead

This page last modified 14 April, 2011 by Deborah Colville


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