On This Day 23rd May 1899 the Inauguration of Lewis Carroll Memorial ‘Alice in Wonderland Cot’
On Tuesday afternoon of the 23rd May 1899, the Duchess of Montrose inaugurated the ‘Alice in Wonderland Cot’ which would be placed in the Stirling Royal Infirmary. The Lewis Carroll Committee had raised the sum of £400 for its endowment and the ceremony took place in the Public Hall, Albert Place, Stirling (Albert Hall) with a large gathering in attendance. There were many children in the audience reflecting their efforts in making the fund raising a success. After a speech the Duchess then presented a cheque from the subscribers to the Director of the Infirmary and also an additional cheque from an anonymous friend for the purchase of books by Lewis Carroll for the amusement of the children occupying the cot. The cot was fitted with a brass plate inscribed with ‘Alice in Wonderland Cot 1899’.
References; Stirling Observer, 26th May, 1899, Scotsman 24th May 1899.
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