The New Student's Reference Work/Charter-House

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Charter-House, a famous school and hospital of London, founded in 1611. It first provides a good home for 80 “poor brethren.” The Charter-House school maintains some 60 scholarships, worth from $375 to $475, which are open to boys from 12 to 15 years old. Besides the holders of these scholarships, many Londoners send their boys to this school because of its reputation. Blackstone, Addison, Steele, John Wesley, Grote, Thackeray, John Leech, Eastlake and many other men of note and ability were educated there. In1872 the school was removed to Godalming in Surrey.