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The founding of St Thomas's

St Thomas's foundation stone laying-ceremony invitationSt Thomas's foundation stone laying-ceremony invitationThis lovely example of ephemera from the collections of King's College London is an invitation to attend the ceremonial foundation stone-laying by Queen Victoria in 1868 for the new St. Thomas’s Hospital.

It has no name filled in the designated place, so it looks to have been kept as a pristine example.

St. Thomas's Hospital. [Admission ticket to ceremony of laying the first stone of the new St. Thomas's Hospital, 1868]. [London]: [St. Thomas's Hospital], [1868]. [St Thomas's Historical Books Collection PAMPH. BOX RA988.L8 T1 ADM]

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