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Royal Dramatic College Fund

Royal Dramatic College Fund, Maybury, Surrey, incorporated by Royal Charter in 1859, for securing a home and pension in old age for well-deserving members of the dramatic profession in reduced circumstances; for maintaining and educating the children of actors and actresses; and to provide a library and gallery of works of art illustrative of the history of dramatic literature and art. The land (5 acres) upon which the college is to be built, as also eight houses or dwellings to constitute part of the college, have already been separately given; and these, with two more dwellings provided by the general funds subscribed, will afford, when completed, houses for 10 actors and 10 actresses.

Master, Benjamin Webster, Esq.—Deputy-Master, Robert Keeley, Esq.—Treasurer's, J. B. Buckstone and T. J. Jerwood, Esqrs.—Bankers, Messrs. Coutts and Messrs. Robarts, Curtis, and Co.—Secretary, Mr. J. W. Anson.—Office, Bedford Street, Strand.

SOURCE: The Charities of London, by Samuel Low, Jun., London: Sampson Low, Son,
and Marston, Milton House, Ludgate Hill. 1861.