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The committee of distribution of the Metropolitan Hospital Sunday Fund met on Wednesday to apportion to the London hospitals the largest collection yet made in the metropolis. Since the fund was instituted, in 1873, 284,000 has been collected through its agency for the London hospitals, the amounts each year varying from a minimum of 24,905 in 1878 to a maximum of 33,000 in 1882.

Source: The Illustrated London News, No.2255—Vol. LXXXI, Saturday, July 22, 1882, p.87