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From: Royal Caledonian Educational Trust
Dear Calvin L Boyd, House of Boyd Society
THE ROYAL CALEDONIAN SCHOOLS ARCHIVES
The Royal Caledonian Schools were established as The Caledonian Asylum
in 1815 and in December 1918 the first asylum was opened. In 1826 the
asylum transferred to Copenhagen Fields in Islington and in 1852 the
name was changed to the Royal Caledonian Schools. The Schools moved to
Bushey, Hertfordshire in 1903 and closed their residential facilities in
We are now an Educational Trust still meeting the needs of Scottish
The School Archives contained files for the majority of pupils
accommodated during the last 150 years. We calculate that we hold
approximately 10,000 such files). In most cases this consists of the
application form for admission, which includes details of the parent's
marriage and in some cases baptism records. We frequently receive
enquiries from all over the World from relatives of former scholars and
are happy to supply what information we can.
The Schools catered for children of Scottish parents who had served in
the Armed Forces and the children of needy Scots in London.
Anyone seeking information is asked to contact us by letter or e-mail at
the above address.
We are also interested in any information you may have in your archives
about the Schools.
Royal Caledonian Educational Trust