26 Jan­uary 1895

Asy­lum In­mate’s Wind­fall

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The Cum­ber­land & West­mor­land Her­ald re­ported an un­usual dis­cov­ery at a cot­tage in Kirkby Stephen. The cot­tage was for­merly oc­cu­pied by a wo­man named Mary Hop­per, who had been ad­mit­ted to Gar­lands Asy­lum nine years ago. Her main­te­nance fees were paid out of her sav­ings, but the money had run out. When the cot­tage was searched, “£100 was found se­creted and a large as­sort­ment of valu­able silk, ta­ble linen, etc” – enough to cover the fees.

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