Thomas Guthrie(1803-1873), Free Church of Scotland minister and philanthropist; author of 'Plea for Ragged Schools'
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A Scottish divine and philanthropist. He studied for the Church, and became a minister in Edinburgh in 1827. Guthrie became one of the most popular preachers of his day in Scotland, and was associated with many forms of philanthropy, especially temperance and Ragged Schools. These were charitable schools dedicated to the free education of destitute children; Guthrie was instrumental in their spread throughout the United Kingdom. Guthrie became active in the Free Church, campaigning against landlords who refused land for Free Churches and he raised over £116,000 for the building of manses. Among his writings are Plea for Ragged Schools, The Gospel in Ezekiel and The City, its Sins and Sorrows.
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