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Thomas Guthrie

(1803-1873), Free Church of Scotland minister and philanthropist; author of 'Plea for Ragged Schools'

Sitter in 15 portraits
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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Study for...the first General Assembly of the Free Church, by David Octavius Hill, and  Robert Adamson - NPG P6(105)

Study for...the first General Assembly of the Free Church

by David Octavius Hill, and Robert Adamson
calotype, 1843-1848
NPG P6(105)

Thomas Guthrie, by David Octavius Hill, and  Robert Adamson - NPG P6(29)

Thomas Guthrie

by David Octavius Hill, and Robert Adamson
calotype, 1843
NPG P6(29)

Thomas Guthrie, by Thomas Rodger - NPG Ax46251

Thomas Guthrie

by Thomas Rodger
albumen carte-de-visite, 1860s
NPG Ax46251

Thomas Guthrie, by Unknown photographer - NPG Ax21895

Thomas Guthrie

by Unknown photographer
albumen print, 1860s
NPG Ax21895

Thomas Guthrie, by James Magill - NPG Ax7492

Thomas Guthrie

by James Magill
albumen carte-de-visite, 1860s
NPG Ax7492

Thomas Guthrie, by Thomas Rodger - NPG Ax39863

Thomas Guthrie

by Thomas Rodger
albumen carte-de-visite, 1860s
NPG Ax39863

Thomas Guthrie, by Ross & Thomson - NPG x27596

Thomas Guthrie

by Ross & Thomson
albumen carte-de-visite, circa 1863
NPG x27596

Thomas Guthrie, by James Ross - NPG x197111

Thomas Guthrie

by James Ross
albumen carte-de-visite, circa 1865-1866
NPG x197111

Thomas Guthrie, by George Washington Wilson - NPG x76466

Thomas Guthrie

by George Washington Wilson
albumen carte-de-visite, late 1860s
NPG x76466

Thomas Guthrie, by James Magill - NPG x15148

Thomas Guthrie

by James Magill
albumen carte-de-visite, late 1860s
NPG x15148

Thomas Guthrie, by Elliott & Fry - NPG Ax18283

Thomas Guthrie

by Elliott & Fry
albumen carte-de-visite, early 1870s
NPG Ax18283

Various clergymen, by and after Elliott & Fry - NPG Ax139907

Various clergymen

by and after Elliott & Fry
bromide print, 1890s
NPG Ax139907

Thomas Guthrie, by Daniel John Pound, published by  Illustrated News of the World, after  Ross & Thomson - NPG D35080

Thomas Guthrie

by Daniel John Pound, published by Illustrated News of the World, after Ross & Thomson
stipple and line engraving, (circa 1863)
NPG D35080

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Thomas Guthrie

by Thomas Rodger
albumen carte-de-visite, 1860s
NPG x15151

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Thomas Guthrie

by James Magill
albumen carte-de-visite, late 1860s
NPG x15149

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