Lawrence Military Asylums

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Henry Montgomery Lawrence proposed the establishment of a military-style boarding school in the Indian subcontinent highlands for the sons and daughters of British soldiers. Eventually four such schools, known as Lawrence Military Asylums[1] were established around the Indian subcontinent, namely;

  1. Sanawar (in present day Himachal Pradesh) in 1847
  2. Mount Abu (in present day Rajasthan) in 1856
  3. Lovedale near Ootacamund (in present day Tamil Nadu) on 6 September 1858
  4. Ghora Gali in 1860.


In his book The Magic Mountains, historian Dane Kennedy states;[2]

Further excerpt from The Magic Mountains: Hill Stations and the British Raj

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  1. ^ "Lawrence Military Asylum - FIBIwiki". Retrieved 2015-04-01. 
  2. ^ Kennedy, D.K. (1996). The Magic Mountains: Hill Stations and the British Raj. University of California Press. p. 136. ISBN 9780520201880. Retrieved 2015-04-01. 

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