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Plaque: Alexander Cruden


{On the text plaque:}
Alexander Cruden, 1699 - 1770. Humanist scholar and intellectual. Born Aberdeen. Educated Marischal College. Came to London 1719 as tutor. Appointed Book Seller to Queen Caroline in 1737. Compiled the Concordance to the Bible. Died here in Camden Passage, November 1st.
'whom niether {sic} infirmity nor neglect could debase' Nelson 1811

{On the portrait plaque, beside the bust:}
1961 Payton

Camden Passage has a picture of the unveiling by Poet Laureate Betjeman and church dignitaries. We have found the description of Cruden: "whom neither infirmity nor neglect could debase" credited to a Mr or Dr Chalmers in the introduction to the Concordance. We also found a publisher of religious materials at about the right date called Nelson.

Site: Alexander Cruden (1 memorial)

N1, Camden Passage, 45

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Queen Caroline

Queen consort of George II.  Born Ansbach.  She and her husband came to Brita...

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Alexander Cruden

Humanist, scholar and intellectual. Born Aberdeen, came to London in 1719 to ...

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Sir John Betjeman

Poet Laureate 1972 - 1984. Conservation campaigner. Credited with saving the ...

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Thomas Nelson

Began publishing inexpensive religious works in the early 1800s.

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John Payton

A local business man, he had the vision to create Camden Passage antiques mar...

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