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Emanuel Swedenborg Swedish Church - E1

Memorial: Emanuel Swedenborg

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{2 sides of the boarding around a tree carry painted text:}
Emanuel Swedenborg (1688- 1772) a Swedish theologian and polymath lodged nearby in Wellclose Sq. He was buried here.
“True charity is the desire to be useful to others without thought of recompense” Emanuel Swedenborg.

Site: Swedish Church - E1 (3 memorials)

E1, The Highway, Swedenborg Gardens

When the church was here the address was Prince's Square. Our pin is positioned on the font, the boards around the trees are to the west of that. See Spitalfields Life for some evocative photographs of the run-down elegance that this area used to possess. When the church was demolished the LCC took over ownership and the Metropolitan Public Gardens Association laid it out as a garden. The Blitz then did its worst and then modern housing estate design came along.

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Emanuel Swedenborg

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Emanuel Swedenborg

Swedish theologian and polymath.  He travelled frequently in Europe and came ...

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This section lists the other memorials at the same location as the memorial on this page:
Emanuel Swedenborg

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72565

Daniel Solander

{3 sides of the boarding around a tree carry painted text:} Swedish botanist ...

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72564

Swedish Church - E1

This typeface, which you can see in the photo of the church interior, was sal...

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