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Angerstein, John Julius

Sarah Palmer.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Insurance; Art. 1189 words.

Angerstein, John Julius (c. 1732–1823), insurance broker and connoisseur of art, was of Russian extraction, though his precise origins are obscure. According to family tradition he took his...

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Bache, Jules Semon

Sue C. Patrick.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Banking; Financial Aspects of Art. 1291 words.

Bache, Jules Semon (09 November 1861–24 March 1944), financier and art collector, was born in New York City, the son of Semon Bache, a merchant of glass and mirrors, and Elizabeth van...

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Bachelor, Richard

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Metalwork; Banking. 2 words.

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Backwell, Edward

G. E. Aylmer.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Metalwork; Banking. 3608 words.

Backwell, Edward (c. 1619–1683), goldsmith and banker, the son of Barnaby Backwell of Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire, a yeoman, was apprenticed in 1635 to Thomas Vyner, a leading goldsmith....

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Beaumont, John Thomas Barber

Robin Pearson.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Art; Insurance. 512 words.

Beaumont, John Thomas Barber (1774–1841), artist and founder of insurance offices, was born on 21 December 1774 in Marylebone, Middlesex. His family surname was Barber, but about 1812 he...

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Beit, Sir Otto John, first baronet

Maryna Fraser.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture; Banking; Financial Aspects of Art; Art Education; Art. 1214 words.

Beit, Sir Otto John, first baronet (1865–1930), financier, philanthropist, and art connoisseur, was born on 7 December 1865 in Hamburg, Germany, twelve years after his brother Alfred Beit....

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Benson, Robert Henry [Robin]

Jehanne Wake.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Banking; Financial Aspects of Art. 1622 words.

Benson, Robert Henry [Robin] (1850–1929), merchant banker and art collector, was born on 24 September 1850 at Fairfield House, Fairfield, near Manchester, the eldest of three children of...

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Bentleyof, Adam

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Metalwork; Banking. 2 words.

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Bonaventure, Richard

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Metalwork; Banking. 2 words.

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Child, Sir Francis, the elder

Philip Winterbottom.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Metalwork; Banking. 2229 words.

Child, Sir Francis, the elder (1641/2–1713), goldsmith and banker, was baptized on 14 December 1642, the sixth son of Robert Child, clothier of Heddington, near Devizes, Wiltshire, and his...

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