Thomas Coglan Horsfall was born in Manchester on 1 January 1841 and died in Crowthorne, Berkshire on 31 January 1932. He was educated at private schools in Lancashire. He continued the family business of card manufacture until his retirement in 1886. Early observation of poverty led him to become a social reformer and philanthropist. He founded the Manchester Art Museum to bring art to the poor.
From The Continuum Encyclopedia of British Philosophy in Oxford Reference.