A Life of John Julius Angerstein, 1735-1823: Widening Circles in Finance, Philanthropy and the Arts in Eighteenth Century London
By: Anthony Twist (author)Hardback
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This is the first full-length biography of John Julius Angerstein, who was a considerable figure in the City of London and far beyond during the period 1770-1820. With increasing wealth and influence, he supported and founded charities, collected art, and was later a shipowner who raised the long-term finance which helped the British Government fund the Napoleonic Wars. With no successors to carry on his business, his achievements and his friendships with well known figures have been mostly forgotten.
Anthony Twist, an independent scholar, received his Ph.D. from the University of Amsterdam.
List of Illustrations; Preface by Clarissa Campbell Orr; Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1. A Royal Bastard?; 2. A Subscription Society: Ships and Philanthropy; 3. Cultivated Circles; 4. A Subscription Society: Finance and Patriotism; 5. The Collector and his Circle; 6. Good Causes; 7. Royal Connections; 8. The Septuagenarian; 9. The City Elder and his Loan Subscribers; 10. Towards Waterloo, Peace and Old Age; 11. Death and Aftermath; Notes; Bibliography; Index.
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