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July, 2013

Hungate

Referred to by Seebohm Rowntree in 1901 in Poverty: A study of town life as, “one of the main slum districts in York.” As the population of York trebled between 1801 and 1901, with the influx of immigrants, the living conditions of the area suffered, with a high rate of water-borne diseases. References Benjamin Seebohm more »< Read More...

Joseph Rowntree’s 1904 Memorandum

A first draft of a Memorandum on the proposed Trust, marked ‘Exceedingly Private’, took the form of a paper to Joseph Rowntree’s advisers. Some of his intentions were expressed as questions; examples of possible initiatives were given; relations with the Rowntree Company were left uncertain since the form and amount of the property more »< Read More...

Trebitsch-Lincoln

Ignaz Trebitsch-Lincoln (1879-1943) was a Hungarian and a Jewish adventurer who spent parts of his life as a Protestant missionary, Anglican priest, British Member of Parliament for Darlington, convicted fraudster, German right-wing politician and spy, and Buddhist abbot in China. External Links http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ignaz_Trebitsch-Linc Read More...

Rowntree Mackintosh Ltd.

Rowntree’s merged with Mackintosh’s, a company originating in Halifax, Yorkshire, in 1969 to become Rowntree Mackintosh. John Mackintosh and Co. brought with them Rolo, Munchies, Caramac and Quality Street. The company went public in 1987, and was the subject of a takeover battle between Nestlé and Jacobs Suchard in 1988. Nestlé eventually won control with an more »< Read More...

Peter Rowntree

Peter Rowntree (1904-1985), son of Seebohm Rowntree. Cocoa Manufactur Read More...

Francis (Frank) Henry Rowntree (1868-1918)

Francis (Frank) Henry Rowntree (1868-1918), nephew of Joseph Rowntree and son of Henry Isaac Rowntree, was the founder of the York branch of the Fabian Society in 1908. The 1911 census records Frank and his wife Emily living at Haverford with a cook, housemaid and under-housema Read More...

Second World War, Rowntrees and

York had to adapt for the Second World War and the Rowntrees had a key role to play. Affected by restrictions on sugar imports and rationing, the Rowntrees factories were temporarily converted. Much of Rowntree’s office block on Haxby Road was given over to the Royal Army Pay Corps. The cream department was reconfigured more »< Read More...

Howard Doncaster Rowntree

Howard Doncaster Rowntree (1879-1974) was educated at Bootham School and University College London. He married Nora Sutherland Priestman in 1907. He worked as a draper, house furnisher and china dealer of Scarborough, where he ran the Rowntree department store. He died in the The Retreat aged 94. External Links http://www.pennyghael.org.uk/Priestman. Read More...

John Bright

John Bright (1811-1889), born in Rochdale, Lancashire was a liberal statesmen and a strong critic of British Foreign Policy. He spent two years at Bootham School, where the library is named after him. A great orator, together with Richard Cobden, he was a key advocate in the campaign to have the Corn Laws repealed. more »< Read More...

George Fox

George Fox (1624-1691) was a founder of the Religious Society of Friends. He rebelled against the prescriptive religious and political authorities and went to London in 1643 in a state of mental confusion, from which he found solace in the Bible. Over the next few years ox travelled around the country engaging clergy more »< Read More...