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Baron, Bernhard (1850–1929), tobacco manufacturer and philanthropist, was born on 5 December 1850 in the Russian town of Brest Litovsk. His parents were both Jewish and he was probably of French descent. In 1867 he emigrated to New York, where he worked in a tobacco factory, sleeping at night in the tobacco sheds; with tobacco lent to him by one of the foremen, he started to manufacture handmade cigarettes. He then moved to ...

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Bloomsbury Circle (act. c. 1904–c. 1940), was a group of writers, artists, and thinkers who gathered in Bloomsbury and Sussex in the early decades of the twentieth century, and who exerted considerable influence in a variety of fields between the two world wars. They became publicly known as the ...

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Dunhill, Alfred (1872–1959), manufacturer of pipes and tobacco, was born on 30 September 1872 at 2 Church Path, Hornsey, Middlesex, the second son of five children of Henry Dunhill (1842–1901), a master blind-maker, and his wife and cousin, Jane, née Styles (1843–1922). Henry Dunhill...

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Gallaher, Thomas (1840–1927), tobacco manufacturer, was born on 27 April 1840 in the townland of Templemoyle, near Eglinton, co. Londonderry, the fourth of the ten children of Thomas Gallaher (d. 1855), corn miller, and his wife, Martha. Both his parents were Irish. The younger ...

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Gillespie, James, of Spylaw (1726–1797), tobacconist and benefactor, was born in 1726, probably at Roslin, near Edinburgh. He had one sister and a younger brother. His family were members of the Cameronians, or reformed Presbyterians, a strict nonconformist sect. Gillespie began his career as a tobacconist and, in partnership with his brother, ...

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Oppenheim, Sir Duncan Morris (1904–2003), industrialist, was born at Highfield, St Helens, Lancashire, on 6 August 1904, the second of three sons of Watkin Oppenheim, solicitor, and his wife, Helen, née McKechnie, a strict Presbyterian who passed on to him a spartan way of life. On his father's side his family were protestants from ...

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Owen, Sir Hugo von Reitzenstein Cunliffe-, first baronet (1870–1947), tobacco industrialist, was born at Kensington on 16 August 1870, the fourth and youngest son of Sir Francis Philip Cunliffe-Owen (1828–1894), of Lowestoft, sometime secretary of the Colonial Institute and director of the Victoria and Albert Museum...

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Player, John (1839–1884), tobacco manufacturer, was born at Saffron Walden, Essex, on 11 July 1839, the son of John Dane Player (1800–1850), and his wife, Sophia, née Clare. His father, who died young, was a solicitor, and his mother was a schoolmistress. John...

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