- J. G. Alger
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Haldimand, William (1784–1862), philanthropist, was born in London on 9 September 1784, the son of Anthony Francis Haldimand (1741–1817), a London merchant and the nephew and heir of Sir Frederick Haldimand. He was one of twelve children, most of whom died young. After receiving a plain English education he entered at the age of sixteen his father's counting-house, where he showed great business sense; when he was twenty-five he became a director of the ...