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Balfour, Arthur, first Baron Riverdalelocked

(1873–1957)
  • Mary Walton
  • , revised by Geoffrey Tweedale

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Balfour, Arthur, first Baron Riverdale (1873–1957), steel maker and industrialist, was, by his own account, born in London on 9 January 1873. For some years his parentage was a mystery. He went to Sheffield in 1882 as an ‘orphan’ with Mary Fraser (1847–1906)...

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