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Henry Yates Thompson (1838–1928) by Sir Benjamin Stone, 1906 © National Portrait Gallery, London


Thompson, Henry Yates (1838–1928), collector of illuminated manuscripts and newspaper proprietor, was born at Dingle Cottage, near Liverpool, on 15 December 1838, the eldest of five sons of Samuel Henry Thompson, of Thingwall Hall, Lancashire, a partner in the bank of Arthur Heywood, Sons & Co....