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Colston’s School boy

Figure of a Colston's School boy


Figure of a Colston’s School boy. Edward Colston was a prominent sugar merchant, charitable donator, and an official on the board of London-based trading company, the Royal African Company.He gave most of his money to philanthropic (human) causes in Bristol and London. He had many trading interests outside the African trade, and how much of his money came from his Royal African Company and sugar interests, and how much from the European cloth, oil and wine trade, is impossible to say. Many people deny his involvement in the slave trade; others see him as the biggest slave trader in Bristol.

Date: unknown

Copyright: Copyright BCC Museum

Object ID:N 8755

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