Person    | Male  Born 25/11/1835  Died 11/8/1919

Andrew Carnegie

Industrialist, business magnate, and philanthropist. Born Dunfermline, Scotland in a one-room cottage. 1848 the family emigrated to Pennsylvania, USA. Only about 5 feet in height and garrulous, Carnegie entered the business world and became extremely wealthy, mainly through his steel empire. In the early 1900s he sold the Carnegie Steel Company for a huge amount of money which he then used for his philanthropic career. Unusually he was not motivated by religion but by social values.

His gifts included 3,000 public libraries (Carnegie Legacy England lists over 20 in London), mainly in English-speaking countries. He also created a number of institutions in Dunfermline and Scotland generally.  We've searched for, but not found, a list of the gifts that he made in London.

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Andrew Carnegie

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Carnegie - Hammersmith

This building was the gift of Andrew Carnegie, AD 1905.

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Carnegie - Islington West Library

Metropolitan Borough of Islington Public Libraries This building, towards whi...

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National Grid

National Grid

The high-voltage electric power transmission network in Great Britain, connecting power stations and major sub-stations. It ensures that electricity generated anywhere in England, Scotland and Wale...

Group, Industry

2 memorials
White Hart Dock

White Hart Dock

The origins of a dock and slipway can be traced back to the 14th century. The present retaining structure was built c.1868 as a parish dock when the Albert Embankment was constructed by the Metrop...

Building, Industry

2 memorials
International Maritime Organisation

International Maritime Organisation

Part of the UN, the IMO has its HQ in London (we do like our initials). Always based in London, it began as the Inter-Governmental Maritime Consultative Organisation in Chancery Lane, moved to 22 ...

Group, Industry, Politics & Administration

1 memorial
Herbert Ashcombe Walker

Herbert Ashcombe Walker

Railway manager. Born Talbot Road, Paddington. London & South Western Railway General Manager 1911 - 1923. Southern Railway General Manager 1923 - 1937. Director 1937 - 1947. In charge of the d...

Person, Industry, Politics & Administration

1 memorial
Brunner Mond Chemical Works

Brunner Mond Chemical Works

Formed as a partnership in 1873 (becoming a limited company in 1881) by John Brunner and Ludwig Mond. The first factory was in Cheshire. The company was bought by Tata Chemicals in 2006. At the sou...

Place, Industry, Tragedy

1 memorial