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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Wilkinson Sword Company

Wilkinson Sword Company

The company was founded as a manufacturer of guns made in Shotley Bridge, County Durham, by Henry Nock in London when he opened premises in Ludgate Hill. 1804, James Nock was appointed Gun Maker to...

Group, Commerce, Industry

1 memorial
Transport for London / London Transport

Transport for London / London Transport

This organisation has been a bit of a political football, often having its name changed, as follows: 1902 - 1933 Underground Electric Railways Company of London 1933 - 1948 London Passenger Transpo...

Group, Industry, Transport

45 memorials
Bernhard Baron

Bernhard Baron

Tobacco manufacturer and philanthropist. Born in what is now Belarus. His father took him to the United States when young; and there, after working at a tobacco factory, he began making the newly p...

Person, Industry, Philanthropy

1 memorial
C. Harman Wigan

C. Harman Wigan

Director of Vinot Cars Ltd. Andrew Behan has kindly carried out some research on this man: Cecil Harman Wigan was born on 7 June 1874 in Mortlake, Surrey, a son of James Wigan and Maria Branley He...

Person, Industry, Transport

1 memorial
William Edward Forster

William Edward Forster

Born Dorset. Member of Parliament for Bradford, 1861- 1886, where there is another statue of him. Educational reformer. Died at 80 Eccleston Square.

Person, Education, Industry, Philanthropy, Politics & Administration

1 memorial