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George William Alexander (1802-1890), Treasurer of the British and Foreign Anti-Slavery Society

Sitter in 4 portraits
At the age of fourteen George William Alexander joined his father's banking firm of Alexander & Co. at Lombard Street in the City of London. His father died in 1819, and when he came of age, Alexander was made a partner in the firm, taking over altogether when his mother retired in 1838. Under his direction, Alexander & Co. became the country's leading private bank. Alexander was a long-term supporter of one of the great Victorian philanthropic movements, being for nearly forty years the treasurer of the British and Foreign Anti-Slavery Society.

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The Anti-Slavery Society Convention, 1840

by Benjamin Robert Haydon
oil on canvas, 1841
On display in Room 20 at the National Portrait Gallery
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'The Abolition of the Slave Trade' (The Anti-Slavery Society Convention, 1840)

by John Alfred Vinter, after Benjamin Robert Haydon
lithograph, circa 1846-1864 (1841)
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'The Abolition of the Slave Trade' (The Anti-Slavery Society Convention, 1840)

by John Alfred Vinter, after Benjamin Robert Haydon
lithograph, circa 1846-1864 (1841)
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'The Abolition of the Slave Trade' (The Anti-Slavery Society Convention, 1840)

by John Alfred Vinter, after Benjamin Robert Haydon
lithograph, circa 1846-1864 (1841)
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