William Vaughan(1752-1850), Merchant and writer
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William Vaughan was a prominent London merchant who developed a lucrative business trading with the West Indies and owning several plantations in Jamaica. He endeavoured to form a society for the promotion of English canals in 1791. Vaughan also published tracts urging construction of the London Docks 1793-7, so enhancing London's development as a major trading centre and the second largest British slave trading port after Liverpool.
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