Friday 23 February 2024

Mr James Henderson F.C.A. - A Sheffield Philanthropist

I came across this article in The Sheffield Daily Telegraph dated Friday 17th October 1930 that appeared under the "Who's Who in Sheffield" section.

Well, I have never heard of him but when you read the narrative you wonder why you never did. 

His family connection is also interesting - his brother in law Sir Harry Johnston has an interesting entry in Wikipedia

"Explorer, colonial administrator and artist Sir Harry Hamilton Johnston studied painting at the Royal Academy Schools from 1876. From 1879, he travelled through Africa as a painter, natural history collector and journalist, journeying through Tunis, Angola and along the Congo River. He joining the consular service in 1885 and spent three years administering a British protectorate in eastern Nigeria. He later obtained treaties on which the UK based claims to Nyasaland (Malawi) and Northern Rhodesia (Zambia). He later became the first British Commissioner in Malawi and published some 40 books on African subjects. Knighted in 1896, he was Consul General in Tunis for two years and then Special Commissioner in Uganda from 1899 to 1901".

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