A poster printed by David Atkinson of Ulverston announcing a series of lectures on American Slavery to be held at the infant school with Alexander Brogden and Robert Hannay 1860. (Robert Hannay could well a minister who was on board one of the slave ships, Alexander Brogden is something of a mystery - was he the the celebrated Russian musician and chemist?) Further notes: My thanks to Les Gilpin for his comments: "Alexander Brogden was managing director of the Ulverstone & Lancaster Railway Company at that time. The Brogden family used Lightburn (later County Hotel and site of present Coronation Hall) in Ulverston as company offices. The also had a residence on Holme Island, Grange. Robert Hannay was partner in Schneider Hannay & Co, proprietors of the Barrow Iron Works at that time. Hannay had a residence, Springfield, in Ulverston."
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