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William Roscoe : commerce and culture

Author: Arline Wilson
Publisher: Liverpool : Liverpool University Press, 2008.
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"In this study, Arline Wilson explores the man behind the myth, examining why Roscoe is claimed to personify, more than any other, the union of commerce and culture in Liverpool: the lawyer, banker and businessman who is credited with laying the foundations for his city's artistic, literary and social evolution."--Jacket.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: William Roscoe; William Roscoe; William Roscoe
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Arline Wilson
ISBN: 9781846311307 1846311306
OCLC Number: 182736118
Description: xi, 227 pages, [8] pages : illustrations (some color), portraits ; 23 cm
Contents: Cometh the hour, cometh the man --
The shaping of the scholar --
Roscoe the littérateur --
Liverpool's cultural icon --
Art in the city --
Roscoe the radical --
Roscoe the businessman --
towards immortality.
Responsibility: Arline Wilson.
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Writer, poet, historian, anti-slavery campaigner, botanist, book-collector, MP and art patron, William Roscoe has been acclaimed as 'The Founding Father of Liverpool Culture'. This study explores the  Read more...

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