Correspondence of Isaac Lyon Goldsmid

Administrative / Biographical History

Isaac Lyon Goldsmid was a financier and a leading figure in the emancipation of the Jewish in the United Kingdom.He began a business with a firm of bullion brokers to the Bank of England and East India Company and amassed a fortune. He also founded University College, London and helped establish University College Hospital. He used his capital to build some of the railways in southern England and also the London Docks. Goldsmid was the owner of Queenwood Estate where Robert Owen established his Harmony Hall community in 1839.