MAPPIN SIR FREDERICK THORPE 1821-1910BT MP

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Undated biographical sketch of Sir Frederick Mappin by his grandson RobertGeorge Mappin Fenwick.

Administrative / Biographical History

Sir Frederick Mappin (1821-1910)

Sir Frederick Mappin was the head of his father's cutlery business,1841-1885. He was a senior partner in firm of Turton & Sons, steelmanufacturers, 1859-1885, and mayor of Sheffield, 1877-1878. Mappin was afounder and benefactor of Sheffield Technical School, and largely endowedSheffield University. He was its first senior pro-chancellor, 1905. Mappinwas also director of Midland Railway, 1869-1900. He was Whig MP for EastRetford, 1880-1885, and for Hallamshire, 1885-1906. He became a baronet in1886. Mappin added 80 pictures to Mappin Art Gallery, which was founded byhis uncle.

Arrangement

One folder

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Acquisition Information

Robert George MappinFenwick

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