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Explore the life and times of Walter Morrison in this lecture series featuring academics, archivists and architects.

Commercial and political motives are hard to separate when accounting for the pattern of the Morrison family's investments, as too is the extent to which Charles and Walter were mere rentiers or were actively engaged in the oversight of their vast portfolios. The talk explores these issues, paying particular attention to the management of Anglo-River Plate investments by Ashurst, Morris, Crisp (today's Ashurst), solicitors to the Morrisons, and to the development of the Central Argentine Railway.

The speaker is Dr Charles Jones, Emeritus Reader in International Relations, University of Cambridge.

The lecture will be held as a hybrid event: both in-person and online via zoom. In-person and online tickets need to be booked separately. You are on the online event.

We are aware that there were some sound issues with the opening lecture in the Morrison series. We will take steps to remedy this before the autumn series.

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Museum of North Craven Life

The Folly, Victoria Street, Settle, North Yorkshire, BD24 9EY

01729 825185


Opening times

Tue-Sat 11am-4pm
Sun 11am-3.30pm

Folly Coffee House:
Open daily

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