Landowner and art collector.
This person is the subject of ongoing research. We have started by researching their relationship to the enslavement of people.
Edmund Barneby (later Higginson) inherited under the will of his uncle William Higginson (d.1812). Higginson had been a partner in a London-based firm, Greenwood & Higginson, doing business in slave-produced goods from South Carolina. (Galen Wilson, ‘Leger & Greenwood letterbook (1770-1775; 1788)’ [online], 1985, <https://quod.lib.umich.edu/c/clementsead/umich-wcl-M-2066leg?id=navbarbrowselink;view=text> accessed 4 August 2021.)
No known connections with abolition.
National Gallery painting connections
Donor: presented by Higginson in 1849: NG218.
History of Parliament Trust (ed.), The History of Parliament: British Political, Social & Local History, London 1964-, https://www.historyofparliamentonline.org/
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