Pharmacist and politician.
This person is the subject of ongoing research. We have started by researching their relationship to the enslavement of people.
No known connections with slavery.
Aged 12, Jacob Bell was sent to his uncle’s school near Darlington for four years. The school had a good reputation with well-to-do Quakers. Jacob’s essays, which were written there, against war and slavery set out views he was to hold all his life. (Briony Hudson, ‘High spirits and irreverence coupled with sociability: the life of Jacob Bell’, The Pharmaceutical Journal, 5 June 2009.)
National Gallery painting connections
Donor: bequeathed in 1859: NG603–621 (all transferred to Tate, except NG621).
History of Parliament Trust (ed.), The History of Parliament: British Political, Social & Local History, London 1964-, https://www.historyofparliamentonline.org/
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