sub-fonds C - Grote Family Papers

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Grote Family Papers


  • 1764-1897 (Creation)

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The Grote family came over to England in the eighteenth century. By profession they were bankers, Andreas (known as Andrew in Britain) moved to London and established himself as a merchant before becoming a founder member of Prescott, Grote, Culverden and Hollingsworth.His sons Joseph and George Grote senior followed him into the bank. George senior married Selina Mary Peckwell, establishing a link with the Peckwell, Blossett, de Salis and Le Coq St Leger families. George and Selina had 11 children. The oldest, George, originally followed this father into banking, and sat as MP for the City of London from 1831 to 1841. His great literary achievement was his voluminous history of Greece, but he also wrote on other classical and philosophical subjects. Four of George junior's brothers joined the Indian civil service; one, Andrew, married Isabella Macdonald. A further brother, John was fellow of Trinity College, Knightbridge Professor of Moral Philosophy and Vicar of Trumpington.

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