I am researching H R Burrows Abbey (1872-1949), a collector who gave a large collection of Chinese glass to Bristol Museum. I believe he belonged to the Abbey family who owned the Kemptown brewery. He was probably related to Henry Abbey, Mayor of Brighton in 1875. I believe the Abbey family owned the Portland Hotel in Hove.
Can you tell me any more about the extent of the family’s business interests?
Curator, Eastern Art and Culture
Bristol’s Museums, Galleries and Archives,
Bristol BS8 1RL
0117 377 4510