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Henry Robert Burrows Abbey

by Kate Newnham 7 December 2007

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?

Many thanks.

Kate Newnham
Curator, Eastern Art and Culture
Bristol’s Museums, Galleries and Archives,
Queen’s Road
Bristol BS8 1RL

0117 377 4510

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