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Four generations of the Bessemer family

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Ref No:a05145
Title:Four generations of the Bessemer family
Date Period:1851-1899
Copyright:Geoffrey Tweedale

Also in the photograph is a personal letter from Sir Henry Bessemer to Robert A. Hadfield (dated 11 Jan 1897) which reads:

This family photograph was taken in the conservatory of my grandsonís house at Roselands near Southampton in July 1896.  It represents myself, my eldest son Henry and his eldest son henry, and his little boy who is called Henry the Fourth all being eldest sons of eldest sons.

Image from Robert A. Hadfield, 'The Work and Position of the Metallurgical Chemist: Also References to Sheffield and Its Place in Metallurgy (1921)'