George Carr Glyn Esq.re M.P.
Proof mezzotint on india. 750 x 485mm. Edges toned.
George Carr Glyn (1797-1873), 1st Baron Wolverton; a partner in the family firm of Glyn, Mills and Company, which was reputed to be the largest private bank in London, with extensive interests in the railways. By the 1850s, over 200 railway companies, both domestic and foreign, banked with them. He was chairman of the North Midland Railway (1836), of the London and Birmingham Railway (1837), and of the London and North Western Railway (1846). In 1852 he was a promoter of the Grand Trunk Railway in Canada. Glyn also served as Member of Parliament for Kendal from 1847–1868.
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