Rev.d Thomas Raffles, Liverpool.
Pub. by Williams & Son, Stationers Court, July 1.st 1812.
Stipple with large margins. Plate 140 x 102mm (5½ x 4").
Reverend Thomas Raffles (1788-1863) independent congregational minister at Liverpool. He founded Blackburn Academy for the training of ministers in 1816. Raffles also assembled a notable collection of manuscripts and authographs, now part of the University of Manchester Library. He was cousin to Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles (1781-1826) the British statesman who is best known for his founding of the city of Singapore. He is often described as the 'Father of Singapore' and was heavily involved in the conquest of the Indonesian island of Java from the Dutch and French military forces during the Napoleonic Wars and contributed to the expansion of the British Empire. This portrait appeared in the 'Evangelical Magazine' for 1812.
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