Inscription on the Pedestal of the Statue, erected at the West India Docks. To Perpetuate on this Spot The Memory of Robert Milligan,a Merchant of London, To whose Genius, Perserverance and Guardian Care, The surrounding Great Work principally owes It's Design, Accomplishment and Regulation; The Directors and Proprietors, Deprived by his Death on the 21st May 1809, of the continuance of his invaluable services, By their unanimous vote Have caused His Statue to be erected.
Etching. 285 x 210mm.
Robert Milligan (1746 -1809), a prominent English merchant and ship-owner, was the driving force behind the construction of the West India Docks in London. Outraged at losses due to theft and delay at London's riverside wharves, Milligan promoted the creation of a wet dock circled by a high wall. His group planned and built the Docks, lobbying parliament to allow the creation of a West India Dock Company, of which Milligan served as bothDeputy Chairman ( the first ) and Chairman.
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