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Bloomsbury and the Bloomsbury Project

Bloomsbury People

What is the Bloomsbury Project?

The Leverhulme-funded UCL Bloomsbury Project was established to investigate 19th-century Bloomsbury’s development from swampy rubbish-dump to centre of intellectual life

Led by Professor Rosemary Ashton, with Dr Deborah Colville as Researcher, the Project has traced the origins, Bloomsbury locations, and reforming significance of hundreds of progressive and innovative institutions

Many of the extensive archival resources relating to these institutions have also been identified and examined by the Project, and Bloomsbury’s developing streets and squares have been mapped and described

This website is a gateway to the information gathered and edited by Project members during the Project’s lifetime, 1 October 2007–30 April 2011, with the co-operation of Bloomsbury’s institutions, societies, and local residents

Frederick David Goldsmid (1812–1866)

a summary of his Bloomsbury connections

He was the second son of Isaac Lyon Goldsmid, one of the founders of University College London

Frederick was educated at University College London, before joining the family firm of Mocatta & Goldsmid (Jewish Encyclopaedia)

He was a supporter of charities for the housing of the working classes and for Jewish education and welfare

He was later a member of the Council of University College London, and of the Committee of University College Hospital (Jewish Encyclopaedia)

His daughter Mary Ada Goldsmid married Frederic David Mocatta, another member of the family firm and benefactor of University College London

This page last modified 7 April, 2011 by Deborah Colville


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