Tui or Parson Bird Prosthemadera Novae Zealandiae. From: 'A history of the birds of New Zealand' by Walter Lawry Buller | OUR Heritage

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Francis (Frank) H. Wedgwood to Joseph W. Mellor



13 July, 1913


Mellor Papers, Box 16




Francis (Frank) Wedgwood (1867-1930) was the great-great grandson of Josiah Wedgwood (1730-95), who is known as the ‘Father of English Potters’. Frank became a partner in the Wedgwood family business in 1889 after the death of his father, Clement. He then became managing director after his uncle Cecil died in 1916. From all accounts, Frank was an unassuming man who was passionate about the success of the Wedgwood dynasty. Mellor and Wedgwood were clearly fast friends as is evidenced in this letter to Mellor in which Frank calls him ‘our one and only Mellor’. Frank died suddenly at Euston train station in October 1930, the year of Josiah Wedgwood’s bicentenary.


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