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Sir Hugh Allan
Born: 1810 Saltcoats, Ayrshire, Scotland
Died: 1882 Edinburgh, Scotland
“Canada’s richest man” with a personal fortune of $8 million.
Best known as the owner of the Allan Royal Mail Line and the founder of the Merchant’s Bank of Canada. Key participant in the Pacific Scandal.
photo from: Ravenscrag - The Allan Royal Mail Line; Thomas E Appleton; 1974; McClelland and Stewart.