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Mr Atkinson's Rum Contract

The Story of a Tangled Inheritance

Richard Atkinson

The chance discovery of a box of old letters prompted Richard Atkinson to research his family’s history. It led him to his ancestor, also called Richard Atkinson, who amassed a fortune supplying the British army during the American War of Independence, and whose early death was followed by a protracted court battle over his inheritance. Disturbingly, it also revealed the family’s involvement in the slave trade.

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  • Publisher: 4th Estate
  • Year: 2020
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 512pp
  • Illustrated: Yes
  • Dimensions: 242x159mm
  • ISBN: 9780007509249
  • Condition: New
  • Weight: 0.8kg
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