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Biographical entry Felton, Alfred (1831 - 1904)

Born
8 November 1831
Maldon, Essex, England
Died
8 January 1904
St Kilda, Victoria, Australia
Occupation
Philanthropist and Business executive

Summary

Alfred Felton was a very successful businessman during the 1800s. He co-founded numerous businesses with F.S. Grimwade including Felton, Grimwade and Co., Melbourne Glass Bottle Works, an acid works, Adelaide Chemical Works Co. and J. Bosisto & Co. The Adelaide Chemical Works Co. was the only one of their business ventures that failed. Felton was also a philanthropist and set up trust funds worth hundreds of thousands of pounds to be administered by the Felton Bequests' Committee. The money was for Melbourne charities and for the Melbourne National Art Gallery.

Details

Events

1853
Life event - Migrated to Australia (Victoria)
1857 - 1861
Career position - Commission Agent and general dealer in Victoria
1861
Career position - Wholesale druggist in Swanston Street
1867
Career position - Established Felton, Grimwade and Co. wholesale drug house
1872
Career position - Established the Melbourne Glass Bottle Works and an acid works
1882
Career position - Established the Adelaide Chemical Works Co.
1885
Career position - Established J. Bosisto & Co.
1897
Career position - Merger of the acid works with Cuming Smith & Co.

Archival resources

Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Limited

  • Alfred Felton - Records; Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Limited. Details

The University of Melbourne Archives

  • Alfred Felton - Records; The University of Melbourne Archives. Details

Published resources

Encyclopedia of Australian Science Exhibitions

Books

  • Wrigley, J. and Fagg, M., Eucalypts: A Celebration, Allen & Unwin, Crows Nest Australia, 2010, 344 pp. Details

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See also

McCarthy, G.J.