Thomas Holloway Organization founder

Thomas Holloway (22 September 1800 – 26 December 1883) was a patent medicine vendor and philanthropist from England. Holloway was born in Devonport, a district of Plymouth in the county of Devon, the eldest son of Thomas and Mary Holloway (née Chellew), who at the time of their son's birth had a bakery business. They later moved to Penzance, Cornwall, where they ran The Turk's Head Inn. In the late 1820s, Holloway went to live in Roubaix, France, for a few years. He returned to England in 1831 and worked in London as a secretary and interpreter for a firm of importers and exporters. In 1836, he set himself up as a foreign and commercial agent in London. Holloway had business connections with an Italian, Felix Albinolo, who manufactured and sold a general purpose ointment. This gave Holloway the idea to set up a similar business himself in 1837. He began by using his mother's pots and pans to manufacture his ointment in the family kitchen. Seeing the potential in patent medicines, Holloway soon added pills to his range of products. Holloway's business was extremely successful. A key factor in his enormous success in business was advertising, in which Holloway had great faith.

Personal details

Date of birth
September 22nd, 1800
Date of death
December 26th, 1883 at age of 83

Organizations founded

1. Royal Holloway, University of London

Colleges/University

Official web page

Lidership history

Paul Layzell
2010- Principal

Headquarters

Egham Hill, TW20 0EX - Egham, Surrey

Location

Egham, England

Wikiedia article

Royal Holloway, University of London, is a public research university and a constituent college of the federal University of London. The college has three faculties, 18 academic departments, and about 9,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students from over 100 different countries. The campus is located slightly west of Egham, Surrey, within the boundary of the Greater London Urban Area, although outside of the M25 motorway and some 19 miles from the geographic centre of London. The Egham campus was founded in 1879 by the Victorian entrepreneur and philanthropist Thomas Holloway. Royal Holloway College was officially opened in 1886 by Queen Victoria as an all-women college. It became a member of the University of London in 1900. In 1945, the college admitted male postgraduate students, and in 1965, male undergraduates. In 1985, Royal Holloway College merged with Bedford College. The merged college was named Royal Holloway and Bedford New College, this remaining the official registered name of the college by Act of Parliament. The campus is dominated by the Founder's Building, a Grade I listed red-brick building modelled on the Château de Chambord in the Loire Valley, France.

Namesakes

1.Holloway Sanatorium

Hospital
Holloway Sanatorium was an institution for the treatment of the insane, located on 22 acres of parkland near the town of Virginia Water, Surrey, within the boundary of the Greater London Urban Area, about 22 miles south-west of Charing Cross. It was conceived by the wealthy philanthropist Thomas Holloway, designed in an elaborate Franco-Gothic style by W. H. Crossland, and built between 1873 and 1885. It is a stunning building, particularly when seen from the M25 with its sister building, the Royal Holloway College; Sir Nikolaus Pevsner regarded these two buildings as the \summit of High Victorian design". In 1948 it was transferred to the National Health Service.
Located in Geolocation
United Kingdom
51.403333,-0.560556

2.Royal Holloway, University of London

Colleges/University
Royal Holloway, University of London, is a public research university and a constituent college of the federal University of London. The college has three faculties, 18 academic departments, and about 9,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students from over 100 different countries. The campus is located slightly west of Egham, Surrey, within the boundary of the Greater London Urban Area, although outside of the M25 motorway and some 19 miles from the geographic centre of London. The Egham campus was founded in 1879 by the Victorian entrepreneur and philanthropist Thomas Holloway. Royal Holloway College was officially opened in 1886 by Queen Victoria as an all-women college. It became a member of the University of London in 1900. In 1945, the college admitted male postgraduate students, and in 1965, male undergraduates. In 1985, Royal Holloway College merged with Bedford College. The merged college was named Royal Holloway and Bedford New College, this remaining the official registered name of the college by Act of Parliament. The campus is dominated by the Founder's Building, a Grade I listed red-brick building modelled on the Château de Chambord in the Loire Valley, France.
Located in Geolocation Headquarters Type Official website
Egham, England
51.424722,-0.566944
Egham Hill, TW20 0EX - Egham, Surrey
Public university

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