Tuesday, 1 August 2017
Old Photograph Milne's Institution Fochabers Scotland
Old photograph of the Milne's Institution in Fochabers, Moray, Scotland. Milne's Institution was originally built in accordance with Alexander Milne's Last Will and Testament, using money he left for this purpose. Alexander Milne, born 1742, died 1838, was a Scottish American entrepreneur and philanthropist and was born in Fochabers, Moray, Scotland. He was employed as a footman by the Duke of Richmond and Gordon and when ordered by the duke to powder his red hair, Milne declined, left his employment and emigrated to the American colonies. By 1776, Milne had moved to New Orleans, Louisiana where, after doing well in the hardware business, he set up a brick making company using mainly slave labour, by the late 18th century most of the brick used in New Orleans was made at his works.
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