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Robert Milligan (c.1746-1809).
|Robert Milligan (c.1746-1809).|
|© National Maritime Museum, London|
|Repro ID: B0685_20|
|Description: Robert Milligan (c.1746-1809) was the man responsible for the realisation of the West India Docks. Milligan was a wealthy West India merchant and shipowner, having previously managed his family's Jamaica sugar plantations. Outraged at losses due to theft and delay at London's riverside wharves, Milligan headed a group of powerful businessmen who planned and built West India Docks. Milligan served as both Deputy Chairman and Chairman of the West India Dock Company.|
|Creator: Lemuel Abbott (artist): James Minasi (engraver)|
|Credit line: National Maritime Museum, London|