Joseph Rowntree Jnr hands the thriving Pavement business to his elder brother, John. This allows him to bring his much-needed capital to shore up his younger brother, Henry Isaac‘s, small cocoa business. The name is changed to H. I. Rowntree and Co Ltd. Joseph later describes the financial state of the company in 1869 as “hopelessly embarrassed.”
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@ChocolateLoveTO@jrf_uk@jrct_uk@JRRT1904 Thank you. We recognise this too. It has always been clear that the company operated during the period of colonialism, but this can also feel like new info. Catherine Hall's descriptions of 'knowing and not knowing' & 'turning a blind eye' feel helpful in capturing this duality.