Sir Jesse Boot

Sir Jesse Boot
Sir Jesse Boot

Sir Jesse Boot, 1st Baron Trent (2 June 1850 – 13 June 1931) transformed The Boots Company, founded by his father, John Boot, into a national retailer, which branded itself as “Chemists to the Nation” he was a Methodist and paid for the magnificent pipe organ in the Albert Hall Nottingham as well as gifting the land for the new University College at Highfields, now the University of Nottingham, which opened in 1928, and was presented with the Freedom of the City of Nottingham in 1920.

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