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Barlow, Thomas Bradwall, 1900-1988 (merchant banker)



  • Existence: 1900 - 1988


Thomas Bradwall Barlow, born on 7 March 1900, was the second son and third child of Sir John Emmott Barlow and Lady Anna Maria Barlow (née Denman). He was educated at Leighton Park School, a Quaker school in Reading, and at Haverford College, Pennsylvania, where he was sent with his brother, John Denman Barlow, during the First World War. Known in the family as Tom, he married Elizabeth Margaret Sackville-West, daughter of the Honourable Bertrand George Sackville-West, on 8 July 1943. They settled in Thornby, Northamptonshire, and had two children: Henry Sackville Barlow (1944- ) and Anna Elizabeth Barlow (1949- ). Thomas Bradwall Barlow spent his entire working life in the family business. He took over the London office of Thomas Barlow & Bro. in the mid-1920s, became partner in 1930 and joint senior partner in 1932 with his brother, John Denman Barlow, until 1975 when the partnership was dissolved. He was also chairman of Highlands & Lowlands Para Rubber Co. Ltd, succeeding Sir Frank Swettenham, between 1946 and 1976. He died on 27 July 1988 at the age of 88.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:


Papers of Thomas Bradwall Barlow, 1750-1995

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Barlow of Thornby 5
Scope and Contents

Thomas Bradwall Barlow's papers are the most extensive in the collection. They comprise personal papers, domestic and estate papers, legal documents, personal and family finance, family history, business papers and photographs.

Dates: 1750-1995
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Subject to the terms of the donation, access to papers after 1969 requires the permission of Mr Henry S. Barlow ( Additionally, access to some items is restricted under data protection legislation. These restrictions are marked on the catalogue. Most of the papers are in good condition. In a few cases, where indicated, papers are currently awaiting conservation and therefore not available to readers.