Alexander Anderson (slave trader)

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Alexander Anderson was a British slave trader, who was in business with his brother Sir John Anderson, together forming John and Alexander Anderson & Co.

They owned a slave factory on Bance Island, Sierra Leone [1] Their business was based in Philpot Lane, Eastcheap. [2] Alexander was active politically to prevent any restrictions in the running of the slave trade, for example working with his brother to organise a petition to the House of Lords in 1799. [2] :140–1

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  2. 1 2 Rawley, James (2003). London, Metropolis of the Slave Trade. Columbia, Missouri: University of Missouri Press.:140