Timothy Abraham Curtis

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Timothy Abraham Curtis
Born30 January 1786
Edmonton, Middlesex
Died13 May 1857 (71)
Blenheim Park, Oxfordshire

Timothy Abraham Curtis was Governor of the Bank of England from 1837-39. He had been Deputy Governor from 1834-37. He replaced James Pattison as Governor and was succeeded by John Reid. [1] Curtis' tenure as Governor occurred during the Panic of 1837. In June 2020, the Bank of England issued a public apology for the involvement of Curtis, amongst other employees, in the slave trade following the investigation by the Centre for the Study of the Legacies of British Slave-ownership at UCL. [2]


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  1. Governors of the Bank of England. Bank of England, London, 2013. Archived here. Retrieved 21 March 2016.
  2. "Bank of England apologises for role of former directors in slave trade". The Guardian. 18 June 2020. Retrieved 19 June 2020.