Henry Isaac Rowntree
In June 1862 Henry Isaac bought out the chocolate, cocoa-making and chicory departments and ran the business himself employing around a dozen people. He followed Quaker principles and always insisted on the highest quality. In August 1864 he bought a disused foundry at Tanners Moat and built a new factory there. However, he became distracted from his chocolate business by his mission to produce, edit and print the Yorkshire Weekly Press: accordingly his chocolate business suffered and in June 1869 he took on his brother Joseph as a full partner in the business, now renamed H. I. Rowntree & Co. The brothers continued in partnership and the business went from strength to strength until Henry Isaac's untimely death in 1883.
- Rowntree and the Marketing Revolution 1862 - 1969 by Robert Fitzgerald, Cambridge University Press, 1995 ISBN 978-0-521-43512-3
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