George Holt (merchant)

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George Holt (1825–1896) was a Victorian ship owner and merchant. He lived at Sudley House in Liverpool. He founded the Liverpool Institute High School for Boys, and is the namesake of the University of Liverpool's George Holt building, which currently houses the laboratories of the university's department of materials engineering. He was the son of George Holt, Sr. and Emma Durning. Among his brothers were Alfred Holt, founder of the Blue Funnel lines, and Robert Durning Holt, first Lord Mayor of Liverpool. His only child, Emma Georgina Holt (1862–1944) supported women's higher education and was a noted philanthropist. There is a Halls of Residence at Edge Hill university called Holt in his honour. [1]