Entry from British & World English dictionary
A family of English business entrepreneurs and philanthropists. Joseph ( 1801–59) was a grocer who established several Quaker schools. His son Henry Isaac ( 1838–83) founded the family cocoa and chocolate manufacturing firm in York, while his brother Joseph ( 1836–1925) became Henry’s business partner in 1869 and founded three Rowntree trusts (1904) to support research into social welfare and policy.
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