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SECRET BENEFACTOR

I'BATH KEYPADS ,\ 'ih'KAT DONOR TO A iTI'Y.

The author of sonic remarkable anonymous ;;ii:s 'o the city "f Liverpool which for years puzzled the pvblic. was on hi.- death pi-jvcd to he ili- Philip Heavy Holt, vouugcr brother of the hue Mr Alfred Holt. i'omi(lcr of the l'ino Fniincl lino of steamer.-. In 1895 Alderman W.,H. Watts, who wa> then Lord Mayor of the city, received a very valuable gift from nti unknown "entlcinan. The £cntleman waited upon him .ur'i stated that a client tit si red to present to the city of Waverlree p. nlayjrrmind exceeding 100 aero, but that the giver did not wish his name disclosed. Xow it has been revealed that Mr P. H. Holt was the donor. The benefaction became, known as " Wavertrcc mytstery ground." Mr Holt, in the same unobtrusive manner, at. his own expense replaced insanitary property with up-to-date houses, and made gifts (o the Mechanics' Institute, spending, it was computed, nearly £IOO,OOO. He was also. n generous (supporter of t-ha \ Diversity. Yet he remained a comparatively nnki'.own figure, to the general public and has died at the age of 8-1. He was the lfi-t survivor of live brothers, all devoted io philanthropy,

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SECRET BENEFACTOR, Issue 15704, 19 January 1915

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SECRET BENEFACTOR Issue 15704, 19 January 1915

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