Sir Thomas Lipton, tea tycoon – died on 2 October 1931

Posted on October 1st, 2013 by The British Newspaper Archive

‘Errand boy who became a millionaire’

Sir Thomas Johnstone Lipton, the Glasgow-born self-made man who worked himself up from errand boy to become a millionaire, died in London on 2 October 1931 – he was 83.

Here is a newspaper report (published the day after his death) that offers an overview of Lipton’s amazing life and achievements.

historical newspaper report on thomas lipton

historical newspaper report on thomas lipton

Western Daily Press – Saturday 03 October 1931

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