• Short Summary

    FIFTY MEMBERS OF THE MELLON FAMILY, ONE OF AMERICA'S GREATEST FINANCIAL DYNASTIES, FLEW INTO BELFAST YESTERDAY (WEDNESDAY) TO MAKE A PILGRIMAGE TO A COTTAGE IN COUNTY TYRONE, WHERE THE MAN WHO BEGAN IT WAS BORN.

  • Description

    FIFTY MEMBERS OF THE MELLON FAMILY, ONE OF AMERICA'S GREATEST FINANCIAL DYNASTIES, FLEW INTO BELFAST YESTERDAY (WEDNESDAY) TO MAKE A PILGRIMAGE TO A COTTAGE IN COUNTY TYRONE, WHERE THE MAN WHO BEGAN IT WAS BORN.

    ONE HUNDRED AND FIFTY YEARS AGO FIVE-YEAR-OLD THOMAS MELLON AND HIS PARENTS SET OUT FROM CAMP HILL COTTAGE, MOUNTJOY, NEAR OMAGH, TO START A NEW LIFE.

    THOMAS BECAME A LAWYER AND A JUDGE AND LATER FOUNDED THE MELLON NATIONAL BANK AND TRUST, WHICH HAS BECOME ONE OF THE LARGEST IN THE UNITED STATES.

    TOMORROW (FRIDAY) HIS DESCENDANTS WILL ASSEMBLE AT THE ANCESTRAL HOME, A THREE-ROOMED THATCHED COTTAGE, TO WHICH THEY RECENTLY GAVE GBP100,000 FOR RESTORATION AND UPKEEP.

    OPENING THE HOME - RESTORED TO ITS 1818 APPEARANCE - WILL BE 71-YEAR-OLD DR. MATTHEW MELLON, RETIRED PROFESSOR OF ART HISTORY AND PRESENT HEAD OF THE FAMILY.

    HE HAD FLOWN INTO NORTHERN IRELAND IN ADVANCE OF HIS FAMILY AND WAS AT THE AIRPORT YESTERDAY TO GREET THEM.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA1H0AKS9MDHSKBG5044OD75RKK
    Media URN:
    VLVA1H0AKS9MDHSKBG5044OD75RKK
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    20/06/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:23:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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