Foreign News: Ancestors

Britain's greatest and most completely self-made philanthropist is today Lord Nuffield, raised in the New Year's Honors list from baron to viscount (TIME, Jan. 10). About a month ago Nufneld registered privately in high Fleet Street quarters a mild protest at the habit English reporters had of describing him as plain and hearty "Bill" Morris, the bucolic bicycle maker of Oxford who cleverly expanded into building Morris cars and grew so rich in 25 years that to Oxford University alone he has given $17,700,000 (TIME, Oct. 25).

Although Nuffield will be remembered when many...

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