Lisbon and OPorto Factory Houses, British Merchants and Ec. Relations
In Charles Sellers' Oporto Old and New (p. 167) we find the following entry: "Mr John Gassiot, senior, ... was Vice President of the Royal Society and in 1853 was asked by the late Mr. Benjamin d'Oliveira, M.P., to take part as one of the judges in studying the essays on Portugal submitted for the prize of fifty guineas offered by him."
Sellers tells us nothing more about Benjamin Oliveira (he seems not to have used the 'de' in England), but in the Archives Historiques, published in Paris in the middle of last century, he appears as: ...
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