Arthur Ellis Franklin

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Arthur Ellis Franklin
Born18 April 1857
Died24 December 1938(1938-12-24) (aged 81)
OccupationMerchant banker, senior partner of A. Keyser & Co
Spouse(s)Caroline Jacob
ChildrenAlice Caroline Franklin
Ellis Arthur Franklin
Cecil Arthur Franklin
Hugh Franklin
Helen Bentwich
Parent(s)Ellis Abraham Franklin

Arthur Ellis Franklin (18 April 1857 – 24 December 1938) was a British merchant banker and senior partner of Keyser & Co.

Early life[edit]

He was the son of the merchant banker Ellis Abraham Franklin (1822-1901), and came from a prominent Anglo-Jewish family, originally Fraenkel, that arrived in England in the 18th century.[1]


Franklin was senior partner of A. Keyser & Co.[1]

Personal life[edit]

His wife was Caroline Jacob,[1] they had six children: Jacob Franklin; Alice Franklin, manager of the Townswomen's Guild; Cecil Arthur Franklin, chairman of the publishers Routledge; Hugh Franklin, a campaigner for women's suffrage and later Labour politician; Helen Caroline Franklin (later Bentwich) CBE, a social worker and politician; and Ellis Arthur Franklin, also a merchant banker.


  1. ^ a b c William D. Rubinstein (22 February 2011). The Palgrave Dictionary of Anglo-Jewish History. Palgrave Macmillan. pp. 294–295. ISBN 978-0-230-30466-6. Retrieved 4 November 2015.