Horner,John (1858-1919);

Biography/History

John Horner was born in Belfast in 1858. He was an engineer and industrialist. He accumulated a fine collection of books, art and scientific specimens. He was one of the main organisers of the Industrial Exhibition in 1895. He was a member of the Belfast Natural History and Philosophical Society. He is the author of " The Linen Trade of Europe during the Spinning-Wheel Period", (1920).

Role
Textile manufacturer