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East Coast Steamship Company (1875-1971)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0064 13707.1
Held at: National Maritime Museum
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Full title: East Coast Steamship Company (1875-1971)
Date(s): [1875-1971]
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 11 boxes
Name of creator(s): East Coast Steamship Company (1875-1971)


Administrative/Biographical history:

The company was incorporated as a limited company on 22/12/1875. The company was formed to run the existing business of shipping frieght between Kings Lynn and Hull. This had previously been jointly operated by two separate organisations, one run by Captain Robert Wise of Kings Lynn and the other by Furley and Co of Hull who were leading waterway carriers. Furley and Cohad a controlling interest gaining their shares by by provision of the steam ship Sea Nymph of Gainsborough. Robert Wise supplied the other vessel the steam schooner Fanny of Kings Lynn also in return for shares.


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Records of the East Coast Steamship Company (1875-1971).

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Detailed catalogue online at the: National Maritime Museum website .

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Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Edited by Sarah Drewery, Jun 2011.

Rules or conventions:
Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.

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