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From Wheel House to Counting HouseEssays in Maritime Business History in Honour of Professor Peter Neville Davies$
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Lewis R. Fischer

Print publication date: 1992

Print ISBN-13: 9780969588511

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: May 2019

DOI: 10.3828/liverpool/9780969588511.001.0001

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Bureaucrats, Businessmen and Bananas: The Colonial Office and Shipping Services in the West Indies, 1895-1925

Bureaucrats, Businessmen and Bananas: The Colonial Office and Shipping Services in the West Indies, 1895-1925

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(p.73) Bureaucrats, Businessmen and Bananas: The Colonial Office and Shipping Services in the West Indies, 1895-1925
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From Wheel House to Counting House
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Robert G. Greenhill

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Liverpool University Press
DOI:10.3828/liverpool/9780969588511.003.0005

Robert Greenhill, in his examination of British shipping in Latin America, reminds us not only of the global importance of such transport but also of the vicissitudes that such involvement can have on the firms involved. He examines the rivalry between two of the great imperial entrepreneurs around the turn of the century, Sir Alfred Jones, the chairman of Elder Dempster, and Owen Philipps (later Lord Kylsant), who assembled the Royal Mail group of shipping companies, exploring the interplay between the Colonial Office and British businessmen around the 18th century.

Keywords:   British Shipping, Shipbuilding, Colonial Shipping Services, West Indies Maritime History

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