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The Trade MakersElder Dempster in West Africa, 1852-1972, 1973-1989$
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Peter N. Davies

Print publication date: 2000

Print ISBN-13: 9780968128893

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: January 2019

DOI: 10.5949/liverpool/9780968128893.001.0001

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Alexander Elder and John Dempster

Alexander Elder and John Dempster

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(p.19) Chapter 2 Alexander Elder and John Dempster
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The Trade Makers
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Peter N. Davies

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Liverpool University Press
DOI:10.5949/liverpool/9780968128893.003.0002

This chapter explores the lives of Alexander Elder and John Dempster, two men whose work, power and influence changed the whole of Britain’s shipping and commercial relationship with West Africa. It discusses the pair’s impact on the British West African shipping trade in general and on Elder Dempster and Company in particular. The chapter details the rivalry between the African Steam Ship Company and the British and African Steam Navigation Company and presents the eventual negotiation and agreements made between the two. It concludes with the abrupt ending of the agency of the African Steam Ship Company.

Keywords:   West Africa, British West Africa, West African Trade, West African Shipping Trade, African Steam Ship Company, Liverpool Shipping, British and African Steam Navigation Company, Elder Dempster, Alexander Elder, John Dempster

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