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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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Alfred Lewis Jones

Alfred Lewis Jones

(p.37) Chapter 3 Alfred Lewis Jones
The Trade Makers

Peter N. Davies

Liverpool University Press

This chapter follows the professional career of Alfred Lewis Jones to his position as senior partner of Elder Dempster and Company. It details Jones’ early career history, including the establishment of his firm, Alfred L. Jones and Company, and his junior partnership with Elder Dempster and Company. The chapter concludes with Jones’ decision to create a conference system to regulate the West African shipping trade, as a result of constant negotiations with rival opponents Woermann Line of Hamburg and the Royal Niger 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, Alfred L. Jones and Company, Alfred Lewis Jones

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