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The Diary of John Holt

Peter N. Davies

Abstract

John Holt (1841-1915) was a successful British merchant who made several voyages to West Africa during his lifetime to establish business and trade in the era of British Imperialism. His diaries are presented in two accounts; the first, from 1862-1872, documents his life as a merchant on the West African island of Fernando Po, initially working for James Lynslager and eventually purchasing the trade company and expanding it significantly. Holt’s own vessel, Maria, and his affiliation with the African Steam Ship Company, made his maritime trade activities particularly succssful. The second acco ... More

Keywords: John Holt, African Steam Ship Company, Fernando Po, West Africa, British Imperialism, Maritime Merchant

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1993 Print ISBN-13: 9780969588559
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: January 2019 DOI:10.5949/liverpool/9780969588559.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Peter N. Davies, editor