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Contributions in Economics & Economic History #184: A Tramp Shipping Dynasty - Burrell & Son of Glasgow, 1850-1939: A History of Ownership, Finance, and Profit

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Publisher Comments:

This history of Burrell & Son of Glasgow describes the way in which ship ownership and operation developed during the final years of the age of sail and the beginning of the era of steamships. Not only does the work contain background material on tramp shipping commerce, it also includes a substantial database on ship building, ownership, and operations during this period. The information will be of interest to the maritime historian since it describes this important era in detail, and to the business historian interested in the strategy and structure of the shipping industry.

Book News Annotation:

Cage (economic history, U. of New England, Australia) has three goals here: to assemble perhaps the most comprehensive database on tramp shipping (mostly in the appendices), to show the process of wealth creation through a detailed history of one major British firm in the industry, and to demonstrate the usefulness of material in public archives and how to interpret it.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

A history of the development of tramp shipping commerce into the age of steam, including data on shipbuilding, ownership, and operation.

About the Author

R. A. CAGE is an Associate Professor in the Department of Economic History at the University of New England in Australia and an Honorary Research Consultant, Department of Economics, University of Queensland.

Table of Contents

Introduction

The Nature of Tramp Shipping

A Brief History of Burrell &Son

Ownership Patterns

The Financing of Tramp Ships

Profitability of Burrell &Son's Operations

Conclusions

Appendix 1: List of Burrell &Son Ships, by Dates in the Fleet

Appendix 2: Selected Statistics on Ships Held, by Time Periods

Appendix 3: Total Shares plus Burrell &Son's Holdings, by Ship

Appendix 4: Details of Ships in which Burrell &Son had Financial and Controlling Interests

Appendix 5: List and Details of Puffers Built by Burrell &Son at Hamilton Hill Yard

Appendix 6: List and Details of Ships Built by Burrell &Son at Lower Woodyard

Appendix 7: Names, Addresses, and Occupations of Shareholders in Burrell &Son Ships

Appendix 8: Summary of Wills of Burrell Family Members

Appendix 9: Strath Steamships Mutual Insurance Association, Ltd., 1914-1931

Bibliography

Product Details

ISBN:
9780313303463
Author:
Cage, R. A.
Publisher:
Greenwood Press
Location:
Westport, Conn. :
Subject:
General
Subject:
History
Subject:
Corporate History
Subject:
Tramp shipping -- Scotland -- Glasgow -- History.
Subject:
General Business & Economics
Subject:
Burrell and Son - History
Subject:
Business - General
Series:
Contributions in Economics and Economic History
Series Volume:
184
Publication Date:
19970231
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
275
Dimensions:
1.20 in.

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