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The trade of the port of Hull under the Hull Dock Company, 1830-1860

Wright, Sam


Sam Wright


Opening paragraph:
From the 1770s to 1894, the port of Hull found itself under the almost exclusive control of the Hull Dock Company [hereafter HDC] a private enterprise formed during the port’s desperate attempts to construct its first commercial dock. The impact of the HDC on Hull’s maritime development can be observed from several angles, but perhaps the clearest comes through the growth of the port’s trade. For the purposes of this article, this analysis will concentrate on a case study period of 1830 to 1860. As with any significant collection of statistical information, the sources used here must be approached with some degree of caution as they could possibly suffer from inaccuracies caused by human error, but they nevertheless can provide an interesting and useful impression of the state of Hull’s maritime activity during these years.


Wright, S. The trade of the port of Hull under the Hull Dock Company, 1830-1860

Working Paper Type Working Paper
Deposit Date Jun 21, 2024
Publicly Available Date Jun 21, 2024
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Additional Information Based on the author's undergraduate dissertation ""The Impact of the Hull Dock Company on the development of the Port of Hull"


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