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The Hull Dock Company and the port of Hull, 1830-1860

Wright, Sam


Sam Wright


Opening paragraph:
For over 100 years, the Hull Dock Company stood as sole port authority in Hull, in charge of the upkeep and growth of its vital port infrastructure. However, the relationship between the port and the Dock Company was not as harmonious as one might imagine. In fact, the ‘conflict between the mercantile classes of Hull and the Dock Company […] was a recurring theme in the history of the town in the nineteenth century’.1 From the various disputes that emerged, to the quality and quantity of port infrastructural developments, the Hull Dock Company [hereafter HDC] often caused more problems than it solved for the port of Hull, and the period 1830 to 1860 clearly demonstrates this.


Wright, S. The Hull Dock Company and the port of Hull, 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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