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"A Business Unique": The Wilson Line of Hull, 1840-1916

Starkey, David J.


David J. Starkey


The aim of this paper is to examine the development of the Wilson Line of Hull from the 1840s to 1916, a period during which the firm expanded rapidly to become one of the largest enterprises in the British shipping industry. It assesses the extent to which the company was unique in the context of Britain’s highly significant shipping interests, and explains how the Wilson family retained ownership and control of their large-scale and wide-ranging business.


Starkey, D. J. (2007, December). "A Business Unique": The Wilson Line of Hull, 1840-1916

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