British Overseas Trade during the French Wars 1793-1815

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THE TRADE WINDS

A Study of British Overseas Trade during the French Wars 1793-1815

Edited by C. Northcote Parkinson

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A Study of British Overseas Trade during the French Wars 1793-1815, a period unusual importance with contributions from C. Ernest Fayle, C. Northcote Parkinson, A. C. Wardle, Professor C. M. Maclnnes, Basil Lubbock, Professor J. A. Nixon, Lucy Frances Horsfall and Professor H. Heaton.
1st edition
Published in 1948 by George Allan and Unwin Ltd.

Blurbs

It is very strange, as the editor remarks, that in an island defended, enriched and made famous by its ships and seamen, the study of maritime history should be so ignored. What this volume offers is an essay in maritime history covering a period of unusual importance, and a period that has several points of contact with our own recent history, contact so close that we appear to have re-lived through 1939-45 the perils and triumphs of 1793-1815.
The authors present an authoritative statement on the main aspects of British overseas trade of their period, stressing conditions rather than the better known events. What the social historian has done in relation to political history they do for maritime history, and, in the famous words of Hakluyt, "speak a word of that just commendation which our nation do indeed deserve."


Contents

INTRODUCTION
by Admiral Sir William M. James, G.C.B.
EDITORIAL PREFACE
by C. Northcote Parkinson

PART ONE

I. Shipowning and Marine Insurance by C. Ernest Fayle
II. The Seaports
i. LONDON,
by C. Northcote Parkinson
ii. LIVERPOOL,
by A. C. Wardle
iii. BRISTOL,
by Professor C. M. Maclnnes
III. The Employment of British Shipping
by C. Ernest Fayle
IV. Ships of the Period and Developments in:Rig
by Basil Lubbock
V. Seamen
by Basil Lubbock
VI. Health and Sickness
by Professor J. A. Nixon

PART TWO

VII. The East India Trade by C. Northcote Parkinson
VIII. The West Indian Trade
by Lucy Frances Horsfall, Ph.D
IX. The American Trade
by Professor H. Heaton
X. The Newfoundland Trade
by A. C. Wardle
XI. The Slave Trade
by Professor C. M. Maclnnes
With Appendix by Professor J. A. Nixon
XII. The Post Office Packets
by A. C. Wardle

GLOSSARY
BIBLIOGRAPHY AND LIST OF AUTHORITIES
INDEX


Illustrations

Frontispeice

Sir Nathaniel Dance, Commander in the service of the Honourable East India Company. Reproduced from the mezzotint by I. R. Smith in the National Maritime Museum, by permission of the Trustees

  1. Section of an 18th century ship. Taken from Vol. 5 of a French Encyclopa:dia published in Paris in 1787. Reproduced from the copy in the National Maritime Museum, by permission of the Trustees
  2. The New Docks at Wapping, 1803. Reproduced from a print in the National Maritime Museum, by permission of the Trustees
  3. Plan of the Docks at London, 1808. Based upon plans engraved and published in that year
  4. Proposed diversion of the Thames. Based upon the Third Plan submitted by W. Reveley to the Committee of 1796
  5. Plan of the Docks at Liverpool in 1808. Based upon the British Atlas, a complete set of County Maps of England and Wales, published in London in 1810
  6. Map based upon Mathews's new and correct Plan of the City and Suburbs of Bristol, published in 1825
  7. Specimen advertisements taken from the Liverpool Chronicle of 1834, and illustrating contemporary means of transport
  8. Unloading a Collier. Reproduced from the drawing by Atkinson in the National Maritime Museum, by permission of the Trustees
  9. Shipping with two masts. Taken from Vol. I of Steel's Elements and Practice of Rigging and Seamanship, 1794. Reproduced from the copy in the National Maritime Museum, by permission of the Trustees
  10. The Quay. Drawing by Rowlandson. Reproduced from Vol. I of Rowlandson the Caricaturist, by permission from Messrs. Chatto & Windus
  11. 11 Heaving the lead. Reproduced from the drawing by Atkinson in the National Maritime Museum, by permission of the Trustees
  12. Model of an East Indiaman (Scale 1-36) of about 1800, in the National Maritime Museum. Reproduced from a photograph, by permission of the Trustees
  13. The Lady Juliana struck by lightning. One of a set of four views of the Jamaica Convoy homeward bound in September, 1782. Reproduced from the Aquatint after Dodd in the National Maritime Museum, by permission of the Trustees
  14. A Draught of the Harbours of Port Royal and Kingston, reproduced from Long's History of Jamaica, published in 1774
  15. The Port of Boston, U.S.A. Based upon Vol. II of the Atlantic Neptune, published under the direction of the Admiralty in 1779-80, together with A Plan of Boston from the Survey of Osgood Carleton, made in 1796
  16. The Banks of Newfoundland. Based upon a New Map of Nova Scotia, Newfoundland, etc. From the latest authorities. By John Cary, engineer. (Contemporary)
  17. The snow Shaw of 194 tons, Guineaman, built by Rathbone, Blezard and Haselden at Liverpool in 1801. From an oil painting in private possession, reproduced by kind permission of the owner.
  18. The Coast from Benin Creek to Cameroons. Based upon a map published in The Memoirs of the late Captain Hugh Crow of Liverpool. London, 1830
  19. A Post Office Packet off Liverpool. Reproduced from an oil painting by Robert Salmon (circa 1814), by kind permission of the Parker Gallery, 2 Albemarle Street, W.1

NOTE
In Plate 9, Shipping with two masts, the vessels shown are of the following types : 1, Snow ; 2, Brig ; 3, Schooner ; 4, Lugger ; 5 and 6, Man-of-war Pinnaces ; 7, Bilander ; 8, Ketch ; 9, Cutter ; 10, Hoy, and 11, Sailing Barge


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