Finding Number (Click this to view full catalogue structure)JC2/10/1-15
TitleCorrespondence relating to legislation to regulate the stowage of grain cargoes on merchant ships
Extent16 items
DescriptionCorrespondence and copy correspondence between Joseph Chamberlain [as President of the Board of Trade, 1880-1885], his political colleagues including Samuel Plimsoll [MP and shipping reformer] and William Rathbone [MP and merchant], shipping magnates, and various individuals and organisations associated with maritime industries, relating to maritime legislation, including the Merchant Shipping and Grain Cargoes Bills of 1880, and the Grain Cargoes and Merchant Shipping Select Committees of the same year; with press cuttings and telegram copies
Including /6 Letter from E. M. Levy [Bag and Sack Merchants] to Sir William Vernon Harcourt MP [Sec of State for Home Affairs, 1880-1885] insisting that proposed Bill should prescribe bag stowage of grain in vessels, with press cutting from 'The Globe', Jul; /9 Letter from Nathaniel Dunlop and James and Alexander Allan [Allan Line Royal Mail Steamers and Iron Clippers] responding to proposals of Grain Cargoes Bill Select Committee, Jul; /11 Letter from John Glover [ship broker and chairman, Lloyds Register of British and Foreign Shipping] accusing Sir William Vernon Harcourt MP [Sec of State for Home Affairs, 1880-1885] of having impugned figures he has returned to the Board of Trade's Merchant Shipping Committee, Jul
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