Finding Number (Click this to view full catalogue structure)JC2/15/1-24
TitlePapers relating to merchant shipping legislation, and associated maritime and Board of Trade affairs
Extent27 items
DescriptionMemoranda, printed material, Government publications and correspondence of Joseph Chamberlain [as President of the Board of Trade, 1880-1885] relating to merchant shipping, including merchant shipping and grain cargo legislation, the Royal Commission into Merchant Shipping of 1884, inquiries relating to the loss of life and vessels at sea, lighthouse illumination, statistics for the number of employees in British and Irish mining industries [containing details of the number of fatalities and injuries suffered], and number of fatalities suffered by railway employees
Including /2 Government printed memorandum 'Merchant Shipping Bill. Memorandum 19 February 1884', outlining principal objectives of proposed legislation, 1884; /3 Memorandum providing statistical details for number of deaths of railway employees for years 1873-1882, nd [circa 1884]; /4 Memorandum from Sir Charles Cecil Trevor [Assistant Sec, Board of Trade, 1867-1895] relating to second reading of Merchant Shipping Bill, and statistics for lighthouse provision and related expenditure, nd [circa 1884]; /5 Memorandum providing statistics relating to employment figures for British and Irish mining industries, including number of fatalities and injuries from 1873-82 following the Coal Mines Regulation Act and the Metalliferous Mines Regulation Act of 1872, nd [circa 1884]; /10 Memorandum entitled 'Inquiries into Points in Merchant Shipping Bill by Select Committees or Royal Commissions', being a summary of the history of merchant shipping legislation, nd [1884]; /11 Memorandum from Sir Thomas Henry Farrer [Premanent Sec, Board of Trade] relating to the loss of S. S. Emily, with official printed paper, 'Emily S. S.', no. 2108, being a report of the formal investigation, conducted by Henry Cadogan Rothery [Wreck Commissioner], 1884; /16 Government publication, 'Loss of Life at Sea (British Ships)', no. 143, 1883; /19 Government publication, 'Merchant Shipping Wreck Inquiries. Report made to the President of the Board of Trade by the Wreck Commissioner upon the Injuries and Formal Investigations into Shipping Casualties held by him under the Provisions of the Merchant Shipping Acts, 1854-1876', C. 3909, 1884; /20 Printed papers, 'Merchant Shipping Bill, 1884. Report of the Committee of the North of England Steam Ship-owners' Association', printed by MacIntyre Bros and Co, 1884; /22 Government publication, 'Loss of Life from British Ships. Lives Lost by Drowning or Other Accident in British Merchant Ships Registered in the U. K. Calendar Years 1871 to 1882 Inclusive', C. 3875, 1884
Access StatusOpen
Physical DescriptionIn addition, /19a is used


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