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The Bristol Dock Company, 1803 -1848

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Peter Malpass
978 1 911592 05 1

The Bristol Dock Company was set up in 1803 to finance, carry out and operate the improved harbour which had long been urged. But the company structure and capital reflected the local politics and tensions which had delayed action hitherto, and which continued to handicap its operations over its 45-year life. It was never popular, and was much criticised in its lifetime and subsequently, but this detailed and fully documented account sets out to show that most if not all its weaknesses arose from the compromises and constraints built into its very foundations.

Supplied by: Avon Local History & Archaeology
Format: Book
Ref: ALH-5

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