The East India Company and the Provinces in the Eighteenth Century: v. 1 Portsmouth and the East India Company 1700-1815 (Studies in British History S

The East India Company and the Provinces in the Eighteenth Century: v. 1 Portsmouth and the East India Company 1700-1815 (Studies in British History S

By: James H. Thomas (author)Hardback

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The trilogy of volumes draws on study of the East India Company's archive and upon the holdings of 24 other repositories. Archives all over Europe and the USA were consulted. The provincial impact of England's largest, most powerful, caring and successful of commercial undertakings is assessed. This first volume examines the East India Company's relationship with, and impact upon the mighty military and naval town of Portsmouth, considering local, regional, national and international developments during the crucial period of 1700 to 1815.

Contents

Introduction; notation on citation, spelling and dates; commerce, community and context - Portsmouth's seabourne trade 1650 - 1815; a relationship develops; investments, investors and the saving of souls; agency work in Portsmouth; ships, officers and crews; John Company and Jack Tar - a relationship examined; soldiers, citizens and the company; cargoes, smugglers and revenue men; flee departures for the East; preparations; Portsmouth and the European East India companies; ships and shore - fleet returns and company intact on Portsmouth; conclusion. Appendices: the East India company and pilots; Sir John Biggs' oath, commission and will; East India company agents in Britain; the company and mutiny in 1783 - a ballad; passengers aboard Indiamen - a sample; Batavia found East India company vessels; visiting Portsmouth, 1700 - 1795; cargo of the returning India fleet, 1800.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780773482012
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 528
  • ID: 9780773482012
  • ISBN10: 0773482016

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