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Share certificate of the South Sea Company.
A share certificate of the South Sea Company. Some of the richest and most distinguished men of the time were stockholders in the company. They...
State of the Thames at Greenwich during the high tide of Thursday week.
The Thames at Greenwich during the very high tide of March 1860. The water rose over the banks and flooded the shore around the Bellot Memorial.
Report for Smith Mackenzie & Co. on the German East African ports during 1899.
The BISNC continued to operate as the Smith, Mackenzie & Co. Ltd Shipping Agency and was the main local shipping agency for the P&O, British...
Plans of East India Docks 1800 to 1806.
Plans of East India Docks 1800 to 1806. The East India Docks opened in 1806, and the joint engineers were John Rennie and Ralph Walker.
Plans of a dock at Northfleet, 1840.
The growth of trade through the Thames led to the construction of many smaller docks in the lower reaches of the river. The plan shows a small dock...
The 1714 Act of Longitude.
The British government took radical measures by passing an Act of Parliament that offered a maximum cash prize of £20,000 to anyone who could...
The British Factory at Canton.
Many European nations including the British established trading factories at Canton, where tea, china and silk were exported to Europe.
Unloading a sugar cargo at the West India Docks.
'As the bags of sugar are landed on the wharves, their contents are examined by an officer of the Dock Company; who has to give a certificate of...
Whitsuntide in Greenwich Park.
Groups of people in Greenwich Park during Whitsuntide in 1853. In the 19th century, working hours were longer and people enjoyed few holidays apart...
Treasury account book.
This ledger details the money Elizabeth I paid to Sir Thomas Gresham. As a result of his work in Antwerp, he developed financial contacts throughout...
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