Management in the port of Southampton from 1870 to 1914 in two volumes


Godley, John (2000) Management in the port of Southampton from 1870 to 1914 in two volumes. University of Southampton, Faculty of Arts, School of Humanities, Masters Thesis , 340pp.

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During the period 1870 to 1914, the harbour and docks at Southampton
were not controlled by the same authority. The harbour and the Royal Pier
were managed by the Harbour Board, but the docks were owned by the
Southampton Dock Company until 1892, when they were purchased by the
London and South Western Railway Company. The composition of the
Boards of Management was quite different since the Directors of the
companies were elected by shareholders and were limited in number to
twelve, whereas every member of Southampton Borough Council had the
right to a place on the Harbour Board. In the thesis, the Management,
including finance, personnel and capital works is examined as are the
relations between the Harbour Board, Southampton Corporation, the Dock
Company, London and South Western Railway Company and major shipping
companies.
Port management and the local commercial community were aware of
changes in design of steamships which would necessitate the building of
larger docks, quays and deeper waterways if the port was to retain and
expand its trade. The manner in which this problem was addressed by the
owners of the docks and the Harbour Board and the events leading to the
reform of the Harbour Board are examined.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Additional Information: Digitized via the E-THOS exercise
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HF Commerce
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
D History General and Old World > DA Great Britain
Divisions: University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Humanities > History
ePrint ID: 42325
Date Deposited: 18 Apr 2007
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2014 18:27
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/42325

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