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Bristol and the Atlantic Trade in the Eighteenth Century by Kenneth Morgan

By Kenneth Morgan

This ebook bargains the 1st specific exam for a few years of the transatlantic alternate and delivery of Bristol throughout the eighteenth century. It compares the functionality of Bristol as a port in this interval with the expansion of different out ports, particularly Liverpool and Glasgow. Dr Morgan's research indicates that absolutely the development of Bristol's Atlantic exchange among 1700 and 1800 was once concomitant with the relative decline of Bristol as a port; the most purposes for this decline have been the shortcoming of development to port amenities, expanding specialisation one of the Bristol service provider group, the impression of conflict on exchange, and the very best company acumen within the tobacco and slave trades manifested by means of Glasgow and Liverpool retailers respectively. Bristol and the Atlantic exchange is predicated on an exceptional number of fundamental resources within the British Isles, the us, the West Indies, Australia and continental Europe.

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D. thesis, 1970), pp. 80, 123-9, and Morgan, 'Bristol Merchants and the Colonial Trades', p. 80, which gives full statistics on losses of Bristol vessels during the war. U M A , Meyler, Hall & Torry t o H e n r y Bright, 27 J a n . 1760, b o x 40, Bright Family Papers. , Trade of Bristol in the Eighteenth Century, pp. G(i), app. 184-6. Shipping articles for t w o Bristol vessels ( t h e Planter a n d t h e True Patriot) b o u n d t o Virginia, b u t e m p o w e r e d t o seize F r e n c h a n d Spanish ships, are given in Somerset R O , Graham-Clarke (Hestercombe) MSS, DD/GC/73.

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