October 26, 2020, by Sarah

On trial: Liverpool Shipping Records

We’re pleased to announce a trial for the Liverpool Shipping Records: Imports and Exports, 1820-1900 – Parts 1-4 from the British Online Archives.

This collection contains bills of entry derived from official sources, namely the reports and manifests of ships that docked in the port of Liverpool between 1891 and 1900, which are divided into two categories. The first contains details of imports and the second records exports. The collection provides an overview of the emergence of Liverpool as a prominent maritime centre. It also provides an insight into shifting patterns of global trade during the 19th century.

Data has been drawn from the Liverpool Record Office and Liverpool Maritime Museum, these Bills of Entry are complete for the period 1820-1900 with the exception of the years 1821-24, 1833, 1836 and 1838-40, where gaps exist.

The Liverpool Shipping Records: Imports and Exports, 1820-1900 is in four parts:

Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
Part 4

This collection is accompanied by an online guide originally written for the microfilm edition by Professor Kenneth Morgan.

The trial starts on 26th October and runs until 26th November. Please send your feedback to collections@nottingham.ac.uk


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