Browse The Gjenvick-Gjønvik Archives Home Page

A Catalogue of the Archives of the Cunard Steam-Ship Company

Held at the University of Liverpool

Catalogue of the Archives of the Cunard Steamship Company

University Archives, Liverpool, A Catalogue of the Archives of the Cunard Steam-Ship Company held at the University of Liverpool, Two Volumes, © 1987, University of Liverpool, Liverpool, England, Loose leaf, 0-907156-00-2. Blue plastic ring-binders; gilt lettering & arms to front covers.

When Cunard withdrew its headquarters from Liverpool in favour of Southampton, the surviving archives of the Cunard Steam-Ship Company were deposited with the Archive Unit at the University of Liverpool in batches over the period 1970-1972, with some subsequent small additions.

Its importance cannot be overstated and it has been consulted by maritime historians from all over the world ever since. The archives are sorted under headings corresponding to the departments of origin, each of which has been given an alphabetic code.

Contents in 17 Sections including:

  1. Introduction
  2. Shareholders' Archives
  3. Board and Committees
  4. Chairman's Correspondence
  5. Secretary's Office
  6. Accounts Department
  7. General Manager's Office
  8. Public Relations Office
  9. Port Line (Australian Service)
  10. Cunard House Co.
  11. Solicitors: Trusts--deeds--agreements
  12. Associated companies
  13. Tyser Line
  14. Miscellaneous holdings
  15. Summary of related archives deposited at the University
  16. Summary of related archived held elsewhere
  17. Index of Names

View the Detailed Contents of the Catalogue - Cunard Archives

Note from the University of Liverpool

Following the Company's withdrawal from its headquarters in Liverpool, the surviving archives of the Cunard Steam-Ship Company Limited were deposited with the archives unit, University of Liverpool in batches over the period 1970-1972, with some subsequent small additions.

A summary of the content and makeup of the archive is in M Cook "The Cunard Archives at Liverpool", Business History 20 (1978), 240-252.

The archives have been sorted under headings corresponding to the departments of origin, each of which has been given an alphabetic code.  In the catalogue departments are arranged in the order indicated on the title page.  Items within Departments are coded numerically.

The catalogue has been compiled by many hands over the period since 1970, and shows therefore many inconsistencies.  We are grateful to the Social Science Research Council (now the Social & Economic Research Council) for a grant towards the work in 1973-5, and to the Manpower Services Commission, which provided temporary staff to assist its progress over the years 1976-9.  Other assistance has been given by volunteers, who are too numerous to mention, but to whom we are grateful.

August 1987

University Archives Unit
Liverpool, L69 3BX

Library of Congress Catalog Listing

No Listing

University Archives, Liverpool, A Catalogue of the Archives of the Cunard Steam-Ship Company held at the University of Liverpool, Two Volumes, © 1987, University of Liverpool, Liverpool, England, Loose leaf, 17 Sections including: Introduction, Shareholders' Archives, Board and Committees, Chairman's Correspondence, Secretary's Office, Accounts Department, General Manager's Office, Public Relations Office, Port Line (Australian Service), Cunard House Co., Solicitors: Trusts--deeds--agreements, Associated companies, Tyser Line, Miscellaneous holdings, Summary of related archives deposited at the University, Summary of related archived held elsewhere, Index of Names.

Return to Top of Page

Books on Maritime, Steamships, Steamship Lines in the Library of the Gjenvick-Gjønvik Archives

Search The Archives

Google Custom Search

Maritime Book Titles