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Cunard Collection - Tyser Line Limited - University of Liverpool

Catalogue of the Archives of the Cunard Steamship Company

A summary of Holdings of the Cunard Line Archives at the University of Liverpool pertaining to Section TL, Tyser Line Limited. Transcribed from the Table of Contents, Catalogue of the Cunard Steamship Company held at the University of Liverpool, 1980.

Tyser Line Limited - Index to Section TL

Founded by George Dorman Tyser. In the 1800's he ran a number of sailing ships, mostly in the Indian Trade. In 1881 G D Tyser and Company commenced a line of Clipper packets to Australia. Later steamers were chartered and Tyser had an interest in a number of companies. Tyser Line Ltd came into existence in 1889, the 1st Board Meeting taking place on 10 Sep of that year. In 1914 the company was amalgamated into the Commonwealth & Dominion Line (Port Line) which was later, in 1916, taken over by Cunard.

(Contents Covering dates)

Minutes of Board of Directors          1889-1915

  • TL1 :- No 1 - Indexed - 1889-1893
  • TL 2 :- No 2 - Indexed - 1893-1899
  • TL 3 :- No 3 - Indexed - 1899-1905
  • TL 4 :- No 4 - Indexed - 1905-1912
  • TL 5 :- No 5 - Indexed - [Merger 1912-1915 with C and DL]

Agenda Books - 1903-1915

  • TL 6 :- No 5 - 1903-1907
  • TL 7 :- No 6 - 1907-1912
  • TL 8 :- No 7 - 1912-1915

Registers of Members etc

  • TL 9 :- Register of members, share - 1889-1899 ledger, register of transfers, annual summary Index
  • TL10 :- Register of debentures, 1892-1914 transfers, and debenture ledger
  • TL11 :- Annual Summary - 1901-1910 [list of members]

1889-1914

  • TL/ 9-13 :- 12  Ibid  - 1911-1914
  • (cont.) 13 :- Register of mortgages and 1891-1909 register of directors [volume dismembered and only few pages remain]
  • 14-15  :- Voyage Summary Books - 1891-1919
  • 14 :- No 1 - 1891-1912
  • 15 :- No 2 - 1912-1919
  • 16 :- Cash Book, No 11 - 1913-1921
  • 17 :- Ledger No 7, Indexed, [Australia] - 1912-1914

Conference Agreements  - 1909-1911 [and relevant extracts from Board Minutes]

  • 18-19 :- Australian Homeward Trade Agreements - 1909-1911 [Other parties to the Agreement, White Star Line, Aberdeen Line, Ocean SS Co Ltd and China Mutual SN Co Ltd; Blue Anchor Line, Wm Milburn and Co and the Anglo-Australasian SN Co Ltd]
  • 20 :- Charter Party Agreements - 1889-1891 [between a variety of lines (including Tyser) engaged in the Australian Freight business]
  • 21-27 :- Contract Books - 1890-1914
  • 21 :- No 1 - Indexed
  • 22 :- Unnumbered Indexed
  • 23 :- No 2 - Indexed
  • 24 :- No 3  - Indexed
  • 25 :- No 4 - Indexed
  • 26 :- No 5 - Indexed
  • 27 :- No 6 - Indexed

Newspaper Album

  • 1890-1896
  • 1892-1893
  • 1896-1900
  • 1900-1906
  • 1903-1907
  • 1907-1913
  • 1910-1914
  • 1899-1911

Records of the Cunard Steamship Co Ltd

  • Reference Number: GB 141 D42
  • Held at: Liverpool University, Special Collections and Archives
  • Dates of Creation: 1840-1990 [principally 1878-c1965]
  • Physical Extent: boxes, volumes and oversize items - the number runs to over 1000
  • Name of Creator: Cunard Steamship Co Ltd

 

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