Catalogue of the Archives of the Cunard Steamship Company

Catalogue of the Archives of the


held at the University of Liverpool

University Archives, Archives, Liverpool

Published by the University of Liverpool

Printed in the Administrative Department,

University of Liverpool

The University of Liverpool 1980

ISBN 0 907156 00 2

Catalogue of the Archives of the Cunard Steamship Company

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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

Information on The Catalogue

  • Title: A Catalogue of the Archives of the Cunard Steam-Ship Company Held at the University of Liverpool, Volumes I and II
  • ISBN10: 0 907156 00 2 (0907156002)
  • Binding: Hard Cover Loose leaf Notebook - 3-Hole Punch
  • Dimensions: 17 x 21.8 x 3.3 cm
  • 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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