D42/PL - Port Line Ltd. - 1880-1970

The papers of the Port Line Ltd. consist of the administrative and operational papers of the company. Key business records include meeting minutes, correspondence, accounts, technical files, operational documents and publicity material.

Archive level description: Sub-fonds
Physical Description:144 boxes, 39 volumes, 13 over size folders and 1 roll.
Languages:English
Subjects:
Summary:The papers of the Port Line Ltd. consist of the administrative and operational papers of the company. Key business records include meeting minutes, correspondence, accounts, technical files, operational documents and publicity material.
Date:1880-1970
Reference Number:D42/PL
Arrangement:

The records of the Port Line Ltd. have been retained as far as possible in their original order as kept and used by the company and has therefore been arranged as follows:

  • D42/PL1 - Records of the Board
  • D42/PL2 - Stocks and Shares Records
  • D42/PL3 - Correspondence and Company Administration: Old Files Sequence
  • D42/PL4 - Correspondence and Company Administration: Main Filing Series
  • D42/PL5 - Correspondence and Company Administration: Box Files
  • D42/PL6 - Directors' Correspondence
  • D42/PL7 - Directors', Managers' and Secretaries Correspondence
  • D42/PL8 - Private Letter books, Correspondence and Indexes
  • D42/PL9 - Loss of Port Line Ltd Ships
  • D42/PL10 - Operational Records
  • D42/PL11 - Accounting Records
  • D42/PL12 - Publicity Material

 

Custodial History:The papers of the Port Line Ltd were originally obtained from the General Manager's office, Cunard House, since the Port Line was subsidiary of the Cunard Steamship Co. Ltd.
Finding Aids:A copy of this finding aid is available for consultation in the reading room.
Access Restrictions:Reproduction and Licensing Rules available on request.
Biographical/Administrative Information:Port Line Ltd, originally known as the Commonwealth and Dominion Line, was registered as a company in 1914. The company was an amalgamation of four shipping companies: Tyser & Co., part of the Star Line of James P Corry & Co, The Indra Line of T B Royden & Co, and the Anglo-Australasian Steam Navigation Company of William Milburn & Co. The Commonwealth & Dominion Line was taken over by Cunard in 1916. The company's name was changed to Port Line on 1 Feb 1936 but the change was not officially adopted until 11 Nov 1937.