1st Edition

A Liverpool Merchant House Being the history of Alfred Booth and Company 1863–1958

By A.H John Copyright 2006
    232 Pages
    by Routledge

    232 Pages
    by Routledge

    This volume focuses on the history of the Alfred Booth and Company in Liverpool from 1863 to 1958. Originally published in 1959, this is an account of a family business, written primarily for those who are, or have been, associated with it; but written also in the hope that it may be found of some value by those who are interested in the history of English economic development during the nineteenth century.


    1. The Booth family

    2. Years of war: Years of experience. 1857-1865

    3. The Sheepskin trade. 1865-1890

    4. The Booth line. 1865-1881

    5. The Surpass Leather Company. 1890-1914

    6. The Booth Steamship Company. 1881-1914

    7. The Great War and its aftermath. 1914-1920

    8. The English and American leather interests. 1920-1939

    9. The Booth Steamship Company. 1919-1939

    10. The Unit Construction Company. 1919-1939

    11. The Second World War. 1939-1945

    12. Booth Men and labour relations

    13. Alfred Booth and Company

    14. Alfred Booth and Company Today.


    A.H. John Reader in Economic History, University of London