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From Ship's Cook to Baronet : Sir William Reardon Smith's Life in Shipping, 1856-1935

Author: David Jenkins
Publisher: Cardiff : University of Wales Press, 2011.
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Sir William Reardon Smith (1856-1935) was one of the foremost figures in south Wales in the early twentieth century. His was a classic story of 'rags to riches' - starting life as a deck-hand and ship's cook, he made a fortune in the shipping industry at the zenith of the Welsh coal trade and subsequently showed great entrepreneurial initiative during the depression, acquiring motor vessels and establishing new  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Jenkins, David.
From Ship's Cook to Baronet : Sir William Reardon Smith's Life in Shipping, 1856-1935.
Cardiff : University of Wales Press, ©2011
Named Person: William Reardon Smith
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: David Jenkins
ISBN: 9780708324240 070832424X 1299201105 9781299201101
OCLC Number: 769342476
Description: 1 online resource (244 pages)
Contents: Foreword; Acknowledgements; Introduction; Sir William Recollects, 1870-95; Master Mariner, Shipowner and Philanthropist, 1895-1935; Appendices; Reardon Smith family tree; William Reardon Smith's seafaring career, 1870-1900; Management and shipping companies; Fleet lists, 1905-35; Sailing ship rigs; Ports world-wide to which William Reardon Smithsailed during his seafaring career, 1870-1900; Bibliography; Index.
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Sir William Reardon Smith (1856-1935) was one of the foremost figures in south Wales in the early twentieth century. His was a classic story of 'rags to riches' - starting life as a deck-hand and  Read more...

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