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The Earles of Liverpool : a Georgian merchant dynasty

Author: Peter Earle
Publisher: Liverpool : Liverpool University Press, 2016.
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This text uses the experience of three generations of the Earle family to throw light on the social and economic history of Liverpool during its rise to prominence as a great port, from 1688 to 1840. The focus is on six members of this successful family, John who came to Liverpool as apprentice to a merchant in 1688, his three sons, Ralph, Thomas and William, who all became merchants specializing in different  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Earle, Peter, 1937-
Earles of Liverpool.
Liverpool : Liverpool University Press, 2015
(DLC) 2015452045
Named Person: Earle family.; Earle family.
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Earle
ISBN: 9781781382301 1781382301 9781781388778 1781388776
OCLC Number: 951562691
Description: 1 online resource : illustrations (black and white), map (black and white)
Contents: Cover; Contents; List of Illustrations; Preface; Notes and Abbreviations; Chapter One Origins of a Merchant Dynasty; Chapter Two This Very Opulent Town; Chapter Three Slave Ship Captain; Chapter Four Slave Merchant; Chapter Five Jack of All Trades; Chapter Six Thomas Earle of Leghorn; Chapter Seven Thomas Earle of Hanover Street; Chapter Eight Privateering in the American War; Chapter Nine Ralph Earle and Russia; Chapter Ten Brothers in the Slave Trade; Chapter Eleven The Last Years of Livorno; Chapter Twelve New Horizons; Bibliography; Index.
Responsibility: Peter Earle.


The book personalizes the history of Liverpool during its rise to prominence as a port by focussing on the activities of three generations of one very successful merchant family.  Read more...


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