Collection AR163 - Ledger Relating to the Estate of Arthur Anderson

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Ledger Relating to the Estate of Arthur Anderson


  • 1871 - 1874 (Creation)

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1 vol

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Arthur Anderson (1792 - 1868)

Biographical history

Arthur Anderson was born in Scotland, was the founder of the P and O Steamline and lived at Norwood Grove. Extract taken from the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography reads ' By the time of Andersons death in 1868 the P O had the largest commercial fleet of steamships in the world and provided the main link between Britain and its imperial possessions in India, the Far East, and Australia....At his home, The Grove, Norwood, South London, he endowed a working mans institute'. Anderson died of bronchitis at 18 Park Lane, London, on 27 February 1868

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Transferred from Local Studies Library S70(92)AND. Previous custodial history of unknown.

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Accession Number: A419

Ledger relating to the estate of Arthur Anderson

Accession date: 27/11/1999

Administrative history: Founder of the P and O Steamline, lived at Norwood Grove.

Custodial history: Transferred from Local Studies Library S70(92)AND

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Consists of one ledger marked No.2, includes entries for Widows Fund, Sale and Conversion of Property, Dividends, Debts etc.

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There is a biographical file in the Local Studies Library at ps70(92)AND.

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