Annals of Lloyd's Register, 1884

Annals of Lloyd's Register, 1884 : Being a Sketch of the Origin, Constitution, and Progress of Lloyd's Register of British and Foreign Shipping (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from Annals of Lloyd's Register, 1884: Being a Sketch of the Origin, Constitution, and Progress of Lloyd's Register of British and Foreign Shipping Now to Lloyd's Coffee-house he never fails TO read the letters and attend the sales. Lloyd seems to have been a man of unusual ability and enterprise. He it was who started that system of shipping intelligence which, under the direction of the great Marine Insurance Corporation of Lloyd's, has grown to be one of the most extensive and most perfect organisations in the world of commerce. He established and conducted newspapers at a time when journalistic enterprise was in its infancy and the freedom of the press was unknown. His first ven ture was a Shipping and commercial chronicle called Lloyd's News, which, begun in September, 1696, and issued three times a week, was brought to a prema ture end in the following February, in consequence of the Government having taken offence at some trifling allusion to the proceedings of the House of Lords. This paper, however, was the forerunner of the world-famous Lloyd's Lz'st, which was commenced in 1726, and has continued to the present day. It is thus able to claim the distinction of being, with the sole exception of the official London Gazette, the Oldest newspaper now in existence. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.show more

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  • Paperback | 206 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 11mm | 281g
  • Forgotten Books
  • United States
  • English
  • , black & white illustrations
  • 0243163657
  • 9780243163656