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The East India Company's maritime service, 1746-1834 : masters of the eastern seas / Jean Sutton
Bib ID 6897555
Format BookBook [cartographic image, still image, volume]
Author
Sutton, Jean, 1930- author
 
Description Woodbridge, Suffolk ; Rochester, NY : Boydell Press, 2010 
x, 311 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm. 
ISBN 1843835835
9781843835837
Series

Worlds of the East India Company ; v. 6.

Summary

Covers the final century of the East India Company's history, focusing on its steady drive east to India and China, driven by Britain's thirst for tea. Follows three generations of the Larkins family, beginning with William who started as a mate on a Company ship in 1746 and ending with a grandson who boosted his earnings by investing in smuggled opium after the Company ended trading in 1834.

Full contents
  • In the Company's service. A hazardous voyage ; Bombay and 'the Gulphs' ; From Malabar to Whampoa
  • William Larkins, Commander and managing owner. The world voyage : Sumatra ; Abuse, pains and penalties ; The Company in crisis
  • Thomas Larkins, Commander and managing owner. The darkest years ; The domination of tea ; Diversifying : brahmins and convicts
  • John Pascall Larkins, Esq., managing owner. Competition and conflict ; An event unique in the Company's history ; The fortunes of war
  • The new world disorder. The machinery of justice.
 
Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. [283]-288) and index.

Subjects East India Company -- History.  |  Shipping -- Great Britain -- History -- 18th century.  |  Shipping -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century.

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