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|Title:||Gloucester Port Books, 1575-1765|
|Depositor:||Wanklyn, M.D.G., University of Wolverhampton. School of Humanities and Social Sciences|
Wanklyn, M.D.G., University of Wolverhampton. School of Humanities and Social Sciences
Wakelin, P., University of Wolverhampton. School of Humanities and Social Sciences
Hussey, D., University of Wolverhampton. School of Humanities and Social Sciences
Milne, G., University of Wolverhampton. School of Humanities and Social Sciences
Economic and Social Research Council
|Other acknowledgements:||Barrie Trinder, Ironbridge Institute|
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Abstract copyright UK Data Service and data collection copyright owner.The aims of this dataset are to compile a computer database of Gloucester Port Books to study internal trade in the Severn Valley region; to formulate a standard approach to the computerisation of port books; to undertake case studies in trade and industry using port book and other evidence.
The Exchequor Port Books are a unique and invaluable source for studying coastal trade from the late 16th to the early 18th centuries. They record in detail the movement of boats which passed on coastal voyages between domestic ports and havens, naming operators and boats involved in the trade and describing the cargoes carried. The Gloucester Port Books database describes some 2 million discrete entities of information relating to the movement, organisation and operation of goods traded coastally. These data will facilitate research into a wide range of topics including the importance of waterborne trade with details of the range of goods carried in all economic sectors, the impact of river navigation on industry, and the role of river trade in early modern industrial development.
|Time period:||1575 - 1765|
|Dates of fieldwork:||1982 - 1989|
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Text units (documents/chapters/words)
|Kind of data:||
Individual (micro) level
The data relates to trade in the Severn Valley and connections with ports elsewhere in England, Wales and Ireland.
No sampling (total universe)
|Method of data collection:||
Transcription of existing materials
|Weighting:||No information recorded|
Gloucester Port Books are held in manuscript form by the Public Record Office, Chancery Lane, in class E.190. These books record voyages on the River Severn, 1575-1765. Survival of documents is incomplete, but all surviving records were used. Lists of surviving books are contained in two volumes published by the List and Index Society.
A complete transcription was made with original spelling of surnames, and abbreviated or standard spelling of other names and items.
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|First edition:||06 March 1996|
|Copyright:||Copyright University of Wolverhampton|
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|Study documentation (portable document format)||guide.pdf||1937|
|Study information and citation||UKDA_Study_3218_Information.htm||17|
By principal investigator(s):
Cox, N., `Imagination and innovation of an industrial pioneer : the first Abraham Darby' Industrial Archaeology Review XII 1990.
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