Book Review-‘William Doxford & Sons Ltd: Shipbuilders and engineers, Sunderland 1837–1988’ by P. Richardson

By Hugh Murphy, published October 2020


This is not a standard business or economic history. Nonetheless, Patricia Richardson has done the historiography of British shipbuilding and marine engine building a great service in her scholarly and highly readable history of the River Wear shipbuilders and engineers, William Doxford & Sons Ltd. She combines a great deal of family research into the Doxford family through the generations (four of 16 chapters are devoted to family scions), which will prove highly useful to social historians, with insightful writing on the history of this world-famous company. The book is beautifully and copiously illustrated throughout and will appeal to the specialist and generalist reader alike…

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Filed under: Other (Twentieth C) | Other (Nineteenth C)
Subjects include: Biography | Shipbuilding & Design

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