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Author Jenkins, David, 1957 June 22-

Title From Ship's Cook to Baronet : Sir William Reardon Smith's Life in Shipping, 1856-1935 / David Jenkins
Published Cardiff : University of Wales Press, 2011


Description 1 online resource (244 pages)
Contents Foreword; Acknowledgements; Introduction; Sir William Recollects, 1870-95; Master Mariner, Shipowner and Philanthropist, 1895-1935; Appendices; Reardon Smith family tree; William Reardon Smith's seafaring career, 1870-1900; Management and shipping companies; Fleet lists, 1905-35; Sailing ship rigs; Ports world-wide to which William Reardon Smithsailed during his seafaring career, 1870-1900; Bibliography; Index
Summary Sir William Reardon Smith (1856-1935) was one of the foremost figures in south Wales in the early twentieth century. His was a classic story of 'rags to riches' - starting life as a deck-hand and ship's cook, he made a fortune in the shipping industry at the zenith of the Welsh coal trade and subsequently showed great entrepreneurial initiative during the depression, acquiring motor vessels and establishing new trade routes. He is also remembered as a great philanthropist, particularly through his association with the National Museum of Wales and his establishment of the Reardon Smith Nautical
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 207-212) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Smith, William Reardon, 1856-1935.
Smith, William Reardon, 1856-1935
Shipowners -- Wales -- Cardiff -- Biography
Shipping -- Wales -- Cardiff -- 19th century
Shipping -- Wales -- Cardiff -- 20th century
British & Irish history.
20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000.
TRANSPORTATION -- Ships & Shipbuilding -- Pictorial.
Wales -- Cardiff
Genre/Form Biographies
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780708324240