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Palmers Shipbuilding & Iron Co Ltd

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Date: 1840-1968
History: After closing the Hebburn site was purchased by Vickers Armstrong and operated under the name Palmers Hebburn Ltd until 1973
  • Jarrow, Durham
Functions, occupations and activities: Engineering: Mechanical > Shipbuilding and marine engineering | Metal processing and manufacturing > Steel manufacture | Metal processing and manufacturing > Iron founding and casting
Name authority reference: GB/NNAF/C106336 (Former ISAAR ref: GB/NNAF/B6369 )
Number Description Held by Reference Further information
1850-1932: letter book, corresp, production and wages records
Collection held privately: enquiries to The National Archives, Archives Sector Development
See HMC File: Reay
1901-1932: pocket books rel to vessel construction costs, estimates, corresp, plans and papers, foreman shipwright's work journal, blacksmith's piecework book
Tyne and Wear Archives
NRA 27193

See HMC Records of British business and industry 1760-1914 metal processing and engineering, 1994
1845-98: Sir CM Palmer's letters and business papers
Tyne and Wear Archives
NRA 26002
1851-1933: reports and accounts, list of ships built, etc
Cambridge University Library: Department of Manuscripts and University Archives
NRA 27797
1865-1876: Robert Simpson's corresp, notices, reports etc
Durham County Record Office
See LA Ritchie, The Shipbuilding Industry (1992)
1899-1929: corporate and financial records
National Maritime Museum: The Caird Library and Archive
See LA Ritchie, The Shipbuilding Industry (1992)
tenders, site plans for Hebburn works
Tyne and Wear Archives
See Annual Return 1995
1840-1968: cost books, ship plans, work journal, agreements incl transfer of ownership, financials records, deeds, schedules, newspaper cuttings books, visitors books and photographs
Tyne and Wear Archives
See Annual Return 2012