Catalogue description C.T. Bowring & Co., Ltd

This record is held by Liverpool Record Office

Details of 380 BOW
Reference: 380 BOW
Title: C.T. Bowring & Co., Ltd

This collection includes ledgers; letter books; account book; photographs; diaries; correspondence and magazines

Date: 1830-1910
Related material:

The history of the company is told in The Bowring story, by David Keir.

Held by: Liverpool Record Office, not available at The National Archives
Language: English

C T Bowring and Co Ltd

Physical description: 4 Series
Immediate source of acquisition:

The following items were deposited on indefinite loan by Messrs. C.T. Bowring & Co., Ltd., by courtesy of Mr. Peter Bowring

Custodial history:

Acc. 1217

Administrative / biographical background:

The Liverpool business of C.T. Bowring and Co., Ltd., shipowners, general merchants, insurance brokers and underwriters, began in 1835 when Benjamin Bowring, founder of B. Bowring and Sons at St. John's, Newfoundland, opened an office in King St., Liverpool.


In 1841, the style of the Liverpool house changed to Charles T. Bowring & Co. C.T. Bowring, son of the founder, was a member of the Town Council from 1857 to 1881. He was succeeded as head of the firm by his son, William Benjamin Bowring, Bart. who opened a New York office. Edgar Bowring, a grandson of Benjamin Bowring, became manager of the Newfoundland business in 1890.


In 1899, the firm of C.T. Bowring & Co. was converted into a limited liability company under the same name, with Sir William Bowring as its first chairman.

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