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Series Creator:
Warshaw, Isadore, d. 1969  Search this
Archival materials
Scope and Contents:
Cunard has a long, well-documented but complex history that researchers should explore independently. A few time-line points: was established in 1840 as the British and North American Royal Mail Steam-Packet Company. In 1879, re-organized as the Cunard Steamship Company Ltd. In 1934, merged with chief rival White Star Line to form Cunard-White Star Line. In 1949, reverted to the name Cunard Line. Multiple name variants exist and locations world-wide were served. Early fleets included wooden hulls and paddle wheels. Fleets were numerous, renamings were common, and select ships were pressed into service in war-time eras. Some of the more well-known ships include the Queen Elizabeth, Queen Mary 2, Queen Victoria, Caronia, Mauretania, Lusitania.
Series Restrictions:
Collection is open for research. Some items may be restricted due to fragile condition.
Series Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Series Citation:
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Ships, Boats, and Vessels, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
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Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Steamboats [Ships, Boats, and Vessels]
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History