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Royal Mail Steam Packet Company Archives

10 boxes and 78 volumes

The Royal Mail Steam Packet Company was formed in 1839 and was the principal British shipping company serving the Caribbean and the east coast of Latin America. The collection consists of records from 1840-1958, comprising reports, accounts, minutes, cash books, agreements and other business records, and including some records of the Australasian Pacific Mail Steam Packet Company, Nelson Line, and the Australian Royal Mail Steam Packet Company.

Handlist available.

Further papers of this company are housed in the National Maritime Museum.

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