Ravenscrag: The Allan Royal Mail Line

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Title
Ravenscrag: The Allan Royal Mail Line
Abstract
The Allan Shipping Line was started in 1819 by Captain Alexander Allan (1780-1854), trading and transporting between Scotland and Montreal. By the 1830s the company had offices in Glasgow, Liverpool and Montreal. In 1854, Hugh Allan (1810-1882), Alexander Allan's son, launched the Montreal Ocean Steamship Company as part of the Allan Line, and two years later ousted Samuel Cunard to take control of the Royal Mail contract between Britain and North America. By the 1880s, the Allan Line was the world's largest privately owned shipping concern. "Ravenscrag" was the name of Hugh Allan's Montreal mansion, atop Mount Royal. Today it is the Allan Memorial Institute.
Place
Toronto, ON
Publisher
McClelland and Stewart
Date
1974
Language
en
Citation
Appleton, Thomas E. Ravenscrag: The Allan Royal Mail Line. Toronto, ON: McClelland and Stewart, 1974.
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