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The Resource Managing the British Empire : the crown agents, 1833-1914, David Sunderland

Managing the British Empire : the crown agents, 1833-1914, David Sunderland

Label
Managing the British Empire : the crown agents, 1833-1914
Title
Managing the British Empire
Title remainder
the crown agents, 1833-1914
Statement of responsibility
David Sunderland
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The quasi-governmental Crown Agents Office played a crucial role in colonial development. Acting in the United Kingdom as the commercial and financial agent for the crown colonies, the Agency supplied all non-locally manufactured stores required by colonial governments, issued their London loans, managed their UK investments, and supervised the construction of their railways, harbours and other public works. In addition, the Office supervised the award of colonial land and mineral concessions, monitored the colonial banking and currency system, and performed a personnel role, paying colonial service salaries and pensions, recruiting technical officers, and arranging the transport of officers, troops and Indian indentured labour." "In this book, the first in-depth investigation of the Agency, David Sunderland examines each of these services in turn, determining in each case whether the Crown Agents' performance benefited their clients, the UK economy or themselves."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
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1958-
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Sunderland, David
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
JV1043
LC item number
.S86 2004
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Royal Historical Society (Great Britain)
Series statement
Royal Historical Society studies in history.
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
  • Crown Agents for Overseas Governments and Administrations
Label
Managing the British Empire : the crown agents, 1833-1914, David Sunderland
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 327-345) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 1.
  • office of the crown agents.
  • p. 13
  • 2.
  • Supply monopoly and the purchase of goods.
  • p. 42
  • 3.
  • Service provision : costs, delay, quality.
  • p. 74
  • 4.
  • department system of infrastructure construction.
  • p. 97
  • 5.
  • Construction by contractor, private sector and public works.
  • p. 134
  • 6.
  • Public loan issue.
  • p. 149
  • 7.
  • external finance safety net; monitoring the crown agents.
  • p. 187
  • 8.
  • External finance, the remittance of funds and colonial investments after 1899.
  • p. 209
  • 9.
  • Concessions, currency and stamps.
  • p. 237
  • 10.
  • crown agents and personnel.
  • p. 255
  • 11.
  • enquiries of 1901 and 1908.
  • p. 269
  • App. 1.
  • crown agents.
  • p. 289
  • App. 2.
  • Railway construction.
  • p. 304
  • App. 3.
  • Finance.
  • p. 308
  • App. 4.
  • Coinage and currency.
  • p. 325
Control code
13369357
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xv, 352 p.
Isbn
9780861932672
Lccn
2003022417
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill.
Label
Managing the British Empire : the crown agents, 1833-1914, David Sunderland
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 327-345) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 1.
  • office of the crown agents.
  • p. 13
  • 2.
  • Supply monopoly and the purchase of goods.
  • p. 42
  • 3.
  • Service provision : costs, delay, quality.
  • p. 74
  • 4.
  • department system of infrastructure construction.
  • p. 97
  • 5.
  • Construction by contractor, private sector and public works.
  • p. 134
  • 6.
  • Public loan issue.
  • p. 149
  • 7.
  • external finance safety net; monitoring the crown agents.
  • p. 187
  • 8.
  • External finance, the remittance of funds and colonial investments after 1899.
  • p. 209
  • 9.
  • Concessions, currency and stamps.
  • p. 237
  • 10.
  • crown agents and personnel.
  • p. 255
  • 11.
  • enquiries of 1901 and 1908.
  • p. 269
  • App. 1.
  • crown agents.
  • p. 289
  • App. 2.
  • Railway construction.
  • p. 304
  • App. 3.
  • Finance.
  • p. 308
  • App. 4.
  • Coinage and currency.
  • p. 325
Control code
13369357
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xv, 352 p.
Isbn
9780861932672
Lccn
2003022417
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill.

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