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The Business Letters of Daniel Eccleston of Lancaster (1745–1821): Trade, Commerce, and Marine Insurance in Late-Eighteenth-Century Liverpool, Lancaster, and Whitehaven

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<mark>Journal publication date</mark>1/03/2004
<mark>Journal</mark>Northern History
Issue number1
Number of pages20
Pages (from-to)129-148
Publication StatusPublished
<mark>Original language</mark>English


This paper uncovers a previously unknown and substantial marine insurance underwriting centre in Lancaster during the 1780s. The paper is based upon documentary research amongst the papers of entrepreneur Daniel Eccleston (1745-1821) and shows how provincial centres for underwriting and brokering were able to compete effectively with Liverpool, London and Bristol,