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Maritime business in eighteenth-century Cornwall: Zephaniah Job of Polperro

Maritime business in eighteenth-century Cornwall: Zephaniah Job of Polperro

Wilcox, Martin (2010) Maritime business in eighteenth-century Cornwall: Zephaniah Job of Polperro. Troze, 2 (2). pp. 3-14.

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Abstract

Zephaniah Job is best remembered as ‘The Smugglers’ Banker,’ who organised and financed smuggling from the port of Polperro in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. However, Job, like many other merchants in the many small ports around the United Kingdom, was not a specialist, and engaged in a wide range of trades. His activities encompassed not only smuggling but legitimate trade and banking, land management, legal services, farming and government contracting. The aim of this paper is to draw attention to the less widely appreciated aspects of Job’s business, and in particular the mercantile activities that underpinned the success of this energetic and adaptable individual.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: [1] Troze is the journal of the National Maritime Museum Cornwall whose mission is to promote an understanding of small boats and their place in people’s lives, and of the maritime history of Cornwall.
Uncontrolled Keywords: maritime business, smuggling, Zephaniah Job
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
H Social Sciences > HE Transportation and Communications
Pre-2014 Departments: Greenwich Maritime Institute
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Last Modified: 27 Mar 2017 09:32
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/4139

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