City of Cork Steampacket Company Archive Descriptive List


City of Cork Steam Packet Co Ltd

Scope and Content: Plan of Sal oon, Cabins & c., SS ‘Kenmare’. Undated promotional material.






History of the British and Irish Steam Packet Co Ltd

Level: item Extent: 12pp Scope and Content: Booklet, History of the British and Irish Steam Packet Co Ltd, ‘reprinted by permission from Kennedy’s “History of Steam Navigation”’, [L iverpool, 1903].




Jun 1922 – Dec 1968


Press Cuttings regarding the Company

Level: file Extent: c50 items Scope and Content:

Two bundles of news cuttings, the first including several on a Company outing in 1922, a conference in 1928, an early Innisfallen sailing in 1930 and later reports on the Innisfallen, ‘Munster’ collision in 1961, ending of Cork-Liverpool passenger service in 1963, and a Reard on Smith vessel’s visit to Cork in 1965. The second bundle relates largely to the Innisfallen and B&I ferry services. Content is arranged in the following groupings: (a) 1930 – 1933 (includes Cork Examiner 9 Dec 1930 with large advertisement for resumed Innisfallen service to Fishguard) (b) 1932 – 1945 (c) 1966 (d) 1967 (e) 1968




Jun 1936 -Dec 1938, Feb 1952

Title: File, typescript history of the City of Cork Steam Packet Company/British & Irish Steam Packet Co Ltd Level: file Extent: 35 items Scope and Content: File, letters, notes and typescript regarding Company history. The typescript is headed ‘City of Cork Steam Packet Company Limited’ and presents a history of the Company from 1821 to 1919. Evidently it was prepared by ER Leader, British and Irish Travel Agency, London [under the same parent company]. The letters present are generally between the Company, Reader, and The Science Museum, South Kensington. Correspondence with the latter concerns the museum’s plans to celebrate t he centenary of the first steam crossing of the Atlantic by the ‘Sirius’, under Captain

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