Burns & Laird Lines Ltd

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Burns & Laird Lines Ltd

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Burns & Laird Lines Ltd, a subsidiary of Coast Lines, was formed in 1922 from the amalgamation of Laird Line and G & J Burns, two long established Glasgow companies which had pioneered steam services between Scotland and Ireland. The new company offered freight and passenger services between Scotland and Ireland. The company ceased to exist in the 1970s.


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GB 249

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ISAAR(CPF): International Standard Archival Authority Record for Corporate Bodies, Persons and Families, International Council on Archives (2nd edition, 2003); Rules for the construction of personal, place and corporate names, National Council on Archives (1997).


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Created by Victoria Peters, November 2010.




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