Did White Star Line have a London office?


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Hi Emma,

The addresses I have from a First Class Rates and Plans booklet are:
1 Cockspur St., S.W. and
38 Leadenhall Street, E.C.

I hope this helps,
Lester
 
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Hi Emma,

As far as I know tickets could be purchased both from the Company's Offices as well as from the Agents.

Lester
 

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Lester---

It would seem that the booklet you have is from the 1929-1932 time frame. The Leadenhall Street address is Royal Mail House, which was White Star's principal office from 1 July 1929. Before that, the principal office was on James Street, Liverpool, and the London office was Oceanic House on Cockspur Street.

On 4 November 1932, as the Royal Mail Group was being dismantled, White Star's registered office was moved out of Royal Mail House and back to Oceanic House.

Sources: Anderson's White Star; Mallett and Bell's The Pirrie-Kylsant Motorships.

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Lester & Mark....Any idea how I can find out any of the names of the staff that worked in the London office for the 1910-1912 period, or is that just being greedy? EMMA
 

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The Leadenhall St address may not have been the main office in 1912 but it certainly was in use. It's on a letter to Francis Browne dated April 3rd 1912. Browne's ticket came from the Queenstown agent.
 
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Hi Mark,

The booklet I have is a 7 C'S Press reprint; but the front cover bears the date May, 1913.

The Heading on the back cover reads: Principal Offices of the White Star Line. Under the sub-heading: Company's Offices; while the first address is 30 James Street Liverpool; there are in addition to the 2 London addresses 22 others; for England, Europe and North America.
This list is followed by one listing: Agents; for which Paris and Cherbourg feature most prominently.

I also have a 2nd booklet (also a 7 C's Press reprint) for January, 1912; which gives First Class Passage Rates for the Titanic. It also lists both London Offices.

Regards,
Lester
 

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I didn't know about the earlier Leadenhall presence; thanks, Lester and Dave, for that info.
Odd, isn't it that the site of a one-time White Star office would later become the location of the firm's corporate headquarters?

MAB
 
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