Alsop, Wilkinson, solicitors.
From the Guide to the Records of Merseyside Maritime Museum volume 2: This firm of Alsop, Wilkinson, solicitors, was founded in 1798 by Thomas Harvey. Alsop, Wilkinson has specialised in maritime cases for well over a century. James Alsop joined the firm in 1871 and built on the contacts of his predecessor, Thomas Jevons who, through the network of Unitarians, had connections with the great shipping names of Holt, Rathbone, Booth and Bowring. In 1928 a merger with Batesons strengthened the maritime and commercial side of the business. Records include: Papers relating to the estate of Alexander Elder, founder of Elder, Dempster & Co., 1897-1930. African Association agreement, 1894. African Oil Mills papers re salvage off coast of Africa, 1891-1898. Papayanni Line agreement, 1890. Bottomry bond, 1886. R.W. Leyland agreement, articles of partnership, etc., 1893. Great Eastern mortgage, agreements, etc., 1887-1888. City of Liverpool Steam Navigation Co. mortgages and deed, 1892. British & African Steam Navigation Co. prospectus, agreement and letters, 1900 and 1902. P.S.N.C. decree, etc., 1863 and 1871. Miller & Mossman, commission merchants and shipowners, deed of arrangement, 1866. William Pirrie & Co., shipowners, deed of arrangement, etc., 1866. Hodgson & Blain, iron shipbuilders, lease for 14 years of land by Brunswick Dock, 1845. Papers re collision of Wien Hohenfelde of Rostock, with Magnet, 1875. Seacombe Forge & Rivet Co. lease and mortgage of land near docks, 1866-1872. Booth Steamship Co., valuations and agreements, 1901. Wakefield Nash & Co., statement of affairs, etc. (including grants of land in Texas signed by Sam Houston), 1859-1879. Imperial Direct West Indies Mail Service agreement and deed, 1902-1911. Powell & Hough, shipowners (coastal), articles of partnership and agreements, 1890. Stoddart Brothers, ship brokers, articles of partnership and agreement, etc., 1886-1889. Papers re prize cases in World War I, 1915. Papers re case of the steamer Pearl (cotton seized in American Civil War in Alabama), 1861-1872.