Writing the biography of Edward Watkin

Writing the biography of Edward Watkin
Document type
Working Paper
Author(s)
Hodgkins, David
Publisher
York University Institute of Railway Studies and Transport History
Date of publication
1 December 2011
Series
York University Institute of Railway Studies & Transport History Working Papers
Subject(s)
Business & management history: including the development of management thought
Personal subject(s)
Edward Watkin (1819-1901)
Collection
Business and management
Material type
Reports

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This working paper looks at the difficulties of researching and writing biographies of people involved in the development of our railways, and in particular relates the author's experience of writing the biography of Edward Watkin, chairman of two of the leading railway companies in the United Kingdom from the mid-1860s to 1894 and the visionary behind the opening of Marylebone station in London.

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