STEVENSON, Thomas (Contributor). Report from the Select Committee on Harbour Accommodation; together with the Proceedings of the Committee, Minutes of Evidence and Appendix. Printed by Henet Hansard and Son 1883 and 1884.
Folio, 4 volumes (the 1883 Report and Index, and, the 1884 Report and Index), The Reports in original printed blue wrappers, the Index in plain printed wrappers. Unobtrusive ink stamps on wrappers and title-pages, repair to front sheet of 1884 Index, a little light occasional browning, a few marginal tears, otherwise in very good condition.
The Official Select Committee Reports from 1883 and 1884 on Harbour Accommodation. These reports offer a wealth of information on the state of the ports, harbours and related industries of the coasts of Britain and Ireland. The Select Committee included Thomas Stevenson, Sir Thomas Brassey, Viscount Baring, Sir George Balfour and Sir Eardley Wilmot.
The Reports are illustrated with plates, many folding and many coloured showing charts, elevations, and designs. There are also charts showing the sites of shipwrecks.
Thomas Stevenson gave evidence to both reports notably on the harbour at Wick. Other harbours that received discussion include Waterford, Eyemouth, Aberdeen, Newhaven and Tees Bay.