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Title:Arthur London, Chief Agent of Swanzy and Co.: A Biography of Imperial Commerce on the Gold Coast
Author:Dorward, David C.ISNI
Periodical:African Economic History
Geographic term:Ghana
Subjects:mercantile history
biographies (form)
History and Exploration
Economics and Trade
About person:Arthur William London (1880-1920)
External link:https://www.jstor.org/stable/3601707
Abstract:Most of what has been written on the commerce of the Gold Coast (now Ghana) focuses on the role of Africans and the cocoa hold-ups. This article describes the life and commercial activities of Arthur William London (1880-1920), chief agent of Swanzy and Co. in Kumasi during the formative era of cocoa cultivation in Asante from 1907 to 1920. It is based on his private and commercial papers, which provide insights into the activities of European trading firms, the organization of the Asante rubber producition and the evolving cocoa industry. Notes, ref. [ASC Leiden abstract]