The Tea Clippers is the outcome of some years of steady research. It has entailed visits to many London museums and libraries and the study of foreign newspapers in the British Museum. The work of drawing the large plans, four times the size of the reproductions, has been arduous and exacting, calling for the greatest patience and accuracy, and here the author's architectural experience has been of the highest value.
Celebrated maritime historian David MacGregor wrote a great number of books around all classes of ships built in the nineteenth century. The David MacGregor library in the Brunel Institute at the SS Great Britain is named in his honour.
Publisher: Percival Marshall and Co. (1952)