Company Directors: Directory and Census Record Linkage, 1881-1911


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This paper describes how information on company directors has been identified in census records 1881-1911, and how this has been linked to director listed in the Directory of Directors (DoD). Record linkage is used to match DoD, achieving a 36% match rate overall for 18,200 directors. The paper also defines the coding of business sectors, locations, and roles played by the directors in each company.

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