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of 53 Leadenhall Street, London, ship owners and brokers
and of 146 Leadenhall Street, London
1853 Established by Edwin Savory Houlder.
1856 Houlder Brothers was established; operator of the Houlder Line
Operated with chartered tonnage until 1861 when they acquired the Golden Horn. First served the USA and later New Zealand, Australia and the Pacific Islands.
1881 Entered the River Plate passenger and cargo trade
1898 The company was registered on 26 January, to take over the business of shipowners, merchants of the firm of the same name in England, Scotland and South America. 
1911 Christopher Furness expanded his business empire by acquiring a 50% share in various Houlder companies.