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of 38 Leadenhall Street, London
1885 Christopher Furness collaborated with Thomas Wilson to form the Wilson-Furness Line to operate services between Newcastle and New York.
1896 The Wilsons and Furness-Leyland Line was registered as a company on 4 September, to take over the London and New York business of Thomas Wilson, Sons and Co of Hull, and the London and Boston businesses of Frederick Leyland and Co of Liverpool, and Furness, Withy and Co of London, with steamers and leasehold properties. 
1901/2 The Wilsons and Furness-Leyland Line, with its London - New York service, was sold to the International Mercantile Marine Co.