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Biographical entry Clapp, Francis Boardman (1833 - 1920)

27 June 1833
Holden, Massachusetts, United States of America
6 September 1920
South Yarra, Victoria, Australia
Business executive


Francis Clapp formed the Melbourne Omnibus Company in 1869, with William McCulloch and Henry Hoyt. In 1884 he began to operate trams and transferred the omnibuses to new branch lines.

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  • Hutson, Jack, 'The Melbourne Cable Trams, 1885-1940: Men of Perception, F. B. Clapp and W.C. [i.e. George William] Duncan', Recorder (Australian Society for the Study of Labour History, Melbourne Branch), 165 (December) (1990), 2-9. Details


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Rosanne Walker