Anglo-American Nile Company


As I posted a couple of months back, I’m currently at work on a follow up to Grand Hotels, this time round focusing on the Nile steamer services. The manuscript is progressing well and I’m due to hand it over to my publishers, the AUC Press, in mid July. One of the major operators of Nile boats was an outfit called the Anglo-American Nile Company, founded in 1896 and in existence until at least the late 1920s. Unfortunately, information on them is very hard to come by. If there’s anybody out there who has any leads, I’d love to hear from you.


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7 Responses to Anglo-American Nile Company

  1. Zeina Hosni

    I am so looking forward to a follow up of Grand Hotels of Egypt, the book inspired me to go in search of these hotels and see what I would find. I will be sure to mention your wonderful book in my writings.

    I am sure information on the steamers is very difficult to come across, best of luck!


  2. Neil Cottey

    I have for sale a fold out Valley of the Nile tourist map issued by the Anglo American Nile & Tourist Company – undated but probably from the 1930’s? Printed by Amirayan & Co, Cairo. Please contact me if you would be interested in acquiring the item.
    NC (28/04/2017)

  3. Eman Hesham

    I found in 2 maps of Luxor in 2 Baedeker guidebooks the location of their embankments (maps of the guidebooks of years 1914 and 1929). This location is not existing in other maps of the same guidebook series.
    The following link is the online guidebook of 1914 (the map is in page 250). Unfortunately couldn’t find the guidebook of the year 1929 online.
    I know this comment is 3 years after your request! but, nevertheless!
    Love your books!

  4. Kathryn

    As with the other people who have commented above, I am coming to this too late. However, I have recently purchased a WWI photo album that belonged to an Australian nurse who served at the No. 1 Stationary Hospital in Ismailia and the No. 3 Australian General Hospital in Abbassia. Among the hundred or so photos in the album are three good shots of the Anglo American Nile Company hospital houseboat Indiana on the Suez Canal.
    If you are interested in seeing these images, please let me know.

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