Gilchrist Walker Shipping Company of Constantinople, minutes book 1911-33

Gilchrist Walker was one of the successful Anglo-Levantine shipping brokerage companies based in Galata whose hayday was in the late 19th century, but it did maintain its business till the middle of the 20th century. Charles Wilkinson who joined the company in 1952 became the director in 1957 of this shipping agency, (which originally had had a large J.W. Whittall & Co. interest) changed its name and through hard work turned this business to a very successful venture.

Postcard view from late Ottoman period (Charles Chusseau-Flaviens was active between c. 1890-1910) showing the building Gilchrist Walker (on the right) occupied on the shores of the Golden Horn, somewhat on the inner side from Galata Bridge. Sometime later the company moved its offices to the Galata quay area, Çinili Rıhtım Han, which housed other shipping companies as well.

view Gilchrist Walker Constantinople map | Norwich Union prospectus where this company was also the agent