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London Metropolitan Archives



Reference code(s): GB 0074 LMA/4398

Held at: London Metropolitan Archives


Date(s): 1894-1995

Level of description: Collection

Extent: 0.7 linear metres

Name of creator(s): DeClermont and Donner Limited | manufacturers, importers and exporters of and dealers in leather


Administrative/Biographical history:

DeClermont and Donner became a limited company in 1938 when it merged its business at 27 Saint Thomas Street, SE1 with a company called The South India Export Company, which they owned. The object of the new company was, in the words of its Memorandum and Articles of Association, "To carry on business as tanners, curriers and leather dressers, and as manufacturers, importers and exporters of and dealers in leather, chamois, leather-cloth, hides, skins, shagreen, artificial leather, oilcloths, linoleum, leather coats, leggings, linings, gloves, purses, boxes, trunks, suitcases, portmanteaux, fancy goods, bags, saddlery, boots and shoes, hose, washers, belting, flax, hemp, jute, manilla, balata, rubber, cotton, artificial silk, baises, wool and any other commodities..." It had interests in the Middle East - Aden and Ethiopia; and South India. Later, subsidiary companies also acted as hide and skin merchants, leather and paint manufacturers and crude drug merchants.


Scope and content/abstract:

Records of DeClermont and Donner Limited, manufacturers, importers and exporters of and dealers in leather, and their subsidiary companies, 1894-1995. The records include minutes, memoranda and articles of association, accounts, papers relating to shares, and correspondence.


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement:

The companies have been arranged alphabetically by name: Anglo Eastern Mercantile (Hellas) Limited DeClermont and Donner Limited DeClermont and Donner A.T.C. Limited, formerly Arabian Trading Limited DeClermont and Donner (Leather) Limited DeClermont and Donner (Leeds) Limited DeClermont and Donner (Near East) Limited DECAD Trading Limited John Ronaldson and Company Limited.

Conditions governing access:

These records are available for public inspection, although records containing personal information are subject to access restrictions under the UK Data Protection Act, 1998.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copyright rests with the depositor.

Physical characteristics:


Finding aids:

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Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Deposited in 2002.


DESCRIPTION NOTES Rules or conventions: Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.

Date(s) of descriptions: July to October 2009

Articles of association | Documents | Information sources
Business administration | Business
Business management | Management
Companies | Enterprises
Corporate minutes | Business records | Documents | Information sources
Financial records | Documents | Information sources
Leather | Animal products | Agricultural products
Leather industry | Manufacturing industry | Industry
Leather workers | Skilled personnel | Personnel | People by occupation | People
Business x Enterprises
Business administration x Business management
Company archives

Personal names

Corporate names
DeClermont and Donner Limited | manufacturers | importers and exporters of and dealers in leather