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Reference code(s): GB 0074 CLC/B/101-21

Held at: London Metropolitan Archives


Date(s): 1893-1980

Level of description: Collection

Extent: 18 production units.

Name of creator(s): Europe and Azores Telegraph Co Ltd


Administrative/Biographical history:

Globe Telegraph and Trust Company Limited was incorporated in 1873 by John Pender, a Liberal MP, who also founded the Eastern and Associated Telegraph Companies Group. Globe was formed in order to spread the short term risk of cable laying over a number of companies, and shares in Globe were offered in exchange for shares in submarine telegraph and associated companies. The Eastern and Associated Telegraph Companies Group, meanwhile, was built up by Pender over a number of years in the late 19th century.

The Europe and Azores Telegraph Company Limited was formed in 1893 by John Pender, in order to lay a telegraph cable from Lisbon to the Azores. The Europe and Azores Telegraph Company was renamed in 1957 as the Second Electra Finance Company.


Scope and content/abstract:

Europe and Azores Telegraph Company Limited records comprise minutes of Board meetings and Annual General Meetings, Directors' annual reports and accounts, details of balance sheets, a journal, ledgers and a private ledger.


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement:

Records arranged by MS number, assigned during cataloguing at the Guildhall Library Manuscripts Section.

Conditions governing access:

Access by appointment only. Please contact staff.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copyright to this collection rests with the depositor.

Finding aids:

Please see online catalogues at:


Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

The records were deposited in the Manuscripts Section of Guildhall Library in 1990 by Globe Investment Trust Plc as part of the records of Globe Telegraph and Trust Company Limited and were catalogued by a member of staff. The Guildhall Library Manuscripts Section merged with the London Metropolitan Archives in 2009.


Related material:

CLC/B/101-01: Globe Telegraph and Trust Co Ltd;
CLC/B/101-02: Aberdeen, Ceylon and Eastern Trust Ltd;
CLC/B/101-03: Aberdeen, Edinburgh and London Trust Ltd;
CLC/B/101-04: African Direct Telegraph Co Ltd;
CLC/B/101-05: Associated Cable Companies;
CLC/B/101-06: British Australian Telegraph Co Ltd;
CLC/B/101-07: British Indian Extension Telegraph Co Ltd;
CLC/B/101-08: British Indian Submarine Telegraph Co Ltd;
CLC/B/101-09: Cable and Wireless (Holding) Ltd;
CLC/B/101-10: Cable and Wireless Ltd;
CLC/B/101-11: Cables Investment Trust Ltd;
CLC/B/101-12: China Submarine Telegraph Co Ltd;
CLC/B/101-13: Companhia Telegrafica Platino Brasileira;
CLC/B/101-14: Connaught Trust Ltd;
CLC/B/101-15: Deutsche See Telegraphen Gesellschaft;
CLC/B/101-16: Direct Spanish Telegraph Co Ltd;
CLC/B/101-17: Eastern and South African Telegraph Co Ltd;
CLC/B/101-18: Eastern Extension, Australasia and China Telegraph Co Ltd;
CLC/B/101-19: Eastern Telegraph Co Ltd;
CLC/B/101-20: Electra House Ltd;
CLC/B/101-21: Europe and Azores Telegraph Co Ltd;
CLC/B/101-22: Falmouth, Gibraltar and Malta Telegraph Co Ltd;
CLC/B/101-23: Great Western Telegraph Co Ltd;
CLC/B/101-24: Marseilles, Algiers and Malta Telegraph Co Ltd;
CLC/B/101-25: Mediterranean Extension Telegraph Co Ltd;
CLC/B/101-26: Pacific and European Telegraph Co Ltd;
CLC/B/101-27: River Plate Telegraph Co Ltd;
CLC/B/101-28: Share Investment Trust;
CLC/B/101-29: Victoria Embankment Properties Ltd;
CLC/B/101-30: West African Telegraph Co Ltd.

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: November 2010 to January 2011.

Business records | Documents | Information sources
Telegraph cables | Communication equipment
Telegraphs | Communication equipment
Telegraphy | Telecommunications
Communication industry

Personal names

Corporate names
Europe and Azores Telegraph Co Ltd

Azores | Atlantic Ocean | Oceans
Portugal | Western Europe | Europe