Reference code(s): GB 0074 CLC/B/112-079
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
Title: HARRISONS MALAYSIAN ESTATES LIMITED
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 5 production units comprising 1 binder and 4 envelopes.
Name of creator(s): Harrisons Malaysian Estates Ltd
Harrisons Malaysian Estates Limited was registered in June 1976 as Lawnmark Limited (the name was changed in December of that year). Its principal business was in rubber, palm oil, palm kernels, cocoa and copra. In 1976/7 it acquired:
Golden Hope Plantations Limited (CLC/B/112-054),
Hoscote Rubber Estates Limited (CLC/B/112-087),
London Asiatic Rubber and Produce Company (CLC/B/112-103), and
Pataling Rubber Estates Limited (CLC/B/112-124).
Harrisons and Crosfield Latex Limited (CLC/B/112-074) and Sabah Plantations Limited (CLC/B/112-136) became fully owned subsidiaries in 1983/4.
In 1978 Harrisons and Crosfield Limited made an offer for all the shares in Harrisons Malaysian Estates Limited not already owned by Harrisons and Crosfield Limited or its subsidiaries. In 1982 Harrisons Malaysian Estates Limited transferred its residence to Malaysia and became a plc (public limited company). In 1982 it was acquired by Harrisons Malaysian Plantations Berhad (CLC/B/112-080).
Scope and content/abstract:
Records of Harrisons Malaysian Estates Limited, including articles of association; minute book; annual reports; and circulars to shareholders.
Access to records less than 30 years old (or records less than 70 years old which relate to staff) should be sought from Elementis plc (contact details may be obtained from a member of staff).
ACCESS AND USE
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:
Restricted access: please see staff.
Conditions governing reproduction:
Copyright to this collection rests with the depositor.
Please see online catalogues at: http://search.lma.gov.uk/opac_lma/index.htm
Immediate source of acquisition:
The records of Harrisons and Crosfield and its subsidiary and secretarial companies were transferred to Guildhall Library Manuscripts Section between 1990 and 1998. The records were presented as a gift to the Library, except the minute books of some subsidiary companies which are held as a deposit. The Guildhall Library Manuscripts Section merged with the London Metropolitan Archives in 2009.
The Harrisons and Crosfield Ltd collection has been divided into 167 sub-fonds; CLC/B/112-001 to CLC/B/112-167. 001 to 016 are records relating to Harrisons and Crosfield (such as operational records, staff records, property records and so on), and 017 to 167 are the records of subsidiaries, plantations and associated organisations.
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.