Reference code(s): GB 0074 CLC/B/112-016
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
Title: HARRISONS AND CROSFIELD: BRANCH RECORDS (UNITED STATES)
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 2 production units.
Name of creator(s): Harrisons and Crosfield Ltd | traders in tea, coffee, rubber, timber, chemicals, and other agricultural products
Offices in Chicago and New York (and Montreal) were opened in 1904 under the style Crosfield, Lampard, Clark and Company (see CLC/B/112/MS37456-61). The company was merged into Harrisons and Crosfield in 1908 and the offices were run as H and C branches. In 1914 the subsidiary company Irwin Harrisons and Whitney Inc (CLC/B/112-089) was formed from the merger of the New York branch and the business of A P Irwin and Company (see CLC/B/112/MS37531-40). Harrisons and Crosfield also operated in the United States through the subsidiary company Harrisons and Crosfield (America) Inc of New York (See CLC/B/112-065; MS37523-30).
Scope and content/abstract:
Records of the United States branch of Harrisons and Crosfield Limited, comprising correspondence with the London branch.
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:
Available for general access.
Conditions governing reproduction:
Copyright to this collection rests with the depositor.
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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.