Reference code(s): GB 0074 CLC/B/112-035
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
Title: CHEST COMPONENTS LIMITED
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 10 production units comprising 1 volume and 9 envelopes.
Name of creator(s): Chest Components Ltd | manufacturers of plywood chests
Chest Components Limited was registered in 1941 as a private company. It was formed by Harrisons and Crosfield Limited (CLC/B/112) and other members of the Plywood Chest Association (CLC/B/179) to manufacture fittings for plywood tea chests in Colombo. For historical notes concerning shareholdings in the Company see Ms 37392.
Scope and content/abstract:
Records of Chest Components Limited, manufacturers of plywood chests, including articles of association; board minute book; papers relating to annual general meetings; statements of manufacturing, trading, and profit and loss accounts; and correspondence with other Harrisons and Crosfield offices.
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.