Reference code(s): GB 0074 CLC/B/112-015
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
Title: HARRISONS AND CROSFIELD: BRANCH RECORDS (SRI LANKA)
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 129 production units.
Name of creator(s): Harrisons and Crosfield Ltd | traders in tea, coffee, rubber, timber, chemicals, and other agricultural products
An office in Colombo was opened in 1895 under the style Crosfield, Lampard and Company (see CLC/B/112-039; Mss 37447-55). From 1908/9 this office functioned as a branch of Harrisons and Crosfield Limited. In 1913 the Australasian interests of the Colombo and Calcutta branches were amalgamated with the business of Eastern Export Proprietary Ltd to form Harrisons and Eastern Export Ltd (see CLC/B/112-076; Mss 37635-41). See also the records of Harrisons Lister Engineering Ltd, CLC/B/112-077; Mss 37653-76.
Scope and content/abstract:
Records of the Sri Lanka branch of Harrisons and Crosfield Limited, including correspondence with head office; administrative papers; papers relating to projects including the construction of new lead mills; papers relating to shares; papers regarding tea shipments; and financial accounts.
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.