Reference code(s): GB 0074 CLC/B/101-06
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
Title: BRITISH AUSTRALIAN TELEGRAPH COMPANY LIMITED
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 4 production units.
Name of creator(s): British Australian Telegraph Co Ltd
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 British Australian Telegraph Company Limited was formed in 1870 by John Pender to bring Australia within the scope of telegraph communication with Britain. In 1873 it merged with the China Submarine Telegraph Company Limited and the British Indian Extension Telegraph Company Limited to form the Eastern Extension, Australasia and China Telegraph Company Limited.
Scope and content/abstract:
Records of the British Australian Telegraph Company Limited comprising minutes of annual general meetings, meetings of the board and meetings of liquidators.
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:
Access by appointment only. Please contact 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 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 Co Ltd and associated companies. The Guildhall Library Manuscripts Section merged with the London Metropolitan Archives in 2009.
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.
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.