Reference code(s): GB 0074 CLC/B/103
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
Title: GRAIN AND FEED TRADE ASSOCIATION PREDECESSORS
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 220 production units.
Name of creator(s): Various.
The Grain and Feed Trade Association (GAFTA) was founded in 1971 when the London Corn Trade Association merged with the London Cattle Food Trade Association. GAFTA is a trade association for those working in the international grain trade. It defines standards, acts as a regulatory body and handles problems for its members.
For historical information about the predecessor bodies whose records comprise this collection, please see the sub-fonds entry for each organisation (listed in the 'arrangement' section).
Scope and content/abstract:
Records of predecessors of the Grain and Free Trade Association, as follows:
Cattle Feeding Stuffs Central Advisory Committee;
Edible Oil Association;
London Oil and Tallow Trades Association;
London Cattle Food Trade Association;
London Copra Association;
London Corn Exchange Importers' Association;
London Corn Trade Association;
London Port Area Grain Committee;
National Association of United Kingdom Oil and Oilseed Brokers;
National Federation of Corn Trade Associations;
United Associations Limited;
National Lubricating Oil and Grease Federation.
The records include minutes and agendas, financial accounts, cash books, ledgers, papers relating to arbitration and appeals, registers of members and samples books.
ACCESS AND USE
Language/scripts of material: English
System of arrangement:
The collection is arranged in sub-fonds as follows:
CLC/B/103-01: British Radio Cabinet Manufacturers Association;
CLC/B/103-02: Cattle Feeding Stuffs Central Advisory Committee;
CLC/B/103-03: Edible Oil Association;
CLC/B/103-04: London Oil and Tallow Trades Association;
CLC/B/103-05: London Cattle Food Trade Association;
CLC/B/103-06: London Copra Association;
CLC/B/103-07: London Corn Exchange Importers' Association;
CLC/B/103-08: London Corn Trade Association;
CLC/B/103-09: London Port Area Grain Committee;
CLC/B/103-10: National Association of United Kingdom Oil and Oilseed Brokers;
CLC/B/103-11: National Federation of Corn Trade Associations;
CLC/B/103-12: United Associations Limited;
CLC/B/103-13: National Lubricating Oil and Grease Federation.
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 collection was deposited in the Guildhall Library by the Grain and Feed Trade Association (GAFTA) in 1987. The Guildhall Library Manuscripts Section merged with the London Metropolitan Archives in 2009.
Hugh Barty-King: Food for Man and Beast: The Story of the London Corn Trade Association, the London Cattle Food Trade Association and the Grain and Feed Trade Association, 1878-1978, (London: Hutchinson) 1978.
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.