Reference code(s): GB 0074 CLC/B/123-39
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
Title: MACDONALD, HAMILTON AND COMPANY
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 19 production units.
Name of creator(s): Macdonald, Hamilton and Co | shipping agents
This company acted as shipping agents and managers of Australasian United Steam Navigation Company (see CLC/B/123-07). Both companies were part of the Inchcape Group of companies.
Scope and content/abstract:
Macdonald, Hamilton and Company records comprise: partnership deeds, declarations of trust, power of attorney, and correspondence 1907-55 (Ms 27784-6, 38570-6); plans of offices 1919-20 (Ms 27787), and histories 1934-5 (Ms 38577).
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:
Ms 27784-7 were deposited in the Manuscripts Section of Guildhall Library in 1987-88 together with archives of other companies in the Inchcape Group. They were catalogued in 1988-9. Ms 38570-7 were donated to Guildhall Library by P&O Australia in 2005, and were catalogued in 2007. The Guildhall Library Manuscripts Section merged with the London Metropolitan Archives in 2009.
This collection is a sub-fond within the Inchcape Group fonds. See CLC/B/123 for a list of all the companies represented in this collection and a history of the Inchcape Group.
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: January to May 2011.