Reference code(s): GB 0074 CLC/B/227-141
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
Title: OUVAH COFFEE COMPANY LIMITED
Date(s): 1864-1874; 
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 2 production units.
Name of creator(s): Ouvah Coffee Co Ltd
This company was formed as a limited company in 1864 to buy and work coffee plantations in Ceylon. It gradually changed over to tea production from the 1870s when the coffee industry was devastated by a fungus. In 1908 it reformed as Ouvah Ceylon Estates Limited. It had offices successively at 79 Cannon Street; 34 Cannon Street; 31 Lombard Street; 5 Dowgate Hill; Thames House, Queen Street Place; and 21 Mincing Lane.
Scope and content/abstract:
Records of the Ouvah Coffee Company Limited, comprising a cash book and notes on the history of the company and of coffee planting in Ceylon.
ACCESS AND USE
Language/scripts of material: English
System of arrangement:
One volume, and 6 sheets in an envelope.
Conditions governing access:
Available for general access.
Conditions governing reproduction:
Copyright to this collection rests with the City of London.
Please see online catalogues at: http://search.lma.gov.uk/opac_lma/index.htm
The cash book is the only record of the company known to have survived liquidation in the 1960s.
Immediate source of acquisition:
Presented to the Manuscripts Section of Guildhall Library in 1989. The Guildhall Library Manuscripts Section merged with the London Metropolitan Archives in 2009.
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.