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COMMERCIAL GAS LIGHT AND COKE COMPANY

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 B/CGC
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Full title: COMMERCIAL GAS LIGHT AND COKE COMPANY
Date(s): 1844-1949
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 1.45 linear metres
Name of creator(s): Commercial Gas Light and Coke Company | 1839-1949

Context

Administrative/Biographical history:

The Commercial Gas Light and Coke Company was formed in 1837 to combat the British Gas Light and Coke Company after it had obtained a monopoly. Commercial later bought the British's London district for a knockdown figure. Deed of settlement, 1839. Incorporated by Act of Parliament, 1847. Nationalised 1949, placed under control of North Thames Gas Board.

Content

Scope and content/abstract:

Records of the Commercial Gas Light and Coke Company, 1844-1949. The records include minutes of directors' meetings, correspondence, half-yearly reports of the company, newspaper cuttings and miscellaneous papers. Also notice of meeting of shareholders of Crystal Palace District Gas Company.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:
English

System of arrangement:

B/CGC/01 - B/CGC/27

Conditions governing access:

Available for general access.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copyright rests with the depositor.

Finding aids:

Please see online catalogues at: http://search.lma.gov.uk/opac_lma/index.htm

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Deposited in 1965 (AC/65/025)

Allied Materials

Related material:

See also B/NTG/2928-2996


Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:

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:
July to October 2009

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