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Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 LMA/4215
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Date(s): 1873-1926
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 1.26 linear metres
Name of creator(s): James McMillan and Company | iron and steel merchants


Administrative/Biographical history:

James McMillan and Company was formed in Glasgow in 1903 on taking over from Mr Charles Bell, with whom he had worked since 1875. They were iron and steel merchants, and electrical engineers.

The Glasgow office was closed in 1908 and moved to London to a premises at 17 Surrey Street, Strand which then moved to 112 High Holborn in 1971 when the Surrey Street buildings were demolished as part of a redevelopment plan. The office closed in 1979.


Scope and content/abstract:

Records of James McMillan and Company, iron and steel merchants, consisting of ledgers, 1873-1926, cash books from 1899, and a short series of letter books and order books.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

The records have been sorted into the following groups: Administration LMA/4215/01 Accounts LMA/4215/02 Coal shipments LMA/4215/03 Correspondence LMA/4215/04 Order books LMA/4215/05.

Conditions governing access:

Available for general access.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copyright rests with the City of London.

Finding aids:

Please see online catalogues at:

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Deposited in March 1999 from The Museum of London.

Allied Materials

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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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