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Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 ACC/1297/MELT
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Date(s): 1901-1933
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 1.35 linear metres
Name of creator(s): Metropolitan Electric Tramways Co Ltd
Metropolitan Tramways and Omnibus Co Ltd


Administrative/Biographical history:

The Metropolitan Electric Tramways Company Limited was founded in 1894 as the Metropolitan Tramways and Omnibus Company Limited. The company had an agreement with Middlesex County Council to operate electric tramways that the Council was constructing. The company was purchased in 1904 by British Electric Traction who changed the name to Metropolitan Electric Tramways. The area of operations was expanded, including much of Middlesex and parts of Hertfordshire. In 1913 the company became a subsidiary of the London and Suburban Traction Company, which was co-owned by British Electric Traction and Underground Electric Railways Company of London Ltd. In 1933 the company was absorbed into the London Passenger Transport Board.


Scope and content/abstract:

Records of the Metropolitan Electric Tramway Company, including minutes of Board meetings; minutes of General meetings; minutes of the Directors' Committee; and reports.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

ACC/1297/MELT/01: Minutes; ACC/1297/MELT/04: Reports.

Conditions governing access:

Available for general access.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copyright to these records rests with the depositor.

Finding aids:

Please see online catalogues at:

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Received in 1975 as part of an accession of records from London Transport.

Allied Materials

Related material:

Publication note:

SMEETON, C S - The Metropolitan Electric Tramways, Vol. I: Origins to 1920, Vol. II: 1921 to 1933 (LMA library reference 27.23 SME).

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:
November 2009 to February 2010

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