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Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 ACC/2305/02-1
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Date(s): 1953-1972
Level of description: Collection
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Extent: 0.72 linear metres (extent of all 4 Blue Nile subfonds combined).
Name of creator(s): Barclay Perkins and Co (Sudan) Ltd | brewers
Blue Nile Brewery Ltd


Administrative/Biographical history:

The Blue Nile Brewery, Khartoum, Sudan, was incorporated on the 24 December 1951 as Barclay Perkins and Company (Sudan) Limited. The name was changed to Blue Nile Brewery Limited in December 1954; production began in 1955. The Brewery made a beer called "Camel Brand" which was to be marketed throughout the Sudan region. The Brewery was nationalised by the Sudanese Revolutionary Council in 1970.


Scope and content/abstract:

Corporate records of the Blue Nile Brewery Limited, including minutes of the directors' board; correspondence; press cuttings; managing director's reports; memorandum and articles of association; papers about political matters; papers regarding Sudan; compensation files; papers regarding the organisation of the brewery and visits file.

Access & Use

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System of arrangement:

The records of the Blue Nile Brewery are arranged in 4 sub-fonds:
ACC/2305/02-1: Corporate Records;
ACC/2305/02-2: Financial Records;
ACC/2305/02-3: Sales and Production Records;
ACC/2305/02-4: Staff Records.

Conditions governing access:

Restricted access: please see staff.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copyright to these records rests with the depositor.

Finding aids:

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Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Deposited as part of an accession of records from Courage Barclay and Simonds, 1969-1988.

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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:
November 2009 to February 2010

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