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Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 CLC/B/112-080
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Date(s): 1976-1988
Level of description: Collection
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Extent: 5 production units comprising 4 envelopes and 1 bundle.
Name of creator(s): Harrisons Malaysian Plantations Berhad


Administrative/Biographical history:

In 1976 Peddie Plantations Sdn Bhd was registered as a private limited company. In November 1976 the name was changed to Harrisons Plantations Sdn Bhd, and then in July 1982 to Harrisons Malaysian Plantations Berhad. It became a public company in May 1977.

In 1982 the company acquired Harrisons Malaysian Estates PLC (and its subsidiaries) (CLC/B/112-079), Barlow Plantations Sdn Bhd and Jomalina Sdn Bhd. In 1984 it acquired:
Castlefield (Klang) Rubber Estate Limited (CLC/B/112-030),
Doranakande Rubber Estates Limited (CLC/B/112-035),
Edensor Rubber Estate Limited (CLC/B/112-049),
Holyrood Rubber Limited (CLC/B/112-084),
Kinta Kellas Rubber Estates Limited (CLC/B/112-096),
Kuala Selangor Rubber Company (CLC/B/112-097),
Malaysia Rubber Company (CLC/B/112-114),
Nalek Rubber Estate Limited (CLC/B/112-118) and
Sungei Bahru Rubber Estate Limited (CLC/B/112-147).

Harrisons and Crosfield sold most of its holding in the company in 1982, and the remaining stock in 1989.


Scope and content/abstract:

Records of Harrisons Malaysian Plantations Berhad, including articles of association; annual reports; circulars to shareholders and an issue of the staff newsletter.

Access to records less than 30 years old (or records less than 70 years old which relate to staff) should be sought from Elementis plc (contact details may be obtained from a member of staff).

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

Records arranged by MS number, assigned during cataloguing at the Guildhall Library Manuscripts Section.

Conditions governing access:

Restricted access: please see staff.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copyright to this collection rests with the depositor.

Finding aids:

Please see online catalogues at:

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

The records of Harrisons and Crosfield and its subsidiary and secretarial companies were transferred to Guildhall Library Manuscripts Section between 1990 and 1998. The records were presented as a gift to the Library, except the minute books of some subsidiary companies which are held as a deposit. The Guildhall Library Manuscripts Section merged with the London Metropolitan Archives in 2009.

Allied Materials

Related material:

The Harrisons and Crosfield Ltd collection has been divided into 167 sub-fonds; CLC/B/112-001 to CLC/B/112-167. 001 to 016 are records relating to Harrisons and Crosfield (such as operational records, staff records, property records and so on), and 017 to 167 are the records of subsidiaries, plantations and associated organisations.

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:
November 2010 to January 2011.

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