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Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 CLC/B/112-103
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Date(s): 1906-1984
Level of description: Collection
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Extent: 33 production units comprising 3 volumes, 3 binders, 2 files and 25 envelopes.
Name of creator(s): London Asiatic Rubber and Produce Co Ltd


Administrative/Biographical history:

This company was registered in 1907 to take over the business of Asiatic Rubber and Produce Company Limited (registered in Ceylon in 1905, with estates in Malacca, Selangor and Perak). The London Asiatic Rubber and Produce Company acquired the Diamond Jubilee and Ayer Molek estates in Selangor and Perak. It took over Tamok Rubber Estate Limited (1920), Elphil Rubber Company Limited (1921), Batang Benar Rubber Company Limited (1922), Tangkah Rubber Estates Limited (1923), Sepang Selangor Rubber Estates Limited (1931), Oriental Rubber Company Limited (1960) and Lanadron Rubber Estates Limited (1960). It consolidated Harrisons and Crosfield Limited's (CLC/B/112) secretarial interests in Malaya.

In 1977 the company was purchased by Harrisons Malaysian Estates Limited (CLC/B/112-079). In December of that year it became resident in Malaysia, and in June 1982 it became a private company.

London Asiatic Trustee Company Limited was registered in 1929 to administer provident and other funds for the benefit of London Asiatic Rubber and Produce Company.


Scope and content/abstract:

Records of the London Asiatic Rubber and Produce Company Limited, including articles of association; board minutes; annual reports; circulars to shareholders; and financial accounts.

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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