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Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 CLC/B/112-043
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Date(s): 1939-1970
Level of description: Collection
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Extent: 2 production units comprising 2 envelopes.
Name of creator(s): Dillons Chemical Co Ltd


Administrative/Biographical history:

Dillons Klipstein Limited was registered in 1931 to acquire Dillons Limited and the Montreal branch of A Klipstein and Company. It was a private company, based in Montreal and Toronto. In 1932 it was acquired by American Cyranamid and Chemical Corporation, and in 1938 it was acquired by Harrisons and Crosfield Limited (CLC/B/112).

The name was changed to Dillons Chemical Company Limited in 1939. In 1951 the Company became the sole agents of the products of Fine Chemicals of Canada Limited (see CLC/B/112/MS37572). In 1970 Dillons Chemical Company amalgamated with Harrisons and Crosfield (Canada) Limited (see CLC/B/112/MS37562-9).

For historical notes concerning Harrisons and Crosfield's shareholdings in the Company see CLC/B/112/MS37392. For staff lists of Dillons Chemical Company Limited see CLC/B/112/MS37340-2.


Scope and content/abstract:

Records of Dillons Chemical Company Limited, including general correspondence and statements of accounts.

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:

Available for general access.

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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