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Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 CLC/B/008
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Date(s): 1890-1960
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 3 production units.
Name of creator(s): Anglo-American Debenture Corporation | investment trust


Administrative/Biographical history:

The Corporation was founded in 1890. The offices were in 17 Lombard St 1891; 75 Lombard St 1892-1905; 20 Birchin Lane 1906-22; 3 Bank Buildings, Lothbury 1923; and 320 Gresham House, Old Broad St 1924-54. In 1960 it merged with other investment trusts to form the Anglo-American Securities Corporation.


Scope and content/abstract:

Papers of the Anglo-American Debenture Corporation, comprising scrapbooks containing papers relating to the company including the 1890 prospectus, reports from the directors, accounts, notices, and newspaper cuttings.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

Three volumes in chronological order.

Conditions governing access:

These records are available for public inspection, although records containing personal information may be subject to access restrictions.

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 scrapbooks were deposited in the Manuscripts Section of Guildhall Library by Morgan Grenfell and Co in February 1992; the connection of the company with Morgan Grenfell is not known. The Guildhall Library Manuscripts Section merged with the London Metropolitan Archives in 2009.

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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 2010 to January 2011.

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