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Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 CLC/B/038-02
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Date(s): 1931-1982
Level of description: Collection
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Extent: 5 production units.
Name of creator(s): Budla Beta Tea Co


Administrative/Biographical history:

The company began trading in 1896 and had offices at 88 Bishopsgate until 1911. From 1911 to 1936 it was at Winchester House, Old Broad St, and 1936-65 at 14-19 Leadenhall St. The company ceased trading in 1965 and amalgamated with Assam Frontier Tea Company in 1977.


Scope and content/abstract:

Records of the Budla Beta Tea Company comprising Board of Directors minutes; annual general meeting minutes, London trustees provident fund minutes and a ledger. The records are held off-site and therefore require 24 hours notice for access.

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:

Access by appointment only. Please contact 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 Caparo Group took over the archives when it took over the company and donated them to Guildhall Library in 1982. The Guildhall Library Manuscripts Section merged with the London Metropolitan Archives in 2009.

Allied Materials

Related material:

CLC/B/038-01: Assam Frontier Tea Co;
CLC/B/038-02: Budla Beta Tea Co;
CLC/B/038-03: Dooars Tea Co;
CLC/B/038-04: Empire of India and Ceylon Tea Co;
CLC/B/038-05: Empire of India Holdings Ltd;
CLC/B/038-06: Lanka Plantation Co;
CLC/B/038-07: Oriental Rubber Co;
CLC/B/038-08: Singlo Tea Co;
CLC/B/038-09: Singlo Holdings Ltd.

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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