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Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 CLC/B/112-054
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Date(s): 1899-1984
Level of description: Collection
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Extent: 80 production units comprising 6 binders, 5 files, 26 volumes and 43 envelopes.
Name of creator(s): Golden Hope Plantations Ltd | rubber estates management


Administrative/Biographical history:

In 1906 Golden Hope Rubber Estate Limited was registered to acquire the Golden Hope estate, near Klang, Selangor, Malaya. The company took over:
Selaba Rubber Estates Limited (1928),
Balgownie Rubber Estates Limited (1929),
Tai Tak Plantations Limited (1950),
Lumut Rubber Estates Limited (1952),
Klanang Bahru Syndicate Limited (1955),
New Crocodile River (Selangor) Rubber Company Limited (1959),
Bukit Kajang Rubber Estates Limited (1961/2),
Straits Plantations Limited (1962), and
Prang Besar Rubber Estate Limited (1962).

In 1963 its name was changed to Golden Hope Plantations Limited. The company was purchased by Harrisons Malaysian Estates Limited (CLC/B/112-079) in 1977, and it became resident in Malaysia for tax purposes. In April 1982 it became a private company.


Scope and content/abstract:

Records of Golden Hope Plantations Limited, rubber estates management, including articles of association; minute books; annual reports; circulars to shareholders; financial accounts; and some papers of subsidiary Coconut Plantations of Perak Limited.

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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