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Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 CLC/B/112-086
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Date(s): 1927-1990
Level of description: Collection
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Extent: 6 production units comprising 6 envelopes.
Name of creator(s): Hong Kong Tin Ltd


Administrative/Biographical history:

Hong Kong Tin Limited was registered in 1927 in England to acquire mines or rubber interests anywhere in the world, but it carried out tin ore mining in Selangor, West Malaysia. Harrisons and Crosfield and Harrisons Malaysian Plantations Berhad (CLC/B/112-080) acted as agents and secretaries until 1983. In 1982 the company was re-registered as a PLC (public limited company).

In 1984/5 Hong Kong Tin PLC became a subsidiary of Hong Kong Tin Corporation (Malaysia) Berhad (a Malaysian registered public investment holding and management company), which was known as YTL Corporation Berhad from 1988. From 1985 Hong Kong Tin's mining activities were dormant and it acted only as a management consultancy.


Scope and content/abstract:

Records of Hong Kong Tin Limited, including articles of association, annual reports, and circulars.

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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