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Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 CLC/B/074
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Date(s): 1618-1827
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 4 production units.
Name of creator(s): East India Company


Administrative/Biographical history:

The East India Company was based at East India House, Leadenhall Street (Sir William Craven's mansion house, rebuilt in 1726 and enlarged in 1799, occupying 11-21 Leadenhall Street in 1842, demolished in 1862 and the site sold to Lloyd's of London).


Scope and content/abstract:

Records of the East India Company, comprising warrant for the delivery of tea; correspondence and receipts; account book of the ship "Ganges"; and papers relating to an investigation into the alleged sale of a staff position in the Madras establishment.

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 City of London.

Finding aids:

Please see online catalogues at:

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Deposited in the Guildhall Library Manuscripts Section, which merged with the London Metropolitan Archives in 2009.

Allied Materials

Related material:

Guildhall Library holds only miscellaneous records of the East India Company, chiefly deeds, 17th-19th centuries (Ms 817, 3613, 6439, 9895, 19531-44, 24705, and 31375, and Add. Mss. 1123-32, and 1135). The main archives are held at the British Library, in the Asia, Pacific and Africa Collection.

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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