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LONDON SUMATRA PLANTATIONS LIMITED

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 CLC/B/112-110
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Full title: LONDON SUMATRA PLANTATIONS LIMITED
Date(s): 1960-1992
Level of description: Collection
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Extent: 31 production units comprising 2 volumes, 4 binders, 2 files and 23 envelopes.
Name of creator(s): London Sumatra Plantations Ltd | holding company

Context

Administrative/Biographical history:

In April 1960 First Limator Limited was registered; in May it was renamed London Sumatra Plantations Limited. It acted as a holding company of various plantation estates companies. In 1960 it acquired
Allied Sumatra Plantations Limited (CLC/B/112-018),
Asahan Rubber Estates Limited (CLC/B/112-020),
Deli Estates Engineering and General Union Limited (CLC/B/112-042),
Lankat Rubber Company (CLC/B/112-102),
Mendaris (Sumatra) Rubber and Produce Estates (CLC/B/112-115),
Soengei Rampah Rubber and Coconut Plantations Company (CLC/B/112-144),
Tandjong Rubber Company (CLC/B/112-153),
Toerangie (Sumatra) Rubber and Produce Estates Limited (CLC/B/112-155), and
United Serdang (Sumatra) Rubber Plantations Limited (CLC/B/112-159).

In 1961 it acquired
Bah Lias Rubber Estates Limited (CLC/B/112-023),
Bajoe Kidoel Rubber and Produce Company (CLC/B/112-024),
Central Sumatra Rubber Estates Limited (CLC/B/112-031),
Djasinga Rubber and Produce Company (CLC/B/112044),
Kulai Rubber Estate Limited (CLC/B/112-098),
Namoe Tongan Rubber Estates Limited (CLC/B/112-119),
Sialang Rubber Estates Limited (CLC/B/112-143) and
United Lankat Plantations Company (CLC/B/112-158).

It acquired Nalek Rubber Estate Limited (CLC/B/112-118) in 1964, and Auxiliary Investments Limited (CLC/B/112-021) in 1967/8.

London Sumatra Plantations Limited became a PLC (public limited company) in 1982. In 1984 it became a wholly owned subsidiary of Harrisons and Crosfield Limited until 1994 when it was sold off.

Content

Scope and content/abstract:

Records of London Sumatra Plantations Limited, including articles of association, minute books, circulars to shareholders, annual reports, financial accounts, inventories, and correspondence.

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:
English

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: http://search.lma.gov.uk/opac_lma/index.htm

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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