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Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 CLC/B/103-05
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Date(s): 1911-1971
Level of description: Collection
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Extent: 9 production units.
Name of creator(s): London Cattle Food Trade Association x Cattle Food Trade Association


Administrative/Biographical history:

The London Cattle Food Trade Association was formed in 1906 by members of the London Corn Trade Association (CLC/B/103-08) who traded in vegetable proteins used as animal feeding stuffs and who felt the need for a separate organisation to represent their specialist interests. Its aims were similar to those of the London Corn Trade Association, namely to establish uniform contracts and bills of lading, provide a system for arbitration (including the testing of quality samples), and to promote legislation and other measures on behalf of the trade.

Based at 8 Catherine Court until 1912, the association subsequently moved to 50 Mark Lane (1913-20), 50/1 Lime Street (1921-1923), 84 Leadenhall Street (1924-1958), 5/7 Houndsditch (1959-1967) and 52/7 Mark Lane (1968-1971). In 1923, it transferred the responsibility for its routine office work and administration to United Associations Ltd (CLC/B/103-12). In 1965, the association dropped "London" from its title, and invited representatives from kindred associations in Europe to attend meetings of its council.

In 1971, it joined with the London Corn Trade Association to form the Grain and Feed Trade Association (GAFTA).


Scope and content/abstract:

London Cattle Food Trade Association records comprise minutes, accounts and a register of samples.

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:

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Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

The archive of the association was deposited by GAFTA at Guildhall Library in 1987, together with the archives of the London Corn Trade Association and other bodies. The Guildhall Library Manuscripts Section merged with the London Metropolitan Archives in 2009.

Allied Materials

Related material:

Other sub-fonds in this collection:
CLC/B/103-01: British Radio Cabinet Manufacturers Association;
CLC/B/103-02: Cattle Feeding Stuffs Central Advisory Committee;
CLC/B/103-03: Edible Oil Association;
CLC/B/103-04: London Oil and Tallow Trades Association;
CLC/B/103-05: London Cattle Food Trade Association;
CLC/B/103-06: London Copra Association;
CLC/B/103-07: London Corn Exchange Importers' Association;
CLC/B/103-08: London Corn Trade Association;
CLC/B/103-09: London Port Area Grain Committee;
CLC/B/103-10: National Association of United Kingdom Oil and Oilseed Brokers;
CLC/B/103-11: National Federation of Corn Trade Associations;
CLC/B/103-12: United Associations Limited;
CLC/B/103-13: National Lubricating Oil and Grease Federation.

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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