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Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 CLC/B/065
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Date(s): 1830-1875
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 45 production units.
Name of creator(s): Daniell and Co | coffee, coconut and cinnamon growers
Darley Butler and Co | estate managers


Administrative/Biographical history:

A. S. Daniell (d 1873) appears to have conducted the business (management of coffee, coconut and cinnamon plantations) from a number of addresses in London, and from St Leonard on Sea, Sussex; Bath, Somerset; and Pau, France. Some of the business was conducted through the Ceylon Coffee Company of 17 Baker Street and through Henry Burnett, ship agent of 43 Fish Street Hill. After the death of A. S. Daniell, the business, under the name of Daniell and Company, was carried on from 25 Broad Street.


Scope and content/abstract:

This archive relates mainly to the management of the coffee, coconut and cinnamon estates of A. S. Daniell and his son S. W. Daniell in Ceylon [now Sri Lanka]. The estates were called Gomera Tennai, New Gomera, Olooambelam, Imbulgaswaddie and Katooloya Tennei. The archive consists mainly of returns and reports from the local managers, Darley Butler and Company of Colombo, Ceylon, and of correspondence, accounts and legal papers. It also includes some family papers, comprising copies of wills and marriage settlements, accounts, bills and receipts, and a letter. Additional records of Daniell and Company, of separate provenance, are catalogued as Mss 11464-11465a.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

CLC/B/065-01: A.S. Daniell and Company; CLC/B/065-02: Daniell and Company.

Conditions governing access:

Available for general access.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copyright to this collection rests with the depositor.

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Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

The records were deposited at Guildhall through the British Records Association in 1984. The Guildhall Library Manuscripts Section merged with the London Metropolitan Archives in 2009.

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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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