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Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 CLC/B/112-040
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Date(s): 1903-1909
Level of description: Collection
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Extent: 10 production units comprising 2 boxes, 5 bundles and 3 envelopes.
Name of creator(s): Crosfield, Lampard, Clark and Co | tea traders


Administrative/Biographical history:

This Company was formed in 1903/04 to cater for Harrisons and Crosfield Limited's (CLC/B/112) expanding trade in tea with wholesale importers in the USA and Canada. Branches in Chicago, New York and Montreal were opened in 1904/05. Crosfield, Lampard, Clark and Company was one of the companies merged into Harrisons and Crosfield Limited when it became a limited company in 1908.

For records after 1908 see Harrisons and Crosfield's branches in Montreal (CLC/B/112-011, Ms 37199-207), Chicago and New York (CLC/B/112-016, Ms 37310-11), Irwin Harrisons and Whitney (CLC/B/112-089, Ms 37531-40), and Harrisons and Crosfield (Canada) Limited (CLC/B/112-067, Ms 37562-9).


Scope and content/abstract:

Records of Crosfield, Lampard, Clark and Company, tea traders, including financial accounts and correspondence.

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 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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