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Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 CLC/B/103-04
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Date(s): 1910-1967
Level of description: Collection
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Extent: 12 production units.
Name of creator(s): London Oil and Tallow Trades Association


Administrative/Biographical history:

The London Oil and Tallow Trades Association was formed in 1910, by members of the trade, to protect and promote their interests, for example by the imposition of uniform contracts and the settlement of disputes by arbitration. Initially based at 6 Crosby Square, it moved to 50/1 Lime Street (1921-3), 84 Leadenhall Street (1924-58), 5/7 Houndsditch (1959-67) and 24 St. Mary Axe (in 1968). From 1923, it employed the services of United Associations Ltd (CLC/B/103-12).


Scope and content/abstract:

London Oil and Tallow Trades Association records comprise: minutes, 1910-22 (Ms 23230-3); scrapbook of notices and letters etc, 1910-16 (Ms 23234); ledgers, 1921-67 (Ms 23235); and cash books, 1935-60 (Ms 23236).

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:

Please see online catalogues at:

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

The archive was deposited at Guildhall Library in 1987 by the Grain and Feed Trade Association. 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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