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Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 CLC/B/112-090
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Date(s): 1948-1969
Level of description: Collection
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Extent: 3 production units comprising 3 envelopes.
Name of creator(s): Jarmain, Davis and Company | silk buying agency


Administrative/Biographical history:

In 1926 Harrisons, Davis & Company was registered in Kobe to act as a silk buying agency for Harrisons and Crosfield Limited (CLC/B/112) and also as an exporter of silk worldwide. In 1930 it was taken over by W.W. Jarmain and re-styled Jarmain, Davis and Company. In 1972 Harrisons and Crosfield acquired a 50% interest in the company and it was restyled Jarmain, Harrisons and Crosfield Limited. The partnership was dissolved in 1986, and the name was changed back to Jarmain, Davis and Company.


Scope and content/abstract:

Records of Jarmain, Davis and Company, silk buying agency, comprising correspondence with Harrisons and Crosfield Limited.

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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