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Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 CLC/B/178-06
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Date(s): 1919-1948
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 11 production units.
Name of creator(s): Unirea S.A.R. de Petrol | petroleum company


Administrative/Biographical history:

Unirea S.A.R de Petrol, a wholly owned subsidiary of Phoenix Oil and Transport Company, was registered in Bucharest in 1920. Into it went the assets of several small English companies partially destroyed during the First World War. Phoenix Oil and Transport Company held the capital of Unirea through a nominee, Arbanash (Roumania) Oil Company. Unirea amalgamated with Orion S.A.R. de Petrol in 1935 and with Roumanian Consolidated Oilfields Limited in 1938.


Scope and content/abstract:

The records of Unirea S.A.R. de Petrol comprise: memorandum and articles of association, 1921 and trust deed, 1940; annual balance sheets and accounts, 1937-8 and notes on accounts of 1939; petroleum and crude oil stock valuation, 1939; reports on company organisation and methods, 1932-3; reports on internal and external sales departments, 1940-4; papers of Major E. Boaden including correspondence and reports, 1942-8; maps and plans of oilfields, 1919-38 and photograph of royal warrant of appointment, 1930.

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:

Deposited in the Manuscripts Section of Guildhall Library together with the records of Phoenix Oil and Transport Co and other subsidiaries by the Official Receiver in 1988. The Guildhall Library Manuscripts Section merged with the London Metropolitan Archives in 2009.

Allied Materials

Related material:

CLC/B/178-01: Phoenix Oil and Transport Company Limited;
CLC/B/178-02: Arbanash (Roumania) Oil Company;
CLC/B/178-03: Orion S.A.R. de Petrol;
CLC/B/178-04: Phoenix Oil Products Limited;
CLC/B/178-05: Roumanian Consolidated Oilfields Limited.

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:
January to May 2011.

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