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Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 CLC/B/146
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Date(s): 1857-1907
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 4 production units.
Name of creator(s): Lintott, Spink and Co | Africa merchants
River Gambia Trading Co Ltd


Administrative/Biographical history:

This company of Africa merchants had premises at 5 New City Chambers, Bishopsgate. It was associated with River Gambia Trading Company Limited and William Goddard and Company.


Scope and content/abstract:

Records of Lintott, Spink and Company, Africa merchants, comprising invoices 1857-1858 and letters to agents 1873-1877 (Ms 10624); in and out letter books, including correspondence between William Goddard and Company and their agents, and letters to the River Gambia Trading Company Limited, 1875-84 (Mss 10625-6); and shop and factory accounts and correspondence of the River Gambia Trading Company Limited 1857-1907 (Ms 10626A).

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 City of London.

Finding aids:

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Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

These archives were presented to the Manuscripts Section of Guildhall Library through the Business Archives Council in 1961 and catalogued shortly afterwards by a member of Guildhall Library staff. The Guildhall Library Manuscripts Section merged with the London Metropolitan Archives in 2009.

Allied Materials

Related material:

The main archives of the River Gambia Trading Company Limited (later known as the Bathurst Trading Company Limited) are held by the British Library of Political and Economic Science at the London School of Economics. They cover the period ca. 1867-1920.

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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