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Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 CLC/B/163-04
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Date(s): 1924-1939
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 8 production units.
Name of creator(s): Yule, Catto and Co Ltd | merchants


Administrative/Biographical history:

Andrew Yule and Company of Calcutta and George Yule and Company of London were founded in the 1860s by Andrew and George Yule. The main business was the merchant house in Calcutta for which George Yule and Company acted as the London agency. In September 1911 George Yule and Company established a credit account with Morgan Grenfell and Company and the link between the businesses was further established in 1916 when Sir David Yule proposed that Morgan Grenfell and Company take over both Andrew Yule and Company and George Yule and Company. Thomas Catto was approached to run the firms and in 1920 George Yule and Company became Yule, Catto and Company Limited. Andrew Yule and Company also became Andrew Yule and Company Limited. Morgan Grenfell and Company held shares in Yule, Catto and Company Limited until 1934 when they were sold to individual partners in Morgan Grenfell and Company.

The company had various City addresses: 8 Leadenhall Street 1871; 81 & 82 Palmerston Buildings, 9 Bishopsgate 1872-88; 19 Great Winchester Street 1889-1907; Finsbury House, Blomfield Square 1908-30; and 7 Great Winchester House 1931-6.


Scope and content/abstract:

Records of Yule, Catto and Company Limited comprising financial accounts, correspondence and a brief history of the company.

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 written permission only.

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:

Deposited in the Manuscripts Section of Guildhall Library in 1992 by Morgan Grenfell & Company. The Guildhall Library Manuscripts Section merged with the London Metropolitan Archives in 2009.

Allied Materials

Related material:

For Morgan Grenfell and Company see CLC/B/163-01.

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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