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Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 CLC/B/178-02
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Date(s): 1912-1958
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 5 production units.
Name of creator(s): Arbanash (Roumania) Oil Co


Administrative/Biographical history:

Arbanash (Roumania) Oil Company was incorporated in the UK in 1912. It was the nominee through which Phoenix Oil and Transport Company Limited held the capital of Unirea S.A.R. de Petrol, a Romanian registered oil company.


Scope and content/abstract:

The records of Arbanash (Roumania) Oil Company comprise: memorandum and articles of association, 1912 and 1929; minutes of board and general meetings, 1928-1955; annual balance sheets and accounts, 1939-1948, final accounts for 1948 and correspondence regarding winding up, 1950; cash book and private ledger, 1939-1958.

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:

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/178-03: Orion S.A.R. de Petrol;
CLC/B/178-04: Phoenix Oil Products Limited;
CLC/B/178-05: Roumanian Consolidated Oilfields Limited;
CLC/B/178-06: Unirea S.A.R. de Petrol.

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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