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Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0103 BW
Held at: University College London
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Date(s): c1840-1975
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 29 boxes, 18 volumes
Name of creator(s): Balfour Williamson & Company Ltd
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Administrative/Biographical history:

The Chilean merchants Balfour Williamson & Company Ltd were founded in 1851, with an interest in most Chilean imports and exports including nitrates, and some business with Peru.


Scope and content/abstract:

Records of Balfour Williamson & Company Ltd, c1840-1975, including legal and financial papers, correspondence, photographs, some private papers, histories and related papers, and also papers relating to associated companies: Lobitos Oilfields/Peruvian Petroleum Syndicate, the Pacific Loan & Investment Company Ltd, Milne & Company, Tracey Brothers Ltd, the Cia Estanifera De Ocuri, and Balfour Williamson Securities Ltd.

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Conditions governing access:

Certain restrictions apply. This collection is uncatalogued but a list of boxes is available. Please contact the Archives for further information.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Normal copyright restrictions apply.

Finding aids:

Handlist. See also A Guide to Manuscript Sources for the History of Latin America and the Caribbean in the British Isles, ed Peter Walne (Oxford University Press, London, 1973).

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Deposited by Balfour Williamson & Company Ltd in 1977-1979; some items deposited by W A Henderson.

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