Guildhall Library Manuscripts Section

General Guide


22: BUSINESS RECORDS (i): Business archives


Substantial business archives are held, ranging from the records of individual craftsmen and tradesmen, from the fifteenth century onwards, to those of very large companies with national and international interests, from the eighteenth century.

The activities of the former category were usually regulated and protected by the City livery companies and associated trade guilds, whose records are listed in Section 18 (ii). The activities of the latter category have been regulated and promoted by a variety of organisations, some of whose records are listed in Section 22 (ii) below. For records of trade unions see Section 21.

Because of the development of the City as a national and international commercial and financial centre, the more modern records tend to have little connection with the City of London as a geographical area, beyond being produced by a City head office, and more with "the City" as a financial institution.

It is not possible, within the format of this guide, to describe fully the scope and nature of the collections listed below, although details of amalgamations, takeovers and connections between companies are given. They are, however, fully listed in our online catalogue.

Full catalogue entries will be found in our online catalogue www.cityoflondon.gov.uk/librarycatalogue (use the “Former catalogue”). To find the entries, do a Classification search for the Manuscript number given below in bold, adding leading zeroes if necessary to give the number five digits (e.g. Ms 00400, Ms 03070 or Ms 20847).

If the collection consists of a single document, it will be given in the following way in this guide: Ms 5345; if the collection consists of more than one document, the first manuscript reference number only will be given with a dash to indicate further numbers, e.g. Ms 34978-. In order to find the entries in our online catalogue, please just enter the first number in a classification search, without a dash, e.g. Ms 34978. This search will find the collection level description which shows the full range of manuscript numbers for each collection.

Alternatively, entries can be found using an Author Search in our online catalogue. The names below have been given in the form in which they appear in the online catalogue, except that the guide entries below show the status of a firm as a limited company by including ltd at the end of the name, where appropriate. The names in our online catalogue do not usually include ltd and it is therefore best to omit ltd when carrying out an author search.

Where the name of the firm is that of a private individual, it will appear in the form of ABBOTT, Robert. Where the name is of a private individual trading as a company it will appear in the form A. HUNT AND CO. When searching for a firm with multiple initials at the start of a name (B. C. T. GRAY AND SON(S) or E. C. ADVERTISING COMPANY LTD for example), the dots after each initial should be omitted in the following way – “BCT Gray and Son” or “EC Advertising” - in order to find the catalogue entries.

Records of actual trading only are listed. Businesses for which the Manuscripts Section holds only title deeds and/or partnership deeds are excluded, with the exception of pre-1800 partnership deeds, which may be the only evidence of the existence of the business concerned. Post-1800 partnership deeds can be traced through the name index.

The address of each business is given, together with changes of address and dates of change, if known. The use of the term "successively" is used to simplify this information where numerous short-term changes took place or where movement dates are uncertain.

A handlist of business records, available at the Section's enquiry desk, contains largely the same information as this section, but it is additionally indexed by subject and by geographical area(s) in which the business concerned operated.

Most of our business collections are held in our out-stores and must be requested at least 24 hours before a visit – 48 hours for a Saturday visit. Requests may be made by email and readers should use the online catalogue to identify the Manuscript numbers of the records, including volume or bundle numbers.

Also, access to a number of collections is partially or wholly restricted. This is noted below. Permission is usually required from the depositor for access to such collections. However, full details should be sought at the Manuscripts Section's enquiry desk.


i) Records of the business of individuals, partnerships, companies etc.

A. HUNT AND CO, office fitters and furnishers, of 11 Bell Yard, Gracechurch Street. 1903-13. L 69.9 office fitters and furnishers

A. S. DANIELL AND COMPANY, East India merchants and agents with coffee, coconut and cinnamon estates in Ceylon, of 25 Old Broad Street and other addresses. Later Daniell and Co, q.v. 1832-75. L 62.1 Ms 20847-

ABACO (SELANGOR) RUBBER LTD, of Selangor, Malaya. Harrisons and Crosfield Ltd, q.v., acted as secretaries and agents for this company. 1913-56. L 68.75 Ms 37419

ABBOTT, Robert, 1610?-1658,citizen and scrivener, merchant banker and estate agent. 1639-58. L 78 Clayton Papers Ms 400-

ABCO PETROLEUM LTD see ARTHUR BROWN AND COMPANY LTD

ABELHEIRA PAPER MILLS LTD see GRAHAMS TRADING CO LTD

ABERDEEN, CEYLON AND EASTERN TRUST LTD see GLOBE TELEGRAPH AND TRUST CO LTD

ABERDEEN, EDINBURGH AND LONDON TRUST LTD see GLOBE TELEGRAPH AND TRUST CO LTD

ABERDEEN INVESTORS LTD see ABERDEEN, CEYLON AND EASTERN TRUST LTD

ACCIDENT INSURANCE COMPANY LTD, of 10 St. Swithin's Lane (in 1901). Known as City Accident Insurance Co Ltd (Feb-Mar 1870). Acquired in 1906 by Commercial Union Assurance Co Ltd, q.v. 1870-1907. L 64.9 Ms 14056

ADAM, Robert, James, John and William, architects. Letters to Innes and Clerk, q.v. 1754-1807. L 55.09 Ms 3070

ADAMS AND EDE see EDE AND RAVENSCROFT LTD

ADAMSON, BELL AND CO see DODWELL AND CO LTD

AFRICAN BANKING CORPORATION LTD, with London offices successively at 43- 46 Threadneedle Street; and 63 London Wall. Taken over in 1921 by the Standard Bank of South Africa Ltd. Operated in South Africa. Deposited with the records of Standard Chartered Bank Ltd. 1890-1963. L 64.26. Restricted access to later records. Ms 24824-

AFRICAN DIRECT TELEGRAPH CO LTD see GLOBE TELEGRAPH AND TRUST CO LTD

AFRICAN MARINE AND GENERAL ENGINEERING CO LTD see SMITH, MACKENZIE AND CO LTD

AFRICAN WHARFAGE CO LTD see SMITH, MACKENZIE AND CO LTD

AGASSIZ, SON & COMPANY, merchants, successively of Little St Helen’s, Fenchurch Street, Jefferies Square, St Mary Axe, New Broad Street and Finsbury Square. 1769-1824, 1945. L 62.1 Ms 34923-

AINSWORTH THWAITES AND CO see THWAITES AND REED

ALBION FIRE INSURANCE ASSOCIATION LTD, of 90 Cannon Street. Known as Fire Insurance Association Ltd to 1893. 1880-94. L 64.9 Ms 16153-

ALEXANDRA BRICKWORKS LTD see BORNEO COMPANY LTD

ALLIANCE ASSURANCE COMPANY LTD, of 1 and 2 Bartholomew Lane (in 1901). Known as Alliance British and Foreign Life and Fire Assurance Co until 1886. The subsidiaries whose records are held are: Alliance Marine Assurance Co, q.v.; Bankers’ Guarantee and Trust Fund, q.v.; Colonial and Foreign Bankers Guarantee Fund, q.v.; County Fire Office Ltd, q.v.; Economic Life Assurance Society, q.v.; Farmers and General Fire and Life Insurance and Loan and Annuity Co, q.v.; Imperial Insurance Company, q.v. Imperial Life Assurance Company, q.v.; Law Fire Insurance Society, q.v.; Provident Life Office, q.v. Acquired by Sun Insurance Office, q.v.1824-1965. Restricted access to later records. L 64.9 Ms 12160H-

ALLIANCE BRITISH AND FOREIGN LIFE AND FIRE ASSURANCE CO see ALLIANCE ASSURANCE CO

ALLIANCE MARINE AND GENERAL ASSURANCE CO LTD see ALLIANCE MARINE ASSURANCE CO

ALLIANCE MARINE ASSURANCE CO, of Capel Court (in 1901). Renamed Alliance Marine and General Assurance Co Ltd in 1892. Acquired in 1905 by Alliance Assurance Co Ltd, q.v. 1824-1916. L 64.9 Ms 14082-

ALLIED SUMATRA PLANTATIONS LTD see LONDON SUMATRA PLANTATIONS LTD

ALTO PARANA DEVELOPMENT CO LTD, timber traders in Brazil, of Finsbury Circus/South Place (1912-51), and King Street (1951-). Became Scottish and Mercantile Investment Co Ltd in 1951. 1912-64. L 69.8 timber Ms 21180-

AMICABLE CONTRIBUTIONSHIP FOR INSURING FROM LOSS BY FIRE see HAND-IN-HAND FIRE AND LIFE INSURANCE SOCIETY

ANGIOLINI, Italian merchant see Section 26 Italian mercantile correspondence

ANGLO-AMERICAN DEBENTURE CORPORATION, of 17 Lombard Street (1891); 75 Lombard Street (1892-1905); 20 Birchin Lane (1906-22); 3 Bank Buildings, Lothbury (1923); 320 Gresham House, Old Broad Street (1924-54). 1890-1960 (annual reports and accounts and circulars to shareholders only). L 64.7. Restricted access. Ms 28946

ANGLO-MAIKOP CORPORATION LTD see ANGLO-MAIKOP GROUP

ANGLO-MAIKOP GROUP, oil producers, refiners and distributors in the Maikop oilfield of southern Russia, with London offices successively at Bishopsgate; Angel Court; Copthall Avenue; and Moorgate. The subsidiaries whose records are held are:- Anglo-Maikop Corporation Ltd 1901-49; Black Sea Amalgamated Oilfields Ltd 1915-46; Kuban Black Sea Oilfields Ltd 1911-46; Kuban Refining Co Ltd 1913-46; Levanovskoe Petroleum Co Ltd 1911-46; Maikop Combine Ltd 1911-46; Maikop Midland Oilfields Ltd 1910-46; Maikop Pipeline and Transport Co Ltd 1910-46; Maikop Refineries Ltd 1910-46; and Maikop Valley Oil Co Ltd 1910-46. 1910-49. L 68.82 Ms 24054-

ANGLO MALAY RUBBER CO LTD see PATALING RUBBER ESTATES LTD

ANGLO-PORTUGUESE BANK LIMITED, overseas bank. The Banco Nacional Ultramarino was established in 1864 as a Portuguese bank trading overseas. It established a London office in 1919 which became the Anglo-Portuguese Colonial and Overseas Bank in 1929 and in 1955 the Anglo-Portuguese Bank Limited. Acquired by Norwich Union in 1975 and renamed A P Bank Ltd in 1977. Acquired by Riggs Bank Ltd in 1984 and known as Riggs AP Bank from 1997. Riggs was liquidated in 2005. The bank operated (in 1955) in Cape Verde, Guinea, S. Tome and Principe, Mozambique, India, Macau and Timor. 1919-90. L 64.2 Ms 39664-

ANGLO-RUSSIAN COTTON FACTORIES LTD, of 4 St Helen's Place, Bishopsgate. 1897-1948. L 69.55 cotton Ms 11759-

ANGLO SIAM CORPORATION see ANGLO THAI CORPORATION

ANGLO THAI CORPORATION, general merchants and agents in Thailand and India, successively of 67 Cornhill; 2 Fenchurch Avenue; 5 and 7 St Helen's Place; 80 Bishopsgate; 31-45 Gresham Street; 40 St Mary Axe. Formerly Siam Forest Co Ltd (established 1885), then Anglo Siam Corporation (1917-39). Acquired by Inchcape Group, q.v., in 1975. 1836-1979. L 62.1 Inchcape Group Ms 27001-

ANKOLA TEA AND RUBBER CO LTD, of Java, Indonesia. Harrisons and Crosfield Ltd, q.v. held shares in this company. 1911-57. L 68.32 tea; L 68.75 Ms 37420-

ANTONY GIBBS AND SONS LTD, merchants and foreign bankers. Founded as Antony Gibbs and Son in London in 1808, name changed in 1813 to Antony Gibbs and Sons and in 1948 to Antony Gibbs and Sons Ltd. Converted into a public company in 1972; in 1973 its name was changed to Antony Gibbs Holdings Ltd. The company is now owned by the Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation. The firm was based at 13 Sherborne Lane, Lombard Street (from ca. 1809), 20 Great Winchester Street (1814-15), 28 Great Winchester Street (1815-26), 47 Lime Street (1826-50) and 15 Bishopsgate, later numbered 22 Bishopsgate (from 1850). In 1881 Antony Gibbs and Sons absorbed two associated business houses, which had previously been separate firms: Gibbs, Bright and Co, a Bristol company originating in an eighteenth century partnership; and a Liverpool company founded in 1805, also Gibbs, Bright and Co, with two branch houses in Gloucester (1834-42) and Australia as Bright Brothers and Co (1853-81), with an office in Dunedin, New Zealand from 1864. Under the management of Antony Gibbs and Sons from 1881 these houses were re-organised; the Bristol and Liverpool houses traded as Antony Gibbs, Sons and Co, and the Australian house as Gibbs, Bright and Co. The businesses traded extensively with Spain and with South America. The records also include papers of the Gibbs family, see Section 23. 1808-1969. L 64.22 Ms 11021-

ANTROBUS & WOOD see JAMES CAPEL & CO

ANTWERP WATERWORKS CO LTD, of 5 Lawrence Pountney Hill (in 1901). Became Associated Energy Holdings in 1966. Acquired in 1969 by the Imperial Continental Gas Association, q.v. 1880-1965. L 46.21 Ms 23494-

ARBANASH (ROUMANIA) OIL CO LTD see PHOENIX OIL AND TRANSPORT CO LTD

ARCHEDALE, Richard, general merchant, of Elbow Lane. 1623-39 (accounts only). L 62.1 Ms 23953-

ARCHER, James, carpenter, of 9 Cullum Street. 1850-73 (account book only). L 69.8 carpentry Ms 23160

ARDJOENO INSURANCE CO, of 23 Birchin Lane. Known collectively with Batavia Sea and Fire Insurance Co, Java Sea and Fire Insurance Co, and Veritas Insurance Co as The Java Companies. 1925-39. L 64.9 Ms 16212

ARRACAN CO LTD, Burma rice merchants. Known from 1920 as Ellerman’s Arracan Rice and Trading Co. Ltd. Associated company of Wallace Brothers & Co (Holdings) Ltd, q.v. 1885-1961. L 45.3 grain Ms 40202-

ARTHUR BROWN AND COMPANY LTD, traders in naval stores, turpentine, tallow, petroleum etc. Based at 15 Rood Lane (1864-7), 44 Eastcheap (1867-71), 26 Great St Helen’s (1871-80), 95 Bishopsgate Street (1890-4), 70 & 71 Bishopsgate Street (1894-1910), 91 & 93 Bishopsgate Street (1911-14), 36 Camomile Street (1915-18), 126 Bishopsgate Street (1919-25), Bevis Marks House (1926-35), Staple Hall, Stone House Court (1936-41), Bishop’s Avenue, N2 (1942-5), Bevis Marks House (1946-62) and Lee House, London Wall (1963-7). Name changed at some point in 20th century to ABCO Petroleum Ltd. Became a subsidiary of Sinclair Oil Corporation in 1968. 1867-1947. L 68.71 Ms 38438-

ASAHAN RUBBER ESTATES LTD see LONDON SUMATRA PLANTATIONS LTD

ASHANTI GOLDFIELDS CORPORATION LTD, successively of 9 Broad Street, 6 Southampton Street, Holborn, 10 Old Jewry, Moor House, London Wall, Cheapside House, 138 Cheapside and Roman House, Wood Street. 1895-2001. L 68.83 Restricted access to records with personally sensitive information. Ms 14164-

ASHDOWN (LEADENHALL) LTD, dealt in fish, game, poultry etc. A subsidiary of H. Barber and Son Ltd, q.v. 1943-69. L 68.3 Ms 19678-

ASSAM AND AFRICAN HOLDINGS LTD see ASSAM AND AFRICAN INVESTMENTS LTD

ASSAM AND AFRICAN INVESTMENTS LTD. Includes records of a subsidiary, Assam and African Holdings Ltd. Part of Inchcape Group, q.v. 1957-67. L 62.1 Inchcape Group Ms 27035-

ASSAM COMPANY LTD, tea company, successively of 6 Great Winchester Street; 57 Old Broad Street; 30 Great Winchester Street; 22 Great St Helen's; 2 East India Avenue; 5 Lawrence Pountney Hill; 40 St Mary Axe. Acquired in 1980 by Inchcape Group, q.v. 1837-1978. L 62.1 Inchcape Group Ms 8794-

ASSAM ESTATES LTD, tea company. Part of Inchcape Group, q.v. 1910-77. L 62.1 Inchcape Group Ms 27104-

ASSAM FRONTIER TEA CO LTD, of Leadenhall Street and other City addresses. Amalgamated in 1977 with Budla Beta Tea Co Ltd, q.v. Taken over in 1982 by Caparo Group Ltd, q.v. for other associated companies. 1944-72. L 68.32 tea Ms 20312-

ASSOCIATED CABLE COMPANIES see GLOBE TELEGRAPH AND TRUST CO LTD

ASYLUM LIFE ASSURANCE CO, also known as Asylum Life Office and Asylum Foreign and Domestic Life Assurance Co. Amalgamated in 1857 with the London Assurance, q.v. 1824-1961. L 64.9. Ms 19492-

ATLAS ASSURANCE CO LTD, of 92 Cheapside (in 1901). Acquired in 1959 by Royal Exchange Assurance, q.v. 1807-1963. L 64.9. Ms 16155-

AUXILIARY INVESTMENTS LTD see LONDON SUMATRA PLANTATIONS LTD

AUSTRALASIAN UNITED STEAM NAVIGATION CO LTD, coastal passenger and cargo shippers in Australia, with London offices successively at 13 Austin Friars; 23 Great Winchester Street; 122 Leadenhall Street; 40 St Mary Axe. Include records of the subsidiary Eastern and Australian Steamship Co Ltd 1903-48. Part of Inchcape Group, q.v. 1886-1961. L 62.1 Inchcape Group Ms 27108-

B. C. T. GRAY AND SON(S), West Indies and North America merchants shipping foodstuffs. Benjamin Charles Thomas Gray was established as a West Indies merchant in London from circa 1832. The firm was known from circa 1858 to 1910 as Charles William and Wentworth Gray and was successively of Upper Stamford Street; Newman's Court, Cornhill; Lime Street; and Great St Helen's. 1846-1906. L 62.1 Ms 21406-

B. HOOPER & CO, chemists, of King William Street and Railway Place, Fenchurch Street. 1889-1973. L 47.02 Ms 36582-

B & J NEWTON, notaries public, of Birchin Lane (early 19th century) and Lombard Street (2007). 1810-37 (memorandum book only). L 44.5 Ms 38639

BAGHDAD LIGHT AND POWER CO LTD. Part of Inchcape Group, q.v. 1930-59.  L 62.1 Inchcape Group Ms 27146-

BAGSHAW & CO, chartered accountants, successively of Aldermanbury, Coleman Street, Moorgate, St Michael’s Alley off Cornhill, Crosby Square off Bishopsgate, New Broad Street and St Helen’s Place. 1854-1989. L 64.81 Restricted access to later records. Ms 33967-

BAH LIAS RUBBER ESTATES LTD see LONDON SUMATRA PLANTATIONS LTD

BAILY, Alexander see LEWIS AND BAILY

BAJOE KIDOEL RUBBER AND PRODUCE CO LTD see LONDON SUMATRA PLANTATIONS LTD

BALDWIN AND ELLIOTT, saddlers and ironmongers, of 4 Martin’s Lane, Cannon Street. 1828-63 (business and private ledger only). L 69.12 Ms 8340

BALDWYN, William, and TYNTE, John, woollen drapers, of Candlewick Street (now Cannon Street). 1628 (deed of copartnership only). L 69.51 drapery Ms 22825

BALLOW, Henry, and HASELL, Eliazer, mercers, of Leadenhall Street. 1685 (articles of agreement only). L 62.1 Ms 23901

BALTIC COMPANY LTD see BALTIC EXCHANGE Section 22ii

BAMBOO PAPER CO LTD, of 36 Paternoster Row. 1919-28 (a few survivals only). L 69.4. Restricted access. Ms 28961-

BANK OF BRITISH WEST AFRICA LTD, with head office in Castle Street, Liverpool until 1910; 17 Leadenhall Street (1910-22); 37 Gracechurch Street (1922-). Established 1894. Changed its name to Bank of West Africa Ltd in 1957 and merged with Standard Bank of South Africa Ltd, q.v., in 1966 to become Standard Bank of West Africa Ltd. Operated mainly in Nigeria, Ghana, Sierra Leone, Gambia, Cameroon and Canary Islands. Deposited with the records of Standard Chartered Bank Ltd. 1891-1976. L64.26. Restricted access to later records Ms 28514-

BANK OF NIGERIA LTD, with head office in Norfolk Street, Strand. Established 1899 as Anglo-African Bank Ltd. Became Bank of Nigeria Ltd in 1905. Taken over in 1912 by Bank of British West Africa Ltd, q.v. Operated in Nigeria and the French Ivory Coast. Deposited with the records of Standard Chartered Bank Ltd. 1907-40. L64.26 Ms 24523-

BANK OF WEST AFRICA LTD see BANK OF BRITISH WEST AFRICA LTD

BANKERS’ CLEARING HOUSE LTD, of 10 Lombard Street. Formed in 1895 to administer the premises of the London Clearing House which had been established in Lombard Street since 1833 and supervised by the Committee of London Clearing Bankers, q.v. (in Section 22ii). More recently known as BCH Property. 1895-1985. L 64.2 Restricted access to later records. Ms 32001-

BANKERS' GUARANTEE AND TRUST FUND, insurance company, of 94 Gracechurch Street (in 1901). Became, in 1910, Bankers Guarantee and Trust Corporation. In 1919 business transferred to Alliance Assurance Co Ltd, q.v. 1865-1919. L 64.9 Ms 14982  

BANKS, Sir John, East India merchant see Section 26

BARBER & SMITH see JOSEPH BARBER AND CO LTD

BARING BROTHERS, merchant bankers, of 8 Bishopsgate. Records (1762-circa 1891) formerly held by Guildhall Library are now held by the bank (withdrawn July 1992) but a full catalogue remains available in the Manuscripts Section of the Library.

BARRY AND CO see MACNEILL AND BARRY LTD

BATAVIA SEA AND FIRE INSURANCE CO, of 23 Birchin Lane (in 1930). Known collectively with Ardjoeno Insurance Co, Java Sea and Fire Insurance Co, and Veritas Insurance Co as The Java Companies. 1925-39. L 64.9 Ms 16212

BATES, John, stockbroker, of Serjeants Inn, Fleet Street. 1761 (articles of copartnership between Bates and his clerk, Thomas Young, only). L 64.6 Ms 23280

BATH SUN FIRE OFFICE. Taken over in 1838 by Sun Insurance Office, q.v. 1836-8. L 64.9 Ms 11935E and Ms 18815

BATHURST TRADING CO LTD see RIVER GAMBIA TRADING CO LTD and LINTOTT, SPINK AND CO

BAZETT, Richard Campbell, partner in Bruce de Ponthieu and Co (later Bruce de Ponthieu Bazett and Co; Bruce Bazett and Co; Bazett Farquhar Crawford and Co; and Bazett Colvin Crawford and Co), merchants and East India agents, of 71 Old Broad Street. 1802-35 (account book only). L 62.1 Ms 23890-

BHOOTEACHANG TEA CO LTD, of Assam, India. Part of Inchcape Group, q.v. 1898-1949 (annual reports and accounts). L 62.1 Inchcape Group Ms 27148

BIKAM RUBBER ESTATE LTD see PATALING RUBBER ESTATES LTD

BINNY AND CO LTD, general merchants and agents in Madras, India, with London offices successively at East India Avenue; Fenchurch Street; Throgmorton Avenue; and Leadenhall Street. Part of Inchcape Group, q.v. 1903-72. L 62.1 Inchcape Group Ms 27149-

BIRCH AND GAYDON see BIRCH, William

BIRCH, Lucas, pastry cook, confectioner and caterer, of 15 Cornhill. Later Birch and Birch, confectioners and caterers. 1775-8 (day book only). L 23 Ms 458

BIRCH, William, watch, clock and chronometer maker, silversmith and jeweller, of Fenchurch Street (premises occupied until 1840 by William Turner, watch and chronometer maker, q.v.). Later Birch and Gaydon Ltd (1877-1960). 1839-1960.  L69.14 clocks and watches Ms 14770-

BIRMINGHAM MUTUAL FIRE AND GENERAL INSURANCE ASSOCIATION LTD. Known from 1902 as Central Insurance Co Ltd, q.v. Acquired in 1907 by Liverpool and London and Globe Insurance Co, q.v. 1899-1900 (minutes only). L 64.9 Ms 11700

BISHOP, George, heraldic painter, of 16 Little Knightrider Street (see also SHARPE, Thomas his predecessor). Circa 1819-39 (ledger only). L 53 Ms 546

BLACK SEA AMALGAMATED OILFIELDS LTD see ANGLO-MAIKOP GROUP

BLUNDELL (Major), haberdasher and warehouseman, of Cheapside; later of Holborn Hill. 1774-1801. L 69.51 haberdashery Ms 10033A

BOA VISTA SPINNING AND WEAVING CO LTD see GRAHAMS TRADING CO LTD

BOMBAY CO LTD see WALLACE BROTHERS & CO (HOLDINGS) LTD

BOMBAY BURMAH TRADING CORPORATION LTD. Founded in 1863. Associated company of  Wallace Brothers & Co (Holdings) Ltd, q.v. 1864-1977. Restricted access to later records. Records of its subsidiary companies are also held, but have not yet been catalogued.  L 69.8 timber Ms 40206-

BONUS, John, slopseller of Thames Street, (accounts only). 1768-84. Ms 35197-

BOOTH WHITE, insolvency accountants, of 1 Wardrobe Place, Carter Lane, St Paul's (1967-89); and 6 Raleigh House, Admirals Way, Waterside (1989-). Formed in 1967 by the amalgamation of Francis Nicholls White and Co, q.v., and Parkin S. Booth and Co, q.v., as Booth, White and Co; known as Booth White from 1989. 1967-86. L 64.8. Restricted access to later records Ms 28871-

BORNEO ABACA LTD. Harrisons and Crosfield Ltd, q.v., acted as secretaries and agents for this company.1951-61. L 69.579 hemp Ms 37427-

BORNEO AGENCIES LTD see BORNEO CO LTD

BORNEO COMPANY LTD, general merchants and agents throughout the Far East (especially in Sarawak and Thailand) and the Americas, with London offices successively at 25 Mincing Lane; 7 Mincing Lane; 28 Fenchurch Street; 143-149 Fenchurch Street; 62-63 Mark Lane; 40 St Mary Axe. Include records of the following subsidiaries:- Alexandra Brickworks Ltd 1900-46; Borneo Agencies Ltd 1958-62; Borneo Motors Ltd 1924-58; Bruseh Tin and Rubber Estates Ltd 1911-58; Haboko Tea Co Ltd 1914-40; Rejang Agencies Ltd 1955-63; Sarawak Rubber Estates Ltd 1902-57; Singapore Plywood Co Ltd 1949-63. Acquired by Inchcape Group, q.v., in 1966. 1856-1967. L 62.1 Inchcape Group

BORNEO MOTORS LTD see BORNEO CO LTD

BOSWORTH, Joseph, wine merchant. 1716-33 (account book only). L 62.1 Ms 5626

BOULNOIS, DREW AND CO, tea brokers, successively of Love Lane; Eastcheap; and Rood Lane. Later known as Drew, Kerr and Co; T.A. Kerr and Co; and T.A. Kerr and Son. 1890-1925 (accounts only). L 68.32 tea Ms 19564-

BOWREY, Thomas, sea captain and free merchant. 1666-1714. L 62.1 Ms 3041-

BRACO DE PRATA PRINTING CO LTD see GRAHAMS TRADING CO LTD

BRADDAN FISHING CO LTD see H BARBER AND SON LTD

BRAE AND CHINGOOR TEA ESTATES LTD, of Assam, India. Part of Inchcape Group, q.v. 1910-77. L 62.1 Inchcape group Ms 27475-

BRASH BROTHERS (TEA) LIMITED, wholesale tea dealers, of 38 Mincing Lane and later of Rood Lane. (Personal papers of Margaret Irving, the only woman tea-taster in the City of London. No corporate records are known to survive.) 1922-circa 1960. L 68.32 tea Ms 31501

BRIDGMAN, John, 1766-1804(?), West India Merchant, of 80, then 83 Hatton Garden & Church Court Lothbury. 1796-1800 (journal only). L 62.1 Ms 33764

BRIGHTWEN AND CO, discount bankers, of 8 Finch Lane. 1861-1916. L 64.201 Ms 18520-

BRITISH AND EUROPEAN INSURANCE CO LTD, successively of 13 Sherborne Lane, King William Street; and 66 Cheapside. Acquired in 1918 by British General Insurance Co Ltd, q.v. 1914-27. L 64.9 Ms 16824

BRITISH AUSTRALIAN TELEGRAPH CO LTD see GLOBE TELEGRAPH AND TRUST CO LTD

BRITISH COMMERCIAL FIRE INSURANCE CO of Queen Victoria Street. 1910- 34 (board and general minutes only). L 64.9 Ms 24897

BRITISH COMMONWEALTH INSURANCE COMPANY of 21 Bury Street, then 5-6 Lime Street and 14 Walbrook. Founded 1946 and taken over in 1960 by Legal and General q.v. 1946-82. L 64.9 Ms 36390-

BRITISH EQUITABLE ASSURANCE CO LTD, of Royal Exchange (in 1930). 1887-1961. L 64.9. Restricted access to later records. Ms 1618

BRITISH FIRE INSURANCE CO LTD, of various City addresses. Acquired in 1923 by the London and Lancashire Insurance Co Ltd, q.v. 1908-48. L 64.9 Ms 21314-

BRITISH GENERAL INSURANCE CO LTD, of 66 Cheapside (in 1930). Purchased in 1926 by Commercial Union Assurance Co Ltd, q.v. 1904-40, also records of the marine department 1927-43. L 64.9 Ms 14046-

BRITISH INDIA ASSOCIATED STEAMERS LTD, operating between the United Kingdom, India, and Queensland, Australia, with London offices successively at 13 Austin Friars; 23 Great Winchester Street; 122 Leadenhall Street; and 40 St Mary Axe. Part of Inchcape Group, q.v. 1885-1904. L 62.1 Inchcape Group Ms 27480-

BRITISH INDIAN EXTENSION TELEGRAPH CO LTD see GLOBE TELEGRAPH AND TRUST CO LTD

BRITISH INDIAN SUBMARINE TELEGRAPH CO LTD see GLOBE TELEGRAPH AND TRUST CO LTD

BRITISH ITALIAN SHIPPING AND COAL CO LTD, of  Baltic House, Mount Stuart Square, Cardiff. Part of Wilson, Sons and Co, q.v. 1912-36. L 64.9 Ms 32974-

BRITISH LAW FIRE INSURANCE CO LTD, of 5 Lothbury (in 1901) and 31-32 King Street (1918-). Acquired in 1918 by The London Assurance, q.v., after which it was known as British Law Insurance Co. 1888-1935. L 64.9 Ms 12162D-

BRITISH WEEKLY LTD see HODDER AND STOUGHTON LTD

BROAD STREET ESTATES LIMITED, property company, of Gresham House, Old Broad Street. Founded in 1913 and acquired in 1921 by Gresham House Co Limited, q.v. 1913-66. L 60.2 Ms 19602-

BROCKHAMPTON PRESS see HODDER AND STOUGHTON LTD

BROOKE, William, shipper, of London (and Barbados?). 1696-1709 (book of bills of lading only). L 63.6 Ms 18472

BROWN, Alexander see BROWN, SHIPLEY AND CO LTD

BROWN BROTHERS AND CO see BROWN, SHIPLEY AND CO LTD

BROWN, SHIPLEY AND CO LTD, merchant bankers, of Founders' Court, Lothbury. Formerly William Brown and Co (established in Liverpool in 1810), then William and James Brown and Co (1814-37), becoming Brown Shipley and Co in 1837. (Joseph Shipley had become a partner in 1825.) Originally formed to act as agents for the American business of Alexander Brown. The London office opened in 1863. Until 1914, the company was a branch of the American company, Brown Brothers and Co. The records of the Liverpool office are at the Liverpool Record Office. 1860-1968. L 64.22 Ms 20101-

BROWNE, James see HOVENER, Henry

BRUCE DE PONTHIEU AND CO see BAZETT, Richard Campbell

BRUCE DE PONTHIEU BAZETT AND CO see BAZETT, Richard Campbell

BRUCE BAZETT AND CO see BAZETT, Richard Campbell

BRUNSKILL, Reginald Fothergill, solicitor of Dyers’ Hall. 1880-1900. L 44.5 Ms 32863-

BRUSEH TIN AND RUBBER ESTATES LTD see BORNEO CO LTD

BUDLA BETA TEA CO LTD, of various City addresses. Amalgamated in 1977 with Assam Frontier Tea Co Ltd, q.v. Taken over in 1982 by the Caparo Group Ltd, q.v. for other associated companies. 1931-82. L 68.32 tea Ms 20315-

BUKIT KAJANG RUBBER ESTATES LTD see GOLDEN HOPE PLANTATIONS LTD

BURKITT, Edward Herbert, solicitor, of 42 Theobalds Road WC. 1865-1904 (ledgers and cash accounts only). L 44.5 Ms 14376-

BURNYEAT BROWN AND CO, colliery proprietors, successively of Bute Crescent and Exchange Buildings, Mount Stuart Square, Cardiff. Part of Wilson, Sons and Co, q.v. 1897-1954. L 68.1 Ms 32976-

BUTTERWORTH AND CO (AUSTRALIA) LTD see BUTTERWORTH AND CO (PUBLISHERS) LTD

BUTTERWORTH AND CO (NEW ZEALAND) LTD see BUTTERWORTH AND CO (PUBLISHERS) LTD

BUTTERWORTH AND CO (CANADA) LTD see BUTTERWORTH AND CO (PUBLISHERS) LTD

BUTTERWORTH AND CO (INDIA) LTD see BUTTERWORTH AND CO (PUBLISHERS) LTD

BUTTERWORTH AND CO (OVERSEAS) LTD see BUTTERWORTH AND CO (PUBLISHERS) LTD

BUTTERWORTH AND CO (PUBLISHERS) LTD, law publishers, successively of Fleet Street, Bell Yard, Kingsway and Borough Green, Kent. 1818-1991. Also the following associated companies:- Charles Bond Ltd (1880-1922); Butterworth and Co (Australia) Ltd (1912-73); Butterworth and Co (Canada) Ltd (1912-80); Butterworth and Co (India) Ltd (1925-38); Butterworth and Co (New Zealand) Ltd (1960-72); Butterworth and Co (Overseas) Ltd (1944-67); Butterworth and Co (South Africa) (Pty) Ltd (1934-73); Butterworth, Inc (1940-67); Justice of the Peace Ltd (1884-1947); Butterworth Scientific Publications Ltd (1949-63); Butterworth Technical Books Ltd (1948- 63); Chemindex Ltd (1956-64); William Clowes and Sons (1872-1908); Coke Press Ltd (1893-1964); Research and Development Ltd (1947-63); Shaw and Sons (1840-1927). L 07.1. Restricted access to later records Ms 24606-

BUTTERWORTH AND CO (SOUTH AFRICA) (PTY) LTD see BUTTERWORTH AND CO (PUBLISHERS) LTD

BUTTERWORTH, INC see BUTTERWORTH AND CO (PUBLISHERS) LTD

BUTTERWORTH SCIENTIFIC PUBLICATIONS LTD see BUTTERWORTH AND CO (PUBLISHERS) LTD

BUTTERWORTH TECHNICAL BOOKS LTD see BUTTERWORTH AND CO (PUBLISHERS) LTD

CABLE AND WIRELESS (HOLDING) LTD see GLOBE TELEGRAPH AND TRUST CO LTD

CABLE AND WIRELESS LTD see GLOBE TELEGRAPH AND TRUST CO LTD

CABLE TRUST LTD see CABLE AND WIRELESS (HOLDING) LTD

CABLES INVESTMENT TRUST LTD see GLOBE TELEGRAPH AND TRUST CO LTD

CAHILL AND YOUNG LTD see  H BARBER AND SON LTD

CALEDONIAN INSURANCE COMPANY, established in Edinburgh in 1805, with London offices from 1840, successively at 27 Moorgate, 39 Lothbury, 82 King William Street, 51 Coleman Street and 5 Lothbury. Became a subsidiary of Guardian Assurance Company Ltd (q.v.) in 1957. 1834-1963. L 64.9. Ms 16182-

CAMP BIRD INDUSTRIES LTD see CAMP BIRD LTD

CAMP BIRD LTD, miners of gold and other precious metals worldwide, successively of Princes Street; Threadneedle Street; London Wall; Moorgate; and Dover Street. 1900-63. L 68.83 Ms 22429-

CANADA COMPANY, a chartered company (1826) buying land in Canada to sell to prospective settlers, at 13 St Helen's Place, Bishopsgate (in 1856). 1824-1932. L 66.6 Ms 8496-

CANNON, Stephen, stockbroker, of 26 Tokenhouse Yard. Known from 1852 as Cannon and Pelly, and from 1858 as Cannon, Pelly and Allcard. Members of this firm became, in 1860, partners in Sheppard and Sons, predecessors of Sheppards and Chase, q.v. 1845-60. L 64.6 Ms 18585 and Ms 18587

CAPARO GROUP LTD - no records held at Guildhall Library, but records of some of the group's subsidiaries are held, viz:- Assam Frontier Tea Co Ltd; Budla Beta Tea Co Ltd; Empire of India and Ceylon Tea Co Ltd; Empire of India Holdings Ltd; Lanka Plantations Co Ltd; Oriental Rubber Co Ltd; Singlo Tea Co Ltd; and Singlo Holdings Ltd. See under entries for these companies.

CAR AND GENERAL INSURANCE CORPORATION LTD, of 11 Queen Victoria Street (in 1930) and other addresses. Acquired in 1917 by the Royal Exchange Assurance Co. 1903-73. L 64.9 Ms 16189-

CAR SERVICES LTD, insurance company, of 7-9 St James' Street, SW1 (in 1930). 1922-36 (minute book only). L 64.9 Ms 16191

CARPENDER, Richard, undertaker, of Fleet Market. 1746-78 (account book only). L 22.83 Ms 5871

CARST AND WALKER HOLDINGS (PROPRIETARY) LTD, of South Africa. Harrisons and Crosfield Ltd, q.v. held shares in this company. 1959-70. L 69.8 timber Ms 37430

CASTLEFIELD (KLANG) RUBBER ESTATE LTD see HARRISONS MALAYSIAN PLANTATIONS BERHAD

CAZENOVE, AKROYDS & GREENWOOD see CAZENOVE & CO

CAZENOVE & AKROYDS see CAZENOVE & CO

CAZENOVE & CO, stockbrokers, of 7 Old Broad Street (1823-35), Auction Mart, Bartholomew Lane (1836-54), 39 Lothbury (1855-9), 52 Threadneedle Street (1919-26), 10 Old Broad Street (1926-37), 12 Tokenhouse Yard (1937-2003), and 20 Moorgate, 2003-. Established in 1819 and known successively as Menet & Cazenove (1823-35), P. Cazenove & Co (1835), Laurence, Cazenove & Pearce (1936-54), P. Cazenove & Co (1855-84), Cazenove & Akroyds (1884-1932), Cazenove, Akroyds & Greenwood & Co (1932-54), Cazenove & Co (1954-2004), and Cazenove Group (2004-). The firm was incorporated in 2001 and combined with JPMorgan UK in 2004 to form JPMorgan Cazenove with the Cazenove Group holding a 50% interest in the new company. 1853-2003 (with copy material dating from 1823). L 64.6 brokers. Restricted access to later records. Access to some correspondence is subject to special conditions. Ms 39301-

CAZENOVE GROUP see CAZENOVE & CO

CENTRAL BAHIA RAILWAY TRUST, of 3-5 Queen Street. 1909-45 (minute book of the trustees only). L 48.5 Brazil Ms 24531

CENTRAL INSURANCE CO, Birmingham. Known before 1902 as Birmingham Mutual Fire and General Insurance Association Ltd, q.v. Acquired in 1907 by Liverpool and London and Globe Insurance Co Ltd, q.v. 1902-9. L 64.9 Ms 11689

CENTRAL PROVINCES MANGANESE ORE COMPANY LTD, of Old Broad Street, operating in the central provinces of India, including records of Manganese Ore (India) Ltd. 1898-1975. L 68.83. Restricted access to certain later records. Ms 15907-

CENTRAL SUMATRA RUBBER ESTATES LTD see LONDON SUMATRA PLANTATIONS LTD

CENTURY INSURANCE CO LTD, a subsidiary of Friends' Provident Institution. From 1921 Commercial Union, q.v., undertook all of Century's marine insurance business in the UK on an agency basis. 1922-41. L 64.9 Ms 23715 and Ms 23717

CHANTREY VELLACOTT see HILL VELLACOTT

CHARLES BARKER AND SONS LTD, advertising agents, successively of Birchin Lane; White Lion Court, Cornhill; Budge Row; Watling Street; Cannon Street; and Farringdon Street. Known as Lawson and Barker circa 1812-c.1833. 1815-2006. L62.47. Restricted access (a few items only). Ms 19973-

CHARLES BOND LTD see BUTTERWORTH AND CO (PUBLISHERS) LTD

CHARLES COX AND SON, marine and navy agents, successively of 20 Bartletts Buildings, Holborn, then 44 Hatton Garden. 1798-1859 (in-letters only). Ms 31715-

CHARLES FRODSHAM AND CO LTD, chronometer, clock and watch makers, successively of Finsbury Pavement, the Strand; New Bond Street; South Molton Street; Beauchamp Place; Brompton Road; then Topsham, Devon (1977-) when the firm became a subsidiary of Devon Instruments. 1876-1955. L 69.14 clocks and watches Ms 19004-

CHARTERED BANK OF INDIA, AUSTRALIA AND CHINA, of various head office addresses (1853-67); Hatton Court, Threadneedle Street (1867-circa 1910); and 38 Bishopsgate (circa 1910-). Established by Royal Charter 1853. Changed its name in 1956 to The Chartered Bank. Merged in 1969 with Standard Bank Ltd to become Standard Chartered Bank Ltd. Operated throughout India and the Far East, but, despite its name, never in Australia. 1854-1979 (half-yearly branch balance sheets and returns, schedules of office establishments and bank premises; other records are not yet catalogued and therefore not available to public). L 64.22 Restricted access to later records and staff records. Ms 31519-

CHEMINDEX LTD see BUTTERWORTH AND CO (PUBLISHERS) LTD

CHENDERIANG TIN DREDGING LTD, of Perak, Malaya. 1914-73. L 68.83 tin Ms 37432-

CHEST COMPONENTS LTD. Formed by Harrisons and Crosfield, q.v., and other members of the Plywood Chest Association, q.v., to manufacture fittings for plywood tea chests in Colombo. 1941-75. L 69.8 timber Ms 37434-

CHINA SUBMARINE TELEGRAPH CO LTD see GLOBE TELEGRAPH AND TRUST CO LTD

CHINESE ENGINEERING & MINING COMPANY LTD, of 22 Austin Friars. Established in 1900 to mine coal for steamships in China. Reformed in 1912 as a public company registered in London. 1900-51. L 68.81 Ms 28378-

CHOTA RUBBER ESTATES LTD, of Selangor, Malaya. Harrisons and Crosfield Ltd, q.v., acted as secretaries and agents for this company. 1912-57. L 68.75 Ms 37440

CHURCH, George William see TRIBBLE, PEARSON AND CO

CHURCH OF ENGLAND LIFE AND FIRE ASSURANCE TRUST AND ANNUITY INSTITUTION, of 9-10 King Street, Cheapside (in 1881). Became England Assurance Institution in 1892 and was a year later acquired by Imperial Life Insurance Co, q.v. 1840-93. L 64.9 Ms 14093-

CHURCHILL AND SIM LTD, wood brokers, successively of Bucklersbury; Old Broad Street; and Clements Lane. 1819-1904 (diaries only of Charles Churchill, senior and junior, relating to business and private affairs). L 69.8 timber Ms 5762-

CITIZEN ASSURANCE CORPORATION LTD see PLANET ASSURANCE CORPORATION LTD

CITY ACCIDENT INSURANCE CO LTD see ACCIDENT INSURANCE CO LTD

CITY AND WEST END PROPERTIES LTD, property company, of Bush Lane. 1897-1964. L 60.2.Ms 14400-

CITY OF LONDON BREWERY see FELIX CALVERT AND CO

CITY OF LONDON GAS LIGHT AND COKE COMPANY, of Salisbury Square, off Fleet Street. Amalgamated in 1870 with the Gaslight and Coke Co (whose records are held by LMA), and at the same time with the Great Central Gas Consumers' Co, q.v. 1817-70. L 46.92 Ms 11350-

CITY OFFICES COMPANY LTD, incorporated 1864 to acquire property for investment purposes in the City of London and elsewhere, successively of Cornhill; Clements Lane; and Bishopsgate. 1864-1979. L 60.2 Ms 24182-

CLAYTON, BYNG AND PAGET, stockbrokers, of 4 Tokenhouse Buildings (in 1951). Formerly Clayton, Byng, Foley and Co (1929-45). Merged in 1967 with James Capel & Co, q.v. 1929-60. L 64.6. Restricted access to later records. Ms 15156-

CLAYTON, Sir Robert, and MORRIS, John, scriveners, merchant bankers and estate agents. c.1600-1723. L 78 Clayton Papers Ms 1871-

CLERGY MUTUAL ASSURANCE SOCIETY, of various London addresses. Taken over in 1918 by London Life Association Ltd, q.v. 1829-1935. L 64.9. Restricted access to certain later records. Ms 19646-

COARE, WILLIAM, wine and brandy merchant, successively of 25 Newgate Street and 106 Hatton Gardens. 1765-1831. L 62.1 Ms 34961-

COCONUT PRODUCTS LTD see HARRISONS RAMSAY PROPRIETARY LTD

COKE PRESS LTD see BUTTERWORTH AND CO (PUBLISHERS) LTD

COLE AND CHILD see MULLENS AND CO

COLE AND MULLENS see MULLENS AND CO

COLEMAN, TURQUAND, YOUNGS AND CO see TURQUAND, YOUNGS AND CO

COLOMBO GAS AND WATER COMPANY LTD, suppliers of gas in Ceylon/Sri Lanka, of Gresham House, Old Broad Street (1960s). Established 1869 and in voluntary liquidation 1974-82. 1869-1982. L 46.21 Ms 14876-

COLONIAL AND FOREIGN BANKS GUARANTEE FUND, of 86 King William Street (1866-1900), 94 Gracechurch Street (1900-8) and 16 St Helen's Place (1908-20). Business was transferred in 1920 to the Alliance Assurance Co, q.v. 1867-1963. L 64.9 Ms 14987-

COMMERCIAL UNION ASSURANCE CO LTD, of 24-26 Cornhill (in 1901). Established in 1861, it transacted fire, life and marine insurance. 1861-1961. Also records of the following companies, all q.v. (with the date of acquisition in brackets):- Accident Insurance Company Ltd (1906); Edinburgh Assurance Co Ltd (1918); Guardian Plate Glass Insurance Company (1953); Hand-in-Hand Fire and Life Insurance Society (1905); Imperial Live Stock and General Insurance Company Ltd (1912); Liverpool Victoria Insurance Corporation Ltd (1913); North British and Mercantile Insurance Company Ltd  (1959); Northern Assurance Company Ltd (1968); Ocean Accident and Guarantee Corporation Ltd (1910); Palatine Insurance Company Ltd (1900); Union Assurance Society (1907); World Auxiliary Insurance Corporation Ltd (1971)  L 64.9 Ms 14026-

COMMONWEALTH BANK OF AUSTRALIA, of 36-38 New Broad Street (1913-31); 8 Old Jewry (1931-). 1915-53 (London office ledgers and accounts only). L 64.26 Ms 28824-

COMPANHIA TELEGRAPHICA PLATINO BRASILEIRA see GLOBE TELEGRAPH AND TRUST CO LTD

COMPANY OF LONDON INSURERS see SUN INSURANCE OFFICE

CONNAUGHT TRUST LTD see GLOBE TELEGRAPH AND TRUST CO LTD

CONNELL - unidentified clock and watchmakers, possibly William (1839- 75), William George (1876-1902), and George Laurence Connell, of 22 Myddelton Street, Spitalfields; then 83 Cheapside. 1847-1902. L 69.14 clocks and watches Ms 14373-

CONSOLIDATED COTTON AND OIL MILLS LIMITED, traders in cottons and vegetable oils in Burma (miscellaneous accounts), of various City of London addresses. 1929-47. L 69.55 cotton Ms 29570-

CONSOLIDATED LONDON PROPERTIES LIMITED, property company, of Bush Lane, EC4. 1911-63. L 60.2 Ms 14452-

CORBETT AND NEWSON LIMITED, property company, of Bush Lane, EC4. 1936-64. L 60.2 Ms 14445-

CORNEY AND BARROW LTD, wine and brandy merchants, successively of 65, and 6 Gresham House, Old Broad Street. The firm was trading in 1799 as Corney and Cowell and changed names several times until 1838 when the name Corney and Barrow was established. 1799-1961. L 68.31 wines and spirits Ms 11773-

CORNEY AND COWELL see CORNEY AND BARROW LTD

CORSINI, Philip and Bartholomew see Section 26

CORTHORN AND SCOTT see SCOTT, CORTHORN AND SCOTT

COSSART, GORDON AND CO, wine and general merchants and shippers of Funchal, Madeira. Formerly Newton, Francis, -1758; Newton and Gordon 1758-77; Newton, Gordon and Johnston, 1777-91; Newton, Gordon and Murdoch, 1791-1801; Newton, Gordon, Murdoch and Co, 1802-5; Newton, Gordon, Murdoch and Scott, 1805-circa 1833; Newton, Gordon, Murdoch and Co, circa 1833-9; Newton, Gordon, Cossart and Co, 1839-circa 1864. 1749-1925. Ms 68.31 Proof of identity required for access. Ms 32991-

COTESWORTH AND POWELL LIMITED, import, export, and general merchants, of St. Helen's Place (to 1867); then Leadenhall Street. Taken over in 1933 by  WH Tindall and Co, q.v. 1866-90. L 62.1 Ms 15655-

COUNTY FIRE OFFICE LTD, of 25 Southampton Street, 1807-19 and 50 Regent Street 1819-1970 and with offices at various addresses in the City of London from 1849-1941. Acquired by Alliance Assurance Co, q.v., in 1906. 1807-circa 1985 L 64.9 Ms 15184-

COWIE HARBOUR COAL CO LTD, of North Borneo. Harrisons and Crosfield Ltd, q.v., acted as secretaries and agents for this company. 1911-39. L 68.81 Ms 37443-

COWLEY AND HEWETSON, merchants and linen factors of 31 Gresham Street. Formerly (until 1825) Cowley and Sancton. 1825-34 (ledger only). L 62 Ms 29449

COWLEY AND SANCTON see COWLEY AND HEWETSON

CROSFIELD, LAMPARD AND CO, tea and rubber company of Ceylon, with offices in Montreal, New York and Chicago. Associated company of Harrisons and Crosfield Ltd , q.v. 1895-1909. L 68.32 tea; L 68.75 Ms 37447-

CROSFIELD, LAMPARD, CLARK AND CO, tea company, with offices in Chicago, New York and Montreal. Associated company of Harrisons and Crosfield Ltd , q.v. 1903-9. L 68.32 tea Ms 37456-

CROSKEY, Joseph Dickenson, textile merchant and furrier, successively of 19 Friday Street and 2 Mansion House Street. 1782-1831. L 69.31 Ms 11552-

CROWN LIFE ASSURANCE COMPANY, of 33 New Bridge Street (1825-66) and 188 Fleet Street (1866-92). Taken over in 1892 by the Law Union Fire and Life Insurance Co, later the Law Union and Rock Insurance Co Ltd, q.v. 1825-92. L 64.9 Ms 21223-

CRUIKSHANK & CO, stockbrokers, of Pinners' Hall, Austin Friars. Merged in 1946 with James Capel and Co, q.v. 1943-7 (ledger only). L 64.6. Restricted access. Ms 15159

CULL & CO LIMITED, bankers, of 11 Throgmorton Avenue. Taken over in 1943 by Morgan Grenfell and Co, q.v. 1935-44. L 64.22. Restricted access. Ms 28334-

D. AND J. BARBER (EELS) LTD see H BARBER AND SON LTD

D. L. THOMSON AND CO, stockbrokers, of 7 Drapers' Gardens. 1920 (liquidator’s monthly accounts only). L 64.6 Ms 16818

D'AETH, Thomas, d.1708 and D’AETH, Thomas, d.1744, Italian merchants, of the parish of St. Dionis Backchurch. 1698-1704 (letter book only). L 62.1 Ms 9563

DANIEL DESBOIS AND SONS, clock and watch makers, of 9 Grays Inn Passage 1836-79; 79 High Holborn 1879-1901; 10 Brownlow Street, High Holborn 1902-58 and 51 Carey Street 1959-80. 1853-1958. L 69.14 clocks and watches. Ms 14284-

DANIEL HARVEY AND COMPANY, Levant merchant of the City of London, dealing in cloth. 1623-46 (ledger). L 62.1 Ms 35025-

DANIELL AND CO, East India merchants and agents with coffee, coconut and cinnamon estates in Ceylon, of 25 Old Broad Street and other addresses. Formerly AS Daniell and Co, q.v. 1872-84. L 62.1 Ms 11464-

DAPONTE, Christophe see TRIBBLE, PEARSON AND CO

DAVENPORT AND CO LTD, managing agents of a number of Indian tea companies. Acquired by Harrisons and Crosfield Ltd, q.v., in 1930. 1925-63. L 68.32 tea. Restricted access to records which relate to staff. Ms 37462-

DAVIDGE, George and DAVIDGE, John H, stockbrokers, of 13 Finch Lane. Part of Sheppards and Chase archives, q.v., but connection not known. Circa 1818-54. L 64.6 Ms 18582

DAVIS AND SOPER LTD, African and Middle and Far Eastern export merchants, of 54 St. Mary Axe (a subsidiary of Camp Bird Ltd, q.v.). 1915-60. L 62.1 Ms 19575-

DAVISON, NEWMAN & CO, grocers and importers of West Indian produce, of 14 Creechurch Lane, Leadenhall Street. 1753-1897. L 62.1 Ms 8594-

DAY, John see WILLIAMS AND DAY

DAY, WATSON AND SON see WILLIAMS AND DAY

DAY, WATSON, SON AND WATNEY see WILLIAMS AND DAY

DEBENTURE CORPORATION LTD, investment company, of various City of London addresses. 1885-1959 (board and AGM minutes and annual reports only). L 64.7 Ms 24124-

DELI ESTATES ENGINEERING AND GENERAL UNION LTD see LONDON SUMATRA PLANTATIONS LTD

DELMEGE, ALLEN AND CO LTD, shipping agents, of 101 Leadenhall Street, associated with Delmege, Forsyth and Co Ltd, q.v. Part of Inchcape Group, q.v. 1919-64. L 62.1 Inchcape Group Ms 27493-

DELMEGE, FORSYTH AND CO LTD, shipping agents, of Colombo, Ceylon, associated with Delmege, Allen and Co Ltd, q.v. Part of Inchcape Group, q.v. 1918-65. L 62.1 Inchcape Group Ms 27495-

DENNY, Thomas, corndealer, of 31 Lower Marsh, Lambeth. 1819-47 (day books and rough accounts only). L 45.3 Ms 14153-

DENT AND CO see FANNING, William

DEUTSCHE SEE TELEGRAPHEN GESELLSCHAFT see GLOBE TELEGRAPH AND TRUST CO LTD

DILLONS CHEMICAL CO LTD see HARRISONS AND CROSFIELD (CANADA) LTD

DIRECT SPANISH TELEGRAPH CO LTD see GLOBE TELEGRAPH AND TRUST CO LTD

DIXON, MORGAN & CO, wine and spirit merchants, specifically with Oporto, Portugal. Known as Langston & Dixon (circa 1780-1800); Dixon, Brett & Morgan (circa 1800-1810); Dixon, Morgan & Co (circa 1810-35); Morgan, Saunders & Co (1835-40); Thomas Morgan & Co (circa 1840-5); Morgan Jun. & Ridge (circa 1845-58) and Morgan Bros from 1858. The firm was based at 13 Savage Gardens up to circa 1840; 11 Mark Lane (circa 1840-5); 24 Savage Gardens (circa 1845-65); 27 St Clements Lane (circa 1865-72); 39 Trinity Square (1872-1901), 16 Mark Lane (1901-circa 1925); 14  Trinity Square (circa 1925-40); 20-22 Wellington Street (circa 1940-52) and 73-9 Walbrook (from circa 1950). Probably taken over by Crofts circa 1970. 1785-1847. L 68.31 wines and spirits Ms 38311-

DJASINGA RUBBER AND PRODUCE CO LTD see LONDON SUMATRA PLANTATIONS LTD

DOBREE: Current account ledgers of a merchant banker, possibly a predecessor of Samuel Dobree and Sons. 1779-84. L 64.22 Ms 3291

DODWELL AND CO LTD, general merchants in Hong Kong and China, Japan and Ceylon, with London offices successively in Billiter Street and St Mary Axe. Formerly W.R. Adamson and Co (1858-67); Adamson, Bell and Co (1867-91); Dodwell, Carlill and Co (1891-9). Acquired by Inchcape Group, q.v., in 1972. 1869-1978. L 62.1 Inchcape Group Ms 27498-

DODWELL, CARLILL AND CO LTD see DODWELL AND CO LTD

DOLLOND, family, optical instrument makers. 1750-1847 (miscellaneous papers only, including patents, leases, articles of copartnership). L 69.14 optical instruments Ms 14805

DORANAKANDE RUBBER ESTATES LTD see HARRISONS MALAYSIAN PLANTATIONS BERHAD

DOUCE AND RIVINGTON, solicitors, of 1 Fenchurch Buildings, 107 Fenchurch Street. Later Rivington and Son, q.v. 1787-90 (out-letter book only). L 44.5 Ms 21389

DRAKE, KLEINWORT AND COHEN see KLEINWORT, SONS AND CO

DREW, KERR AND CO see BOULNOIS, DREW AND CO

DRURY AND ELLIOTT SEE DRURY, THURGOOD AND CO

DRURY, THURGOOD AND CO, chartered accountants, of 11 Queen Victoria Street (-1957) and 71 Mark Lane (1957-94). The firm, formerly Drury and Elliott, became known as Drury, Thurgood and Co. in 1901. The name of the firm has remained unchanged except during 1909-18 when it was known as Drury, Thurgood, Hatfield and Co. It merged with Reads, Cocke and Watson, now Reads and Co, q.v., in 1964. The combined firm continued to practice under both names until 1994 when it merged with Grant Thornton. 1926-85. L 64.8 Ms 29896-

DRURY, THURGOOD, HATFIELD AND CO see DRURY, THURGOOD AND CO

DRY DOCKS CORPORATION OF LONDON LTD, shipbuilders and marine engineers, and repairers of iron and wood vessels, boilers and machinery, of 165 Fenchurch Street. 1886-8 (minute books only). L 63.11 Ms 17868-

DUNABURG AND WITEPSK RAILWAY CO LTD, of 15 Angel Court, Throgmorton Street. 1880-94 (copy out-letter books only). L 48.5 Ms 19889

DUNCAN MACNEILL AND CO LTD, general managers and agents, successively of 117/118 Leadenhall Street; Dunster House, Mincing Lane; and 40 St Mary Axe. Formed in 1951 from Macneill, Barry and Co (itself a 1950 merger of Duncan Macneill and Co and J.B. Barry and Son, partnerships established in the 1860s-70s). Associated with Macneill and Barry Ltd, q.v. Part of Inchcape Group, q.v. 1870-1974. L 62.1 Inchcape Group Ms 27527-

DURHAM CHEMICAL GROUP LTD. This company had a plant in Birtley, Northumberland, and was acquired by Harrisons and Crosfield Ltd, q.v., in 1967. 1947-89. L 68.2. Restricted access to later records. Ms 37469-

DURHAM RAW MATERIALS LTD, distributors of chemicals, with offices in Birtley, Manchester and Glasgow. Subsidiary company of Harrisons and Crosfield Ltd, q.v. 1948-85. L 68.2. Restricted access to later records. Ms 37478-

DYSTER, NALDER AND CO, hide and skin brokers and leather factors, successively of Leadenhall Market; Crosby Square; Pepys Street (Seething Lane); and London Wall. 1802-1950 (sales catalogues and letter book only). L 69.3 Ms 10391-  

E. C. ADVERTISING COMPANY LTD see G STREET AND COMPANY LTD

E. DENT AND CO LTD, clock, watch and chronometer makers, successively of Strand; Royal Exchange; Cockspur Street; Pall Mall; and Great Queen Street. Traded from 1856-1920 as M.F. Dent. 1838- 1966. L 69.14 clocks and watches. See also Section 23 for family papers. Ms 18005-

E. D. SASSOON BANKING CO LTD see WALLACE BROTHERS & CO (HOLDINGS LTD)

E. F. MARCHANT LIMITED, a Billingsgate company, taken over in 1964 by H Barber and Son Limited, q.v. L 68.3 Ms 19731-

E. AND J. VICKERS see JAMES VICKERS AND CO

E. PITCHER AND CO, clock manufacturers, merchants and wholesale agents, of 3 Clerkenwell Road and (from 1936) 6 Dyer’s Buildings, Holborn. Established in 1880 and wound up in 1973. Circa 1915-1973. L 69.14 clocks and watches Ms 30794-

EAST INDIA COMPANY, of East India House, Leadenhall Street (Sir William Craven’s mansion house, rebuilt in 1726 and enlarged in 1799, occupying 11-21 Leadenhall Street in 1842, demolished in 1862 and the site sold to Lloyd’s of London). 1618-1827 and deeds from 1585 to 1861 (miscellaneous records only, chiefly deeds - the main archives are held at the British Library, Asia, Pacific and Africa Collection). L 66.3 Ms 817, Ms 3613 Ms 6439, Ms 9895, Ms 19531-44, Ms 24705, Ms 31375, Add Mss 1123-6 and Add Mss 1135. See also Jerusalem Coffee House and Michie, John in this section; Society of East India Commanders (in Section 21); Hurt, William (in Section 26).

EASTERN AND AUSTRALIAN STEAMSHIP CO LTD see AUSTRALASIAN UNITED STEAM NAVIGATION CO LTD

EASTERN AND SOUTH AFRICAN TELEGRAPH CO LTD see GLOBE TELEGRAPH AND TRUST CO LTD

EASTERN BANK LTD, of 9 Fenchurch Avenue 1910, 4 Crosby Square 1911-24 and 2-3 Crosby Square 1925-71. Founded in 1909 as a new Eastern “exchange” bank. Taken over by Chartered Bank Ltd in 1971, when its name disappeared. 1909-72. L 64.22 Restricted access to later records Ms 39001-

EASTERN EXTENSION, AUSTRALASIA AND CHINA TELEGRAPH CO LTD see GLOBE TELEGRAPH AND TRUST CO LTD

EASTERN TELEGRAPH CO LTD see GLOBE TELEGRAPH AND TRUST CO LTD

EASTLAND COMPANY, incorporated by royal charter to trade with Scandinavia and the Baltic countries in 1579, at South Sea House, Threadneedle Street (in 1856). 1661-1877 (treasures’ account book and membership list only). L 66.2 Ms 11758-

ECONOMIC LIFE ASSURANCE SOCIETY, established in 1823 at 34 Bridge Street, Blackfriars, then from 1850-1913 at 6 New Bridge Street, Blackfriars. Acquired 1913 by Alliance Assurance Co Ltd, q.v. 1823- 1939. L 64.9 Ms 14065-

EDE AND RAVENSCROFT LTD, robemakers, wigmakers etc., successively of Strand; Fleet Street; and Chancery Lane. Formerly William Webb (1689- 1834); Adams and Ede (1834-48); Joseph Ede (1848-67); Ede and Son (1868-1902); Ede, Son and Ravenscroft (1903-21); Ede and Ravenscroft (1921-47); and Ede and Ravenscroft Ltd (1947-). A separate wig establishment was maintained (1903-50) at Star Yard, WC2 by the Ravenscrofts. 1741-1964. L 69.51 robemaking Ms 21681-

EDE AND SON see EDE AND RAVENSCROFT LTD

EDE, Joseph see EDE AND RAVENSCROFT LTD

EDE, SON AND RAVENSCROFT see EDE AND RAVENSCROFT LTD

EDENSOR RUBBER ESTATE LTD see HARRISONS MALAYSIAN PLANTATIONS BERHAD

EDINBURGH ASSURANCE CO LTD, (marine department only), of 11 King William Street (London office) by 1882. Established as the Edinburgh Life Assurance Company in 1823, acquired by Commercial Union Assurance, q.v. in 1918 and changed its name to Edinburgh Assurance Company in 1919 when it expanded into general insurance. 1925-61. L 64.9 Ms 23718-

EDMUND SCHLUTER AND CO, rubber, tea and coffee merchants, successively of Mincing Lane, Mark Lane, Cullum Street, Lime Street, Mincing Lane and Eastcheap. 1873-1971 L 62.1 Ms 35975-

EDWARD ARNOLD, publishers see HODDER AND STOUGHTON LTD

EDWARD GRACE AND CO, brokers and merchants trading in slaves, oil and other commodities in Gambia, Senegal and the West Indies, of Exchange Alley, Cornhill. Later Grace and Jepson, of Leeds. 1766-74 and 1830-49. L 62.1 Ms 12048-

EDWARD HAIN AND SON see ST MARY AXE SECURITIES LTD

EDWARD MOORE AND SONS, accountants, previously a partnership known as Moore and Wallis’s Mercantile Agency (formed in 1866); then Edward Moore and Son (1880-90) of East India Chambers, Leadenhall Street (1866-80), 3 Crosby Square (1880-1922); 3 Thames House, Queen Street Place (1922-68), 4 Chiswell Street (1968-88) and Clifford’s Inn, Fetter Lane (1988-). Circa 1866-1985. L 64.8 Ms 29377-

ELECTRA HOUSE LTD see GLOBE TELEGRAPH AND TRUST CO LTD

ELECTRA HOUSE LTD see also VICTORIA EMBANKMENT PROPERTIES LTD

ELECTRA INVESTMENT TRUST LTD see CABLES INVESTMENT TRUST LTD

ELECTRA INVESTMENTS LTD see AFRICAN DIRECT TELEGRAPH CO LTD

ELLERMAN’S ARRACAN RICE AND TRADING CO LTD see ARRACAN CO LTD

EMPIRE OF INDIA AND CEYLON TEA CO LTD, of various City addresses. Renamed Empire Plantations and Investments Ltd in 1974. Taken over by the Caparo Group Ltd, q.v. for other associated companies. 1895- 1979. L 68.32 tea Ms 20319-

EMPIRE OF INDIA HOLDINGS LTD, of various City addresses. Established in 1960 to acquire the entire share capital of Empire of India and Ceylon Tea Co. Ltd, q.v. Taken over by the Caparo Group Ltd, q.v. for other associated companies. 1960-73. L 68.32 tea Ms 20323-

EMPIRE PLANTATIONS AND INVESTMENTS LTD see EMPIRE OF INDIA AND CEYLON TEA CO LTD

EMPLOYERS' LIABILITY ASSURANCE CORPORATION LTD, successively of 85 King William Street and Hamilton House, Victoria Embankment. Established in 1880 and acquired in 1960 by Northern Assurance q.v. 1880-1965. L 64.9 Ms 14061-

ENGLAND ASSURANCE INSTITUTION see CHURCH OF ENGLAND LIFE AND FIRE ASSURANCE TRUST AND ANNUITY INSTITUTION

ENGLISH UNIVERSITIES PRESS see HODDER AND STOUGHTON LTD

EQUITABLE LIFE ASSURANCE SOCIETY, insurance company successively of Nicholas Lane, New Bridge Street, Mansion House Street, Coleman Street and Basinghall Street. Founded in 1762 as the Society for Equitable Assurances on Lives and Survivorships; name changed to Equitable Life Assurance Society in 1893. Acquired Reversionary Interest Society, q.v., and University Life Assurance Society, q.v., in 1919; and Equitable Reversionary Interest Society, q.v., in 1920. Records pre circa 1834 held at the Institute of Actuaries. 1803-1976. L 64.9 Restricted access to Ms 38664 only. Ms 38646-

EQUITABLE REVERSIONARY INTEREST SOCIETY LTD, insurance company formed in 1835, of 10 Lancaster Place, WC (1835-1920); 30 Coleman Street (1920-4); 19 Coleman Street (1924-66); and 4 Coleman Street (1966-). Acquired by Equitable Life Assurance Society, q.v. in 1920. 1835-1976. L 64.9 Ms 19030-

ESSEX AND SUFFOLK ACCIDENT INDEMNITY SOCIETY. Established in 1907 and amalgamated in 1909 with Essex and Suffolk Equitable Insurance Society (later Essex and Suffolk Insurance Co Ltd, q.v.) 1907-9. L 64.9 Ms 16192-

ESSEX AND SUFFOLK EQUITABLE INSURANCE SOCIETY see ESSEX AND SUFFOLK INSURANCE CO LTD

ESSEX AND SUFFOLK INSURANCE CO LTD. Established in Colchester in 1802 as Essex Equitables (1802-06) and renamed Essex and Suffolk Equitable Insurance Society (1806-1958). Amalgamated in 1909 with Essex and Suffolk Accident Indemnity Society, q.v. Acquired in 1911 by Atlas Assurance, q.v.1802-1973.  L 64.9 Ms 16195-

ESSEX EQUITABLES see ESSEX AND SUFFOLK INSURANCE CO LTD

EUROPE AND AZORES TELEGRAPH CO LTD see GLOBE TELEGRAPH AND TRUST CO LTD

EXCHANGE TELEGRAPH COMPANY LTD, news agency established in 1872, of 11 Old Broad Street, 1872; 17-18 Cornhill, 1872-1919; 64 Cannon Street, 1919-57 (and 62 Cannon Street from 1922); and Extel House, East Harding Street, 1957-87. Became Extel Group Ltd in 1980 and was taken over by United Newspapers Ltd in 1987. 1872-1966, also annual reports 1873-1987, also records of the joint services of Exchange Telegraph Co Ltd and the Press Association Ltd 1906-64. L 48.8 Ms 22956-

EXTEL GROUP LTD see EXCHANGE TELEGRAPH CO LTD

FALMOUTH, GIBRALTAR AND MALTA TELEGRAPH CO LTD see GLOBE TELEGRAPH AND TRUST CO LTD

FANNING, William, agent of Dent and Co, tea dealers, of London and Canton, China. 1841-2 (business and social diary only). L 68.32 tea Ms 11891

FAREBROTHER, ELLIS AND CO, land and estate agents, surveyors and auctioneers, successively of Old Bond Street; Beaufort Buildings, Wellington Street; Lancaster Place; and Fleet Street. Formerly Charles Farebrother (to 1827); Farebrother, Wilson and Lye (1827-36); Farebrother and Lye (1836-45); Farebrother, Clark and Lye (1845-67); Farebrother, Clark and Co (1867-77); Farebrother, Ellis, Clark and Co (1877-98). 1667-1987 (chiefly records relating to the fee farm rent business of the company - few administrative records). L 60.5 Ms 22365-

FARMERS' AND GARDENERS' HAILSTORM INSURANCE CO, no address ascertainable. Also known as Hailstorm Insurance Co. Acquired 1843 by Farmers’ and General Fire and Life Insurance and Loan and Annuity Co, q.v. 1842-3 (board minute book only). L 64.9 Ms 14988

FARMERS' AND GENERAL FIRE AND LIFE INSURANCE AND LOAN AND ANNUITY CO, of 346A Strand (in 1852). Known from 1843 as Royal Farmers' and General Insurance Co Ltd. Acquired in 1888 by Alliance Assurance Co, q.v. 1839-1961. L 64.9 Ms 14989-

FARROW, BERSEY, GAIN, VINCENT & CO see SISSONS, BERSEY, GAIN, VINCENT & CO

FELIX CALVERT AND CO, brewers, of Campion Lane , Upper Thames Street. (Became the City of London Brewery in 1860.) 1780-95 (accounts of beer supplied to specific customers only). L 68.31 Ms 5126

FENNING AND SHEPARD, insurance brokers and underwriters, of Royal Exchange and other City of London addresses. 1825-52 (abstracts of balances only). L 64.91 Ms 18465

FENTON, John, wine merchant, of 35 Crutched Friars. 1835-7 (order and purchase book only). L 68.31 wines and spirits Ms 11785

FINE ART AND GENERAL INSURANCE CO LTD, of 90 Cannon Street (in 1901). Established 1890 as the Fine Art Insurance Co Ltd and name changed in  1894. Purchased in 1917 by North British and Mercantile Insurance Co Ltd, q.v. 1890-1969. L 64.9 Ms 14044-

FINE ART INSURANCE CO LTD see FINE ART AND GENERAL INSURANCE CO LTD

FIRE INSURANCE ASSOCIATION LTD see ALBION FIRE INSURANCE ASSOCIATION LTD

FISHER, Thomas, citizen and haberdasher. 1673-6/7 (hat sale book only). L 69.51 hats Ms 24201

FLOWER, RIDEHALGH & CO, stockjobbers, of 5 Copthall Court (1938-64) and 120 Moorgate (1964-late 1960s). 1964-6 (ledgers only). L 64.6 jobbers Ms 31699-

FOSTER AND BRAITHWAITE, stockbrokers, of 27 Austin Friars. 1832-1955 L 64.6 Ms 14253-

FRANCIS NICHOLLS WHITE AND COMPANY, insolvency accountants, of 13-14 Old Jewry Chambers (1858-1924); 73 Cheapside (1924-54); and 19 Eastcheap (1954-67). Existed in 1858 as Robinson Nicholls and Company and changed name to Francis Nicholls White and Company (1863-6); Nicholls and Leatherdale (1866-85), and back to Francis Nicholls White and Company (1885-). Amalgamated with Parkin S. Booth, q.v., in 1967 to form Booth White and Company, now Booth White, q.v. 1868-1955. L 64.8 Ms 28871-

FRANCIS PEEK, WINCH AND CO, tea merchants, of Liverpool and (from circa 1860), of London. 1855-78 (private ledger only). See also Peek Bros. and Winch Ltd, q.v. L 68.32 tea Ms 31633

FRANGINI, Italian merchant see Section 26 Italian mercantile correspondence

FRANKLIN WILD AND CO, accountants. Founded in Sheffield in 1871 by George Franklin, moving to London in 1890 to Broad Street Avenue under the name Franklin, Wild and Co. The firm moved to New Broad Street in 1922 and Argyll Street in 1964. It became part of Stoy Hayward following a series of mergers between 1974-84. 1891-1974. L 64.8 Ms 29398-

FREDERICK HUTH AND CO, merchants and bankers, successively of Broad Street Buildings; South Place; South Street; Moorgate; and Tokenhouse Yard. In partnership from 1814 with John Frederick Gruning. 1812-1956 (part of the archive only - additional material is held in the library of University College, London). L 64.22 Ms 10700-

FRUHLING, GOSCHEN AND CO see GOSCHENS AND CUNLIFFE

G. B. TYDD AND CO, stockbrokers, of 6 Drapers' Gardens (in 1936). Merged in 1946 with G.S. Herbert and Sons, q.v. 1928-46. L 64.6 Ms 17356

G. F. DICKSON AND CO, South America merchants dealing in gunpowder, of various City of London addresses. 1841-66. L 62.1 Ms 28969-

G. J. DAWSON, antiquarian clock case maker and restorer, of Warren Mews W1. The firm was established in 1901 and ceased to operate circa 1975. 1906-59. L 69.14 Ms 36688-

G. N. READ AND CO see READS AND CO

G. N. READ, SMITH AND CO see READS AND CO

G. N. READ SON AND CO see READS AND CO

G. N. READ, SON, COCKE AND WATSON see READS AND CO

G. S. HERBERT AND SONS, stockbrokers, at various City addresses. Merged in 1946 with G.B. Tydd and Co and Montagu Nicholas and Co, q.v. 1855-1975. L 64.6. Restricted access to later records. Ms 17308-

G. STREET AND CO (PROVINCES) LTD see G STREET AND COMPANY LTD

G. STREET AND COMPANY LTD, advertising agency of Carey Street (1833-41), Serle Street (1842-1923), 30 Cornhill (1861-1923), 6 Gracechurch Street (1924-43), 110 Broad Street (1944-70s), Berkeley Street (1958-70s). Previously known as G. H. Street (1833-53) and as Street Brothers 1868-99. Had the following subsidiary companies: E. C. Advertising Company Ltd (1922-58) and renamed G. Street and Co. (Provinces) Ltd in 1958 (1958-69); Streets Public Relations Ltd (1963-6) and W Hopwood & Co. Ltd (1935-64). 1865-1979. L 62.47 Ms 33904-

G. T. S. SYNDICATE LTD, investment company. Harrisons and Crosfield Ltd, q.v., and Harcros Investment Trust Ltd, q.v., held shares in this company. Includes records of the subsidiary company Rubber Securities Ltd. 1920-92. L 64.7. Restricted access to later records. Ms 37488-

GABRIEL, WADE & ENGLISH LTD, timber importers and merchants, successively of Albemarle Street, Golden Lane, Old Street; Banner street, Bunhill Row; Commercial Road, Lambeth; Aldwych House, Aldwych; and John’s Street, Holborn. 1814-1988. L 69.8 Ms 35740-

GALLOWAY & PEARSON, stockbrokers, successively of Old Broad Street, Drapers’ Gardens, London Wall Buildings, Throgmorton Street and Warnfod Court. Established circa 1870 and merged with W.I. Carr, Sons & Co (Overseas) Ltd in 1984 to form WICO Galloway & Pearson Ltd. 1922-84. L 64.6 brokers. Ms 38959-

GALWAY FISHERY see H BARBER AND SON LTD

GAN KEE RUBBER ESTATE LTD, of Negri Sembilan, Malaya. Harrisons and Crosfield Ltd, q.v., acted as secretaries and agents for this company. 1951-6. L 68.75 Ms 37487

GANGES TRANSPORT AND TRADING CO LTD, of West Bengal, India. Part of Inchcape Group, q.v. 1916-63. L 62.1 Inchcape Group Ms 27591-  

GARDEN REACH SPINNING AND MANUFACTURING CO LTD, textile manufacturers in Calcutta, India, with London office at Winchester House, Old Broad Street. Part of Inchcape Group, q.v. 1884-1915 (board minute book only). L 62.1 Inchcape Group Ms 27592A

GARDEN REACH WORKSHOPS LTD see RIVERS STEAM NAVIGATION CO LTD

GARDNER, Robert, chronometer maker of 20 Lloyd Square, Pentonville. Circa 1887 (mathematical notation book only).  L 71.06 Proof of identity required for access. Ms 29842

GENERAL ACCIDENT AND GUARANTEE CO LTD, insurance company, of 99 Cannon Street. Established 1868 for accident and fidelity guarantee and merged 1870 with Accident Insurance Co Ltd to form City Accident Insurance Co Ltd, which later changed its name to Accident Insurance Co Ltd, q.v. 1868-70 (board minute book only). L 64.9 Ms 14029

GEORGE ATTENBOROUGH AND SON, pawnbrokers, jewellers etc. at various addresses including Fleet Street. 1846-50 (pawn receipt books) and 1891-7 (sales book). L 64.24 Ms 20678-

GEORGE BARBER & SON LTD, printers, publishers and law stationers, of 23 Furnival Street. 1862-1956. L 07.1 Ms 10718-

GEORGE NICHOLAS AND SON, wine merchants, of 27A Old Broad Street. 1915-38 (private ledger only). L 68.31 wines and spirits Ms 11789

GEORGE PEABODY & CO see MORGAN, GRENFELL AND CO LTD

GEORGE WHITE & CO, tea and rubber brokers, successively of Rood Lane, Great Tower Street, Fenchurch Street, Mincing Lane and Clifton Street. Established circa 1873 as George White & Co, becoming George White & Co (Tea Brokers) Ltd in 1931, and George White, Sanderson (Tea Brokers) Ltd in circa 1965. Taken over by Gow, Wilson Ltd in 1973. 1879-1965 (ledgers only). L 68.32 Ms 38767

GEORGE WHITE & CO (TEA BROKERS) LTD see GEORGE WHITE & CO

GEORGE WHITE, SANDERSON (TEA BROKERS) LTD see GEORGE WHITE & CO

GERRARD AND CO see GERRARD AND NATIONAL LTD

GERRARD AND MIDDLETON see GERRARD AND NATIONAL LTD

GERRARD AND NATIONAL DISCOUNT CO LTD see GERRARD AND NATIONAL LTD

GERRARD AND NATIONAL LTD, discount bankers, of 14 Union Court, Old Broad Street, 1870-5; 3 Newman’s Court, Cornhill, 1876-904; 7 Finch Lane, 1905-circa 1916; 6 Birchin Lane, circa 1916-24; 10 Bell Yard, Gracechurch Street, 1925-33; 11 Birchin Lane, 1933-55; 54 Threadneedle Street, 1956-8; and successively of 36, 32 and 33 Lombard Street, 1959 to date. The company was formed in 1870 as Gerrard and Middleton, renamed Gerrard and Co in 1874, and became Gerrard and Reid in 1892. In 1969 it acquired the National Discount Co Ltd, q.v. and in 1970 was renamed Gerrard and National Discount Co Ltd. The discount trading business is now carried on by Gerrard and National Ltd, a subsidiary of Gerrard and National Holdings Plc. 1874-1993. L 64.201 Ms 29873-

GERRARD AND REID LTD see GERRARD AND NATIONAL LTD

GIBB, LIVINGSTON AND CO, merchant traders and agents of Canton, China. Part of Inchcape Group, q.v. 1844-1963. L 62.1 Inchcape Group Ms 27593-

GILBERT SAMUEL AND COMPANY, solicitors, of Great Winchester Street. 1902-63 (account books). L 44.5 Ms 24202-

GILLETT BROTHERS DISCOUNT CO LTD see GILLETT BROTHERS LTD

GILLETT BROTHERS LTD, discount bankers, successively of Lombard Street; Birchin Lane; Lombard Street; Clements Lane and Cornhill. The firm was founded as Gillett Brothers and Co in 1867 and became a private limited company in 1919 with the style of Gillett Brothers Discount Ltd. The name changed again in 1946 when it became a public company. The firm amalgamated with Jessel Toynbee and Co Ltd in 1982 and its records were deposited in Guildhall Library by Alexanders Discount plc. 1867-1965. L 64.201 Ms 24679-

GLANFIELD SECURITIES LTD, of 32 Dempsey Street, Stepney (1852-5), 247 Bethnal Green Road (1855-89), Eldon Street (1889-90), 462 Bethnal Green Road (1890-1908), 1,3,5 Brick Lane (1908-40), Harrow (1941-3), Benfleet (1943-56) and Leeds. Founded in 1853 as G. Glanfield and Son, clothiers, incorporated in 1916 and taken over by Legal and General, q.v. circa 1960. L 69.561 Ms 36407-

GLENAVON GARW COLLIERIES LTD, successively of The Exchange, Mount Stuart Square, and Merthyr House, James Street, Cardiff. Part of Wilson, Sons and Co, q.v. 1907-54. L 68.1 Ms 32981-

GLOBE INSURANCE COMPANY, of Cornhill. Amalgamated in 1864 with Liverpool and London Fire and Life Insurance Co to form Liverpool and London and Globe Insurance Co Ltd, q.v. 1803-65 L 64.9 Ms 11656- 

GLOBE TELEGRAPH AND TRUST CO LTD, of Old Broad Street (to 1902); Moorgate (1902-33); and Temple Place, Victoria Embankment (1933-). 1872-1980. Also the following associated companies:- Aberdeen, Ceylon and Eastern Trust Ltd, known after 1957 as Aberdeen Investors Ltd (1929-65); Aberdeen, Edinburgh and London Trust Ltd (1928-81); African Direct Telegraph Co Ltd, renamed Electra Investments Ltd in 1965 (1885-1980); Associated Cable Companies (1928-61); British Australian Telegraph Co Ltd (1870-3); British Indian Extension Telegraph Co Ltd (1869-73); British Indian Submarine Telegraph Co Ltd (1869-72); Cable and Wireless (Holding) Ltd, renamed Cable Trust Ltd in 1971 (1929-78); Cable and Wireless Ltd, formerly Imperial and International Communications Ltd (1929-54); Cables Investment Trust Ltd, renamed Electra Investment Trust Ltd in 1975 (1935-75); China Submarine Telegraph Co Ltd (1870-3); Companhia Telegraphica Platino Brasileira (1877-9); Connaught Trust Ltd (1930-72); Deutsche See Telegraphen Gesellschaft (1896-1906); Direct Spanish Telegraph Co Ltd (1872 and 1958); Eastern and South African Telegraph Co Ltd (1879-1966); Eastern Extension, Australasia and China Telegraph Co Ltd (1882-1921, 1940s); Eastern Telegraph Co Ltd (1870-1919); Electra House Ltd [formed to manage Electra House, Moorgate] (1900-35); Europe and Azores Telegraph Co Ltd, renamed Second Electra Finance Co in 1957 (1893-1980); Falmouth, Gibraltar and Malta Telegraph Co Ltd (1869- 74); Great Western Telegraph Co Ltd (1872-3); International Submarine Telegraph Memorial (1896-7); Marseilles, Algiers and Malta Telegraph Co Ltd (1870-8); Mediterranean Extension Telegraph Co Ltd (1857-82); Pacific and European Telegraph Co Ltd (1892-1937); River Plate Telegraph Co Ltd (1865-1936); Share Investment Trust (1872-9); Victoria Embankment Properties Ltd [formed to manage Electra House, Temple Place WC2], renamed Electra House Ltd in 1936 (1928-80); West African Telegraph Co Ltd, renamed Third Electra Finance Co in 1958 (1886-1980). L 48.8 Ms 24210-

GODWIN, Joseph, alehouse keeper, of 'The Crown', Crown Court, Fleet Street. 1812-23. L 68.31 victualling Ms 8135-

GOLDEN HOPE PLANTATIONS LTD. Subsidiary company of Harrisons Malaysian Estates Ltd, q.v. Includes records of the following subsidiaries: Bukit Kajang Rubber Estates Ltd; Lumut Rubber Estates Ltd; New Crocodile River (Selangor) Rubber Co Ltd; Prang Besar Rubber Estate Ltd; Selaba Rubber Estates Ltd; Straits Plantations Ltd; Tai Tak Plantations Ltd. 1899-1984. L 68.75. Restricted access to later records. Ms 37700-

GORDON L. JACOBS & CO, stockbrokers, successively of Old Broad Street; Tokenhouse Buildings, Austin Friars; and Old Broad Street. Merged in 1961 with Nathan and Rosselli, q.v. 1886-1964. L 64.6. Restricted access to certain later records. Ms 15319-

GOSCHENS AND CUNLIFFE, of 12 Austin Friars. Established by German merchants in London in 1814 as Fruhling, Goschen and Co to act as commission agents exporting colonial produce and cotton to Germany and later acted as merchant and foreign bankers. It merged in 1920 with Cunliffe Brothers and ceased trading in 1940. 1903-41. L 64.22 Ms 11046-

GOUTHIT, William, drysalter, of 9 Old Fish Street, later 21 Great Distaff Lane. Succeeded by Skilbeck Brothers, q.v. 1787-88 and 1797-1809. L 68.6 Ms 10888-

GRAHAMS TRADING CO LTD and subsidiaries (Abelheira Paper Mills Ltd (1899-1947), Boa Vista Spinning and Weaving Co Ltd (1888-1947), Braco de Prata Printing Co Ltd (1884-1947), Reserved Assets Co Ltd (1924-36), and West European Industries Ltd (1930-56)), general merchants, agents and manufacturers, trading particularly in Portugal, of 7 St. Helen's Place. Taken over in 1957 by Camp Bird Ltd, q.v. 1881-1962. L 62.1 Ms 22454-

GRAY, Benjamin, watch and clock maker, of Pall Mall (in 1727). 1704-26 (day book). L 69.14 Ms 23726

GRAY, DAWES AND CO, general merchants and agents, successively of 13 Austin Friars; 23 Great Winchester Street; 122 Leadenhall Street; 40 St Mary Axe. Associated with Gray, Mackenzie and Co Ltd, q.v.; Gray, Paul and Co (see Gray, Mackenzie and Co Ltd); Mackinnon, Mackenzie and Co, q.v.; Smith, Mackenzie and Co Ltd, q.v. Part of Inchcape Group, qv. 1866-1973. L 62.1 Inchcape Group Ms 27600-

GRAY, MACKENZIE AND CO LTD, general merchants and agents in the Persian Gulf. Formerly known as Gray Mackenzie and Co (1869-1920); Mesopotamia Persia Corporation (1920-36), a joint operation with the associated Gulf firm of Gray, Paul and Co and with Lynch Bros Ltd; becoming Gray, Mackenzie and Co Ltd, an amalgamation with Gray, Paul and Co, in 1936. Associated with Gray, Dawes and Co, q.v., Mackinnon, Mackenzie and Co, q.v., and Smith, Mackenzie and Co Ltd, q.v. Part of Inchcape Group, q.v. 1895-1977. L 62.1 Inchcape Group Ms 27688-

GRAY, PAUL AND CO see GRAY, MACKENZIE AND CO LTD

GREAT BRITAIN MUTUAL LIFE ASSURANCE SOCIETY, of 101 Cheapside, later 14 Waterloo Place, SW. 1844-82. L 64.9 Ms 8809-

GREAT CENTRAL GAS CONSUMERS' CO, successively of 48 Moorgate and 28 Coleman Street. Amalgamated in 1870 with the Gaslight and Coke Co (whose records are held by LMA), and at the same time with the City of London Gaslight and Coke Co, q.v. 1849-70. L 46.92 Ms 11356-

GREAT WESTERN TELEGRAPH CO LTD see GLOBE TELEGRAPH AND TRUST CO LTD

GREAT WINCHESTER STREET ESTATES LIMITED, property company of Gresham House, Old Broad Street. The company was established as a subsidiary of Gresham House Estate Co Limited, q.v. and went into liquidation in 1958. 1929-66. L 60.2 Ms 19615-

GREENWOOD TEA CO LTD, operating in Assam, India. Part of Inchcape Group, q.v. 1888-1979. L 62.1 Inchcape Group Ms 27746-

GREENWOOD, A.A., stockbroker, successively of Edward Cutbill and Co, Spencer, Thornton and Co, and Hedderwick, Stirling, Grumbar and Co. 1959-80. L 64.6 Brokers Ms 36849

GRESHAM HOUSE ESTATE CO LIMITED, property company, of Gresham House, Old Broad Street. The company was founded in 1857 and had subsidiary estate companies, Broad Street Estates Limited and Great Winchester Street Estates Limited. Gresham House was sold in 1959 and the company thereafter was involved with investment business. 1853-1950. L 60.2 Ms 19593-

GRESHAM FIRE AND ACCIDENT ASSURANCE SOCIETY, of St Mildred's House, Poultry (1910-24) and 188-90 Fleet Street (from 1924). It was founded in 1910 as a sister company to Gresham life assurance society, q.v. and was taken over by Legal and General Assurance Society in 1934. 1910-82. L 64.9 Ms 36334-

GRESHAM LIFE ASSURANCE SOCIETY, of St Mildred's House, Poultry (in 1901) and later of Aldwych House, Holborn. In 1975 the company’s head offices were moved to Bournemouth. 1848-1963. L 64.9 Ms 17888-

GRUNING, John Frederick see FREDERICK HUTH AND CO

GUARANTEE INSURANCE AND INVESTMENT COMPANY LTD, investment company, of Threadneedle House, Bishopsgate 1901-21, Winchester House, Old Broad Street 1921-31, 80 Bishopsgate 1931-8. 1901-11 (board minute book). L 64.7 Ms 11763

GUARDIAN ASSURANCE COMPANY LTD, successively of 11 Lombard Street; and King William Street (from 1922). Known as Guardian Fire and Life Assurance Co (1821-1902). The company became a subsidiary of Guardian Royal Exchange Assurance in 1968. 1821-1959. L 64.9 Ms 14281-

GUARDIAN FIRE AND LIFE ASSURANCE CO see GUARDIAN ASSURANCE COMPANY LTD

GUARDIAN PLATE GLASS INSURANCE CO LTD, of 10-12 New Bridge Street (in 1901). Established in Manchester 1863 and wound up in 1953 after being taken over by Commercial Union, q.v. 1863-1952 (board minute books only). L 64.9 Ms 14036

GUINNESS, MAHON & CO, bankers, successively of St Swithin’s Lane, Lombard Street, Bishopsgate, Cornhill, Gracechurch Street and St Mary at Hill. 1856-1974. L 64.2 Ms 38558-

GWILT, Joseph, 1784-1863, architect. Original papers concerning the planning and architectural competition for the erection of the new Royal Exchange. 1839-1840. Ms. 4952

H. BARBER AND SON LIMITED, salmon and eel factors, with a stand in Billingsgate, also subsidiaries: Braddan Fishing Co Ltd 1952-78; Cahill and Young Ltd 1947-75; D. and J. Barber (Eels) Ltd 1954-78; E.F. Marchant Ltd 1935-70; Galway Fishery 1953-69; John T. Clark Ltd 1952-71; and U.C. Farmer Ltd 1965-71, all taken over between 1952 and 1965. See also Ashdown (Leadenhall) Ltd. 1898-1978. L 68.3 Ms 19673-

H. H. and S BUDGETT AND CO see JAMES BUDGETT AND SON LTD

HABOKO TEA CO LTD see BORNEO CO LTD

HAILSTORM INSURANCE CO see FARMERS' AND GARDENERS' HAILSTORM INSURANCE CO

HAMBROS BANK LTD, merchant bankers, successively of 11 King William Street; 70 Old Broad Street; and 41 Bishopsgate (1926-). 1822-1959. L 64.22  Ms 19031-

HAND-IN-HAND FIRE AND LIFE INSURANCE SOCIETY, of Angel Court, Snow Hill by 1711, and 26 New Bridge Street, Blackfriars from 1792. Established in 1696 as Contributors for Insuring Houses, Chambers or Rooms from Loss by Fire by Amicable Contribution, but became generally known as Hand-in-Hand Fire Office. Name changed officially to Hand-in-Hand Fire and Life Insurance Society in 1836. Acquired 1905 by Commercial Union Assurance Co Ltd, q.v. 1696-1905. L 64.9 Ms 8658-

HARCROS INVESTMENT TRUST LTD, investment company with holdings in tea, rubber and other plantation companies. Previously known (-1968) as Rubber Plantations Investment Trust Ltd. Includes records of the subsidiary companies, Sumatra Tea Estates Ltd and T.R.S. Ltd. Acquired by Harrisons and Crosfield Ltd in 1978. 1909-79. L 64.7. Restricted access to later records. Ms 37505-

HARRISON, John, 1693-1776 and HARRISON, William, d. 1815, clockmakers. Technical notes, drawings and essays concerning John Harrison’s chronometer for determining longitude at sea. Circa 1726-1814. L 69.14 clocks and watches Ms 3972-

HARRISON, William, d. 1745 and LEGAS, John, ironfounders, gunfounders and ordnance contractors, of New Broad Street. 1737-50. L 69.11 Ms 3736-

HARRISONS AND CROSFIELD LTD. Traders in tea, coffee, rubber, timber, chemicals, and other agricultural products. Successively of Temple Street, Liverpool, and Great Tower Street, London. Branches in Australia, Borneo, Canada, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaya, New Zealand, Sri Lanka, the United States and other places. Includes records of the following subsidiaries, companies in which it had shareholdings, and companies for which Harrisons and Crosfield Ltd acted as secretaries and agents: Abaco (Selangor) Rubber Ltd, q.v.; Ankola Tea and Rubber Co Ltd, q.v.; Borneo Abaca Ltd, q.v.; Carst and Walker Holdings (Proprietary) Ltd, q.v.; Chenderiang Tin Dredging Ltd, q.v.; Chest Components Ltd, q.v.; Chota Rubber Estates Ltd, q.v.; Cowie Harbour Coal Co Ltd, q.v.; Crosfield, Lampard and Co, q.v.; Crosfield, Lampard, Clark and Co, q.v.; Davenport and Co Ltd, q.v.; Durham Chemical Group Ltd, q.v.; Durham Raw Materials Ltd, q.v.; Gan Kee Rubber Estate Ltd, q.v.; G.T.S. Syndicate Ltd, q.v.; Harcros Investment Trust Ltd, q.v.; Harrisons and Crosfield (America) Inc, q.v.; Harrisons and Crosfield (Borneo) Ltd, q.v.; Harrisons and Crosfield (Canada) Ltd, q.v.; Harrisons and Crosfield (Holdings) Ltd, q.v.; Harrisons and Crosfield (Holland) N.V., q.v.; Harrisons and Crosfield (Hong Kong) Ltd, q.v.; Harrisons and Crosfield (Malaya) Ltd, q.v.; Harrisons and Crosfield Securities Ltd, q.v.; Harrisons and Eastern Export Ltd, q.v.; Harrisons, King and Irwin Ltd, q.v.; Harrisons Lister Engineering Ltd, q.v.; Harrisons Malaysian Estates (Holdings) Ltd, q.v.; Harrisons Malaysian Plantations Berhad, q.v.; Harrisons Ramsay Proprietary Ltd, q.v.; Hong Kong (Selangor) Rubber Ltd, q.v.; Hong Kong Tin Ltd, q.v.; Kasintoe Rubber Estates Ltd, q.v.; Kertasarie Tea Co Ltd, q.v.; Killinghall (Rubber) Development Syndicate Ltd, q.v.; Killinghall Tin Ltd, q.v.; Lampard, Clark & Co, q.v.; Langen (Java) Rubber Estates Co Ltd, q.v.; Langkon North Borneo Rubber Ltd, q.v.; London Sumatra Plantations Ltd, q.v.; Lunuva (Ceylon) Tea and Rubber Estates Ltd, q.v.; Malayalam Plantations (Holdings) Ltd, q.v.; Phillips, Harrisons and Crosfield Ltd, q.v.; Sabah Timber Company Ltd, q.v.; Sandac Rubber Estates Ltd, q.v.; Sapong Rubber Estates Ltd, q.v.; Seaport (Selangor) Rubber Estate Ltd, q.v.; Sengat Rubber Estate Ltd, q.v.; Tait and Co Ltd, q.v.; Tanah Datah Rubber Estates Ltd, q.v.; Twining, Crosfield & Co Ltd, q.v.; Wilkinson Novatex Ltd, q.v.; Wilkinson Process Rubber Co Ltd, q.v.; Wilkinson Rubber Linatex Ltd, q.v.; Zaloni Tea Estates Ltd, q.v. 1844-1995.. Restricted access to later records, and to records relating to staff. Ms 37001-

HARRISONS AND CROSFIELD (AMERICA) INC, chemical company. Subsidiary of Harrisons and Crosfield Ltd, q.v. Includes records of its subsidiary companies, Harrisons and Crosfield (Pacific) Inc and Irwin Harrisons and Whitney Inc. 1940-79. L 68.2. Restricted access to later records. Ms 37523-

HARRISONS AND CROSFIELD (BORNEO) LTD, exporters of timber, rattan and copra, importers of general merchandise, and shipping and insurance agents. Subsidiary company of Harrisons and Crosfield Ltd, q.v. From 1963 known as Harrisons and Crosfield (Sabah) Ltd. 1916-76. L 63.6, L 64.9, L 68.71 copra, L 69.8 timber. Restricted access to records relating to staff. Ms 37541-

HARRISONS AND CROSFIELD (CANADA) LTD, chemical company. Subsidiary of Harrisons and Crosfield Ltd, q.v. Includes records of its subsidiary company, Dillons Chemical Co Ltd. 1940-87. L 68.2. Restricted access to later records, and to records relating to staff. Ms 37562-

HARRISONS AND CROSFIELD (HOLDINGS) LTD, investment holding company. Holding company of Harrisons and Crosfield Ltd, q.v. 1959-92. L 64.7. Restricted access to later records. Ms 37574-

HARRISONS AND CROSFIELD (HOLLAND) N.V., general merchants. Subsidiary company of Harrisons and Crosfield Ltd, q.v. 1950-61. L 62.1. Restricted access to records relating to staff. Ms 37576-

HARRISONS AND CROSFIELD (HONG KONG) LTD, tea company. Subsidiary company of Harrisons and Crosfield Ltd, q.v. 1961-75. L 68.32 tea. Restricted access to records relating to staff. Ms 37581-

HARRISONS AND CROSFIELD LATEX LTD see HARRISONS MALAYSIAN ESTATES LTD

HARRISONS AND CROSFIELD (MALAYA) LTD, rubber company. Formerly known (1922-46) as Harrisons, Barker and Co Ltd. Subsidiary company of Harrisons and Crosfield Ltd, q.v. 1909-[1991?]. L 68.75. Restricted access to later records, and to records relating to staff. Ms 37587-

HARRISONS AND CROSFIELD (PACIFIC) INC see HARRISONS AND CROSFIELD (AMERICA) INC

HARRISONS AND CROSFIELD (SABAH) LTD see HARRISONS AND CROSFIELD (BORNEO) LTD

HARRISONS AND CROSFIELD SECURITIES LTD, investment holding company. Subsidiary company of Harrisons and Crosfield Ltd, q.v. 1958-81. L 64.7. Restricted access to later records. Ms 37628-

HARRISONS AND EASTERN EXPORT LTD, of Ceylon, exporters of tea to Australia and New Zealand. Subsidiary company of Harrisons and Crosfield Ltd, q.v. 1913-52. L 68.32 tea Ms 37635-

HARRISONS, BARKER AND CO LTD see HARRISONS AND CROSFIELD (MALAYA) LTD

HARRISONS, KING AND IRWIN LTD, exporters of tea, silk and other produce, importers of cotton piece goods, and shipping and insurance agents, of China and Hong Kong. 1909-64. L 63.6, L 64.9, L 68.32 tea, L 69.54, L 69.55 cotton. Restricted access to records relating to staff. Ms 37642-

HARRISONS LISTER ENGINEERING LTD, of Colombo, Kuala Lumpur, Malaya, Singapore and Jesselton. Subsidiary company of Harrisons and Crosfield Ltd, q.v. 1945-92. L 69.6. Restricted access to later records, and to records relating to staff. Ms 37653-

HARRISONS MALAYSIAN ESTATES LTD, dealers in rubber, palm oil, palm kernels, cocoa and copra. Subsidiary company of Harrisons Malaysian Plantations Berhad, q.v. Includes records of the following subsidiaries: Golden Hope Plantations Ltd, q.v.; Harrisons and Crosfield Latex Ltd; Hoscote Rubber Estates Ltd; London Asiatic Rubber and Produce Co Ltd, q.v.; Pataling Rubber Estates Ltd, q.v.; Sabah Plantations Ltd. 1976-84. L 68.32 cocoa, L68.71, L 68.71 copra, L 68.75. Restricted access to later records. Ms 37696-

HARRISONS MALAYSIAN ESTATES (HOLDINGS) LTD. Subsidiary company of Harrisons and Crosfield Ltd, q.v. 1977-85. L 64.7. Restricted access to later records. Ms 37677-

HARRISONS MALAYSIAN PLANTATIONS BERHAD. Subsidiary company of Harrisons and Crosfield Ltd, q.v. Includes records of the following subsidiaries: Castlefield (Klang) Rubber Estate Ltd; Doranakande Rubber Estates Ltd; Edensor Rubber Estate Ltd; Harrisons Malaysian Estates Ltd, q.v.; Holyrood Rubber Ltd; Kinta Kellas Rubber Estates Ltd; Kuala Selangor Rubber Co Ltd; Malaysia Rubber Co Ltd; Sungei Bahru Rubber Estate Ltd, q.v. 1976-88. L 68.75. Restricted access to later records. Ms 37679-

HARRISONS RAMSAY PROPRIETARY LTD of Australia and New Zealand, importers of tea, coffee and other produce. Subsidiary company of Harrisons and Crosfield Ltd, q.v. Includes records of its subsidiary, Coconut Products Ltd. 1912-79. L 68.32 tea, L 68.32 coffee. Restricted access to later records, and to records relating to staff. Ms 37842-

HASELL, Eliazer, see BALLOW, Henry

HECKSCHER AND PEARSON, commission merchants and underwriters, of Finch Lane. 1877-1903 (out-letter book). L 64.91 Ms 21534

HENCKELL, DU BUISSON and Co, merchants, of Lawrence Pountney Lane. 1811-40 (ledgers). L 62.1 Ms 10821

HERBERT CHAPPELL LTD, tailors, successively of 81 Bishopsgate Street and 50 Gresham Street and various non City of London addresses. 1862-1963. L 64.51 tailoring Ms 35210- 

HESELTINE, MOSS AND CO see HESELTINE, POWELL AND CO

HESELTINE, POWELL & CO, stockbrokers, of various City addresses, currently 10 Foster lane. Formerly Marten and Heseltine (1848-52); Marten and Powell (1852); Heseltine and Powell (1852-66); then Heseltine, Powell and Co (1867-1977); and Heseltine, Moss and Co (1977-). Circa 1830-1965. L 64.6 Ms 14152-

HILL VELLACOTT, chartered accountants, successively of Poultry, Old Jewry, Coleman Street, City Road, Nicholas Lane, Clements Lane, Moorgate, Finsbury Circus, Broad Street Place, Blomfield Street, Chancery Lane and Salisbury Square, London. Established by Edward Thomas Jones who moved to London in 1821. Subsequently called Theodore Jones, Hill & Co (1878), Theodore Jones, Hill, Vellacott & Co (1888), Hill, Vellacott & Co (1927), Hill, Vellacott (1975) and Chantrey Vellacott (1988). 1860-1988 L 64.8 Ms 33691- 

HODDER AND STOUGHTON (AUSTRALIA) PROPRIETARY LTD see HODDER AND STOUGHTON LTD

HODDER AND STOUGHTON HOLDINGS LTD see HODDER AND STOUGHTON LTD

HODDER AND STOUGHTON LTD, publishers, of 27 Paternoster Row (1868-1906), St Paul's House, Warwick Square (1909-76) and Dunton Green, Kent (1976-93). Traded as Hodder and Stoughton (1868-1919), Hodder and Stoughton Ltd (1919-), and holding companies Matthew Hodder Ltd (1959-76) and Hodder and Stoughton Holdings Ltd (1976-). Also separate subsidiaries British Weekly Ltd, Brockhampton Press, Edward Arnold Ltd, English Universities Press Ltd, Hodder Dargaud Ltd, Hodder Fawcett Ltd, Hodder Paperbacks Ltd, Hodder Publications Ltd, Lancet Ltd, St Hugh’s Press, University of London Press, Hodder and Stoughton (Australia) Proprietary Ltd and Hodder and Stoughton (New Zealand) Proprietary Ltd. In 1993 Hodder and Stoughton Ltd merged with Headline Book Publishing to become Hodder Headline Plc. 1825-1998. L 07.1 Ms 16262-

HODDER AND STOUGHTON (NEW ZEALAND) PROPRIETARY LTD see HODDER AND STOUGHTON LTD

HODDER DARGAUD LTD see HODDER AND STOUGHTON LTD

HODDER FAWCETT  LTD see HODDER AND STOUGHTON LTD

HODDER PAPERBACKS LTD see HODDER AND STOUGHTON LTD

HODDER PUBLICATIONS LTD see HODDER AND STOUGHTON LTD

HOG, Alexander, grocer, of Nicholas Lane, Lombard Street. Appears to have been taken over in 1788 by Davison, Newman and Co, q.v. 1775- 1810. L 68.3 Ms 8601-

HOLFORD, FAMILY, masters in Chancery. 1661-circa 1750 (records of litigation concerning their own and their clients' estates - most relate to Sir Richard Holford of Lincoln's Inn and Weston Birt, Gloucestershire). L 44.5 Ms 15583-

HOLLAND AND BALFOUR, stockbrokers, successively of Cushion Court; Gresham Street; and Throgmorton Street. Merged in 1959 with James Capel and Co, q.v. 1875-1959. L 64.6. Restricted access to later records. Ms 15160-

HOLMES, Sarah, fl. 1782-1799, Spanish merchant, of Botolph Lane. 1782-99 (receipt book only). L 62.1 Ms 21514

HOLMES, Thomas, fl. 1792-1797 and PYKE, John, coachbuilders, of 109 Long Acre. 1792-7 (day book). L 69.71 Ms 5643A

HOLTZAPFFEL AND CO, turners and manufacturers of lathes, edge tools and cutlery, successively of Long Acre; Charing Cross; and Regent's Park. Known as Holtzapffel and Deyerlein 1804-25. 1794-1928. L 69.601 Ms 9475-

HOLTZAPFFEL AND DEYERLEIN see HOLTZAPFFEL AND CO

HOLYROOD RUBBER LTD see HARRISONS MALAYSIAN PLANTATIONS BERHAD

HONG KONG (SELANGOR) RUBBER LTD, of Selangor, Malaysia. Harrisons and Crosfield Ltd, q.v., acted as secretaries and agents for this company. 1925-90. L 68.75. Restricted access to later records. Ms 37893-

HONG KONG TIN LTD, of Selangor, Malaysia. Harrisons and Crosfield Ltd, q.v., acted as secretaries and agents for this company. 1927-90. L 68.83 tin. Restricted access to later records. Ms 37896-

HOSCOTE RUBBER ESTATES LTD see HARRISONS MALAYSIAN ESTATES LTD

HOVENER, Henry, fl. 1635-1665 and BROWNE, James, textile dealers, of St Swithin's Lane. 1665 (partnership agreement only). L 69.5 Ms 20786

HUDSON'S BAY COMPANY see GOODWIN, Robert

HUGHES, John, and TAYLOR, Daniel, merchants, of 6 New London Street. Appear to have been taken over in 1784 by Davison, Newman and Co, q.v. 1784-7 (account book only). L 62.1 Ms 8603

HURRELL AND MAYO, solicitors, of 165 Queen Victoria Street. 1888-91 (original in-letters only). L 44.5 Ms 18498

IMPERIAL ACCIDENT LIVE STOCK AND GENERAL INSURANCE CO LTD see IMPERIAL LIVE STOCK AND GENERAL INSURANCE CO LTD

IMPERIAL AND INTERNATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS LTD see CABLE AND WIRELESS LTD

IMPERIAL CONTINENTAL GAS ASSOCIATION, producers and suppliers of gas and later also of electricity to towns and cities in Europe, of various City addresses. 1824-1974. L 46.92 Ms 23319-

IMPERIAL FIRE INSURANCE COMPANY see IMPERIAL INSURANCE COMPANY

IMPERIAL INSURANCE COMPANY LTD, of Sun Court, Cornhill, then 1 Old Broad Street from 1848, with West End offices at 5 St James’ Street and (from 1845), 16 Pall Mall. Known as Imperial Fire Insurance Co 1869-91. Acquired 1902 by Alliance Assurance Co Ltd, q.v. 1802-1957. L 64.9 Ms 12160A-

IMPERIAL LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY, of Sun Court, Cornhill, then 1 Old Broad Street from 1848, with West End offices at 5 St James’ Street and (from 1845), 16 Pall Mall. Taken over in 1902 by the Alliance Assurance Co, q.v. 1820-1912. L 64.9 Ms 12160B-

IMPERIAL LIVE STOCK AND GENERAL INSURANCE COMPANY LTD, successively of 17 Pall Mall East, 27 Cavendish Square and 24 Cornhill. Established in 1878 and registered in as Imperial Live stock Insurance Association Ltd; became Imperial Accident Live stock and General Insurance Co (1897); name changed to above in 1922. Acquired in 1912 by Commercial Union Assurance Co Ltd, q.v. and wound up 1948. 1878-1947. L 64.9 Ms 14042-

IMPERIAL LIVE STOCK INSURANCE ASSOCIATION LTD see IMPERIAL LIVE STOCK AND GENERAL INSURANCE CO LTD

IMPERIAL OTTOMAN BANK see OTTOMAN BANK

INCHCAPE GROUP, general merchants and agents throughout the world, with London offices successively at 40 St Mary Axe and 23 King Street, Westminster. Formed in 1958 under the aegis of Inchcape and Co Ltd, the parent holding company. The records of the subsidiaries only (not of Inchcape and Co Ltd) are held. They are:- Anglo Thai Corporation; Assam and African Investments Ltd; Assam Co Ltd; Assam Estates Ltd; Australasian United Steam Navigation Co Ltd; Baghdad Light and Power Co Ltd; Bhooteachang Tea Co Ltd; Binny and Co Ltd; Borneo Co Ltd; Brae and Chingoor Tea Estates Ltd; British India Associated Steamers Ltd; Delmege, Allen and Co Ltd; Delmege, Forsyth and Co Ltd; Dodwell and Co Ltd; Duncan Macneill and Co Ltd; Ganges Transport and Trading Co Ltd; Garden Reach Spinning and Manufacturing Co Ltd; Gibb, Livingston and Co; Gray, Dawes and Co; Gray, Mackenzie and Co Ltd; Greenwood Tea Co Ltd; India General Navigation and Railway Co Ltd; Islay, Kerr and Co Ltd; Java Agency Co Ltd; Kalline Tea Co Ltd; Kilburn, Brown and Co Ltd; Koyah Tea Co Ltd; Macdonald, Hamilton and Co; Mackay and Co Ltd; Mackinnon, Mackenzie and Co; Mackinnon (W) and Co; Macneill and Barry Ltd; Mediterranean Transport Co Ltd; Northern Dooars Tea Co Ltd; Rivers Steam Navigation Co Ltd; St Mary Axe Securities Ltd; Salonah Tea Co Ltd; Scottish Assam Tea Co Ltd; Smith, Mackenzie and Co Ltd; Thanai Tea Co Ltd; Upper Assam Tea Co Ltd; Western Cachar Co Ltd. 1836-1979. For further details see individual entries. L 62.1 Inchcape Group Ms 27001-

INDEMNITY MARINE INSURANCE COMPANY LTD, successively of 36 Great Winchester Street, 1 Threadneedle Street, 1 Old Broad Street and 4 Fenchurch Street. Established in 1824 as Indemnity Mutual Marine Insurance Company and renamed in 1935. Acquired in 1917 by Northern Assurance Co Ltd, q.v. 1824-1970. L 64.9 Ms 11831-

INDEMNITY MUTUAL MARINE INSURANCE COMPANY see INDEMNITY MARINE INSURANCE COMPANY LTD

INDIA GENERAL NAVIGATION AND RAILWAY CO LTD, operating in north east India and Assam with London offices successively at St Helen's Place; New Broad Street; Mincing Lane. Formerly India General Steam Navigation Co (1844-99). Also known (from 1889) as one of the Joint Steamer Companies as a result of working agreements concluded with its rival, Rivers Steam Navigation Co Ltd, q.v. Managed in London by Kilburn, Brown and Co Ltd, q.v. Part of Inchcape Group, q.v. 1864, 1899-1968. L 62.1 Inchcape Group Ms 27753-

INDIA GENERAL STEAM NAVIGATION CO LTD see INDIA GENERAL NAVIGATION AND RAILWAY CO LTD

INNES AND CLERK, merchants, of Lime Street Square. Established 1748, formerly William Innes (to 1748). Partnership dissolved in 1760 and new partnership of Innes and Hope established 1760-4. From 1764 onwards William Innes traded on his own. 1740-1807 (correspondence, including some in-letters from Robert Adam). L 62.1 Ms 3070-

INNES AND HOPE see INNES AND CLERK

INNES, William see INNES AND CLERK

INTERNATIONAL COMPANY OF MEXICO see SCOTT, Captain Buchanan.

INTERNATIONAL SUBMARINE TELEGRAPH MEMORIAL see GLOBE TELEGRAPH AND TRUST CO LTD

IRWIN HARRISONS AND WHITNEY INC see HARRISONS AND CROSFIELD (AMERICA) INC

ISLAY, KERR AND CO LTD, shipping agents and merchants in Singapore and Malaysia. Part of Inchcape Group, q.v. 1924-c.1950. L 62.1 Inchcape Group Ms 27766-

ITALIAN MERCANTILE CORRESPONDENCE see Section 26

J. & A. SCRIMGEOUR, stockbrokers, successively of Old Broad Street; Threadneedle Street; Austin Friars; Lothbury (with general offices at Moorgate); George Street; Mansion House Place; and The Stock Exchange (with offices at Andrew Street and Benjamin Street). Established by 1864 and incorporated circa 1972. Merged with Kemp-Gee & Co, circa 1981, and with Vickers da Costa (UK) Ltd, circa 1985. Taken over by Citicorp Investment Bank Ltd, circa 1987. 1862-1905. L 64.6 brokers Ms 38983-

J. BARNSDALE AND SON, clock and watchmakers, known from 1923 as William James Barnsdale and Son, successively of 11, then 16, then 18 Brunswick Place, City Road; 3 Newman’s Court, Cornhill and 10 Queen Street. 1881-1960 (order and repair books only). L 69.14 clocks and watches Ms 14784-

J. B. BARRY AND SON see DUNCAN MACNEILL AND CO LTD

J. CARTER & CO (LIME STREET) LTD, office furnishers, fitters, removers and decorators, successively of Lever Street, Leadenhall Market, Lime Street and Dock Street. 1948-74. L 69.83 Ms 38974-

"J. F.": English estate administrator of Saint Elizabeth and Kingston, Jamaica. 1762-3 (out-letter book only concerning administration of Jamaican estates of London merchants). L 60.5 Ms 14280

J. S. MORGAN AND CO see MORGAN, GRENFELL & CO LTD

J. T. HART AND SONS LTD, butchers, of Central Meat Market. 1902-79. L 45.1 Ms 18865-

J. TYLOR AND SONS, brassfounders, successively of Wood Street; Cripplegate Buildings, Newgate Street; Belle Isle, Kings Cross; 232 Tottenham Court Road; and Burgess Hill, Sussex (1956-). 1870-1983 (patents and sale catalogues only). L 69.17 founding Ms 29363-

J. W. DOANE AND CO, coffee brokers, of Mincing Lane. 1893-1905 (records of London office only – head office was in Rio de Janeiro). L 68.32 coffee Ms 17981-

JACKSON, Stephen, wine and brandy merchant, of 28 Lothbury. Business later carried on by John Lister; later Lister, Beck and Co, q.v., of 5 Tokenhouse Yard. 1763-5 (day book only). L 68.31 wines and spirits Ms 11772

JALFON, Abraham D.Z., general merchant, of the Jamaica Coffee House, St Michael's Alley, Cornhill. 1815 (business papers). L 62.1 Ms 10623

JAMES BUDGETT AND SON LTD, wholesale grocers, successively of Mincing Lane; Monument Yard, East Cheap; Lawrence Pountney Lane; Idol Lane; and Mark Lane. Includes some items of H. H. and S. Budgett and Co, taken over in 1875. 1857-1976. L 68.3 Ms 20353-

JAMES CAPEL & CO, stockbrokers, of 100 Old Broad Street (1965-); formerly of various other City addresses. Formerly Antrobus & Wood (1799-1816); Thomas Brown and Co (1816-22); Marjoribanks, Capel and Co (1822-37); and James Capel, Norbury, Trotter and Co (1837-64). Merged in 1946 with Cruikshank and Co, q.v.; in 1959 with Holland and Balfour, q.v.; in 1965 with Nathan and Rosselli, q.v.; and in 1967 with Clayton, Byng and Paget, q.v. 1779-1973. L 64.6. Restricted access to later records. Ms 12027-

JAMES FENNING AND CO, insurance brokers, of 3 Royal Exchange. 1823-32 (accounts only). L 64.91 Ms 18464

JAMES VICKERS AND CO, isinglass manufacturers and rectifiers, spirit distillers, wine and spirit merchants and manufacturers of wine filtration aids, with warehouse and distillery premises at 6 Devonshire Square; 23 Little Britain; and 74 Aldersgate Street. Formerly known as E. and J. Vickers (until 1863) and (for a period in the 1870s) as Vickers and Watney. 1863-1912. L 68.31 wines and spirits Ms 24588-

JANSON, COBB, PEARSON AND CO, solicitors, successively of Basinghall Street; Finsbury Circus; and College Hill. 1675-1966 (general business records of the firm), 1755-1911 (records of partners relating to business and family concerns), and 1595-1908 (documents deposited with the firm or retained by the firm in the course of business). L 44.5 Ms 18743-

JAVA AGENCY CO LTD, shipping agents in Java, Dutch East Indies, with a London office at 13 Austin Friars. Part of Inchcape Group, q.v. 1889-92. L 62.1 Inchcape Group Ms 27770

THE JAVA COMPANIES, of 23 Birchin Lane, comprising Ardjoeno Insurance Co, Batavia Sea and Fire Insurance Co, Java Sea and Fire Insurance Co, and Veritas Insurance Co. 1925-39. L 64.9 Ms 16212

JAVA SEA AND FIRE INSURANCE COMPANY, of 23 Birchin Lane. Known collectively with Ardjoeno Insurance Co, Batavia Sea and Fire Insurance Co, and Veritas Insurance Co as The Java Companies. 1925-39. L 64.9 Ms 16212

JENINGS, BOLTON AND JENINGS, attorneys, of 4 Elm Court, Temple. 1843-52 (clients ledger only). L 44.5 Ms 11944

JERUSALEM COFFEE HOUSE, of Fleece Passage, Cornhill, later known as 32-33 Cowper’s Court. The coffee house was associated with trade to the East Indies and became “The Jerusalem Limited” in 1880, later the Jerusalem Shipping Exchange and from 1900 formed part of the Baltic Mercantile and Shipping Exchange Ltd. 1757-1833 (registers of ships, sailings and East India Company ship crews and owners only). L 66.3 Ms 31372-

THE JERUSALEM LIMITED see JERUSALEM COFFEE HOUSE

JERUSALEM SHIPPING EXCHANGE see JERUSALEM COFFEE HOUSE

JOHN HUBBARD AND CO, Russia merchants, of 19 Birchin Lane (to c.1865), then 4 St Helen's Place. 1874-1913. L 62.1 Ms 10364

JOHN MOTTEUX AND COMPANY, merchants, of 11 Walbrook. 1772-5, 1789-1801 and 1828-33. L 62.1 Ms 18754-

JOHN T. CLARK LTD, see H. BARBER AND SON LTD

JOHNSON, Charles James, Lloyd's underwriter. 1934-65 (private ledger only). L 64.91 Ms 22338

JOSEPH BARBER & CO LTD, wharfingers and warehouse keepers, of Trinity Square (1911-36), and 61 Crutched Friars (1937-71). Joseph Barber was in partnership with a Robert Smith prior to 1815. 1813-1984. L 63.1 Ms 10943-

JOSEPH PRESTON AND SONS, watch, clock and chronometer makers, of Prescot, Lancs. Circa1890-1914. L 69.14 clocks and watches Ms 14545-

JUSTICE OF THE PEACE LTD see BUTTERWORTH AND CO (PUBLISHERS) LTD

KALLINE TEA CO LTD, operating in Assam, India. Part of Inchcape Group, q.v. 1926-71. L 62.1 Inchcape Group Ms 27771-

KASINTOE RUBBER ESTATES LTD, of Java, Indonesia. Harrisons and Crosfield Ltd, q.v., acted as secretaries and agents for this company. 1913-58. L 68.75 Ms 37902

KELLAS LTD, rubber company of Perak, Malaya. Harrisons and Crosfield Ltd, q.v., held shares in this company. 1906-13. L 68.75 Ms 37903

KELSEY, Richard, (1791-1856), architect and surveyor to the City of London Commissioner of Sewers 1832-46. Sketch and notebooks including estimates and accounts for work done. 1820-37. L 55.09 Ms 433

KENNEDY, PONSONBY AND PRIDEAUX see PRIDEAUX AND SONS

KERR, T.A. see BOULNOIS, DREW AND CO

KERTASARIE TEA CO LTD, of Java, Indonesia. Harrisons and Crosfield Ltd, q.v., acted as secretaries and agents for this company. 1908-71. L 68.32 tea Ms 37904-

KILBURN AND CO see MACNEILL AND BARRY LTD

KILBURN, BROWN AND CO LTD, general merchants and agents (managing agents in London for India General Navigation and Railway Co Ltd, q.v.). Part of Inchcape Group, q.v. 1938-66. L 62.1 Inchcape Group Ms 27775-

KILLINGHALL (RUBBER) DEVELOPMENT SYNDICATE LTD, of Kuala Lumpur. Harrisons and Crosfield Ltd, q.v., acted as secretaries and agents for this company. 1915-89. L 68.75. Restricted access to later records. Ms 37908-

KILLINGHALL TIN LTD, of Malaysia. Harrisons and Crosfield Ltd, q.v., acted as secretaries and agents for this company. 1929-87. L 68.83 tin. Restricted access to later records. Ms 37911-

KINTA KELLAS RUBBER ESTATES LTD see HARRISONS MALAYSIAN PLANTATIONS BERHAD

KLEINWORT, BENSON LTD see KLEINWORT, SONS AND CO

KLEINWORT, SONS AND CO, merchant bankers, successively of White Hart Court; Cullum Street; Mincing Lane; and Fenchurch Street. Formerly Drake, Kleinwort and Cohen (to 1871); Kleinwort, Cohen and Co (1871- 83); then Kleinwort, Benson Ltd (from 1961). 1862-1965 (including a few records of Kleinwort, Benson Ltd, 1961-5). L 64.22. Restricted access to records of 1961 and after. Ms 22001-

KNIGHT, C. S., insurance broker, of 55 Great Tower Street (1899). Letters concerning membership of a syndicate of Lloyd’s of London underwriters. 1898-1910. L 64.91 Ms 33715

KOYAH TEA CO LTD, operating in Assam, India. Part of Inchcape Group, q.v. 1909- 60 (directors and shareholders minutes only). L 62.1 Inchcape Group Ms 27783

KUALA SELANGOR RUBBER CO LTD see HARRISONS MALAYSIAN PLANTATIONS BERHAD

KUBAN BLACK SEA OILFIELDS LTD see ANGLO-MAIKOP GROUP

KUBAN REFINING CO LTD see ANGLO-MAIKOP GROUP

KULLBERG, VICTOR., watch and chronometer maker, of 105 Liverpool Road, Islington (known as 12 Cloudesly Terrace before 1869). 1857-1947. L 69.14 clocks and watches Ms 14537-

LAMBERT BROTHERS LTD, coal and shipping merchants, of 85 Gracechurch Street. Founded as Lambert, Ridley & Co in 1845, changed to Lambert Brothers & Scott in 1869. Became a public company as Lambert Brothers Ltd in 1902. Included aircraft brokering in 20th century and expanded overseas in mid 20th century including an office in Port Said and a subsidiary company in Bilboa, Ybarrola Depositos de Aceite Combustible S.A. The company was bought by Hill Samuel in 1968. L 68.1 Ms 30864-

LAMBERT BROTHERS & SCOTT see LAMBERT BROTHERS LTD

LAMBERT, RIDLEY & CO see LAMBERT BROTHERS LTD

LAMPARD, CLARK & CO, tea company of Calcutta. Associated company of Harrisons and Crosfield Ltd, q.v. 1900-11. L 68.32 tea Ms 37914-

LANADRON RUBBER ESTATES LTD see LONDON ASIATIC RUBBER AND PRODUCE CO LTD

LANCET LTD see HODDER AND STOUGHTON LTD

LANE, HANKEY AND CO see LANE, Richard Stuart

LANE, John (I), LANE, Thomas, and LANE, John (II), attorneys-at-law, of King Street, Covent Garden, and Goldsmiths' Hall. 1768-1847. L 44.5 Ms 114353-

LANE, Richard Stuart, London-Baltic merchant and shipping agent, of Lane, Hankey and Co, 25 Old Broad Street and 8 Chesham Place, SW. 1847-87. L 62.1 Ms 11461-

LANGEN (JAVA) RUBBER ESTATES CO LTD. Harrisons and Crosfield Ltd, q.v., acted as secretaries and agents for this company. 1909-52. L 68.75 Ms 37926-

LANGKON NORTH BORNEO RUBBER LTD. Harrisons and Crosfield Ltd, q.v., acted as secretaries and agents for this company. 1906-58. L 68.75 Ms 37928

LANKA PLANTATIONS CO LTD, of various City of London addresses. Tea growers in Ceylon. Taken over in 1982 by the Caparo Group Ltd, q.v for other associated companies. 1954-67 (minutes). L 68.32 tea Ms 20325

LANKAT RUBBER CO LTD see LONDON SUMATRA PLANTATIONS LTD

LAW FIRE INSURANCE SOCIETY, of 114 Chancery Lane, WC, and Bell Yard, Temple Bar, WC (in 1901). Acquired in 1907 by the Alliance Assurance Co, q.v. 1845-[1966?] L 64.9 Ms 15002-

LAW LIFE ASSURANCE SOCIETY, of Lincoln's Inn Fields (1823-35) and 187 Fleet Street (1835-1909). Taken over in 1910 by Phoenix Assurance Co, whose records are held by Cambridge University Library. 1823-1933. L 64.9 Ms 15181-                                                                                                                                                                                                   

LAW UNION AND CROWN FIRE AND LIFE INSURANCE CO see LAW UNION AND ROCK INSURANCE CO LTD

LAW UNION AND CROWN INSURANCE CO see LAW UNION AND ROCK INSURANCE CO LTD

LAW UNION AND ROCK INSURANCE CO LTD, of 45 Pall Mall (1854-6) and Chancery Lane (1857-1919). Formerly Law Union Fire and Life Insurance Co (1854-92); in 1892 acquired the Crown Life Assurance Co, q.v., and became Law Union and Crown Fire and Life Insurance Co; became (in 1898) Law Union and Crown Insurance Co; in 1909 acquired and amalgamated with Rock Life Assurance Co, q.v.; and in 1919 was itself acquired by and allied with London and Lancashire Fire Insurance Co, q.v. 1854-1973. L 64.9 Ms 21232-                                              

LAW UNION FIRE AND LIFE INSURANCE CO see LAW UNION AND ROCK INSURANCE CO LTD

LAWRENCE, CAZENOVE, & PEARCE see CAZENOVE & CO

LAWSON AND BARKER see CHARLES BARKER AND SONS LTD

LAXTON, Thomas, merchant. 1707-17 (ledger and day book only). L 62.1 Ms 17145-

LEGAL AND GENERAL ASSURANCE SOCIETY LTD, established in 1836 at 10 Fleet Street. Successively of Aldwych House, Aldwych (1940-circa 1950), 188 Fleet Street (circa 1950-62) and Temple Court, 11 Queen Victoria Street (1962-). Includes records of the following companies, all q.v., with year of take-over: British Commonwealth Insurance Co, (1960); Gresham Fire and Accident, (1934) and Victory Insurance Co, (1973); Glanfield Securities Ltd, clothiers (1960); Settle, Speakman & Co, coal merchants (1973). 1836-1992  L 64.9 Ms 18473-

LEGAL AND GENERAL LIFE ASSURANCE SOCIETY see LEGAL AND GENERAL ASSURANCE SOCIETY LTD

LEGAS, John see HARRISON, William, and LEGAS, John

LEPPINGTON, Lemuel, drysalter, of Bread Street. Succeeded by William Gouthit, q.v., and later by Skilbeck Brothers Ltd, q.v. 1715. L 68.3 Ms 10857

LEVANOVSKOE PETROLEUM CO LTD see ANGLO-MAIKOP GROUP

LEVANT COMPANY: English translation of charter of 1661. L 66.2 Ms 3325. Documents from the Radcliffe family papers relating to the Levant Company (1692-1719) and the Levant trade more generally (1702-69) formerly held at Guildhall Library (Ms 6642-6, Ms 6666) were returned in 1976 to Hertfordshire County Record Office. A copy of the full Hertfordshire Record Office catalogue of the Radcliffe papers, compiled 1986, and including the manuscripts returned by Guildhall Library together with further material relating to the Levant trade is now held by the Printed Books Section of Guildhall Library at B/R 125.

LEWIS, Nathaniel, fl. 1711-1712, and BAILY, Alexander, merchants and shippers, of Charleston, South Carolina. 1711-12 (ledger). [Found among the archives of Antony Gibbs and Sons Ltd., q.v. - original provenance unknown.] L 62.1 Ms 11096  

LICENSED VICTUALLERS AND GENERAL FIRE AND LIFE ASSURANCE CO. see MONARCH FIRE AND LIFE ASSURANCE CO

LICENSES AND GENERAL INSURANCE COMPANY LTD, of 24 Moorgate Street (in 1901). Known until 1917 as Licenses Insurance Corporation and Guarantee Fund Ltd and acquired in 1956 by Guardian Assurance Co. Ltd, q.v. 1891-1959. L 64.9 Ms 16213-

LICENSES INSURANCE CORPORATION AND GUARANTEE FUND LTD see LICENSES AND GENERAL INSURANCE COMPANY LTD

LIGHTNING, magazine publishers, of Faraday House, Charing Cross Road (1891), 117 Bishopsgate Street (1891-circa 1899), 18 Bream's Buildings from 1900.  Lightning, a magazine for 'engineers and technical management' was established in 1891. Name changed in 1902 to the “Electrical Times” and continues (as of 2007) under that name. 1891-3 (board minutes only). L 69.2 Ms 38568

LINTOTT, SPINK AND CO, Africa merchants, of 5 New City Chambers, Bishopsgate. 1857-1907 (including records of the Bathurst Trading Co Ltd, formerly the River Gambia Trading Co Ltd, q.v.) L 62.1 Ms 10624-

LISTER, BECK AND CO, wine merchants, of 5 Tokenhouse Yard. Business formerly carried out by Stephen Jackson, q.v., of 28 Lothbury. 1832-71 (out-letter book only). L 68.31 wines and spirits Ms 11784

LIVERPOOL AND LONDON AND GLOBE INSURANCE COMPANY LTD, of Cornhill and other City addresses. Formed in 1864 by an amalgamation between Liverpool and London Fire and Life Insurance Co and Globe Insurance Co, q.v. 1864- 1927. L 64.9 Ms 11656-

LIVERPOOL AND LONDON PLATE GLASS INSURANCE COMPANY, of 4 Broad Street Buildings, Liverpool Street (in 1901). Acquired 1908 by State Fire Insurance Co Ltd, q.v. 1880-1905. L 64.9 Ms 16214

LIVERPOOL VICTORIA FRIENDLY SOCIETY, successively of Blake Street, Great Newton street and Islington in Liverpool; St Andrew Street and Southampton Row in London, then County Gates in Bournemouth. 1846-1984. L 61.9 Ms 35096-

LIVERPOOL VICTORIA INSURANCE CORPORATION LTD. Established 1907 at 46A Holborn Viaduct for fire, life and accident insurance. Acquired 1913 by Commercial Union Assurance Co Ltd, q.v. 1913-21 (general meetings minutes only). L 64.9 Ms 14060

LOCAL GOVERNMENT GUARANTEE SOCIETY LTD, insurance company, of 7-9 St James' Street, SW1 (in 1930). Acquired in 1918 by Royal Exchange Assurance Co, q.v. 1930-48. L 64.9 Ms 16215

LOMBARD RESTAURANT LTD, of 2 Lombard Court, Gracechurch Street. Acquired in 1961 by City Offices Co Ltd, q.v. 1926-63 (board minutes only). L 23.2 Ms 24200

LONDON AMICABLE ASSURANCE SOCIETY LTD, of 3 Regent Street. Established in 1887 and amalgamated 1894 with Scottish Metropolitan Life Assurance, q.v. 1887-1956. L 64.9 Ms 16827

LONDON AND LANCASHIRE FIRE INSURANCE COMPANY LTD see LONDON AND LANCASHIRE INSURANCE CO LTD

LONDON AND LANCASHIRE INSURANCE COMPANY LTD, had joint head offices in London and Liverpool during some periods but its chief administrative offices were in London, successively at Lombard Street; King William Street; Leadenhall Street; and Chancery Lane. Established in 1861 as London and Lancashire Fire Insurance Co. In 1919 acquired Law Union and Rock Insurance Co Ltd, q.v. In 1920 became London and Lancashire Insurance Co Ltd. In 1961 was acquired by and allied with Royal Insurance Co Ltd. 1861-1961. L 64.9 Ms 21285-

LONDON AND MANCHESTER PLATE GLASS INSURANCE COMPANY LTD, of 11 Queen Victoria Street (in 1901). 1885-1933. L 64.9 Ms 16216

LONDON AND SCOTTISH ASSURANCE CORPORATION LTD, successively of 73-4 King William Street, 66 Cornhill and King William Street House, Arthur Street. Established in 1862 as London and Lancashire Life Assurance Company, known from 1910 as London and Lancashire Life and General Assurance Association and renamed in 1919. Acquired in 1923 by Northern Assurance Co Ltd, q.v. 1920-39. L 64.9 Ms 14064

LONDON AND SOUTH AFRICAN BANK, successively of Old Broad Street and King William Street. Established by a deed of settlement in 1861, operated in various British colonies in South Africa. Deposited with the records of Standard Chartered Bank Ltd. 1860-77. L64.26 Ms 24525-

LONDON ASIATIC RUBBER AND PRODUCE CO LTD. Subsidiary company of Harrisons Malaysian Estates Ltd. Includes records of the following subsidiaries: Lanadron Rubber Estates Ltd; Oriental Rubber Co Ltd; Sepang Selangor Rubber Estates Ltd; Tangkah Rubber Estates Ltd. 1906-84. L 68.75. Restricted access to later records. Ms 37761-

THE LONDON ASSURANCE, of "Rising Sun" in Broad Street, 1720; Birchin Lane 1720-1845; 7 Royal Exchange 1845-1922; 1 King William Street 1922-65. Established by royal charters granted in June 1720 (marine business) and April 1721 (fire and life). The subsidiaries whose records are held are: Asylum Life Assurance Company, q.v.; British Law Fire Insurance Co, q.v. It became a subsidiary of the Sun Alliance in 1965. 1719-1967. L 64.9. Restricted access to certain records. Ms 8725-

LONDON, EDINBURGH AND DUBLIN LIFE ASSURANCE COMPANY, of 3 Charlotte Row, Mansion House and 5 Great Marlborough Street. Acquired in 1846 by Liverpool Fire and Life Insurance Co, later known as Liverpool and London and Globe Insurance Co Ltd, q.v. 1839-44 (board minute book only). L 64.9 Ms 11688

LONDON LIFE ASSOCIATION LTD, life assurance company, successively of St Paul's Churchyard; Cannon Street; King William Street; and Bristol (1981-). 1806-1953. L 64.9. Restricted access to certain later records. Ms 19634-

LONDON PARCELS DELIVERY COMPANY, successively of Charlotte Row, Mansion House, 10 Pickett Street and Fetter Lane, High Holborn, Goswell Road, with a number of branch offices. The firm was formed in July 1837, taken over in 1912 by Carter, Paterson and Co Ltd, and wound up in 1934. 1837-46, with later notes, circa 1926-9. L 48.9 Ms 29391-

LONDON PRODUCE CLEARING HOUSE LTD, successively of 49-51 Eastcheap; and 21 Mincing Lane. 1888-1932 (board minutes only). L 45 Ms 3641-

LONDON PROVIDENT INSTITUTION, savings bank, successively of Bishopsgate Churchyard; Blomfield Street; and Stepney. 1817, 1857-1901. L 64.25  Ms 24521-

LONDON SUMATRA PLANTATIONS LTD. Subsidiary company of Harrisons and Crosfield Ltd, q.v. Includes records of the following subsidiaries: Allied Sumatra Plantations Ltd; Asahan Rubber Estates Ltd; Auxiliary Investments Ltd; Bah Lias Rubber Estates Ltd; Bajoe Kidoel Rubber and Produce Co Ltd; Central Sumatra Rubber Estates Ltd; Deli Estates Engineering and General Union Ltd; Djasinga Rubber and Produce Co Ltd; Lankat Rubber Co Ltd; Mendaris (Sumatra) Rubber and Produce Estates Ltd; Nalek Rubber Estate Ltd; Namoe Tongan Rubber Estates Ltd; Sialang Rubber Estates Ltd; Soengei Rampah Rubber and Coconut Plantations Co Ltd; Tandjong Rubber Co Ltd; Toerangie (Sumatra) Rubber and Produce Estates Ltd; United Lankat Plantations Co Ltd; United Serdang (Sumatra) Rubber Plantations Ltd. 1960-92. L 68.75. Restricted access to later records. Ms 37929-

LONDON WHOLESALE FISH TRADE (BILLINGSGATE) LTD, of Billingsgate, trading company of London Fish Merchants’ Association (Billingsgate) Ltd (see section 22ii). It was established to deal in, export/import and act as broker and agent for fish. 1946-76. L 68.3 Ms 19830-

LONDON WHOLESALE FISH TRADE LTD, of Billingsgate, formed in 1940 by the London Fish Trade Association (see section 22ii) to trade as a contingency wartime arrangement for wholesale fish distribution in the London area. Company never came into business and was wound up in 1945. 1940-5. L 68.3 Ms 19815-

LONGTON AND FENTON PERMANENT BENEFIT BUILDING SOCIETY, successively of Boardman’s Buildings, Anchor Chambers (Market Street) and Commerce Street, Longton. 1852-83. L 60.51 Ms 33709-

LUMUT RUBBER ESTATES LTD see GOLDEN HOPE PLANTATIONS LTD

LUNUVA (CEYLON) TEA AND RUBBER ESTATES LTD. Subsidiary company of Harrisons and Crosfield Ltd, q.v. 1907-92. L 68.32 tea, L 68.75. Restricted access to later records. Ms 38054-

LUPTON, C., watchmaker, of St Michael's Alley, Cornhill. 1850-1, 1856, 1872-3 (marine chronometer rating book only). L 69.14 clocks and watches Ms 14785

LUXTON AND CO, fish traders, with a stand in Billingsgate. 1908-12 (loose correspondence on business and family matters only). L 68.3 fish Ms 31572

M. F. DENT AND CO see E. DENT AND CO LTD

MACDONALD, HAMILTON AND CO, shipping agents and managers in Australia. Part of Inchcape Group, q.v. 1916-55. L 62.1 Inchcape Group Ms 27784-

MACKAY AND CO LTD, ship brokers and agents. Formerly known as Mackay, Lynch and Co. Part of Inchcape Group, q.v. 1914-30. L 62.1 Inchcape Group Ms 27788-

MACKAY, LYNCH AND CO see MACKAY AND CO LTD

MACKINNON, MACKENZIE AND CO, general merchants and agents of Calcutta, India. Associated with Gray, Dawes and Co, q.v.; Gray, Mackenzie and Co Ltd, q.v.; Gray, Paul and Co (see Gray, Mackenzie and Co Ltd); and Smith, Mackenzie and Co Ltd, q.v. Part of Inchcape Group, q.v. 1847-1957. L 62.1 Inchcape Group Ms 27793-

MACNEILL AND BARRY LTD, general merchants and agents of Calcutta, India. Formed in 1949 by a merger of the partnerships of Macneill and Co, and Barry and Co, established in Calcutta in the 1860s-70s. Associated with Duncan, Macneill and Co Ltd, q.v., operating in London. Includes records of the subsidiary Kilburn and Co Ltd (1942-65). Part of Inchcape Group, q.v. 1883-1978.  L 62.1 Inchcape Group Ms 27851-

MACNEILL AND CO see MACNEILL AND BARRY LTD

MACNEILL, BARRY AND CO see DUNCAN, MACNEILL AND CO LTD

MAIKOP COMBINE LTD see ANGLO-MAIKOP GROUP

MAIKOP MIDLAND OILFIELDS LTD see ANGLO-MAIKOP GROUP

MAIKOP PIPELINE AND TRANSPORT CO LTD see ANGLO-MAIKOP GROUP

MAIKOP REFINERIES LTD see ANGLO-MAIKOP GROUP

MAIKOP VALLEY OIL CO LTD see ANGLO-MAIKOP GROUP

MAJOR, Henry and SLADE, Robert, proctors of Doctors Commons, of 20 Little Knightrider Street. 1785 (legal fees and office account book only). L 44.5 Ms 10120

MALABAR COAST CHARTERING COALITION, of Calicut, India. 1876-1916. L 63.6 Ms 29574-

MALAYALAM PLANTATIONS LTD, tea and rubber company of India. Subsidiary company of Malayalam Plantations (Holdings) Ltd, q.v. 1909-87. L 68.32 tea, L 68.75. Restricted access to later records. Ms 38075-

MALAYALAM PLANTATIONS (HOLDINGS) LTD, of India. Subsidiary company of Harrisons and Crosfield Ltd, q.v. Holding company of Malayalam Plantations Ltd, q.v. 1977-85 L 64.7. Restricted access to later records. Ms 38072-

MALAYSIA RUBBER CO LTD see HARRISONS MALAYSIAN PLANTATIONS BERHAD

MANAOS TRAMWAYS AND LIGHT CO LTD, successively of Cloak Lane; London Wall; and Tower Hill. 1909-76. L 48.63 Ms 16844-

MANCHESTER ASSURANCE COMPANY LTD. Known as Manchester Fire and Life Assurance Co until 1846, when the life business was transferred to the Pelican Life Insurance Co. Acquired in 1904 by Atlas Assurance Co Ltd, q.v.1824-1905. L 64.9 Ms 16217-

MANCHESTER FIRE AND LIFE ASSURANCE CO see MANCHESTER ASSURANCE CO LTD

MANDER, Charles Henry Waterland, solicitor, of 7 New Square, Lincoln's Inn. 1911-31. L 44.5 Ms 14380-

MANGANESE ORE (INDIA) LTD see CENTRAL PROVINCES MANGANESE ORE COMPANY LTD

MAPLES, Richard, sea-captain of Madras. Papers on his voyages and trading (in cloths and metals) between Madras, London, Java and the Moluccas. 1669-81. L 66.3 Ms 30370

MARCH, John, fl. 1768-74, Turkey merchant, of 60 Mark Lane, later of 58 Leman Street, Goodman's Fields. 1768-88 (out-letter book only). L 62.1 Ms 8724

MARCH, T[homas], fl. 1774-1797, merchant, see Section 26

MARJORIBANKS, CAPEL AND CO see JAMES CAPEL & CO

MARSEILLES, ALGIERS AND MALTA TELEGRAPH CO LTD see GLOBE TELEGRAPH AND TRUST CO LTD

MARTEN AND HESELTINE see HESELTINE, POWELL AND CO

MARTEN AND POWELL see HESELTINE, POWELL AND CO

MATTHEW CLARK AND SONS LTD, wine and spirit brokers, successively of Great Tower Street, Trinity Square, Walbrook and Moreland Street. 1804-2005. L 68.31 wines and spirits Ms 38316-

MATTHEW HODDER LTD see HODDER AND STOUGHTON LTD

MEDITERRANEAN EXTENSION TELEGRAPH CO LTD see GLOBE TELEGRAPH AND TRUST CO LTD

MEDITERRANEAN TRANSPORT CO LTD. Part of Inchcape Group, q.v. 1906-58. L 62.1 Inchcape Group Ms 27896-

MENDARIS (SUMATRA) RUBBER AND PRODUCE ESTATES LTD see LONDON SUMATRA PLANTATIONS LTD

MENET & CAZENOVE see CAZENOVE & CO

MERCANTILE FIRE INSURANCE COMPANY, of 31 Threadneedle Street. Amalgamated 1862 with North British Insurance Co to form North British and Mercantile Insurance Co Ltd, q.v. 1861-2. L 64.9 Ms 14037-

MERRIMAN, Mark Marshall, clerk of the Dyers Company 1908-37 and solicitor in private practice from Dyers’ Hall. 1908-35. L 44.5 Ms 32863-

MESOPOTAMIA PERSIA CORPORATION see GRAY, MACKENZIE AND CO LTD

METROPOLITAN LIFE ASSURANCE SOCIETY, successively of St Michael's Alley; Princes Street; and Moorgate. Taken over in 1928 by London Life Association Ltd, q.v. 1834-1928. L 64.9. Restricted access to certain later records. Ms 19634-

METROPOLITAN PROPERTIES COMPANY LTD, property company, of Bush lane. 1947- 63. L 60.2 Ms 14463-

MEXICAN LAND AND COLONISATION CO LTD see SCOTT, Buchanan, Sir

MICHIE, John, director of the East India Company 1770-88, d. 1788 and MICHIE, Jonathan, wine merchant of 35 Craven Street, Strand, d. 1802. East India Company and personal papers. 1759-1803. L 66.3 Ms 5881-

MITFORD, Michael, Russia and Baltic merchant, of the parish of St Dunstan in the East. 1703-6 (out-letter book only). L 62.1 Ms 11892A

MOCATTA AND GOLDSMID, bullion brokers, of various City addresses. 1762-1947. L 64.19 Ms 10399-

MONARCH FIRE AND LIFE ASSURANCE COMPANY, of 4 Adelaide Place, London Bridge (in 1852). Formerly Licensed Victuallers and General Fire and Life Assurance Co to 1836. Business transferred 1857 to Liverpool and London Fire and Life Insurance Co, later known as Liverpool and London and Globe Insurance Co Ltd, q.v. 1835-57. L 64.9 Ms 11660-

MONTAGU NICHOLAS & CO, stockbrokers. Merged in 1946 with G.S. Herbert and Sons, q.v. 1925-41. L 64.6 Ms 17357

MOORE, Sir John, merchant (citizen and grocer, and Lord Mayor 1681- 2), see Section 23

MORGAN, GRENFELL & CO LTD, merchant bankers, successively of Moorgate; Warnford Court; Old Broad Street; and Great Winchester Street (1926-). Formerly George Peabody and Co (to 1864), and J.S. Morgan and Co (1864-1909). 1854-1958 (the early business and personal records of George Peabody are deposited in the Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, Massachusetts). L 64.22. Restricted access. Ms 21760-

MORRIS, John see CLAYTON AND MORRIS

MORRISON, CRYDER AND CO, London-American and general merchants, successively of 9 Broad Street Buildings; and 62 Moorgate. Known from about the mid-1840s as Morrison, Sons and Co. 1832-55 (part of archive only - remainder in private hands). L 62.1 Ms 11705-

MORRISON, SONS AND CO see MORRISON, CRYDER AND CO

MOTOR UNION INSURANCE COMPANY LTD, of 70 Cornhill with other addresses (in 1930). Acquired in 1927 by Royal Exchange Assurance, q.v.1920-41. L 64.9 Ms 16228-

MULLENS & CO, stockbrokers and H.M.Government brokers, of 15 Moorgate (1952-); formerly of various other City addresses. Formerly Templeman, Cole and Ede (1810-11); Cole Jnr and Child (1811-13); Templeman, Cole Jnr and Child (1813-20); Cole and Child (1820-5); Templeman, Cole and Child (1825-9); Cole and Child (1829-31); Cole and Mullens (1831-43); Mullens and Marshall (1843-6); Mullens, Marshall and Daniell (1846-77); Mullens, Marshall and Co (1877-1921); Mullens, Marshall, Steer, Lawford and Co (1921-35). 1810-1966. L 64.6 Ms 29102-

MULLENS AND MARSHALL see MULLENS & CO

MULLENS, MARSHALL AND DANIELL see MULLENS & CO

MULLENS, MARSHALL AND CO see MULLENS & CO

MULLENS, MARSHALL, STEER, LAWFORD AND CO see MULLENS & CO

MUNKLEY, Samuel, West India merchant and banker, of Bristol. Munkley's business later became the Bristol house of Antony Gibbs and Sons Ltd, q.v. 1775-circa 1875 (sales daybook). L 62.1 Ms 11069A

MUTUAL LIFE ASSURANCE SOCIETY, of 37 Old Jewry and, from 1845, 39 King Street. Merged with the National Life Assurance Society, q.v. in 1896 to form the National Mutual Life Assurance Society, q.v. 1834-96. L 64.9 Ms 34432-

MUSCOVY COMPANY see RUSSIA COMPANY

MYERS: day books of a wool broker relating to purchases and sales, probably of a Northamptonshire broker, possibly of James Myers of Yardley Hastings. 1790-1814 and 1854-60. [Deposited by the Woolmen's Company - see Section 18 (ii).] L 69.53 Ms 10252-

NALEK RUBBER ESTATE LTD see LONDON SUMATRA PLANTATIONS LTD

NAMOE TONGAN RUBBER ESTATES LTD see LONDON SUMATRA PLANTATIONS LTD

NASSAU PHOSPHATE OF LIME CO, of 4 Lothbury. 1868-75 (papers concerning purchase of works and boring rights in Germany, mine reports, etc.). L 68.83 Ms 17301

NATHAN AND ROSSELLI, stockbrokers, successively of Adams Court and Old Broad Street. Merged in 1961 with Gordon L. Jacobs, q.v., and in 1965 with James Capel and Co, q.v. 1833-1969. L 64.6. Restricted access to certain later records. Ms 15100-

NATIONAL DISCOUNT CO LTD, discount bankers, successively of Birchin Lane and Cornhill. Acquired by Gerrard and Reid Ltd in 1969 (later Gerrard and National Ltd, q.v.), ceased trading in 1970. 1856-1972. L 64.201 Ms 18118-

NATIONAL LIFE ASSURANCE SOCIETY, of 2 King William Street. Merged with the Mutual Life Assurance Society, q.v. in 1896 to form the National Mutual Life Assurance Society, q.v. 1829-96. L 64.9 Ms 34401-

NATIONAL MUTUAL LIFE ASSURANCE SOCIETY, of 39 King Street and, from 1960, Bow Churchyard. Formed in 1896 by a merger of the National and the Mutual Life Assurance Societies, q.v. It was taken over by G.E.C. in 2002. 1896-2000. L 64.9 Ms 34463-

NATIONAL PROVIDENT INSTITUTION, life assurance company, successively of Nicholas Lane; Gracechurch Street; and Eastcheap. 1829-1972. L 64.9 Ms 20257-

NATIONAL PROVINCIAL INSURANCE CO LTD, of 66 Ludgate Hill (in 1901). Known as National Provincial Plate Glass Insurance Co Ltd (to 1912) and as National Provincial Plate Glass and General Insurance Co Ltd (1912-21). Acquired 1909 by Royal Exchange Assurance, q.v. 1854-1931 (board minute books). L 64.9 Ms 16230

NATIONAL PROVINCIAL PLATE GLASS AND GENERAL INSURANCE CO LTD see NATIONAL PROVINCIAL INSURANCE CO LTD

NATIONAL PROVINCIAL PLATE GLASS INSURANCE CO LTD see NATIONAL PROVINCIAL INSURANCE CO LTD

NEW CRESCENT (HOLDINGS) LTD see SUNGEI BAHRU RUBBER ESTATE LTD

NEW CROCODILE RIVER (SELANGOR) RUBBER CO LTD see GOLDEN HOPE PLANTATIONS LTD

NEW ENGLAND COMPANY see Section 18 (i)

NEW INDIA ASSURANCE CO LTD, a company registered in India for which Commercial Union, q.v., acted as London marine underwriters on an agency basis. 1922-44. L 64.9 Ms 23716-

NEW RIVER COMPANY. 1686-96 (miscellaneous items only). L 46.21 Ms 190-. The main archives are held by London Metropolitan Archives.

NEW RIVERS CO see RIVERS STEAM NAVIGATION CO LTD

NEWTON, Coleman Levy, West India merchant, of 5 Great Prescott Street, Goodman's Fields, Stepney. 1824-6 (letter book only). L 62.1 Ms 9211

NEWTON, FRANCIS see COSSART, GORDON AND CO

NEWTON AND GORDON see COSSART, GORDON AND CO

NEWTON, GORDON AND MURDOCH see COSSART, GORDON AND CO

NEWTON, GORDON, COSSART AND CO see COSSART, GORDON AND CO

NEWTON, GORDON, MURDOCH AND CO see COSSART, GORDON AND CO

NEWTON, GORDON, MURDOCH AND SCOTT see COSSART, GORDON AND CO

NICHOLLS AND LEATHERDALE see FRANCIS NICHOLLS WHITE AND COMPANY

NOMURA INTERNATIONAL PLC, Japanese bank, of 1 St Martin le Grand. 1608-1986 (leases, deeds and other papers relating to the site of 1 St Martin le Grand only). L 60.2 Ms 39188-

NORRIS AND COLLET, London merchants trading with Sweden. 1701 (two letters only). L 62.1 Ms 29840

NORTH BRITISH AND MERCANTILE INSURANCE CO LTD, of 61 Threadneedle Street (in 1901). Established in Edinburgh 1809 as the North British Insurance Company, and renamed as the above in 1862 when it merged with Mercantile Fire Insurance Co, q.v. Acquired 1959 by Commercial Union Assurance Co Ltd, q.v. 1862-1969. Also records of the following companies, all q.v. (date of acquisition given in brackets): Fine Art and General Insurance Co Ltd (1917); Ocean Marine Insurance Company Ltd (1908); Railway Passengers Assurance Company (1910); United Kingdom Life Assurance Company (1862). L 64.9 Ms 14040-

NORTH OF SCOTLAND FIRE AND LIFE ASSURANCE CO see NORTHERN ASSURANCE CO LTD

NORTHERN ASSURANCE COMPANY LTD, established in Aberdeen as North of Scotland Fire and Life Assurance Co in 1836, renamed in 1898. Acquired in 1968 by Commercial Union Assurance Co Ltd, q.v. 1865-1952. Also records of the following companies, all q.v. (date of acquisition given in brackets): Employers’ Liability Assurance Corporation Ltd; Indemnity Marine Insurance Company Ltd (1917); London and Scottish Assurance Corporation Ltd (1923); Provident Clerks and General Guarantee and Accident Company Ltd (1917); World Marine and General Insurance Company Ltd (1920). L 64.9 Ms 14062-

NORTHERN DOOARS TEA CO LTD, operating in Assam, India. Part of Inchcape Group, q.v. 1899-1970. L 62.1 Inchcape Group Ms 27903-

NOTTINGHAMSHIRE AND DERBYSHIRE FIRE AND LIFE ASSURANCE COMPANY, taken over in 1869 by Imperial Insurance Co, q.v. 1836-69. L 64.9 Ms 18275-

OATES, Edward, attorney of Meanwoodside, near Leeds and Furnival’s Inn. 1815-63 (correspondence only). L 44.5 Ms 38765

OCEAN ACCIDENT AND GUARANTEE CORPORATION LTD, insurance company, of 36-44 Moorgate Street (in 1901). Established in 1871 as Ocean Railway and General Travellers' Assurance Co Ltd; became Ocean Railway and General Accident Assurance Co Ltd in 1875; amalgamated in 1890 with Ocean and General Guarantee Co Ltd, q.v., and changed name to above. Acquired 1910 by Commercial Union Assurance Co Ltd, q.v. 1891-1940. L 64.9 Ms 14030-

OCEAN AND GENERAL GUARANTEE COMPANY LTD, insurance company, of 4 Queen Victoria Street (in 1881). Amalgamated in 1890 with Ocean Railway and General Accident Assurance Co Ltd to form Ocean Accident and Guarantee Corporation Ltd, q.v. 1877-92. L 64.9 Ms 14032

OCEAN COAL AND WILSONS LTD see WILSON, SONS AND CO

OCEAN MARINE INSURANCE COMPANY LTD, of 26 Austin Friars 1859-72 and 2-3 Old Broad Street  1872-1908. Established in 1859 and acquired 1908 by North British and Mercantile Insurance Co Ltd, q.v. 1859-1958. L 64.9 Ms 14248-

OCEAN, RAILWAY AND GENERAL ACCIDENT ASSURANCE CO LTD see OCEAN ACCIDENT AND GUARANTEE CORPORATION LTD

OCEAN, RAILWAY AND GENERAL TRAVELLERS' ASSURANCE CO LTD see OCEAN ACCIDENT AND GUARANTEE CORPORATION LTD

OLDBURY, John, and STANLEY, Henry, merchants see Section 26

ORIENTAL RUBBER CO LTD, of 60 Gracechurch Street. Taken over in 1982 by the Caparo Group Ltd, q.v. for other associated companies. 1906-20, 1954-61, 1976-8. L 68.75 rubber Ms 20326 and Ms 37780

OTTOMAN BANK, of 26 Old Broad Street 1856-62; 4 Bank Buildings, Lothbury 1863-71; 26 Throgmorton Street 1872-1947 (including 27 Throgmorton Street 1925-7); 20-22 Abchurch Lane 1948-58; 18-22 Abchurch Lane1959-69; 23 Fenchurch Street 1970-71; 2-3 Philpot Lane 1972-83; Dunster House, 17-21 Mark Lane 1984-7; and King Wiilliam House, 2A Eastcheap from 1988. Formed in 1856 as a British chartered company by a group of London businessmen with interests in Turkey. Liquidated in 1863 when a new Turkish company, the Imperial Ottoman Bank was formed, with its head office in Istanbul and a board of directors divided between London and Paris. The Imperial Ottoman Bank absorbed all the business of the old British company and acted as the state bank of Turkey. In 1923 the new Turkish republic established its own central bank and the Imperial Ottoman Bank became an ordinary bank. In 1925 the bank reverted to its original title, the Ottoman Bank.

The head office was located in Istanbul, but with management control resting with a board of directors, half of which sat in London and the other half in Paris, decisions taken by one half being subject to ratification by the other. The archives held by Guildhall Library are those of the London office. The London group of directors supervised branches in Egypt, Cyprus, Palestine, Iraq, Iran, Transjordan and Roumania. In 1969 the branches of the bank in London, Cyprus, Jordan, Sudan, Uganda, Arabia and Jersey were taken over by Grindlays Bank. 1856-1969. L 64.22. Restricted access (to two items only). Ms 23961-

OUVAH COFFEE CO LTD. Worked coffee plantations in Ceylon, turning to tea production from the 1870s. Successively of Cannon Street; Lombard Street; Dowgate Hill; Queen Street Place; and Mincing Lane. Became (in 1908) Ouvah Ceylon Estates Ltd. 1864-74 (cash book and historical notes only). L 68.32  coffee Ms 23738-

P. A. FEATURES LTD see PRESS ASSOCIATION LTD

P. B. BURGOYNE AND CO, Australian wine merchants, successively of 50 Old Broad Street and (from 1866) 6 Dowgate Hill. 1884-6 (out-letter book only). L 68.31 wines and spirits Ms 29450

P. CAZENOVE & CO see CAZENOVE & CO

P. W. FLOWER AND SONS, merchants in Sydney, Australia and London, trading with Australia (wool and other goods), India (coffee from Mysore) and South Africa. Successively of Bread Street; Bucklersbury; Princes Street; Moorgate; Swan Alley; and Queen's Square, Battersea. 1836-1980. L 62.1 Ms 19338-

PACIFIC AND EUROPEAN TELEGRAPH CO LTD see GLOBE TELEGRAPH AND TRUST CO LTD

PAKISTAN RIVER STEAMERS LTD see RIVERS STEAM NAVIGATION CO LTD

PALATINE INSURANCE COMPANY LTD, of 24-26 Cornhill (in 1901). Established Manchester in 1886 and acquired 1900 by Commercial Union Assurance Co Ltd, q.v. 1893-1959. L 64.9 Ms 14057-

PANDAN TEA COMPANY (1933) LTD, of 22 Fenchurch Street (1933-4); and 58 Mark Lane (1934-57). 1933-71. L 68.32 Ms 28907-

PARKER, GARRETT AND CO, solicitors, of the Rectory House of St Michael Cornhill (1864-c.1983), now Taylor, Garrett and Co at 180 Fleet Street. 1927-50. L 44.5 Ms 21386-

PARKIN S. BOOTH AND COMPANY, insolvency accountants, of Liverpool (from 1907) and Kimberley House, Holborn Viaduct, London (1949-67). Owned the Palatine Trade Protection Office. Amalgamated in 1967 with Francis Nicholls White and Company, q.v., to form Booth White and Company, now Booth White, q.v. The Liverpool office of the firm, at 5 Rumford Place, Chapel Street, still practises under the name Parkin S. Booth and Company. 1919-67. L 64.8 Ms 28894-

PARKINSON AND FRODSHAM, chronometer, watch and clock makers, successively of Change Alley; Queen Victoria Street; Royal Exchange; and Budge Row. 1866-1945. L 69.14 clocks and watches Ms 19908-

PATALING ROYALTIES LTD see PATALING RUBBER ESTATES LTD

PATALING RUBBER ESTATES LTD. Subsidiary company of Harrisons Malaysian Estates Ltd, q.v. Includes records of the following subsidiaries: Anglo Malay Rubber Co Ltd; Bikam Rubber Estate Ltd; Pataling Royalties Ltd; Pernambang Rubber Estates Ltd; Strathisla (Perak) Rubber Estates Ltd. 1899-1984. L 68.75. Restricted access to later records. Ms 37783-

PATENT TYPE FOUNDING CO LTD, of 31 Red Lion Square. 1857-74 (minute book only). L 69.602 Ms 18790

PATRIOTIC ASSURANCE COMPANY, of Dublin, Ireland. 1900-7. Taken over by Sun Insurance Office, q.v., in 1906. L 64.9 Ms 24862 and Ms 30759

PAWSONS & LEAFS LTD, ladies clothing wholesale warehousemen, of 9 St Paul’s Churchyard. 1962 (typescript history only). L 69.5 Ms 38415

PAYNE, Charles, merchant, of Lombard Street, later of Rood Lane. 1687-98. L 62.1 Ms 5301-

PEARSE, Thomas, and PEACHEY, James, solicitors, of 17 Salisbury Square, off Fleet Street. 1819-21 (cash book only). L 44.5 Ms 11790

PEARSON (Maria?), coal merchant, of Rutland Place, Upper Thames Street. 1823-6 (ledger only). L 68.1 Ms 18773

PEEK BROS. AND WINCH LTD, tea merchants, of various addresses, principally “Peek House”, 20 Eastcheap. 1892-1974 (a few items only). L 68.32 tea Ms 31626-

PEERS, Sir, Charles, 1661-1737 (citizen and salter, alderman and Lord Mayor of London), merchant. 1689-95 (day book only of Charles Peers as London partner of William Morley and Co of Malaga, merchants and importers). L 62.1. See also Section 23: Smith, Carleton; and Section 25: Samuel, Wilfred S. Ms 10187

PEIRCE, LESLIE & CO LTD, general merchants and managing agents in India and Africa, of various City of London addresses, acquired in 1970 by Steel Brothers and Company, q.v. 1872-1959 (mainly photographs). L 62.1 Ms 29571-

PEMBER AND BOYLE, stockbrokers, successively of Cornhill; Lombard Street; Cornhill; Princes Street; Goldsmith Street; and Finsbury Circus. Acquired in 1984 by Morgan, Grenfell and Co Ltd, q.v. 1936-78. L 64.6. Restricted access to later records Ms 24650-

PERNAMBANG RUBBER ESTATES LTD see PATALING RUBBER ESTATES LTD

PHILLIPS, HARRISONS AND CROSFIELD LTD, tea traders of Kenya. Harrisons and Crosfield Ltd, q.v., held shares in this company. 1962-74. L 68.32 tea Ms 38092-

PHOENIX ASSURANCE COMPANY. The records are held by Cambridge University Library, including those formerly held by Guildhall Library (withdrawn in 1987). See LAW LIFE ASSURANCE SOCIETY, a subsidiary.

PHOENIX OIL AND TRANSPORT CO LTD: oil exploration and production in Roumania, and marketing and distribution of petroleum products, chiefly in Austria, Belgium, Germany and Yugoslavia. Successively of Old Broad Street; Princes Street; Fenchurch Street; and King William Street. 1913-50. Includes records of the main subsidiaries: Arbanash [Roumania] Oil Co Ltd (1912-58), Phoenix Oil Products Ltd (1924-52), Roumanian Consolidated Oilfields Ltd (1912-41) and Unirea SAR de Petrol (1919-48). L 68.82 Ms 23516-

PHOENIX OIL PRODUCTS LTD see PHOENIX OIL AND TRANSPORT CO LTD

PICKERT, Engelbert David Ferdinand, merchant and shipper, of 79 Mark Lane. 1860-70. L 62.1 Ms 11327-

PILOT INSURANCE CORPORATION LTD, of 35 Queen Victoria Street. Acquired in 1910 by the Essex and Suffolk Insurance Co Ltd, q.v. 1907-10. L 64.9 Ms 16231

PLANET ASSURANCE CORPORATION LTD, of 50 Finsbury Square. Later Citizen Assurance Corporation Ltd (1872-4). Taken over in 1874 by the Provident Mutual Life Assurance Association, q.v. 1866-74. L 64.9 Ms 20950-

PLUMSTED, Robert, ironmonger and merchant see Section 26

POLAND, R.H., furrier, of Queen Victoria Street and Knightrider Street. 1871-90. L 69.31 Ms 11563-

PRANG BESAR RUBBER ESTATE LTD see GOLDEN HOPE PLANTATIONS LTD

PRESS ASSOCIATION LTD, news agency, successively of the Strand, Wine Office Court, New Bridge Street, Fleet Street and Vauxhall Bridge Road. Founded in 1868 as a limited company to provide a London based service of news collecting and reporting with correspondents in all major UK towns. Includes records of the following subsidiaries: P. A. Features Ltd and Press Association Photos Ltd. 1865-1991. L 08 Restricted access to later records. Ms 35355-

PRESS ASSOCIATION PHOTOS LTD see PRESS ASSOCIATION LTD

PRICE AND POTT, stockbrokers, of 1 Cowper's Court (in 1874). Amalgamated in 1906 with Sheppards, Pellys and Co, predecessors of Sheppards and Chase, q.v. 1850-4 and 1869-84. L 64.6 Ms 18579and Ms 18584

PRIDEAUX AND SONS, solicitors, of Goldsmiths' Hall. Later Kennedy, Ponsonby and Prideaux. 1847-1941. L 44.5 Ms 8804-

PROVIDENT ACCIDENT AND GUARANTEE COMPANY see PROVIDENT CLERKS' AND GENERAL GUARANTEE AND ACCIDENT CO LTD

PROVIDENT ACCIDENT AND WHITE CROSS INSURANCE COMPANY LTD see PROVIDENT CLERKS' AND GENERAL GUARANTEE AND ACCIDENT CO LTD

PROVIDENT CLERKS' AND GENERAL GUARANTEE AND ACCIDENT CO LTD, of 61-62 Coleman Street with other addresses (in 1930). Established 1907 as a subsidiary of Provident Mutual Life Assurance Association, q.v., acquired in 1917 by Northern Assurance Co, q.v., and became Provident Accident and Guarantee Co. Became Provident Accident and White Cross Insurance Co Ltd in 1925 and White Cross Insurance Co Ltd in 1949. 1911-58 (minutes of general meetings only). L 64.9 Ms 16831

PROVIDENT CLERKS' (AND GENERAL) MUTUAL LIFE ASSURANCE ASSOCIATION see PROVIDENT MUTUAL LIFE ASSURANCE ASSOCIATION

PROVIDENT CLERKS' MUTUAL BENEFIT ASSOCIATION see PROVIDENT MUTUAL LIFE ASSURANCE ASSOCIATION

PROVIDENT CLERKS' MUTUAL LIFE ASSURANCE ASSOCIATION see PROVIDENT MUTUAL LIFE ASSURANCE ASSOCIATION

PROVIDENT INSTITUTION FOR LIFE ASSURANCE AND ANNUITIES see PROVIDENT LIFE OFFICE

PROVIDENT LIFE OFFICE, insurance company, of 50 Regent Street and 14 Cornhill (in 1901). Known until 1813 as Provident Institution for Life Assurance and Annuities. Acquired 1906 by Alliance Assurance Co Ltd, q.v. 1806-1963. L 64.9 Restricted access to later life assurance records. Ms 14307-

PROVIDENT MUTUAL LIFE ASSURANCE ASSOCIATION, of King William Street (until 1845), then Moorgate. Founded 1840 as Provident Clerks' Mutual Benefit Association, became Provident Clerks' Mutual Life Assurance Association in 1848, Provident Clerks’ and General Mutual Life Assurance Association in 1903 and Provident Mutual Life Assurance Association in 1917. 1840-1972. L 64.9 Ms 20901-

PRUDENTIAL ASSURANCE COMPANY of 142 Holborn Bars. 1886-1925 (deeds only). L 64.9 Ms 28513

PRYOR AND TINDALL see WH TINDALL AND CO

PYKE, John see HOLMES, Thomas, and PYKE, John

RADERMACHER, Johannes. Account book of an unidentified Dutch merchant in London, possibly Johannes Radermacher/Rotarius. 1578-94. L 62.1 Ms 7388

RAILWAY PASSENGERS' ASSURANCE COMPANY, successively of 3 Old Broad Street and 64 Cornhill. Established in 1849 and acquired in 1910 by North British and Mercantile Insurance Co Ltd, q.v. 1848-1969. L 64.9 Ms 14047-

RALLI BROTHERS LIMITED, merchants, of various City of London addresses, and Marseilles, Constantinople and Odessa. 1814-1960 (a few survivals; most of archive believed destroyed in World War II). L 62.1 Ms 23826-

RAVENSCROFT FAMILY (Burton, Clement, Ernest, Humphrey William, Rosanna, and Vernon), wigmakers see EDE AND RAVENSCROFT LTD

READ AND DANGERFIELD see READS & CO

READ, DANGERFIELD AND SMITH see READS & CO

READ, HURST-BROWN AND CO, stockbrokers, of 7 Birchin Lane. 1952-69 (ledgers). L 64.6 Restricted access to later records Ms 29152-

READING AND DISTRICT MUTUAL PLATE GLASS INSURANCE COMPANY LTD, later Great Western and General Insurance Co. Acquired by Sun Insurance Office, q.v. 1896-1926. L 64.9 Ms 18844-

READS & CO, chartered accountants, of 3 Milk Street (1869-72), 51 Queen Street (1872-82), 49 Queen Street (1882-98), 44 Gresham Street (1898-1927), 47 Gresham Street (1927-87) and 71 Mark Lane (1987-94). Established in 1869 as G. N. Read and Co, the firm was subsequently restyled: Read and Dangerfield (1871); Read, Dangerfield and Smith (1872); G. N.  Read, Smith and Co (1876); G. N. Read Son and Co (1878); G. N. Read, Son, Cocke and Watson (1921); Reads, Cocke and Watson (1927); and Reads and Co (1969). In 1964 it merged with Drury, Thurgood and Co, q.v., and in 1971 with Thomas L Theobald and Son. The combined firm continued to practise under the name Drury, Thurgood and Co and Reads and Co, until 1994 when it merged with Grant Thornton. 1905-85. L 64.8 Ms 29901-

READ, COCKE AND WATSON see READS & CO

REEVES, WHITBURN AND CO LTD, a non-trading subsidiary of National Discount Co Ltd, q.v. 1938-68 (balance sheets only). L 64.201 Ms 18146

REJANG AGENCIES LTD see BORNEO CO LTD

RELIANCE MARINE INSURANCE COMPANY, established in Liverpool in 1881 and taken over by Guardian Assurance in 1916 (later part of Guardian Royal Exchange, q.v. 1889-1963. L 64.9 Ms 31714

RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT LTD see BUTTERWORTH AND CO (PUBLISHERS) LTD

RESERVED ASSETS CO LTD see GRAHAMS TRADING CO LTD

REVERSIONARY INTEREST SOCIETY LTD, insurance company, of 17 King's Arms Yard (1823-97); 30 Coleman Street (1897-1924); 19 Coleman Street (1924-66) and 4 Coleman Street (1966-). Acquired by Equitable Life Assurance Society, q.v. in 1919. 1823-1982. L 64.9 Ms 19029-

RICHARDS, John, and ROOKE, John, d. 1771, Spanish merchants, of Packer Court, Coleman Street (1716-66) and 14 Angel Court (1767-72). 1716-72 (account books). L 62.1 Ms 19017

RIO DE JANEIRO LIGHTERAGE COMPANY LTD, of 69 Old Broad Street (in 1930). Part of Wilson, Sons and Co, q.v. 1911-59. L 68.1 Ms 20199-

RIVER GAMBIA TRADING COMPANY LTD, of 5 Drapers' Gardens, subsequently the Bathurst Trading Co Ltd, of 16 Mincing Lane. (The main archives of River Gambia Trading Company Ltd are held by the British Library of Political and Economic Science at the London School of Economics. They cover the period circa.1867-1920.) An associate of Lintott, Spink and Co, q.v. 1857-1907.  L 62.1 Ms 10626-

RIVER PLATE TELEGRAPH CO LTD see GLOBE TELEGRAPH AND TRUST CO LTD

RIVER STEAMER CO see RIVERS STEAM NAVIGATION CO LTD

RIVERS STEAM NAVIGATION CO LTD, operating in north east India and Assam, with London offices successively in Lothbury; Old Broad Street; Leadenhall Street; and Mincing Lane. Formerly New Rivers Co (1862-5) and River Steamer Co (1865-73). Also known, from 1889, as one of the Joint Steamer Companies, as a result of working agreements concluded with its rival India General Steam Navigation Co (see India General Navigation and Railway Co Ltd). Includes records of its subsidiaries Garden Reach Workshops Ltd, shipbuilders and repairers, (1916-60); Pakistan River Steamers Ltd (1959-71). Part of Inchcape Group, q.v. 1873-1979. L 62.1 Inchcape Group Ms 27910-

RIVINGTON AND SON, solicitors, of 107 Fenchurch Street. Formerly Douce and Rivington (1787-early 19th century), q.v.; Henry Rivington (early 19th century-c.1830); Charles Rivington (c.1830-69); Rivington and Son (1870-1958). Taken over in 1958 by Parker, Garrett and Co, q.v. 1787-90 and 1876-1970. L 44.5 Ms 21389-

ROBERT HOWDEN LTD, pharmacists, of Gracechurch Street (to 1918) and Fenchurch Street (1918-67). 1862-1946 (prescription books and ledger only). L 47.02 Ms 23957-

ROBINSON NICHOLLS AND COMPANY see FRANCIS NICHOLLS WHITE AND COMPANY

ROBUR TEA CO LTD. Harrisons Ramsay Proprietary Ltd held a large interest in this company. 1928-49. L 68.32 tea. Ms 38098-

ROCK LIFE ASSURANCE COMPANY, of New Bridge Street. Established in 1806, acquired in 1909 by Law Union and Crown Fire and Life Insurance Co, later known as Law Union and Rock Insurance Co Ltd, q.v. 1806-1910. L 64.9 Ms 21192-

ROOKE, John, d. 1771, Spanish merchant, of Packer Court, Coleman Street (to 1766); and 14 Angel Court (1767-71). See also RICHARDS, John. 1736-71 (account books). L 62.1 Ms 19018

ROTARIUS see RADERMACHER

ROUMANIAN CONSOLIDATED OILFIELDS LTD see PHOENIX OIL AND TRANSPORT CO LTD

ROWE AND PITMAN, stockbrokers, of various City of London addresses. 1902-58 (private ledger only). L 64.6 Ms 29158

ROYAL EXCHANGE ASSURANCE, of Royal Exchange. 1753-1964. L 64.9 Ms 7252-

ROYAL FARMERS' AND GENERAL INSURANCE CO LTD see FARMERS' AND GENERAL FIRE AND LIFE INSURANCE AND LOAN AND ANNUITY CO

RUBBER PLANTATIONS INVESTMENT TRUST LTD see HARCROS INVESTMENT TRUST LTD

RUBBER SECURITIES LTD see G.T.S. SYNDICATE LTD

RUCK, William Ernest, solicitor, of Donnington House, Norfolk Street, Strand, and of Grocers' Hall. 1885-7 (out-letter book only). L 44.5 Ms 11823

RUSHOUT, Sir James, moneylender see Section 26

RUSSELL, William, later W. Russell and Co, stock and share brokers, of 17 Gracechurch Street. 1875 and 1901-44. L 64.6 Ms 14936-

RUSSIA COMPANY, of 25 Birchin Lane 1842-53 and South Sea House Threadneedle Street, 1854-65. At other times, the Court of Assistants appears to have met at various premises around the City, including coffee houses and livery company halls. Also known as the Muscovy Company, it was the first chartered trading company (chartered in 1555). Reorganised as a regulated Company in 1660, it lost its monopoly in 1698, but survived as an important City institution and shared the eighteenth century revival of Anglo-Russian trade. The Company in London appointed agents or factors in Russia, hence the term British Factory for the group of British agents. The headquarters of the British Factory was in Moscow until 1717, when it moved to Archangel. In 1723 the Factory moved again to St Petersburg. The Company also appointed a chaplain to the Factory in Russia. With the expansion of trade in the nineteenth century, the number of trading posts maintained by the Company grew to include Archangel, Cronstadt, Moscow and St Petersburg. Since 1917 the Russia Company has operated principally as a charity. The early records of the Russia Company perished in the Great Fire of London in 1666. 1666-2005. L 66.2 Ms 11741-

SABAH PLANTATIONS LTD see HARRISONS MALAYSIAN ESTATES LTD

SABAH TIMBER COMPANY LTD. Subsidiary company of Harrisons and Crosfield Ltd, q.v. 1889-1985. L 69.8 timber. Restricted access to later records, and to records relating to staff. Ms 38103-

ST HUGH’S PRESS see HODDER AND STOUGHTON LTD

ST MARY AXE SECURITIES LTD, investment company. Formerly Edward Hain and Son (1918-36). Part of Inchcape Group, q.v. 1918-59. L 62.1 Inchcape Group Ms 28102-

SALONAH TEA CO LTD, operating in Assam, India. Part of Inchcape Group, q.v. 1885-1978. L 62.1 Inchcape Group Ms 28106-

SANDAC RUBBER ESTATES LTD, of North Borneo. Harrisons and Crosfield Ltd, q.v., acted as secretaries and agents for this company. 1935-71. L 68.75 Ms 38182-

SANDEMAN, SONS AND CO, wine shippers and cotton merchants, of St Swithin's Lane. (Records of Sandeman and Sons Ltd, Edinburgh, including some records of the London company, are held at the National Archives of Scotland in Edinburgh. A catalogue is held by the Printed Books Section of Guildhall Library.) 1790-1887. L 68.31 Ms 8642-

SAPONG RUBBER ESTATES LTD, of North Borneo. Harrisons and Crosfield Ltd, q.v., acted as secretaries and agents for this company. 1935-60. L 68.75 Ms 38185

SARAWAK RUBBER ESTATES LTD see BORNEO CO LTD

SARAWAK STEAMSHIP CO LTD see BORNEO CO LTD

SCOTCH MINES COMPANY, of Bank Buildings, Cornhill. 1729-1861. L 66.6 Ms 12026-

SCOTT, Buchanan, Sir, general manager to the International Company of Mexico and the Mexican Land and Colonisation Co Ltd, both of 48 Finsbury Circus, involved with farming, and mining of sulphur, iron ore and gold etc. 1888-90. L 68.8 Ms 15576-

SCOTT, CORTHORN AND SCOTT, stockbrokers, of 16 Throgmorton Street. Previously Corthorn and Scott. Merged in 1888 with Sheppard, Pelly and Allcard, a predecessor of Sheppards and Chase, q.v. 1834-47 and 1859-74. L 64.6 Ms 18580

SCOTTISH AND MERCANTILE INVESTMENT CO LTD see ALTO PARANA DEVELOPMENT CO LTD

SCOTTISH ASSAM TEA CO LTD. Part of Inchcape Group, q.v. 1865, 1923-69. L 62.1 Inchcape Group Ms 28112-

SCOTTISH METROPOLITAN ASSURANCE CO LTD see SCOTTISH METROPOLITAN LIFE ASSURANCE COMPANY

SCOTTISH METROPOLITAN LIFE ASSURANCE COMPANY, with a London office at 8 King Street (in 1905). Established in Edinburgh 1876 and renamed as Scottish Metropolitan Assurance Co Ltd in 1909. Acquired in 1912 by London and Scottish Assurance Corporation Ltd, q.v. 1900-12. L 64.9 Ms 16833

SEAL, Anthony, d. 1757, glassmaker, of Ashentree Court, Whitefriars. 1753-64 (executors’ papers). L 68.5 glass Ms 5745A

SEAPORT (SELANGOR) RUBBER ESTATE LTD. Harrisons and Crosfield Ltd, q.v., acted as secretaries and agents for this company. 1910-71. L 68.75 Ms 38186-

SEARLE & CO, jewellers and silversmiths, successively of 80 Cornhill (1895), 78 Lombard Street (1896) and 1 Royal Exchange (1933). 1896-1968 (customer ledgers). L 69.18 Ms 31811

SECOND ELECTRA FINANCE CO see EUROPE AND AZORES TELEGRAPH CO LTD

SELABA RUBBER ESTATES LTD see GOLDEN HOPE PLANTATIONS LTD

SENGAT RUBBER ESTATE LTD, of Perak, Malaya. Harrisons and Crosfield Ltd, q.v., acted as secretaries and agents for this company. 1910-58. L 68.75 Ms 38189-

SEPANG SELANGOR RUBBER ESTATES LTD see LONDON ASIATIC RUBBER AND PRODUCE CO LTD

SETTLE, SPEAKMAN AND COMPANY, coal merchants, founded in 1911 in Liverpool. Moved to Crewe, then Manchester, then Stoke on Trent, with an office in the City of London. Taken over in 1973 by Legal and General Assurance Society, q.v. 1911-74. L 68.1 Ms 36419-

SEWELL, HUTCHINSON AND CO, accountants, of Copthall Avenue (1914-15), Broad Street Place (1915-24) and Finsbury Pavement House, Moorgate (1929-45). The firm was formed in 1914 and merged in 1965 to form Rowland, Goodman, Sewell, Hutchinson and Sheen, later Moores Rowland. 1929-45. L 64.8 Ms 29388-

SHARE INVESTMENT TRUST see GLOBE TELEGRAPH AND TRUST CO LTD

SHARPE, Thomas, fl. 1803-1814, and SHARPE, William, heraldic painters, of 16 Little Knightrider Street. (See also BISHOP, George, heraldic painter, their successor) 1774-circa1810 (ledgers). L 53 Ms 546

SHAW, Henry, 1800-1873, architectural draughtsman, illuminator and antiquary. 1828-73 (accounts and correspondence). L 53 Ms 33433

SHAW & SONS LTD see BUTTERWORTH AND CO (PUBLISHERS) LTD

SHEPPARDS AND CHASE, stockbrokers, successively of Spread Eagle Court, Finch Lane; Threadneedle Street; Old Broad Street; and Gresham Street. Formerly Sheppard and Starbuck (1827-46); Sheppard and Son (1846-53); Sheppard and Sons (1853-60); Sheppard, Pelly and Allcard (1860-88); Sheppards, Pellys, Scott and Co (1888-1905); Sheppards, Pellys and Co (1905-6); Sheppards, Pellys, Price and Pott (1906-20); and Sheppards and Co (1920-67). 1834-1935. L 64.6 Ms 18576-

SIALANG RUBBER ESTATES LTD see LONDON SUMATRA PLANTATIONS LTD

SIAM FOREST CO LTD see ANGLO THAI CORPORATION

SILLS, E., watch and chronometer finisher, of 21 Foyle Road, Tottenham. 1901-43 (job order books). L 69.14 clocks and watches Ms 14555

SILLS, RAMSAY AND GRAY, wharfingers, of Hambro Wharf and Three Cranes Wharf. 1812-17 (private ledger only). L 63.1 Ms 5125

SIMMONS, John, wine and general merchant, of London. 1813 (Jan-Feb) (ledger, journal and waste book only; possibly as accounting exercise with a fictional business, not a genuine archive). L 68.31 wines and spirits Ms 9127

SINGAPORE PLYWOOD CO LTD see BORNEO CO LTD

SINGLO HOLDINGS LTD, of 2A Eastcheap 1960-68; 13 Rood Lane 1968-71. Established in 1960 to acquire the entire share capital of Singlo Tea Co Ltd, q.v.Taken over in 1982 by the Caparo Group Ltd, q.v. for other associated companies. 1960-70 (minutes only). L 68.32 tea Ms 20330

SINGLO TEA CO LTD, of 60 Gracechurch St 1895-1912; 2A Eastcheap 1912-68; 13 Rood Lane 1968-71. Established in 1895 to administer tea estates in Assam and Dooars. Taken over in 1982 by the Caparo Group Ltd, q.v. for other associated companies. 1895-1970. L 68.32 tea Ms 20327-

SISSONS, BERSEY, GAIN, VINCENT & CO, chartered accountants, of 53 New Broad Street. From 1943 Farrow, Bersey, Gain, Vincent & Co. 1895, 1919-70. L 64.8 Ms 33986-

SKELTON BROTHERS, corn factors, successively of Mark Lane and old Corn Exchange; Leadenhall Street; and Corn Exchange Chambers, Seething Lane. Circa 1930-53 (fragments only). L 45.3 grain Ms 30566-

SKILBECK BROTHERS LTD, drysalters, of 205 Upper Thames Street. See also William Gouthit and Lemuel Leppington, predecessors. 1809-1954. L 68.6 drysaltery Ms 10857-

SLOWMAN, Benjamin, wine and spirit merchant, of 32 St Mary at Hill. 1820-51. L 68.31 wines and spirits Ms 9644-

SMITH AND TILSON, solicitors, of the Chapter House, St Paul's Churchyard. 1799-1808 (accounts). L 44.5 Ms 25683-

SMITH, Edward, upholder and auctioneer, of 53 Gracechurch Street (1780-93) and 62 Old Broad Street (1794-c.1808). 1791-1801 (advertisement books only). L 62.19 Ms 18795

SMITH, Joseph, wholesale grocer of Cannon Street. 1728-34 (ledger only). L 68.3 Ms 33958-

SMITH, MACKENZIE AND CO LTD, general merchants and agents in East Africa (Kenya, Uganda and Zanzibar). Associated with Gray, Dawes and Co, q.v; Gray, Mackenzie and Co Ltd, q.v; Gray, Paul and Co (see Gray, Mackenzie and Co Ltd); Mackinnon, Mackenzie and Co, q.v. Include records of the following subsidiaries:- African Marine and General Engineering Co Ltd; African Wharfage Co Ltd; Kenya Landing and Shipping Co Ltd. Part of Inchcape Group, q.v. 1874-1965. L 62.1 Inchcape Group Ms 28118-

SMITH ST AUBYN AND CO LTD, discount company, of White Lion Court, Cornhill. 1891-1960. L 64.201 Ms 14894-

SOENGEI RAMPAH RUBBER AND COCONUT PLANTATIONS CO LTD see LONDON SUMATRA PLANTATIONS LTD

SOUTH SEA COMPANY. 1711-64 (miscellaneous correspondence and receipts only - the archives of the company are held by the British Library and elsewhere). L 66.5 Ms 3612

SPARKS AND CO see SPARKS, WHITE AND CO

SPARKS, WHITE AND COMPANY, wholesale druggists and distillers' chemists, of 134 St John Street (early 19th century to 1867); 62 St John Street (1868-1909); and Albion Mills, East Tenter Street (1911-48). Known as Thomas Sparks and Son (1823-31) and Sparks and Co (1836-58). c.1830-1942. L 68.31 distilling Ms 24486-

SPICER AND PEGLER, chartered accountants of 60 Watling Street. 1902-12. L 64.8 Ms 30619

STANDARD BANK OF WEST AFRICA LTD see BANK OF BRITISH WEST AFRICA LTD

STANLEY, Henry see OLDBURY, John

STATE ASSURANCE COMPANY LTD, of 13-14 Abchurch Lane (in 1901). Known as State Fire Insurance Co Ltd to 1910. Acquired in 1924 by Royal Exchange Assurance, q.v.1891-1955. L 64.9 Ms 16255-

STATE FIRE INSURANCE COMPANY LTD see STATE ASSURANCE COMPANY LTD

STEEL BROTHERS AND COMPANY LTD, general merchants and managing agents dealing in petroleum, textiles and timber, in Burma, India and later in Northern American and Australasia, with offices at 6 East India Avenue, 1873-87, 6 Fenchurch Street, 1887-1941; 61 Threadneedle Street, 1941-2; 24 Lombard Street, 1942-57; Chesterfield House, 26/28 Fenchurch Street, 1957-69; and Sondes Place, Dorking Surrey from 1969. Includes some records of the following: Consolidated Cotton and Oil Mills Ltd, q.v.; Malabar Coast Chartering Coalition, q.v. Peirce, Leslie and Co Ltd, q.v. 1872-1974 (many photographs). L 62.1 Ms 29553-

STRAITS PLANTATIONS LTD see GOLDEN HOPE PLANTATIONS LTD

STRATHISLA (PERAK) RUBBER ESTATES LTD see PATALING RUBBER ESTATES LTD

STRATTON AND GIBSON, Russia merchants, of 3 Russia Court (to 1801); and 9 Great St Helen's (1802-). Known from 1810 as Stratton, Gibson and Fuller. 1798-1817 (account books). L 62.1 Ms 19777-

STREETS PUBLIC RELATIONS LTD see G. STREET AND COMPANY LTD

STRINGER AND RICHARDSON, merchants and tea and spice dealers, of 5 Monument Yard, Fish Street Hill. Known from 1828 as Stringer, Cooper and Co. 1827-9 (letter book only). L 62.1 Ms 21755

STRONG, Edward, mason and builder. 1699-1709 (account book for work done at Greenwich Hospital only). L 55 Ms 233

SUMATRA TEA ESTATES LTD see HARCROS INVESTMENT TRUST LTD

SUN INSURANCE OFFICE LTD, of Sweetings Alley 1711-27; Threadneedle Street 1727-63; Freeman’s Court, Cornhill 1763-66;  Bank Street (between Cornhill and Threadneedle Street) 1766-1843; 63 Threadneedle Street 1843-. Established as the Company of London Insurers, became Sun Fire Office (1710), Sun Insurance Office (1891), Sun Insurance Office Ltd (1926); Sun Alliance (1959); Sun Alliance and London (1965); Royal & Sun Alliance (1996). The Sun set up a foreign department in 1836, establishing agencies from then until 1882 when it first opened branches in the US. The Sun merged with or took over a number of insurance companies; the records of the following are held: Alliance Assurance Ltd, q.v.; Bath Sun Fire Office, q.v., London Assurance, q.v.; Patriotic Assurance Company Ltd, q.v.; Planet Assurance Company Ltd; Reading and District Mutual Plate Glass Insurance Company, q.v. Many of the managers of the Sun Insurance Office Ltd were also directors of the Scotch Mines Company. Circa 1706-1984 (including over 1260 volumes of fire insurance policies). L 64.9 Restricted access to some later records. Ms 11931-

SUNGEI BAHRU RUBBER ESTATE LTD. Subsidiary company of Harrisons Malaysian Plantations Berhad. Includes records of a subsidiary company, New Crescent (Holdings) Ltd. 1909-85. L 68.75. Restricted access to later records. Ms 37835-

SUTTON, George Frederick, solicitor of 7 King Street, Cheapside (to 1900) and Dyers’ Hall (1900-08). 1897-1908. L 44.5 Ms 32865-

SYMINGTON, William, 1828-82, merchant navy captain. 1863-70 (correspondence). L 63.6 Ms 21668

T. R. S. LTD see HARCROS INVESTMENT TRUST LTD

T. T. CURWEN & SONS, stock and share brokers, successively of Bartholomew Lane, Change Alley, Cornhill, Old Broad Street and New Broad Street. 1860-1951, 1974. L 64.6 brokers Ms 38578-

T. WIGGIN AND CO, America merchants, successively of Tokenhouse Yard, Lothbury (1842-52); Old Jewry (1853-66); and Cullum Street (1867-9). 1858-74. L 62.1 Ms 24708-

TADDY AND CO, tobacco merchants and snuff manufacturers, of 45 Minories. 1817-55 (deeds only). Ms 10676

TAFF MERTHYR STEAM COAL COMPANY, of Bute Crescent, Cardiff. Part of Wilson, Sons and Co, q.v. 1922-55 (directors’ minute book and articles of association only). L 68.1 Ms 32987-

TAI TAK PLANTATIONS LTD see GOLDEN HOPE PLANTATIONS LTD

TAIT AND CO LTD, tea merchants and commission agents of China. Subsidiary company of Harrisons and Crosfield Ltd, q.v. 1939-80. L 68.32 tea. Restricted access to later records, and to records relating to staff. Ms 38195-

TANAH DATAH RUBBER ESTATES LTD, of Sumatra. Harrisons and Crosfield Ltd, q.v., acted as secretaries and agents for this company. 1916-67. L 68.75 Ms 38205

TANDJONG RUBBER CO LTD see LONDON SUMATRA PLANTATIONS LTD

TANGKAH RUBBER ESTATES LTD see LONDON ASIATIC RUBBER AND PRODUCE CO LTD

TAYLOR, Daniel, see HUGHES, John

TAYLOR, GARRETT AND CO see PARKER, GARRETT AND CO

TEKKA TAIPING LTD, of Redruth, Cornwall, principal business tin mining in Malaysia. Taken over in 1956 by Camp Bird Ltd, q.v. 1919- 61. L 68.83 Ms 22449-

TEMPLEMAN, COLE AND CHILD see MULLENS & CO

TEMPLEMAN, COLE AND EDE see MULLENS & CO

THANAI TEA CO LTD, operating in Assam, India. Part of Inchcape Group, q.v. 1909-79. L 62.1 Inchcape Group Ms 28156-

THIRD ELECTRA FINANCE CO see WEST AFRICAN TELEGRAPH CO LTD

THOMAS HANDYSIDE AND SON (formerly Handyside and Mayo), upholsterer, successively of 10 King Street, Bloomsbury; and 55 Lamb's Conduit Street. 1807-34 and 1842-53 (ledgers). L 69.52 Ms 10883

THOMAS, JAMES & THOMAS POWELL, leather and hide factors, of 36 Lime Street, and London Bridge. 1848-90. L 69.3 Ms 10825

THOMAS LAUGHER AND SONS, manufacturing industrial chemists, refiners and blue verditers, successively of 28 Princes Street; 11 Abchurch Lane; Martin's Lane; and 8 Allen Street, Goswell Street. 1828-32. L 68.2 Ms 28403

THOMAS SPARKS AND SON see SPARKS, WHITE AND CO

THOMAS WEATHERALL, wholesale haberdashers, of 68 Cheapside. 1791 (articles of copartnership only). L 69.54 Ms 11943

THORNE AND COMPANY, cotton and linen merchants, trading with China, successively of Cullum Street, Mark Lane, Minching Lane, Old Broad Street, London Wall and Finsbury Street in London, later of Manchester. 1808-1903. L 69.55 Ms 36472-

THWAITES AND REED LIMITED, clockmakers, of Rosoman Street, Clerkenwell; later of 15 Bowling Green Lane. Formerly Ainsworth Thwaites and Co. 1780- 1958. L 69.14 clocks and watches. Proof of identity required for some items. Ms 6788-

TIMBRELL, John, linen draper, of London. 1698 (partnership agreement with Abel Wilkinson only). L 69.55 linen Ms 20347

TOERANGIE (SUMATRA) RUBBER AND PRODUCE ESTATES LTD see LONDON SUMATRA PLANTATIONS LTD

TOWSE, John, law clerk, of Fishmongers' Hall. 1759-63. L 44.5 Ms 9909

TOWSE, John David, attorney, of Fishmongers' Hall. 1831- 42. L 44.5 Ms 10014

TOYE & BROMLEY, yarn, hemp and fibre merchants of 132 Fenchurch Street and 15 Mile End Road 1877-93, 116 Fenchurch Street and Mile End Road 1884-90 and 15 Mile End Road, 1891-5 (ledger only). L 69.579 Ms 38641

TRIBBLE, PEARSON & CO, East India and general merchants, successively of Leadenhall Street; Fenchurch Street; Leadenhall Street; and Creighton Avenue N2. Christophe Daponte began trading in 1897 and went into partnership with Herbert Tribble and Thomas Pearson in 1908. Tribble, Pearson and Co was formed in 1914 on the dissolution of this partnership. In 1934 the company was bequeathed to George William Church, who carried on the business. 1897-1975 (little pre-1940 material). L 62.1 Ms 18214-

TURNER, William, fl. 1825-1840, watch and chronometer maker, of Fenchurch Street (premises occupied from 1841 by William Birch, watch, clock and chronometer maker, q.v.). 1834-9. L 69.14 clocks and watches Ms 14469 and Ms 18446

TURNER, Sir William (Lord Mayor 1668-9), woollen draper and cloth and silk merchant. 1637-95. L 69.5 Ms 5099-

TURQUAND YOUNGS AND CO, accountants, of 41 Coleman Street. The origins of the firm go back to circa 1840 and it is a predecessor of Ernst and Young. Known as Coleman, Turquand, Youngs and Co, 1857-69; thereafter Turquand Youngs and Co until the mid. 20th century. 1858-1920. L 64.8 Ms 31377-

TWINING, CROSFIELD & CO LTD, tea company of Mincing Lane, and Ceylon Wharf, Southwark. Harrisons and Crosfield Ltd, q.v., held shares in this company. 1920-62. L 68.32 Ms 38208-

TYNTE, John see BALDWYN, William

U. C. FARMER LTD see H. BARBER AND SON LTD

UNION ASSURANCE SOCIETY, of Gutter Lane, Cheapside (in 1735) and 81 Cornhill (in 1901). Established in 1714 as the Union Fire Office and renamed as the Union Assurance Society in 1813 to include life assurance in the UK and overseas. Acquired 1907 by Commercial Union Assurance Co Ltd, q.v. 1714-1959. L 64.9 Ms 14022-

UNION DISCOUNT COMPANY OF LONDON LTD, successively of Lombard Street and Cornhill. 1885-1988. L 64.201 Ms 36496-

UNION FIRE OFFICE see UNION ASSURANCE SOCIETY

UNION LIGHTERAGE COMPANY LTD, of 16/17 Philpot Lane. 1884-90 (minutes and annual accounts only). Ms 29895

UNIREA S.A.R. DE PETROL see PHOENIX OIL AND TRANSPORT CO LTD

UNITED ASSOCIATIONS LTD, successively of Leadenhall Street; Mark Lane; and Houndsditch. Established 1923 to provide administrative services and premises for societies and associations. 1923-67. L 62.46 Ms 23250-

UNITED BRITISH INSURANCE COMPANY LTD, of 1-3 Queen Street Place (in 1930). Acquired in 1919 by Motor Union Assurance, q.v. 1929-39 (board minutes only). L 64.9 Ms 16260

UNITED KINGDOM LIFE ASSURANCE COMPANY, of 8 Waterloo Place, Pall Mall (in 1852). Established in 1834 and acquired 1862 by North British and Mercantile Insurance Co Ltd, q.v. 1846-72. L 64.9 Ms 8818A and Ms 16835

UNITED LANKAT PLANTATIONS CO LTD see LONDON SUMATRA PLANTATIONS LTD

UNITED NATIONAL COLLIERIES LTD, of Salisbury House, London Wall (in 1936). Part of Wilson, Sons and Co, q.v. 1927-54 (shareholders' minute book only). L 68.1 Ms 20201 and Ms 32989

UNITED SERDANG (SUMATRA) RUBBER PLANTATIONS LTD see LONDON SUMATRA PLANTATIONS LTD

UNIVERSITY LIFE ASSURANCE SOCIETY, successively of 24 Suffolk Street, Pall Mall East (1825-71); 25 Pall Mall (1871-1941); 19A Coleman Street (1941-66); and 4 Coleman Street (1966-). Acquired in 1919 by the Equitable Life Assurance Society, q.v.. 1825-1957. L 64.9 Ms 24928-

UNIVERSITY OF LONDON PRESS see HODDER AND STOUGHTON LTD

UPPER ASSAM TEA CO LTD, operating in Assam, India. Part of Inchcape Group, q.v. 1862-1979. L 62.1 Inchcape Group Ms 28162A-

VANDEKELL, Henry, brushmaker. 1564-70 (account book only - part of the archives of the Dutch Church, Austin Friars). L 69.33 Ms 7400

VENTURINI, Francesco, Italian merchant see Section 26 Italian mercantile correspondence

VERITAS INSURANCE COMPANY, of 23 Birchin Lane. Known collectively with Ardjoeno Insurance Co, Batavia Sea and Fire Insurance Co, and Java Sea and Fire Insurance Co as The Java Companies. 1925-39. L 64.9 Ms 16212

VICKERS AND WATNEY see JAMES VICKERS AND CO

VICTORIA EMBANKMENT PROPERTIES LTD see GLOBE TELEGRAPH AND TRUST CO LTD

VICTORY INSURANCE COMPANY, successively of Lombard House, King William Street, Leadenhall Street, and, after 1971, Folkestone. Founded in 1919 and taken over by Legal and General Assurance Society, q.v. 1919-83. L 64.9 Ms 36416-

VINCENT, Zelophead Wyeth, hotpresser of woollen stuffs, of 5 Little St Thomas Apostle. 1793-1840. L 69.53 Ms 16931

W. HOPWOOD & COMPANY LTD see G. STREET AND COMPANY LTD

W. H. TINDALL AND COMPANY, tea and coffee company, with plantations in Ceylon/Sri Lanka, of various City of London addresses, also dealing in other commodities including rubber and timber. Formerly W.J. and R. Tindall, shipbuilders, shipowners and merchants (to 1858); Robert, W. H. and R. H. Tindall (1858-61), w. h. Tindall (1861-75); W. H. Tindall and Co (1875-1933), Pryor and Tindall Ltd (from 1933). 1841-1966. L 68.32 tea and coffee Ms 15631-

W. R. ADAMSON AND CO see DODWELL AND CO LTD

W. W. POWNALL AND CO, Australian wine merchants, successively of 4 Mill Street, Hanover Square; and 57 St Mary Axe (1897-). 1895-8 (out- letter book of agent in Australia only). L 68.31 wines and spirits Ms 29451

WALLACE & CO see WALLACE BROTHERS & CO (HOLDINGS) LTD

WALLACE BROTHERS see WALLACE BROTHERS & CO (HOLDINGS) LTD

WALLACE BROTHERS BANK LTD see WALLACE BROTHERS & CO (HOLDINGS) LTD

WALLACE BROTHERS (LONDON) LTD see WALLACE BROTHERS & CO (HOLDINGS) LTD

WALLACE BROTHERS SASSOON BANK LTD see WALLACE BROTHERS & CO (HOLDINGS) LTD

WALLACE BROTHERS & CO (HOLDINGS) LTD, East India Merchants, bankers and London agents, successively of Austin Friars, Crosby Square, Gracechurch Street, Cannon Street, Gracechurch Street and Bishopsgate. The company had its origins in Bombay, India and was established in London in 1862 and remained in business until 1989. From 1863 to the 1950s, the senior resident partner was the chairman of the Bombay Burmah Trading Corporation Ltd, and the Wallace family also held a major interest in the Bombay Co. Ltd. It was known as Wallace & Co 1848-62 (this name was re-used in 1862 for a Wallace company of shipping agents and importers/exporters); Wallace Brothers 1862-1911; Wallace Brothers & Co Ltd 1911-54; Wallace Brothers & Co Holdings Ltd. 1954-89. It acquired E. D. Sassoon Banking Co Ltd in 1972 (subsequently known as Wallace Brothers Sassoon Bank Ltd, Wallace Brothers Bank Ltd and Wallace Brothers (London) Ltd. Wallace Brothers & Co (Holdings) Ltd and its UK subsidiaries were taken over by Standard Bank Ltd in 1977. Wallace Brothers & Co (Holdings) Ltd went into liquidation in 1989. The records include papers of associated companies including Arracan Co Ltd, q.v. and Bombah Burmay Trading Corporation Ltd, q.v.1862-1989 L 62.1 Restricted access to later and personnel records Ms 40001-

WALLACE BROTHERS & CO LTD see WALLACE BROTHERS & CO (HOLDINGS) LTD

WAISSEN WILSON, chartered accountants of 12 & 40 Trinity Square, 2 & 13 Fenchurch Avenue and elsewhere. 1867-1967. L 64.8 Ms 31795-

WEBB, William see EDE AND RAVENSCROFT LTD

WELCH, MARGETSON AND COMPANY LTD, menswear manufacturers, successively of Farringdon Street, Cheapside, Old Change, Moor Lane, Long Lane (Bermondsey) and Warwick Street. Includes some records of Welch, Margetson and Company (Overseas) Ltd (1926-42). 1854-1980. L 69.51 Ms 33767-

WELCH, MARGETSON AND COMPANY (OVERSEAS) LTD see WELCH, MARGETSON AND COMPANY LTD

WEST AFRICAN TELEGRAPH CO LTD see GLOBE TELEGRAPH AND TRUST CO LTD

WEST EUROPEAN INDUSTRIES LTD see GRAHAMS TRADING CO LTD

WEST JAVA ENGINEERING CO LTD. Subsidiary company of Harrisons and Crosfield Ltd, q.v. 1916-24. L 69.6 Ms 38214-

WESTCOTT, MASKALL AND COMPANY, chartered accountants of 99 Gresham Street, 29 & 30 Broad Street Avenue, 33 Catherine Place and elsewhere. 1883-1952. L 64.8 Ms 31780-

WESTERN CACHAR CO LTD, tea growers, operating in Assam, India. Part of Inchcape Group, q.v. 1863, 1901-69. L 62.1 Inchcape Group Ms 28169-

WESTMINSTER AND GENERAL LIFE ASSURANCE ASSOCIATION, of 28 King Street, Covent Garden, WC (in 1901). Acquired 1906 by Guardian Assurance Co Ltd, q.v. 1836-1906. L 64.9 Ms 14283

WESTMINSTER AND KENSINGTON FREEHOLDS LTD, property company, of Bush Lane. 1910-34 (board minutes only). L 60.2 Ms 14054

WHITBREAD AND COMPANY, brewers, of Chiswell Street. Records (1746-59 and 1780-1856) formerly held by Guildhall Library now held by London Metropolitan Archives.

WHITE CROSS INSURANCE COMPANY LTD see PROVIDENT CLERKS' AND GENERAL GUARANTEE AND ACCIDENT CO LTD

WHITEHEADS AND COLES, stock and share brokers, of 39 Throgmorton Street. 1874-82 (private ledger only). L 64.6 Ms 23939

WHITTINGTON LIFE ASSURANCE COMPANY, of 37 Moorgate Street and, from 1866, 58 Moorgate Street. Taken over by the National Life Assurance Society, q.v. in 1894. 1859-circa 1894. L 64.9 Ms 34426-

WHITTINGTON, P.R., stock and share broker, a member of Woolston, Beeton, Brodrick and West, stockbrokers, of 18 Austin Friars. 1911-14 (out-letter book only). L 64.6 Ms 23940

WHITWELL, John, fl. 1815-1829, accountant and merchant, of 2 William Street, Blackfriars. 1815-29. L 62.1 Ms 9578A-

WICKES, John Houghton, undertaker, of Clements Lane, Lombard Street. 1816-66 (account books). L 22.83 Ms 11445-

WICO GALLOWAY & PEARSON see GALLOWAY & PEARSON

WILKINSON, Abel, linen draper, of London. 1698 (partnership agreement with John Timbrell only). L 69.55 linen Ms 20347

WILKINSON NOVATEX LTD, manufacturers and dealers in plastics, with a factory in Camberley, Surrey. Subsidiary company of Harrisons and Crosfield Ltd, q.v. 1943-9. L 68.22 Ms 38217-

WILKINSON PROCESS RUBBER CO LTD, of Malaya. Harrisons and Crosfield Ltd, q.v., held shares in this company. 1926-81. L 68.75. Restricted access to later records, and to records relating to staff. Ms 38223-

WILKINSON RUBBER LINATEX LTD. Rubber company, with a factory at Camberley, Surrey. Subsidiary company of Harrisons and Crosfield Ltd, q.v. 1930-80. L 68.75. Restricted access to later records, and to records relating to staff. Ms 38231-

WILLIAM CLOWES AND SONS LTD see BUTTERWORTH AND CO (PUBLISHERS) LTD

WILLIAM COATES AND CO, wine merchants, of 25 High Street, Whitechapel; later of 109 Old Broad Street and 45 London Wall. 1845-55, 1873, and 1956-60. L 68.31 Ms 11786-

WILLIAM JAMES BARNSDALE AND SON see J. BARNSDALE AND SON

WILLIAM MORRIS AND SONS, stock and share brokers, of various City of London addresses. A predecessor firm of Quilter, Goodison & Co. Ltd., stockbrokers. 1875-95, 1928-48 (account books). L 64.6 Ms 23937-

WILLIAMS AND DAY, wine merchants, of 3 Water Lane and 6 Fowkes Buildings. Became John Day (in 1826); J. Day, Watson and Son (c.1845); Day, Watson, Son and Watney (in 1898); Lister and Beck and Day, Watson, Son and Watney (c.1914). See also Lister, Beck and Co. Taken over c.1933 by Corney and Barrow, q.v. 1818-1912. L 68.31 wines and spirits Ms 15553-

WILLIS AND CO see WILLIS, FAIRTHORNE AND CLARKE

WILLIS, CLARKE, COATES AND WATSON see WILLIS, FAIRTHORNE AND CLARKE

WILLIS, FABER AND DUMAS LTD, marine insurance brokers, of 54 Leadenhall Street. 1916-20 and 1930-54. L 64.91 Ms 14590-

WILLIS, FAIRTHORNE AND CLARKE, solicitors and attorneys-at-law, successively of Warnford Court, Throgmorton Street; and Tokenhouse Yard, Lothbury. Later became Willis, Clarke, Coates and Watson, then Willis and Co. 1793-1842. L 44.5 Ms 10889

WILSON, SONS AND CO LTD, established as a coal and steamship agency in Brazil in 1837. Had London office from 1845 and were of 57 Gracechurch Street 1873-8; 7 Draper's Gardens, Throgmorton Avenue 1879-1901; Salisbury House, London Wall 1902-59; 5 Queen Street 1960-82; 14 King Street 1982-. Incorporated in London with limited liability in 1877. Obtained coal from the Ocean group of companies to supply steamships, and in 1908 Ocean Coal and Wilsons was formed to formalise this agreement, acquiring both Wilsons and the Ocean group. The records include records of several other companies owned or taken over by Ocean Wilsons (Ocean Coal and Wilsons Ltd, British Italian Shipping and Coal Co Ltd, q.v.,  Burnyeat, Brown and Company Ltd, q.v., Glenavon Garw Collieries Ltd, q.v., Rio de Janeiro Lighterage Company Ltd, q.v., Taff Merthyr Steam Coal Company Ltd, q.v., United National Collieries Ltd, q.v.) 1877-1969. L 68.1 Ms 20186-

WOOD, Thomas, fl. 1705-1746, builder, of Beech Lane, Redcross Street. 1735-7 (rough notes, account and estimate book only). L 69.61 Ms 14334

WOODGATE INVESTMENT TRUST LIMITED, property company, of Bush Lane. 1932- 64. L 60.2 Ms 14437-

WOODHOUSE, John, fl.1760-1790, solicitor and clerk to the Royal Hospitals of Bridewell and Bethlem. Papers of his private legal practice including many papers and deeds of families in the English and Welsh border counties. 1331-1791. L 44.5 Ms 33424-

WOOLSTON, BEETON, BRODRICK AND WEST see WHITTINGTON, P. R.

WORLD AUXILIARY INSURANCE CORPORATION LTD, of 3-4 Royal Exchange Buildings and 30 Cornhill (in 1930). Established in 1919 for non-life insurance business in the UK and overseas. Acquired in 1968 by Vehicle and General Insurance Co Ltd (no records at GL) and in 1971 by Commercial Union Assurance Co Ltd, q.v. 1919-41. L 64.9 Ms 16836-

WORLD MARINE AND GENERAL INSURANCE COMPANY LTD, successively of 21 Finch Lane and 3-4 Royal Exchange Buildings. Established as World Marine Insurance Co Ltd in 1894 and changed its name in 1914. Acquired in 1920 by Northern Assurance, q.v. 1894-1941. L 64.9 Ms 14051-

WORLD MARINE INSURANCE COMPANY LTD see WORLD MARINE AND GENERAL INSURANCE CO LTD

YBARROLA DEPOSITOS DE ACEITE COMBUSTIBLE S.A. see LAMBERT BROTHERS LTD

YOUNG, Thomas see BATES, John

YULE, CATTO & CO, London agency of Indian merchant house, Andrew Yule and Co. The London agency was known as George Yule and Co until 1920. Both firms were taken over by the merchant bank Morgan Grenfell and Co. Ltd in 1916. Of 8 Leadenhall Street (1871); 81-82 Palmerston Buildings, 93 Bishopsgate Street (1872-88); 19 Great Winchester Street (1889-1907); Finsbury House, Blomfield Square (1908-30); 7 Great Winchester Street (1931- 6). Formerly George Yule and Co (to 1920). 1924-39 (a few records only, deposited amongst the archives of Morgan Grenfell and Co Ltd, q,v.) L 64.22. Restricted access Ms 29456-

ZALONI TEA ESTATES LTD, of India. Harrisons and Crosfield Ltd, q.v., acted as secretaries and agents for this company. 1924-76. L 68.32 tea Ms 38249


UNIDENTIFIED BUSINESSES:

ANONYMOUS draper's daily record of cloth deliveries to customers. 1497-8. L 69.51 drapery Ms 23734

BALANCE book of an unidentified London banker. 1823-4. L 64.22 Ms 30903

CASH book of an unidentified shipping company. 1871-3. L 63.6 Ms 23897

CLIENTS ledgers of an unidentified stock and share broker. 1848-63. L 64.6 Ms 23941

FRAGMENT of an account of an unknown cutler, brother of a John Trott. 1624-5. L 69.13 Ms 23902

LEDGER of an unidentified merchant at Cadiz, trading in cloth. 1677- 8. L 69.5 Ms 25681

SALES journal of an unidentified wine and spirits merchant trading in London and elsewhere. 1827-9. L 68.31 wines and spirits Ms 15727

SALES ledger of an unidentified tailor or outfitter trading in and around the City of London. 1838-58. L 69.51 tailoring Ms 24573

VOLUME recording Christmas boxes (tips) of an unidentified City of London wine and spirits merchant. 1780-1887. L 68.31 wines and spirits. Ms 30690

WOOL merchant - pattern book of a wool merchant, possibly of London, with connections with Exeter. 1763-4. L 69.53 Ms 9803      


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