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Title Balfour Williamson & Company Records
Date1 c1840-1975
StorageSite UCL Special Collections
Level Collection
Extent 29 boxes, 18 volumes
AdminHistory The Chilean merchants Balfour Williamson & Company Ltd were founded in 1851, with an interest in most Chilean imports and exports including nitrates, and some business with Peru. It ceased trading in September 1997.
Acquisition Deposited by Balfour Williamson & Company Ltd in 1977-1979; some items deposited by W A Henderson.
FindingAids Handlist. Detailed catalogue available at http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/a2a. See also 'A Guide to Manuscript Sources for the History of Latin America and the Caribbean in the British Isles', ed Peter Walne (Oxford University Press, London, 1973).
Description Records of Balfour Williamson & Company Ltd, c1840-1975, including legal and financial papers, correspondence, photographs, some private papers, histories and related papers, and also papers relating to associated companies: Lobitos Oilfields/Peruvian Petroleum Syndicate, the Pacific Loan & Investment Company Ltd, Milne & Company, Tracey Brothers Ltd, the Cia Estanifera De Ocuri, and Balfour Williamson Securities Ltd.
Repository GB 0103
AccessStatus Certain restrictions apply
AccessConditions Handlist available. Please contact the Archives for further information.
ReproductionConditions Photocopies/photographs/microfilm are supplied for private research only at the Archivist's discretion. Please note that material may be unsuitable for copying on conservation grounds, and that photographs cannot be photocopied in any circumstances. Researchers who wish to publish material must seek copyright permission from the copyright owner.
CatalogueStatus Catalogued
Language English
ReprodnDescription Images sourced from selected items in this collection.
RelatedImage1 Images from the Balfour Williamson & Company Records
Term Trade (practice)
Chemical Compounds
Visual materials
Private enterprises
Manufacturing industry
International trade
Inorganic compounds
Financial administration
Chemical industry
Chemical compounds

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