- Reports and accounts;
- Accounting records;
- Bill books;
- Staff and salary books;
- Property records;
- Minute books;
- Assam map;
- Certificates of incorporation;
- Corporate records.
Amalgamated Tea Estates Co Ltd, tea planters, Glasgow, Scotland, was formed in 1896 (though appears to have staff records dating back to 1892 ), was a subsidiary of James Finlay & Co Ltd, textile manufacturers, tea planters, and merchants, Glasgow, Scotland and was one of the 'Finlay Group' of tea companies. It had for its purpose the consolidation of various tea estates in Darjiling, Assam, and Sylhet in India, and in Sri Lanka. Many of its estates had been in the agency of Finlay, Muir & Co Ltd, agents, and merchants, Calcutta, India, which had built up a strong position in the tea world. It had been Sir John Muir, senior partner in James Finlay & Co Ltd, who had seen the possibilities for investment in the tea industry, which led to the formation of the four companies known as the Finlay Group: Amalgamated Tea Estates Co Ltd, tea planters, Glasgow, 1896 ; The Consolidated Tea & Lands Co Ltd, tea planters, Edinburgh, Scotland, 1896 ; The Kanan Devan Hills Produce Co Ltd, tea planters, Glasgow, 1897 ; and The Anglo-American Direct Tea Trading Co Ltd, tea planters, Edinburgh, 1898 . This radically altered the basis of James Finlay & Co Ltd from a firm with its principal interest in cotton in Scotland to a firm with its principal interests in tea and jute in India. As of 2002 the company was still a non-trading subsidiary of James Finlay plc.
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