- Production records;
- Board papers 1978-1994;
- Register of shareholders 1954-1990;
- Register of seals 1963-1998.
George Payne & Co Ltd, producers of tea, coffee, confectionery, and cocoa, London, England, were established in 1896 . Initially, tea and coffee were the principal focus of the company, blending and packing products for all types of retail customers in London. In 1899 , George Payne & Co Ltd entered into an agreement with James Finaly & Co Ltd, textile manufacturers, tea planters, and merchants, Glasgow, Scotland, whereby James Finlay & Co Ltd acted as agents for George Payne & Co Ltd, and bought shares in the company. In the early twentieth century the company expanded into new products with the production of cocoa in 1905 , and in 1910 with the manufacture of chocolate. Chocolate and confectionery products became an increasing important part of the company's business in the new century, which allowed it to create a range of specialist products. In 1998 , George Payne & Co Ltd was bought by Northern Foods plc, producers of foodstuffs, Hull, England. The company is still active in the food industry as a subsidiary of Northern Foods plc.
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