Records of Egyptian Phosphate Co Ltd,phosphate rock traders, Glasgow, Scotland

Scope and Content

UGD 283 contains:

  • Balance sheets 1916-1934

DC 34/1-64 includes:

  • Memorandum and articles of association; directors' report 1914
  • Balance sheets and accounts 1914-1962
  • Correspondence 1910, 1913, 1949-1959
  • Liquidation papers 1963-1967
  • Accounting records 1951-1961
  • Share records 1957
  • Annual reports and accounts 1946-1960

Administrative / Biographical History

In 1910  , an agreement was reached between Andrew White Crookson, a merchant of Glasgow, Scotland, and the solicitor Timothy Warren, also of Glasgow to incorporate the business known as Andrew White Crookson , mining company, Glasgow, as the Egyptian Phosphate Co Ltd . The incorporation took place in that year. The company was formed to allow further prospecting for phosphate, coal, iron and other ores in Egypt where Andrew White Crookson already had interests. Andrew White Crookson was chairman and managing director of the company until his death in 1934 and he had also been manager of Crookson Brothers Ltd mining company, London, England, with his brother. The company traded through the early 20th century, surviving both wars and the Suez crisis. In 1963  , the company entered into voluntary liquidation, finally being dissolved in 1967  .


The material is split between two reference numbers: UGD 283 and DC34. The material is arranged into series as shown in the scope and content, divided between these two references.

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Acquisition Information

Deposit : Grahams, Rintoul & Co : Glasgow : 21 June 1968

Other Finding Aids

Manual file level list available in searchroom.

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Appraisal Information

This material has been appraised in line with standard GB 248 procedures

Custodial History

Held by J H Calder MacLeod, company chairman, and then retained by the liquidator for one year prior to deposit


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Related Material

GB 248 DC 34 Papers of J H Calder MacLeod, businessman, Glasgow

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