Records of James Finlay Overseas Limited

Scope and Content

  • Minutes 1970-1995.
  • Board Papers Jan 1978-Dec 1979;
  • Board Papers 1991-1996;
  • Register of members c1970s;
  • Scheme of reorganisation 1971;
  • Dhami Holding Ltd shareholders records 1920s-1970s.

Administrative / Biographical History

West Nile Holding Limited was incorporated in 1971 as the UK holding company for the Indian tea company, The Anglo-American Direct Tea Trading Company Limited. Quoted on the London Stock Exchange until acquired by James Finlay Limited in 1976. Later incorporating as James Finlay Overseas Holding Limited 1977. Thereafter holding company for all Finlay's tea interests.


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Related Material

James Finlay product science GB 248 UGD 091/70.

Location of Originals

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Additional Information

Description compiled in line with the following international standards: International Council on Archives, ISAD(G) Second Edition, September 1999and National Council on Archives, Rules for the construction of personal, place and corporate names

Scotland is the location of all place names in the administrative/biographical history element, unless otherwise stated.

Fonds level description compiled by Peter Morphew, Business Archive Cataloguer (James Finlay Ltd), January 2016.