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 DC34/1-64. The material is arranged into series as shown in the scope and content, divided between these two references.

Access Information

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Acquisition Information

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

Other Finding Aids

See also University of Glasgow Collections

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Alternative Form Available

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Conditions Governing Use

Reproduction subject to usual conditions: educational use and condition of documents. Applications for permission to quote should be sent to Archives and Special Collections, please email:

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


None expected

Related Material

GB 248 DC 034 Papers of J H Calder MacLeod, businessman, Glasgow