Goudge Papers

Scope and Content


Photographs and negatives including:

James Alfred Goudge, his house at Villa Devoto (Buenos Aires, Argentina), 19th century-1948.

Barfield family and Switzerland, 1896-1900

The Andes (some featuring Goudge children) and Argentina, c1906-c1927

Mar del Plata (Argentina), 1907

Miscellaneous publications relating to Goudge's business career in South America (some publications are in Spanish ), c1908-c1933.

Administrative / Biographical History

James Alfred Goudge CBE (1863-1955) of Reigate was a businessman with interests in South America, some of his key appointments are as follows:

Anglo-South American Bank Ltd (vice-chairman)

Argentine Transandine Railway Co Ltd (chairman)

Arica & Tacna Railway Co Ltd (chairman & managing director)

Bolivar Railway Co Ltd (chairman)

Buenos Ayres & Pacific Railway Co Ltd (managing director)

Dorada Railway Co Ltd (chairman)

Dorada Railway (Ropeway Extension) Ltd (chairman)

La Guaira and Caracas Railway Co Ltd (chairman)

Puerto Cabello and Valencia Railway Co Ltd (chairman)

Salvador Railway Co Ltd (chairman).

Access Information


The papers are available subject to the usual conditions of access to Archives and Manuscripts material, after the completion of a Reader's Undertaking.

Acquisition Information

Gift from Surrey History Centre, Oct 2003.

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