Scope and Content

  • Company history publications correspondence, invoices and parcel receipts, 1956-1979;
  • Possible Ben ship names and meanings correspondence, 1961-1974;
  • Paintings correspondence and evaluation, 1968-1991;
  • Telex correspondence with Far East Management, c1976;
  • Correspondence with partner companies and organisations, 1976;
  • General ship and operations correspondence, 1976;
  • Killick Martin, Galbraith Wrightson and other correspondence, 1976;
  • Correspondence with Far East Management and Singapore and Tokyo offices, 1976;
  • General correspondence, 1976;
  • Siam Ocean Cargo Services (Bangkok agents for Ben Line) advertisement correspondence, 1977-1979;
  • Photographs of Ben match boxes, Alexander Cromarty, Alexander Thomson and notes regarding an exhibition of Ben Line material, c1980s;
  • Edinburgh Old Town Trust and Edinburgh Old Town Charitable Trust involvement, 1987;
  • Jones Lang Wootton – Rent review 1987, Thistle renewal etc., c1987;
  • Wartime staffing arrangements correspondence with Department of Transport, 1987-1988;
  • Correspondence regarding Lloyd's Register 1886 extract, whereabouts of ship plans and Ben publications, a 1908 letter regarding cargo measuring and Alec Peill's retirement, 1987-1991;
  • Scotland and Australia National Library of Scotland exhibition correspondence, 1988;
  • Letter to Ben Line from the Business Archives Council of Scotland, 1988;
  • Dundas and Wilson correspondence, 1988-1992;
  • 33 St. Mary's Street and Scottish Widows correspondence, c1988-1992;
  • Benveg whisky correspondence, 1989-1991;
  • Correspondence regarding Ben Line table mats, Atlantic Drilling stickers, various memberships held by the group and an invoice for PR photographs, 1989-1991;
  • Letter to Elspeth Henderson, Ben Line Group Public Relations Officer, from Dorling Kindersley Limited, 1990;
  • Lease of business suites at 2 Anderson Place, Edinburgh, 1992.


Arranged chronologically within record series.