Records of North Travancore Land Planting & Agricultural Society Ltd, land developers, Madras, India

Scope and Content


  • Accounting records;
  • Property records;
  • Letterbooks 1893-1901;
  • Minutes 1880-1901.

Administrative / Biographical History

North Travancore Land Planting & Agricultural Society Ltd, was established in  1879  to purchase or otherwise acquire land for development and cultivation in  North Travancore, India. The company sold extensive lands to  Consolidated Tea & Lands Co Ltd, tea planters,  Edinburgh, Scotland, and in  1897 , to  Kanan Devan Hills Produce Co Ltd, tea planters,  Glasgow, Scotland, both subsidiaries of  James Finlay & Co Ltd, textile manufacturers, tea planters, and merchants,  Glasgow, Scotland. In  1896 ,  Patrick Buchanan, founder of  P R Buchanan & Co Ltd, tea planters,  London, England, bought shares in  North Travancore Land Planting & Agricultural Society Ltd. The company was still trading in the  late 1890s .


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Related Material

See also GB 248 UGD 91/1/1/1/4/2, minutes for all tea companies.

Material in other repositories: GB 059 Finlay Campbell & Co and Finlay Muir & Co (British Library: Oriental and India Office Collections)


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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.

Collection catalogued by members of Glasgow University Archive Services staff. Catalogue converted to Encoded Archival Description by Michelle Kaye, Archives Assistant (Cataloguing), May 2012. Additional material catalogued and converted into Encoded Archival Description by Peter Morphew, Cataloguing Archivist, January 2016.