Records of James Finlay charitable initiatives

Scope and Content

  • James Finlay charitable trust minutes 23 Jan 1958-14 Jan 1994;
  • Finlay Foundation papers 1969-1970.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Trustees' minutes includes the awarding of bursaries supporting the education of the children of Finlay staff members. The Finlay Foundation papers includes proposed charity investments in Pakistan. Finlays frequently invested in local or international charitable initiatives and operations. The company is interested with aiding the continuing stable development of third world economies. This is reflected in consistently ensuring tea estate workers can access medical and educational facilities. These records reflect some of the wide ranging charitable investments the company became involved in through the Finlay Foundation and the James Finlay Charitable Trust.


Arranged chronologically within record series.

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Related Material

Board papers GB 248 UGD 091/1/1/4/1/12.

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.