Records of Montgomerie & Workman Ltd, ship and insurance brokers, London, England

Scope and Content

  • Agreements 1900-1962;
  • Ship records 1881-1946;
  • Correspondence 1920-1951.

Administrative / Biographical History

The partnership of Montgomerie & Workman , shipbrokers and insurance brokers, London, England, was established in 1849  . The firm was incorporated in 1913  as Montgomerie & Workman Ltd , its name changing to Montgomerie & Workman (1920) Ltd in 1920. The company acted as the London agents of the Ellerman group of companies which included Ellerman City Line Ltd , Ellerman Lines Ltd , Ellerman & Bucknall (Steamships) Co Ltd , Ellerman & Papayanni Lines Ltd and Hall Line Ltd .

In 2002  , Montgomerie & Workman Ltd existed in London as a non-trading company.

Sources: UGD 131/1/60/1/5 The Journal of Commerce: Ellerman Line Number (January 1953) and UGD 131/1/60/1/2 Ellerman brochure (c1948)


This material is arranged into series as shown in the scope and content. Within series, the items are generally arranged chronologically

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Acquisition Information

Gift : P&O Containers :London: 1992 : ACCN155*, 159*, 160*

Indefinite loan : 6 February 1992 : ACCN157*

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Digital file level list available in searchroom

Manual file level list available at the National Registers of Archives in Edinburgh (NRA(S)3480) and London (NRA17571)

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Additional Information

This material is original

Amended by Emma Yan, Assistant Archivist (Cataloguing), 30 January 2008

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