British Engineering Company of Russia and Siberia archive

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Comprises the Company's files of correspondence and papers

Administrative / Biographical History

The British Engineering Company of Russia and Siberia was formed in 1915 to coordinate the export to Russia of products ordered by the Russian Government Supply Committee in London from a large number of British engineering manufacturers. Many of the orders documented in the archive subsequently became the subject of claims against the Soviet government in the 1920s and 1930s, which were only settled in the early 1990s.

Conditions Governing Access

Access is unrestricted

Acquisition Information

The gift of Roger Munting, April 1997; Clare Calder-Marshall, April 1997; David Burke, October 1998

Note

In English, Russian

Other Finding Aids

A more detailed listing of the processed part of the contents is available in the Leeds Russian Archive online catalogue http://www.leeds.ac.uk/library/spcoll/lra/index.htm