Papers of Thomas Moscrop & Co Ltd

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Correspondence with Anglo-American Oil Company, 1899, 1902; photocopies of Moscrop adverts; agreements with oil companies, 1905, 1915; photographs of a preserved steam engine.

Administrative / Biographical History

Founded in Bolton, 1838, registered in 1892. Producers of Lion Motor Oil.

Reference: Catalogue to the collection.


The Modern Records Centre uses a classification scheme. For further details of the scheme, see It is compatible with ISAD(G): General International Standard Archival Description (2000).

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on access to these papers.

Acquisition Information

This collection was deposited in the Centre by the Chairman of the Michael Beecham Group of Companies in 1979.

Other Finding Aids

A copy of this collection-level description is available in paper format in the Centre's searchroom. A file level catalogue is also available in paper format in the Centre's searchroom, at the National Register of Archives in London and in Chadwyck-Healey's National Inventory of Documentary Sources.

An authority record exists for Thomas Moscrop & Co Ltd (GB 152 AAR2197).

Conditions Governing Use

There are no restrictions on the use of this archive, apart from the requirements of copyright law.

Appraisal Information

This collection has been weeded for duplicates.


Further deposits are not expected.

Related Material

The Centre also holds papers of K. Allan and Company Ltd (MSS.198/A), Belgrave Oil and Grease Company (Leeds) Ltd (MSS.198/B), Henry Wells Oil Company/Germ Lubricants Ltd (MSS.198/G), Orcene Company Ltd (MSS.198/OR), Ragosine Oil Company Ltd (MSS.198/R).