Balfour Williamson & Company Records

Scope and Content

Records of Balfour Williamson & Company Ltd, c1840-1975, including legal and financial papers, correspondence, photographs, some private papers, histories and related papers, and also papers relating to associated companies: Lobitos Oilfields/Peruvian Petroleum Syndicate, the Pacific Loan & Investment Company Ltd, Milne & Company, Tracey Brothers Ltd, the Cia Estanifera De Ocuri, and Balfour Williamson Securities Ltd.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Chilean merchants Balfour Williamson & Company Ltd were founded in 1851, with an interest in most Chilean imports and exports including nitrates, and some business with Peru. It ceased trading in September 1997.

Access Information

Certain restrictions apply

This collection is uncatalogued but a list of boxes is available. Please contact the Archives for further information.

Acquisition Information

Deposited by Balfour Williamson & Company Ltd in 1977-1979; some items deposited by W A Henderson.

Other Finding Aids

Handlist available. See also 'A Guide to Manuscript Sources for the History of Latin America and the Caribbean in the British Isles', ed Peter Walne (Oxford University Press, London, 1973). Please contact Specil Collections for further information.

Conditions Governing Use

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