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.
Balfour Williamson & Company Records
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- ReferenceGB 103 BW
- Dates of Creationc1840-1975
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialEnglish
- Physical Description29 boxes, 18 volumes
Scope and Content
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.
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This collection is uncatalogued but a list of boxes is available. Please contact the Archives for further information.
Deposited by Balfour Williamson & Company Ltd in 1977-1979; some items deposited by W A Henderson.
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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.
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