- Powers of attorney 1968-1969;
- Register of members 1926-1958;
- Correspondence with James Finlay & Co 1956-1969;
- Property and land records 1913-1973;
- Kenya lecture notes c1970-1992;
- Reports on company organisation 1972;
- Draft manuscript of A Brief History of The African Highlands Produce Company Ltd Vol II 1955-1975 by Francis Monck-Mason 1981.
Records of James Finlay (Kenya) Limited
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Administrative / Biographical History
James Finlay (Kenya) Limited, based in Kericho, Kenya, owns businesses which manufacture black tea and tea extracts. The Company also grows cut flowers primarily for the European market. James Finlay (Kenya) Limited is a wholly owned subsidiary of James Finlay Limited. Incorporated as The African Highlands Produce Company Limited 1925 , with James Finlay & Co as secretarie. The company first aquired land in the Kericho, Kenya, located within the highlands west of the Kenyan Rift Valley near Lake Victoria, in 1925 . The company continued to increase land holdings for the cultivation and processing of tea in the area throughout the 20th century. It established factories in Kitumbe, Chomogonday, Changana and Kymulot. In 2002 the company was renamed James Finlay (Kenya) Limited and is currently active.
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Description compiled in line with the following international standards: International Council on Archives, ISAD(G) Second Edition, September 1999and National Council on Archives, Rules for the construction of personal, place and corporate names
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Fonds level description compiled by Peter Morphew, Business Archive Cataloguer (James Finlay Limited), January 2016.