Records of S H Lock & Co Ltd

Scope and Content

  • Minutes of Board of Management and Annual General Meetings 1952-1999;
  • Shareholders minutes 20th century;
  • Superannuation Fund minute book 1960-1988;
  • File E20 regarding pension schemes 1970-1994;
  • Certificates of incorporation 1920-1975;
  • Agreements and acquisition documentation 1989.

Administrative / Biographical History

S H Lock was an international company that specialised in providing finance for other trading entities. As a result, the company business interests were wide and varied. Company was incorporated as SH & Lock Limited 13 Oct 1920 . Later incorporating as Hamilton, Somerset & Company (Australia) Limited 6 May 1963 . Later incorporating as SH Lock & Company Limited 23 Jan 1975 . Company was later dissolved in 2010.


Files arranged as received

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Appraisal Information

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Related Material

S H Lock & Co (Holdings) Limited, UGD 091/54;

S H Lock Consolidated Limited, UGD 091/55;

James Finlay business operations in Australia, UGD 091/56.

Location of Originals

This material is original


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Additional Information

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

Scotland is the location of all place names in the administrative/biographical history element, unless otherwise stated.

Fonds level description compiled by Peter Morphew, Business Archive Cataloguer (James Finlay Ltd), January 2016.