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SCOTCH MINES COMPANY

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 CLC/B/192-36
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives - click here to see details of the physical location of collection
Full title: SCOTCH MINES COMPANY
Date(s): 1729-1861
Level of description: Collection
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Extent: 13 production units.
Name of creator(s): Governor and Company for working mines, minerals and metals in that part of Great Britain called Scotland x Scotch Mines Co

Context

Administrative/Biographical history:

The Company was incorporated by royal charter in October 1729 and was initially known as the "Governor and Company for working mines, minerals and metals in that part of Great Britain called Scotland". The court meetings of the Company, many of whose directors were also managers of the Sun Fire Office, were held at the latter's premises in Bank Buildings, Cornhill. Indeed, evidence from the 1730s shows the use of the Company's stock as a basis for the Sun acquiring short term loans. The Company was wound up in 1861 and the capital returned to its shareholders.

Content

Scope and content/abstract:

Scotch Mines Company records comprise the original charter of incorporation and a contemporary copy 1729; court minutes 1819-1861; agreements, leases and other papers 1729-1814; list of proprietors 1843; dividend book 1803-32 and 1861; journals 1755-1772 and 1812-1827; treasurer's cash and bill book 1776-1798 and ledgers 1755-1811.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:
English

System of arrangement:

Records arranged by MS number, assigned during cataloguing at the Guildhall Library Manuscripts Section.

Conditions governing access:

48 hours notice required for access.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copyright to this collection rests with the depositor.

Finding aids:

Please see online catalogues at: http://search.lma.gov.uk/opac_lma/index.htm

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

The records of the Scotch Mines Company were deposited in the Manuscripts Section of Guildhall Library by Sun Alliance at various dates from 1967. The Guildhall Library Manuscripts Section merged with the London Metropolitan Archives in 2009.

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Description Notes

Archivist's note:

Rules or conventions:
Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.

Date(s) of descriptions:
January to May 2011.

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