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Finding Aid to the Archive of the Companies Registration Office, 1844-1951
BANC MSS Z-G 1 FILM  
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Description
Selected documents concerning the organization and activities of limited companies interested in the North American West.
Background
The Companies Registration Office, England, had its origin in 1856 with the passage of one of the first of the Companies Acts. It contains the richest single collection of American economic history materials in Great Britain. The Bancroft Library has filmed the papers of those organizations operating in Western and Central America and Mexico during the latter half of the nineteenth century and early twentieth century. The records filmed are miscellaneous and among other issues they include colonization, railroads, and land speculation.
Extent
Number of containers: 542 microfilm reels : negative (Index: Rich. 818:3; key: Rich. 636:12; collection: Rich. 121:1-184:3) and positive.
Restrictions
FOR REFERENCE USE ONLY. Reproduction prohibited. Requests for copies or permission to publish should be directed to the owners of the originals.
Availability
Collection is open for research.