Selected documents concerning the organization and activities of
limited companies interested in the North American West.
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
Number of containers: 542 microfilm reels : negative (Index: Rich. 818:3; key: Rich.
636:12; collection: Rich. 121:1-184:3) and positive.
FOR REFERENCE USE ONLY. Reproduction prohibited. Requests for copies or permission to
publish should be directed to the owners of the originals.
Collection is open for research.