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Bernard T. Balding was a member of the board of the Pacific Phosphate Co. [c1915-1919?]. The company was formed in 1902 by Lord Stanmore and began mining on Ocean Island (later Banaba). In 1905 it gained mineral rights on Nauru in return for granting certain concessions to the German Government, including shares in the company. In 1917 the German shares were sold to the Elder, Dempster Shipping Co.. In 1920 the company was sold to the British Phosphate Commissioners, a consortium administered by Great Britain, Australia and New Zealand.
Papers relating to the activities of the Pacific Phosphate Company on Ocean Island, including correspondence with Sir John Lever, and reports and letters of J.T. Arundel and others relating to the French business of the company, 1900-1923; also agreements, indentures, contracts, reports, etc..
The papers were donated to the library by Balding's nephew, Mr. L.C.R. Balding in [November] 1979.Access Conditions
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Listed as no. 756 in Manuscript Collections in Rhodes House Library Oxford, Accessions 1978-1994 (Oxford, Bodleian Library, 1996).
Balding | Bernard T. | fl 1915-1919 | member of board of phosphate mining company
Pacific Phosphate Company | 1902-1920
Phosphate mines and mining | Kiribati | Banaba | History
Phosphate mines and mining | Nauru | History