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Collection Level Description: Papers of Bernard T. Balding

Reference: GB 0162 MSS. Pac. s. 94
Title: Papers of Bernard T. Balding
Dates of Creation: [1900-1923]
Extent: 2 boxes

Language of Material: English

Administrative/Biographical History

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.

Scope and Content

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..

Administrative Information

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The papers were donated to the library by Balding's nephew, Mr. L.C.R. Balding in [November] 1979.

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No reproduction or publication of personal papers without permission. Contact the library in the first instance.

Further Information

Finding Aids

Listed as no. 756 in Manuscript Collections in Rhodes House Library Oxford, Accessions 1978-1994 (Oxford, Bodleian Library, 1996).

Access Points

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

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