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Collection Level Description: Record books of Smith Mackenzie & Company Limited (microfilm)

Reference: GB 0162 Micr.Afr.584
Title: Record books of Smith Mackenzie & Company Limited (microfilm)
Dates of Creation: 1908-1910
Extent: 1 reel
Name of Creator: Smith Mackenzie & Company Limited

Language of Material: English

Administrative/Biographical History

Smith Mackenzie & Company Limited, shipping agents.

Scope and Content

Record books of Smith Mackenzie & Company Limited relating to agencies in Zanzibar and Mombasa (the books were kept in Zanzibar). Includes freight passage, launch and hire rates, particulars of cargo, summaries of contracts, notes on extraction of clove oil and some copy letters. Microfilm.

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Bodleian reader's ticket required.

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Listed as no. 1175 in Manuscript Collections in Rhodes House Library Oxford, Accessions 1978-1994 (Oxford, Bodleian Library, 1996).

Access Points

Smith, Mackenzie & Company Limited | shipping agents

Freight forwarders


Zanzibar (Tanzania)

Mombasa (Kenya)

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30 January 2012