A Catalogue of the Papers of Leyland Motor Corporation Ltd.


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Summary

Administrative/Biographical History

Scope and Content

System of Arrangement

Administrative Information

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Appraisal, Destruction, Scheduling

Accruals

Access Conditions

Restrictions

Other Information

Language of Material

Additional Sources of Information

Finding Aids

Related Units of Description

Index Headings

Catalogue

A Catalogue of the Papers of Leyland Motor Corporation Ltd.


Summary

ReferenceGB 0152 MSS.226/BL
TitlePapers of Leyland Motor Corporation Ltd.
Dates of Creation1961-1968
Held atModern Records Centre, University of Warwick Library
Extent0.052 cubic metres
Name of Creator Leyland Motor Corporation Ltd.
Level of description File

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Administrative/Biographical History

Leyland Motor Corporation Ltd company merged with British Motor Holdings Ltd in 1968 to form the British Leyland Motor Corporation. The company was partly nationalized by the British government in 1975.

Reference: Encyclopaedia Britannica (http://www.britannica.com/seo/b/bl-public-limited-company/). Accessed August 2002.

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Scope and Content

Subject and administrative files, 1964-1968; overseas administrative files, 1961-1963.

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System of Arrangement

This collection forms part of the British Motor Industry Heritage Trust Archive (MSS.226).

The Modern Records Centre uses a classification scheme. For further details of the scheme, see http://www.warwick.ac.uk/services/library/mrc/mrcclass.shtml. It is compatible with ISAD(G): General International Standard Archival Description (2000).

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Administrative Information

Immediate Source of Acquisition

This collection was deposited in the Centre by the British Motor Industry Heritage Trust in 1984.

Appraisal, Destruction, Scheduling

This collection has been weeded for duplicates.

Accruals

Further deposits are not expected.

Access Conditions

There are no restrictions on access to these papers.

Copyright/Reproduction

All requests for publication of deposited material or the result of research based on it should be made to the Trust. The Trust reserves all rights to commercial exploitation and commercial publication. Please contact the Centre's staff for further details.

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Other Information

Language of Material

English

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Additional Sources of Information

Finding Aids

A copy of this catalogue is available in paper format in the Centre's searchroom, at the National Register of Archives in London and in Chadwyck-Healey's National Inventory of Documentary Sources. This catalogue is also available in electronic format on the Access to Archives (A2A) website at: http://www.a2a.pro.gov.uk/

An authority record exists for the Leyland Motor Corporation Ltd. (GB 0152 AAR2294).

Related Units of Description

The Modern Records Centre holds the papers of other companies which form part of the British Motor Industry Heritage Trust Archive. Papers of the Associated Equipment Company Ltd./Associated Commercial Vehicles Ltd. (ACV), which merged with Leyland Motors in 1962 and became part of what was later know as the Leyland Motor Corporation are located at MSS.226/BL.

Technical materials are retained by the BMIHT. Technical enquiries should be made direct to the British Motor Industry Heritage Trust, Archives and Information Service, Gaydon, Warwickshire.

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Index Headings

Leyland Motor Corporation Ltd.

Motor industry -- Great Britain

Motor vehicle industry -- Great Britain

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Catalogue

MSS.226/BL Leyland Motor Corpn. Ltd. / British Leyland Motor Corpn. Ltd. 1946 - 1974

British Leyland Motor Corporation Ltd, c 1947-1974

MSS.226/BL/2/1/1-10 Pr. Report and Accounts. 1965-74

Access Conditions

`Permission may be required to use this series'.

Scope and Content

General Background material

MSS.226/BL/4/2/1-2 `You owe it to yourself' [1967]

Scope and Content

Illus. brochure re Rover and Triumph ranges, addressed to Leyland shareholders.

Leyland Motor Corpn. admin. files : property

MSS.226/BL/3/A/PR/1-3 1964-5

Scope and Content

3 orig. files (B 3b.b.3) re sale of Sowley House and Estate, Beaulieu, Hants. These had been purchased in May 1958 from the Beaulieu Estate by Leyland Motors, which set up an operating subsidiary, Sowley Estates Ltd. Sowley Estates Ltd. sold Sowley House to Sir Henry and Lady Spurrier in 1962 and repurchased it from them in 1964. The STI solicitor handled the 1964 sales for Leyland Motors, hence the presence of these files in the material from Canley.

MSS.226/BL/3/A/PR/1 1964-5

Scope and Content

Corres. with Messrs. Strutt Parker, Lofts Warner, auctioneers, et al. re sale of Sowley Estate to H.M.V. and K.S. Showering.

MSS.226/BL/3/A/PR/2 1964-5

Scope and Content

Corres. with Struit Parker et al. re sale of Sowley House to W.F. Hammond.

MSS.226/BL/3/A/PR/3/1-38 1946-64

Scope and Content

Loose documents re the estates, incl.

MSS.226/BL/3/A/PR/3/1-4 1959

Scope and Content

Agreements for sale, Lord Montagu of Beaulieu to Leyland Motors Ltd./Sowley Estates Ltd. : various parts of the Sowley Estate, 1958,9; lease of shooting rights.

MSS.226/BL/3/A/PR/3/5-6 1964

Scope and Content

Illus. sale partics. of Sowley Estate, and plan. [excl. Sowley House];

MSS.226/BL/3/A/PR/3/8-12 1948, 1955

Scope and Content

Corres. re D.Mirror interest in Sowley Cottage.

MSS.226/BL/3/A/PR/3/13 1952

Scope and Content

Beaulieu Manor office to Hy. [later Sir Hy.] Spurrier, re "regaining...former happy relationship"

MSS.226/BL/3/A/PR/3/29-30

Scope and Content

Plans of Sowley Estate and Sowley House site

MSS.226/BL/3/A/PR/3/31-4

Scope and Content

Plan extracts rel. to parts of the Estate

MSS.226/BL/3/A/PR/3/38 1958

Scope and Content

Fasc. of docs. (searches, etc.) re sale, 1958, and subsequently.

Leyland Motor Corpn. admin. files : trade marks

MSS.226/BL/3/A/TM/1 Orig. file "Leyland Motor Corporation Symbol" 1964-8

Scope and Content

Corres. re the registration of this symbol [`L' within circular device], which was undertaken by the S-T co. solr. on behalf of the Corpn. Correspondents incl. : Walford Hardman Brown, patent agents, Soc. Mtallurgique Liotard Frres, objectors.

Loose in file : 2 sheets of designs.

Leyland Motors Ltd. admin. files : Overseas

MSS.226/BL/3/O/1/1 1963 Feb

Scope and Content

Orig. file re licence agreement with Yugoslav Transport Vehicle Mfrs.' Assoc. (IVT). Contains photocopy of agreement and of ltr. from Industria Motora I Traktora re transfer of licence rights for `Worldmaster' chassis to IVT. [The agreemt. also specifies other vehicles, engines and components, with spec. refs. and prices.]

MSS.226/BL/3/0/1/2 1961 Jun 19

Scope and Content

Loose in above file : copy of agreement. bet. govt. of Israel and Leyland Motors re modus operandi of plant company to implement the agt. for the assembly and progressive manufacture of vehicles over 7 tons.

Related Material

[A memo., 9 May 1963, in MSS.226/ST/3/A/TT/15 explains the presence of this file in the Standard archive.]

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