Bengal Paper Mill Company, Limited, Quality Papers: advertising sign

Summary

Creator: Bengal Paper Mill Company, Limited
Date(s): 1904-1938, undated
Call Number: GRA 0099, F0012
Language: Materials entirely in English.
Abstract: Aluminum sign advertising Bengal Paper Mill Company's "Well Known Quality Tiger Brand Paper," and available stock, undated, with 1904 certificate included for one share of stock in the company.
Physical Description: 2 items
Immediate Source of Acquisition: Purchase, August 2016
Processing Information: Processed and encoded by Dustin Frohlich, October 2017. Finding aid prepared using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Biographical and Historical Notes

Founded in the 1880s, the Bengal Paper Mill Company was a major exporter of Indian paper during the early 20th century. It was originally established by the British business community in Calcutta and was managed by Balmer Lawrie & Company in its early years. World prices for paper were high at the company's inception and the prospects for Indian papermaking were promising. Bengal flourished in its early years but saw some decline as cheap wood pulp became available worldwide in the early 20th century.

Sources

Eddison, John C. A Case Study in Industrial Development: The Growth of the Indian Pulp and Paper Industry. Cambridge: Center for International Studies, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1955. Print.

Other historical information derived from collection.

Scope and Contents

This small collection contains an aluminum sign advertising Bengal Paper Mill Company's "Well Known Quality Tiger Brand Paper," undated and measuring 30 x 19.5 inches. The sign bears the company's logo, a Bengal tiger in tall grass, at its center. It also advertises "stocks available here." The collection also includes a certificate for one share of stock in the company to Ariff Esmailjee Bham, originally purchased in 1904, then transferred until 1938.

Using these materials

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GRA 0099 F0012: Shelved in GRA 0099

Removals: Shelved in SPEC GRA oversize boxes (32 inches)

Access Information

The collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation

GRA 0099 F0012, Bengal Paper Mill Company, Limited, Quality Papers: advertising sign, Special Collections, University of Delaware Library, Newark, Delaware.

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Container List

Bengal Paper Mill Company, Limited, Quality Papers: advertising sign, undated Box 1, F0012

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