Guide to the Mediterranean Shipping and Trading Company Records
|Collection Title:||Mediterranean Shipping and Trading Company Records|
|Creator:||Mediterranean Shipping and Trading Company
|Language of Materials:||English, Hebrew|
|Conditions Governing Access:||There are no restrictions on use of the materials in the department for research; all patrons must comply with federal copyright regulations.|
|Repository:||Charles Deering McCormick Library of Special Collections
Deering Library, Level 3
1970 Campus Drive
Scope and Content
The Mediterranean Shipping and Trading Company records include a letter book containing annual general meeting minutes and stock transfer notices, and a financial ledger that specifies the number of shares held by each of the company's stockholders.
In 1940, mention is made of the outbreak of war, and its impending effect on business. Starting in 1942, there are mentions of strategies in dealing with the U.K.C.C., in order to compete with them and still turn a profit. Records continue through 1947 in English, and are primarily in Hebrew between 1948 and 1968. In 1956-1957, a majority of the company's shares were sold to a company named "Exinvesta", probably an investment firm. Only annual one-page letters in Hebrew are included after this date, through 1968.
Container List / Contents
- Letter book of meeting minutes and stock transfers, 1933-1968Box 1, Folder 1
- Financial ledger, 1934-1946Box 1, Folder 2