Northwestern

Mediterranean Shipping Company records Edit

Summary

Identifier
MS148

Dates

  • 1933-1968 (Creation)

Extents

  • 1.00 Boxes (Whole)
  • 1.00 Boxes (Whole)

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Subjects

Notes

  • Scope and Contents

    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.

  • Abstract

    The Mediterranean Shipping and Trading Company, Ltd., was founded on November 12, 1933 in Tel-Aviv, and operated until 1957 or possibly later. The company shipped the major export crop of the period, oranges, to Greece, Egypt, and other Middle Eastern countries. 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.

  • 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.

  • Source of Acquisition

    unknown

  • Method of Acquisition

    Purchase

  • Existence and Location of Originals

    unspecified

  • Related Materials

    unspecified

Instances

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