Catalogue description The Liverpool Chamber of Commerce and Merseyside Chamber of Commerce

This record is held by Liverpool Record Office

Details of 138 COM
Reference: 138 COM
Title: The Liverpool Chamber of Commerce and Merseyside Chamber of Commerce

The collection contains numerous minute books of the Chamber of Commerce and its committees, such as those for foreign trade and industry. There are also annual reports, registers of members, accounts, and a copy of the certificate of incorporation 1874.

Date: 1848-1988

The collection is arranged as follows:


380 COM 1 Minute Books of the Chamber, including those of the general purposes committee


380 COM 2 Minute Books of the committees of the chamber


380 COM 3 Minute Books of Foreign Trade section


380 COM 4 Minute Books of the industry section


380 COM 5 Index to council and committee minutes


380 COM 6 Register of members


380 COM 7 Register of Directors


380 COM 8 Accounts and Subscriptions


380 COM 9 Liverpool Merchants Mobile Hospital


380 COM 10 Minutes of the Union of Tobacco Manufacturers of Great Britain and Ireland


380 COM 11 Minutes of the Liverpool and Manchester Districts Coal exporters associations


380 COM 12 Minutes of the Liverpool Master Ship Painters


380 COM 13 Minutes and correspondence of the Dock Board Representation


380 COM 14 Minutes of the Manchester Storage and Transport Company


380 COM 15 Minutes of the Institute of Shipping and Forwarding Agents


380 COM 16 Minutes of the local joint committee of Traders, panel


380 COM 17 Minutes accounts and Newspaper cuttings of the School of Tropical Medicine


380 COM 18 Incorporated Chamber of Commerce, report on light railways


380 COM 19 Miscellaneous notes, papers, and pamphlets


380 COM 20 Miscellaneous reports, book of receipts and copy of certificate of incorporation


380 COM 21 Photograph album


380 COM 22 Correspondence


380 COM 23 Newspaper cuttings


380 COM 24 Chamber of commerce Annual Reports


380 COM 25 Chamber of Commerce magazine! Journal, The Liverpool Trade Review


380 COM 26 Liverpool Chamber of Commerce/Merseyside Chamber of Commerce Membership lists and directories of industry


380 COM 27 Miscellaneous reports


380 COM 28 Proposal by Leone Levi to establish a Liverpool Chamber of Commerce

Related material:

A history of the Chamber of Commerce is contained in A Century of Liverpool's Commerce, by W.A. Gibson Martin, 1950. (H 380.609 MAR)

Held by: Liverpool Record Office, not available at The National Archives
Language: English

Liverpool Chamber of Commerce

Merseyside Chamber of Commerce

Physical description: 28 Series
Access conditions:

Access is granted to any accredited reader.

Immediate source of acquisition:

The material was kept by the Chamber of Commerce until some was deposited in the record office in 1964 and again in 1989 and 1996

Administrative / biographical background:

The Liverpool chamber of Commerce was established in 1850 by Liverpool traders as a central organisation through which commercial opinion could be expressed collectively and action taken to further or safeguard local commercial interests. The chamber was incorporated in 1874, and from this point is seen to have been of increasing importance in business and local government. From 1902 the chamber published a monthly magazine known from 1927 as Liverpool Trade Review. This ceased publication in 1963. With the growth of Merseyside as a region the chamber became the Merseyside Chamber of Commerce in 1968.

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