Archive / Papers / Barlow Family: Box 46


Papers of Thomas Bradwall Barlow

46/1: Palm oil correspondence and papers, 1974-75. Comprising:

  • report of the Malaysian Government Task Force on Palm Oil Marketing (23 APR 1974); letter from Guthrie Estates Ltd, secretaries to the Malaysian Palm Oil Producers’ Association (MPOPA), concerning hidden discounts paid to secure the Iraq palm oil contract (23 APR 1974);
  • MPOPA equalisation statements (1973);
  • Rubber Grower’s Association report on ‘Palm Oil and the E. E. C.’, concerning question of whether reductions in import duty would lower retail prices (6 MAY 1974);
  • correspondence from Guthrie Estates Ltd concerning visit of Malaysian minister of primary industries, Datuk Haji Abdul Taib bin Muhammad, to London (APR – MAY 1974);
  • minutes of meeting of MPOPA selling sub-agents committee, Brussels, (18 APR 1974) and aide memoire calling for replacement of the selling pool to fix prices with a free market in palm oil (11 MAY 1974);
  • copy of standard sale contract for Malaysian Crude Palm Oil in bulk to be used by all MPOPA members (16 SEP 1974);
  • MPOPA memorandum on proposed freight negotiations for carriage of palm oil in tankers to Europe and the USA, 1975-6 (22 AUG 1974);
  • preliminary report on the feasibility of establishing a Malaysian palm oil exchange, by Mark J. Powers & Associates, Illinois, USA (30 OCT 1974);
  • memorandum on visit to oil refineries in Liverpool and draft contract with J. Bibby & Sons Ltd, for ex-tank sales of palm oil (11 FEB 1975);
  • paper by C. F. Chooi, Group Engineer, Barlow Boustead Estates Agency Sdn Bhd, on ‘Fractionation of Palm Oil’, (separation of crude oil into Stearin and Olein), (27 MAR 1975).

46/2: Palm oil correspondence and papers, 1966-74 Comprising:

  • correspondence and papers relating to negotiations over palm oil freight/shipping charges;
  • including correspondence between Guthrie Estates Ltd, secretaries to the Malayan Palm Oil Pool and the Far Eastern Freight Conference;
  • parallel negotiations with Stolt Neilsen Shipping;
  • correspondence between Thomas B. Barlow and W. Olaf Grut, Chairman, United Plantations Bhd (1968, 1970).