Archive / Papers / Barlow Family: Box 57


Papers of Thomas Bradwall Barlow

57/1: Chamek Plantations Ltd/Sdn Bhd 1952-74 Comprising:

  • statements of expenditure and revenue (1956-74) and related correspondence (1952-54).

57/2: Chamek Plantations Sdn Bhd/Chamek Ltd 1972-79 Comprising:

  • plan of the Chamek estate showing replanted areas; correspondence, minutes and papers relating to scheme whereby Barlow Boustead Estates Agency purchase Chamek estate and sell to Bekoh Holdings as part of the Kuala Sidim reorganisation scheme;
  • papers relating to formation of Chamek Ltd to hold the remaining assets (shares in Highlands & Lowlands, and other companies) of Chamek Plantations Sdn Bhd;
  • eventual liquidation of Chamek Ltd (1979).

57/3: Guthrie & Co. Ltd 1960-76 Comprising:

  • correspondence and papers including matters relating to the Malayan Palm Oil Pool (1960);
  • termination of the agency agreement between Guthrie Agency (Malaya) Ltd and Sembilan Estates Co. Ltd following acquisition by the Highlands Group (1961);
  • report of meeting in London on need for industry wide settlement of palm oil harvester’s wage demands (18 JUN 1961);
  • reports on terms and conditions of Guthries’ estates management staff (1964);
  • correspondence and papers relating to the Plasticity Retention Index in association with the Standard Malaysian Rubber Specification Scheme (1967); letters relating to Guthrie Latex Ltd (1967);
  • report by R. L. Grut for Malaysian Development Finance Bhd on the share offer in Guthrie Ropel Bhd (10 NOV 1976);
  • correspondence between Thomas B. Barlow and Sir Eric Griffiths-Jones, chairman of The Guthrie Corporation, 1970-72;
  • guest lists for London dinners hosted by Guthries.