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FIC Collection

 

Introduction

The Falkland Islands Company Limited was formed in January 1851 to purchase Samuel Fisher Lafone’s rights and interests in the land and wild cattle in the southern portion of East Falkland, later known as Lafonia. A preliminary meeting was held 30 April 1851 to discuss the purchase. The Charter of Incorporation was signed 23 December 1851 and the Deed of Settlement signed 10 January 1852. The new company was run by a board of directors in London aided by a Colonial Manager in Stanley. Books of records were kept in both places.

GENERAL: 

pdfCharter etc 1851.pdf(13.41 MB)

pdfDeed of Settlement of the Falkland Islands Company 1852.pdf(49.7 MB)

MINUTES OF MEETINGS OF DIRECTORS:

pdf30 April 1851 to 16 March 1852 - FIC-AM1.pdf(22.2 MB)

pdfA - 19 Jun 1851-28 Jun 1853 - FIC-AM2.pdf(19.13 MB)

pdfA - 5 Jul 1853-1 Jun 1855 - FIC-AM2.pdf(15.94 MB)

pdfB - 21 Jun 1855-7 Mar 1860 - FIC-AM3.pdf(24.45 MB)

pdfB - 29 Mar 1860-21 Dec 1863 - FIC-AM3.pdf(15.96 MB)

pdfC - 11 Jan 1864-15 Dec 1866 - FIC-AM4.pdf(15.44 MB)

pdfC - 17 Jan 1867-30 Jun 1873 - FIC-AM4.pdf(19.77 MB)

ANNUAL REPORTS:

pdfAnnual Reports 1852-1854.pdf(534 KB)                pdfAnnual Reports 1921-1939.pdf(1.69 MB)     

pdfAnnual Reports 1866-1888.pdf(3.27 MB)               pdfAnnual Reports 1940-1947.pdf(855.1 KB)       

pdfAnnual Reports 1889-1904.pdf(1.84 MB)               pdfAnnual Reports 1948-1956.pdf(1.31 MB)  

pdfAnnual Reports 1905-1920.pdf(1.68 MB)

 

Copyright guide:

Copies of government records may be used freely for private research and educational purposes. If material is to be used for commercial publication, exhibition or broadcast the written permission of the Jane Cameron National Archives must first be obtained. Whenever material from the Jane Cameron National Archives is reproduced in any form or in any medium, the user must acknowledge the Jane Cameron National Archives as the source and give all document references. For non-government records it is your responsibility as the user to ensure that copyright is not infringed and any infringement that does occur is your responsibility.

Introduction

The majority of the Falkland Islands Company Limited’s correspondence was accessioned in 2013 and work is ongoing on cataloguing. The inward despatches have now been boxed as Series C.  Series D consists of copies of outward despatches which were bound in manuscript books.  General correspondence is filed under Series EF and correspondence to/from the Falkland Islands Government is filed under Series EG.

The Precis of Subjects has been mostly transcribed from the volumes named with additional data added. The details of Falkland Islands Government correspondence was prepared for internal staff use and only covers some years and is not necessarily a complete description of topics.

 

pdfDespatches C & D - 1867 to 1938.pdf(223.38 KB)

pdfD12 - Outwards Precis - 11 Jul 1910 to 11 Oct 1915.pdf(1.11 MB)

pdfD13 - Outwards Precis - 9 Nov 1915 to 29 Dec 1922.pdf(1.17 MB)

pdfMiscellaneous E - 1858 to 1899.pdf(220.87 KB)

pdfGeneral Correspondence - Inward and Outward - Series EF.pdf(417.66 KB)

pdfFalkland Islands Government Inwards Outwards EG - 1871 to 1985 R.pdf(339.04 KB)

SERIES C:

pdfLondon Office to Stanley Office - 8 Feb 1867-10 Dec 1869 - Desp 341-398 - FIC-C1.pdf(14.23 MB)

pdfLondon Office to Stanley Office - 8 Jan 1870-23 Dec 1874 - Desp 399-483 - FIC-C1.pdf(21.88 MB)

pdfLondon Office to Stanley Office - 8 Jan 1875-29 Dec 1879 - Desp 484-551 - FIC-C1.pdf(24.39 MB)

pdfLondon Office to Stanley Office - 29 Jan 1880-5 Jun 1883 - Desp 552-625 - FIC-C1.pdf(21.33 MB)

pdfLondon Office to Stanley Office - 12 Jul 1883-19 Oct 1886 - Desp 626-679 - FIC-C2.pdf(18.71 MB)

NB: Despatches 680, 681, 682, 683 & 684 are missing

pdfLondon Office to Stanley Office - 19 Mar 1887-14 Dec 1889 - Desp 685-732 - FIC-C2.pdf(15.5 MB)

pdfLondon Office to Stanley Office - 18 Jan 1890-10 Dec 1892 - Desp 733-778 - FIC-C2.pdf(24.21 MB)

pdfLondon Office to Stanley Office - 16 Jan 1893-8 Dec 1894 - Desp 779-806 - FIC-C2.pdf(10.46 MB)

pdfLondon Office to Stanley Office - 14 Jan 1895-19 Dec 1896 - Desp 807-842- FIC-C3.pdf(10.9 MB)

pdfLondon Office to Stanley Office - 12 Jan 1897-24 Mar 1899 - Desp 843-888- FIC-C3.pdf(15.31 MB)

pdfLondon Office to Stanley Office - 8 Apr 1899-28 Dec 1900 - Desp 889-924 - FIC-C4.pdf(12.4 MB)

pdfLondon Office to Stanley Office - 23 Jan 1901-23 Dec 1903 - Desp 925-973 - FIC-C4.pdf(14 MB)

Disclaimer:

While every effort has been taken to ensure accuracy the Jane Cameron National Archives does not accept responsibility for any errors in the listing and transcribing of these records.

Copyright guide:

Copies of government records may be used freely for private research and educational purposes. If material is to be used for commercial publication, exhibition or broadcast the written permission of the Jane Cameron National Archives must first be obtained. Whenever material from the Jane Cameron National Archives is reproduced in any form or in any medium, the user must acknowledge the Jane Cameron National Archives as the source and give all document references. For non-government records it is your responsibility as the user to ensure that copyright is not infringed and any infringement that does occur is your responsibility.

 

Introduction

For many years the Falkland Islands Company Limited was the largest single employer in the Falkland Islands. During the 19th and 20th Century the Company imported labour from Uruguay, Chile, Scotland and England; both single men and married men accompanied by their families. Many decided to settle and a large number of people living in the Falkland Islands now can trace their ancestry back to these early immigrants.

The Archives hold a number of wage ledgers for the Company’s employees, mainly Camp, some of which have been summarised in a database.

The Employees & Passengers listing is part of an internal staff research aid.

Finlayson  Boy

“Finlayson and Boy” – photo FIC Collection

 

pdfWage Ledgers - 1858 to 1930.pdf(193.23 KB)

pdfCamp Wage & Store Ledgers - 1858 to 1873.pdf(607.72 KB)

pdfSalaries wages paid in the Islands 1 September 1876 - FIC-D4.pdf(19.69 MB)

pdfShepherds etc employed in Companys Camp 1 December 1876 - FIC-D4.pdf(7.81 MB)

pdf1879 Jun - FIC employees with wages - FIC-E4.pdf(426.13 KB)

pdf1880 Aug - Men on Camp books men on books not retained for the winter cost of tallow works - FIC-E4.pdf(542.71 )KB

pdfCamp Wage & Store Ledgers - 1881 to 1893.pdf(1.14 MB)

pdfCamp Wage & Store Ledgers - 1894 to 1913.pdf(1.67 MB)

pdfEmployees & Passengers - 1867 to 1894.pdf(604.06 KB)

 pdf1877 Camp Wages - FIC-D5.pdf(6.63 MB)

pdf1880 Dec 31 Men on Camp Books - FIC-E5.pdf(1.1 MB)

pdf1882 Jun Distribution of Shepherds - FIC-E5.pdf(394.83 KB)

pdfEmployees 30 June 1938 Record of Service.pdf(262.51 KB)

 

Disclaimer:

While every effort has been taken to ensure accuracy the Jane Cameron National Archives does not accept responsibility for any errors in the listing and transcribing of these records.

Copyright guide:

Copies of government records may be used freely for private research and educational purposes. If material is to be used for commercial publication, exhibition or broadcast the written permission of the Jane Cameron National Archives must first be obtained. Whenever material from the Jane Cameron National Archives is reproduced in any form or in any medium, the user must acknowledge the Jane Cameron National Archives as the source and give all document references. For non-government records it is your responsibility as the user to ensure that copyright is not infringed and any infringement that does occur is your responsibility.

 

Introduction

The Falkland Islands Company Limited purchased their first vessel in 1852 as part of their Royal Charter to provide a regular postal service. The Amelia, a 150 ton brigantine under Captain Bracey Robson WILSON, arrived in Stanley 1 July 1852 nine days out from Montevideo with general cargo and 19 passengers. The Falkland Islands Company owned a number of vessels over the subsequent years with their last vessel, the Monsunen, being sold in 1992.

The Archives hold a number of log books for Falkland Islands Company Ltd (FIC) vessels in the FIC Collection.

The Ships & Shipping listing is part of an internal staff research aid.

Thetis

The Thetis – built for the FIC in Dumbarton & launched June 1893 – photo FIC Collection

pdfShips & Shipping - 1867 to 1894.pdf(199.22 KB)

pdfLog Books - Falkland - 1923 to 1929.pdf(187.96 KB)

pdfLog Books - Lafonia 2 - 1932 to 1934.pdf(185.56 KB)

pdfLog Books - Fitzroy - 1940 to 1957.pdf(213.69 KB)

pdfLog Books - Darwin - 1957 to 1970.pdf(204.95 KB)

pdfLog Books - Monsunen - 1972 to 1992.pdf(211.49 KB)

 Disclaimer:

While every effort has been taken to ensure accuracy the Jane Cameron National Archives does not accept responsibility for any errors in the listing of these records.

Copyright guide:

Copies of government records may be used freely for private research and educational purposes. If material is to be used for commercial publication, exhibition or broadcast the written permission of the Jane Cameron National Archives must first be obtained. Whenever material from the Jane Cameron National Archives is reproduced in any form or in any medium, the user must acknowledge the Jane Cameron National Archives as the source and give all document references. For non-government records it is your responsibility as the user to ensure that copyright is not infringed and any infringement that does occur is your responsibility.

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