Guide to the records of Alfred Herbert Ltd (as filmed by AJCP)


M2085 - M2087

National Library of Australia View Catalogue Record

Created: 2018

Collection Summary

Alfred Herbert Ltd.
Records of Alfred Herbert Ltd (as filmed by the AJCP)
Date Range
1918 - 1961
Collection Number
M2085 - M2087
5 items
Language of Materials
Australian Joint Copying Project
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Scope and Contents

Correspondence, memoranda, notes on foundation of Alfred Herbert (Australasia) Pty Ltd, auditors reports and annual accounts. Correspondents include C.E. Young, Sir Alfred Herbert, D. Gimson, and Norton, Smith & Co, Sydney.

Conditions Governing Access

Available for Access.

Conditions Governing Use

Many of the records digitised as part of the AJCP are still in copyright. Readers wishing to publish or reproduce documents should seek permission, in the first instance, from the owner of the original material.

Preferred Citation

Acknowledgement of use of this material should refer to the location of the original material and to the Australian Joint Copying Project.

Items from this collection should include references to the location of the original material and to the AJCP nla.obj number, which serves as the online identifier for the digital copy.

Example: M Series: Journal of Capt. James Cook, 18 February 1770, British Library Add. MS 27885 (AJCP ref:

Archival History

Filmed as part of the Australian Joint Copying Project, 1987 (AJCP Reel: M2085-M2087). Original microfilm digitised as part of the NLA AJCP Online Delivery Project, 2017-2020.

Existence and Location of Originals

Coventry Archives and Research Centre. Formerly Coventry City Record Office, Mandela House, Bayley Lane, Coventry, West Midlands CV1 5RG, England

For further information see Collection reference: 926 Alfred Herbert Ltd (

Existence and Location of Copies

The original AJCP microfilm of the records filmed from this collection is available at the National Library of Australia [] as well as other institutions holding AJCP microfilm.

Finding-aid Notes

This finding aid is a revised online version of the original finding aid prepared by the Australian Joint Copying Project (AJCP), published by the National Library of Australia in 2018. The original AJCP finding aids were unpublished typescripts or photocopies available from libraries that held copies of the original microfilm.

Dates used in this finding aid refer to the date range of the records selected for filming rather than to the date range of the Series or Files.


Alfred Herbert Ltd; Business records; Coventry, England; Gimson, D.; Herbert, Sir Alfred; Manufacturers; Norton, Smith and Company (solicitors); Sydney, New South Wales ; Young, C.E.


Originally cited in Australian Joint Copying Project Handbook. Part 8: Miscellaneous (M) Series. Third Edition, published 1998. Entry 215, p80.

Biographical / Historical

The firm of Alfred Herbert Ltd of Coventry was founded by Sir Alfred Herbert (1866-1957). Registered in 1894, it became the largest manufacturer of precision tools and machinery in Britain.

Item Descriptions

Series 18. Alfred Herbert (Australasia) Pty Ltd, 1918 - 1961

Archival History

Originally filmed on AJCP Reels M2085-M2087.

Subseries. Records of Alfred Herbert (Australasia) Pty Ltd

Correspondence, memoranda, draft articles of association and notes on foundation of Alfred Herbert (Australasia) Pty Ltd, 1918 - 1921 (File 18/1/1)

Correspondents include C.E. Young (Sydney), D. Gimson (Coventry), Sir Alfred Herbert, Pinsent & Co., solicitors (Birmingham), Norton, Smith & Co. (Sydney)

(c. 170 pp.)

Subseries 18/2. Papers for annual accounts

Auditors reports and annual accounts, 1919 - 1929 (File 18/2/1-41)
Auditors reports and annual accounts, 1930 - 1957 (File 18/2/1-41)
Auditors reports and annual accounts, 1958 - 1960 (File 18/2/1-41)

Subseries 18/3. Correspondence, 1920 - 1961

Correspondence concerning stocktaking and accounts, 1920 - 1961 (File 18/3/1)

Correspondence between Alfred Herbert Ltd (Coventry) and Alfred Herbert (Australasia) Pty Ltd (Sydney). There are no papers for the periods 1921-32 and 1952-53.

(662 pp.)