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Bengal Paper Mill Company, Limited, Quality Papers: advertising sign


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Founded in the 1880s, the Bengal Paper Mill Company was a major exporter of Indian paper during the early 20th century. It was originally established by the British business community in Calcutta and was managed by Balmer Lawrie & Company in its early years. World prices for paper were high at the company's inception and the prospects for Indian papermaking were promising. Bengal flourished in its early years but saw some decline as cheap wood pulp became available worldwide in the early 20th century.

Eddison, John C. A Case Study in Industrial Development: The Growth of the Indian Pulp and Paper Industry. Cambridge: Center for International Studies, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1955. Print.Other historical information derived from collection.

This small collection contains an aluminum sign advertising Bengal Paper Mill Company's "Well Known Quality Tiger Brand Paper," undated and measuring 30 x 19.5 inches. The sign bears the company's logo, a Bengal tiger in tall grass, at its center. It also advertises "stocks available here." The collection also includes a certificate for one share of stock in the company to Ariff Esmailjee Bham, originally purchased in 1904, then transferred until 1938.

GRA 0099 F0012: Shelved in GRA 0099

Removals: Shelved in SPEC GRA oversize boxes (32 inches)

Purchase, August 2016

Processed and encoded by Dustin Frohlich, October 2017.

University of Delaware Library Special Collections
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University of Delaware Library, Special Collections
Finding Aid Date
2017 October
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Bengal Paper Mill Company, Limited, Quality Papers: advertising sign, undated.
Box 1 Folder F0012

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