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|Title:||Atkins Kroll Ltd. Guam Records 1914-1965|
|Authors:||Atkins Kroll Ltd. Guam|
|Keywords:||Atkins Kroll Ltd.|
G.H. (David) Atkins
Copra Trade--Pacific Islands
World War 1939 - 1945
Ship Arrival Records--Guam
|Series/Report no.:||MSS 080;|
|Description:||The extent of this collection is 0.05 linear feet (129 items photocopied)|
In 1906, G.H. (David) Atkins and Clifton Kroll established Atkins, Kroll and Co., Ltd in San Francisco, California; and began trading operations between the United States and Australia. In 1914, Atkins Kroll (Guam) Ltd. was established on Guam to coordinate the growing copra trade in the Pacific Islands. Other subsidiary companies were subsequently established in the Philippines, Saipan, and Singapore. The operations of Atkins Kroll in the pacific were interrupted by World War II. After the war, company officials returned to Guam and discovered that loyal Guamanian employees had secretly preserved the company records. This enabled the company to pick up where it left off. In fact, Atkins Kroll played a key role in rebuilding and developing the economies of the islands after the war. In 1974, Atkins, Kroll Co., Ltd and its subsidiaries in the Pacific were acquired by the Inchcape Group. Inchcape Plc. is an international Motors Distributor with headquarters in London. A few years later, in 1981, it became apparent that the hub of Atkins Krolls business was in the Pacific, mainly on Guam. The San Francisco office was closed and trading operations were concentrated in the Guam-Micronesia region.
|Appears in Collections:||The Manuscripts Collection (MSS)|
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