Description : The report contains proceedings of the Annual Ordinary General Meeting and the Committee Report of 1st February, 1897 to the 31st January, 1898, which includes the agendas of the annual general meeting of the Chamber along with its annual reports. The topics include : proceedings of the annual general meeting. The report includes : reference to the year 1897 for the various calamities involved with it, honouring of knighthood to Mr. Playfair, reports regarding Bengal legislative council, Legislative council of India, Port commissioners, municipal corporation, boiler commission, British royal commission, Imperial institute, induction of new honorary members, representation of members in London Chamber, The Philadelphia Museum, Economic room at the Indian Museum, diamond jubilee celebration, extra holidays, the earthquake, matters related to license, indigo trade, royal exchange, peice goods etc. The Law and Legislation section consists of : court of small causes, salaries of judges, disposition of goods, the Carrier Act, Bengal Tenancy Act, Bengal Salt Act, Ports Act, Sanitation in the mines, right to appeal in the civil suit, animal pests and contagious diseases, arbitration laws, Petroleum act, Post Ofiice law and stamp law, Indian Penal Code, crime procedure code, religious issues, Chotanagpur issue. The marine section deals with : unloading of salt, report on Hooghly river, red sea issue, delays in working of steamers at Colombo, survey of inland steam vessels, marine insurance bill, problems related to dock and jetty, supply of filtered water to shipping. The Customs section discusses the following topics : Testing of yarns, levy of import duty on mineral oil, alteration in the mode of marking dyed yarn, rules of steamers loading coal, expedition of the delivery of imports. The Municipal section consists of : reports on the buliding commission. The Telegraph section deals with the initiation of telegraphic communication with the Andaman Islands. The Railways section addressess issues like Mail service to Bombay, departure of mail, East Bengal State Railway, issues relaed to Eastern railway, coal supply through railways, the currency question. Miscellaneous section consists of issues like : The Plague, Presidency General Hospital, Developement of Assam, Central Recruiting Agency, Mill and riverine municipalities, detailed account of business, jute production, trade in Bengal coal at Karachi, Coinage of Kashmir and Bhopal, list of names of the office bearers of the Chamber and other mercantile, reports of the sub-committees, rules and regulations of the Chamber.
Title : Report of the Bengal Chamber of Commerce & Industries Part. 1, from 1st February 1897 to 31st January 1898, with Appendices.
Reference Number : BCCI_Report_1897_1898_Vol_1
Digital file name(s)(.pdf) : BCCI_Report_1897_1898_Vol_1.pdf
Digital file name(s) tiff : BCCI_Report_1897_1898_Vol_I_001 to BCCI_Report_1897_1898_Vol_I_367
Digital file name(s) jpeg : BCCI_Report_1897_1898_Vol_I_001 to BCCI_Report_1897_1898_Vol_I_367
Digital folder name : BCCI_Report_1897_1898_Vol_1
Ancillary Title : nil
Volume and issue number : 1897-1898,Vol.1
Date(s) : 1st February 1897 to 31st January 1898
Extent (Pagination) : I to x, pp 1 to pp 704.
Volume and issue number : 1897-1898,Vol.1
Medium of copies : Photographed digital images [24 bit, 400 dpi, uncompressed, colour, Tiff]
Medium of original material : Paper, printed in black and white
Creator(s) - Author(s) : BCCI Committee
Publisher : Caxton Team Printing Works.
Place of Publication : 1, Mission Row, Calcutta.
Subject : Yearly financial report of the BCC&I, Economics, Finance, Colonial history, Calcutta under the British
Physical Condition : The spine of the document is damaged. Presence of foxing marks, damp spots. Margins of the pages are damaged. The pages are brittle.
No of Leaves : 360 + 7 binding pages + cover + spine.
Dimensions (LxBxW)[in centimeters] With cover : 24 x 15.4 x 4.3 cm
Dimensions (LxBxW)[in centimeters] Without cover : 23 x 15.3 x 3.2 cm
Note on item : A portion of the text has been lost due to incongruous cutting of paper. The first 100 pages (approximately) of the report are partially torn.
Languages of material : English
Scripts of material : Roman
Contributor(s) - Owners of the original material : The Bengal Chamber of Commerce & Industries
Creator(s) of digital copy : Aki + Amritesh + Arnab + Sujata + Soumashree + Chandrima
Catalogued by : Sayan
Date(s) of the digital copy : March 14, 2014.
Place where copy was made : SCTR, JU, Kolkata
Present storage location : BCC&I Kolkata
Software : Canon EOS Utility , Adobe Lightroom 5
Hardware : Canon EOS 60D
Keywords : Bengal Chamber of Commerce and Industries, Trade Records, Colonial Trade Records, Imperial Trade Records, British Trade Records in Kolkata, British Raj in Kolkata.