Description : The document consists of the proceedings annual ordinary general meeting and annual report of the Chamber, pertaining to the time period of the document. The items present in the part dedicated to annual meeting include : List of members present, notice calling the meeting, proposed american tonnage schedule, the President's and other members' address to the meeting, resolutions taken up by the committee, remarks about the reconstruction of the committe and the electoral process, vote of thanks to the chair etc. The report present in the document deals with the following issues which conforms to the said period foccusees on : reference to war, famine, corps, the plague, the currency question, administrative rituals, changes in the committee, assistant secretaryship, legislative council of India, Bengal legislative council, representation of the chamber on the port trust, issues dealing with the municipal corporation, economic gallery at the Indian Museum, the Philadelphia Commericial Museum, Bombay Chamber of Commerce, holidays, Licensed measurers' department, Indigo trade department, royal exchange, American tonnage schedule, introduction of new associations like the Jute fabric shipper's association, general and peice-goods arbitrations. In the Law and Legislation section we find topics as : stamp law bill, law related to insolvency, trusts for religious purposes, arbitration laws, court of smaal causes, inland steam vessels act, chota nagpur issue, Calcutta Port Act, Indian Marine Act, law relating to the forgery of currency and bank notes, amendment of Indian Evidence act, carrier laws. The Customs section deals with : Disposal of fines, changes int he collectorate, import duty on kerosene oil, testing of yarn, levy on the duty of mineral oil, marking of dyed yarn. The Marine section deals with issues related to jetys and docks, coal , cargo boats. the municipal section contains : Plague, tramways, steets, the municipal act etc. the railways section deals with new proposed railway lines and stations across eatern India, proposed mission to China, the currency problem. The miscellaneous section deals with issues pertaining to sugar, explosives, income tax, mills, emmigration, canalisation of the Bhil region, and details of different committees and sub-committees related to the Chamber and its operations. The apendices attached to the document gives a tabular report on the trade organised in India, and other important issue such as, proceedings of Calcutta Port Trust etc.
Title : Report of the Bengal Chamber of Commerce & Industries Part. 1, from 1st February 1898 to 31st January 1899, with Appendices.
Reference Number : BCCI_Report_1898_1899_Vol_1
Digital file name(s)(.pdf) : BCCI_Report_1898_1899_Vol_1.pdf
Digital file name(s) tiff : BCCI_Report_1898_1899_Vol_1_001 to BCCI_Report_1898_1899_Vol_1_348
Digital file name(s) jpeg : BCCI_Report_1898_1899_Vol_1_001 to BCCI_Report_1898_1899_Vol_1_348
Digital folder name : BCCI_Report_1898_1899_Vol_1
Ancillary Title : nil
Volume and issue number : 1898-1899, Volume 1
Date(s) : 1st February 1898 to 31st January 1899
Extent (Pagination) : pp 1 to pp 10 (Content),non-paginated single page,pp I to pp xxiii (General meeting), non-paginated single page, pp 1 to pp 623.
Volume and issue number : 1898-1899, Volume 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 : Damaged spine, brittle pages, thick and dry pages, presence of foxing marks and yellowish discolouration, some text illegible due to binding.
No of Leaves : 340 + 5 binding pages +cover + spine
Dimensions (LxBxW)[in centimeters] With cover : 24.2 x 16 x 4.5 cm
Dimensions (LxBxW)[in centimeters] Without cover : 23.9 x 15.2 x 3 cm
Note on item : The report contains a few oversized pages. BCCI_Report_1898_1899_Vol_1_059 contains a handwritten note. Serial no. is present on the spine. Text is not visible in certain places because of hard binding.
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 : May 15, 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.