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Cooper McDougall & Robertson (Central Africa) (PVT) Ltd

Cooper McDougall & Robertson Limited: Cooper, McDougall & Robertson (NZ) Limited, 1933-?
23 Sep 1957 - 5 Feb 1965
Part of
Wellcome Foundation Ltd
  • Archives and manuscripts

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Minute Book (indexed) containing minutes of meetings of board of directors, and minutes of the Annual General Meetings of the company. A few Board papers are also included with the relevant sets of minutes, among them reports made by the Board for the AGMs.

Meetings of the Board of Directors generally took place monthly, with months missed out during holiday periods, or because of the end of a financial year.

Matters discussed include the appointment of directors and staff, market conditions and the performance of the company, specific products - and their success or failure, as well as general administrative points. There is no information of an especially sensitive nature, although some mention is made of staff salary levels and remuneration received by directors. Incidental remarks about the political situation in Northern & Southern Rhodesia, Nyasaland, and neighbouring countries, are made, usually when the situation has impacted upon the company - for example when unrest has forced up the cost of housing in a particular town, thus necessitating an increase in the allowance paid to the representative.

On p. 52 a proposal to operate a joint depot with Burroughs Wellcome & Co is rejected. On pages 114, 117 & 135 a proposal to share services with BW&Co is discussed.

PVT is an accepted abbreviation for a Private limited company, under the relevant local legislation.

A few copies of papers have been endorsed to show that they are copies for the attention of C L J Wardley.


23 Sep 1957 - 5 Feb 1965

Physical description

1 item

Ownership note

Please see main WF collection description (ref. 'WF').

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