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Burroughs Wellcome & Co, Private Letter Book 7

Date
June 1901 - November 1901



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Description

** The original item is too fragile to be produced. The description below applies to the entire original volume, which is now spread across two microfilms (AMS/MF/181 and AMS/MF/182). Please order both films to be sure of finding material listed below. **

Letterbook consisting of copies of internal and external letters sent by the head office of Burroughs Wellcome & Co, Snow Hill, June 1901 - November 1901.

Topics covered in this letterbook include the day-to-day running of the business, with detailed correspondence with the Burroughs Wellcome productions site in Dartford and also the branch in Sydney. Iinternal correspondence covers such administrative details as terms of employment and recruitment.

There is also correspondence with Burroughs Wellcome's Travelling Salesmen, such letters include discussion on such topics as sales techniques, the opening of new markets, the threat from rival companies and BW&Co products over which complaints have arisen.

This letterbook also contains correspondence relating to the establishment by Wellcome of Laboratories at the Gordon Memorial College, Khartoum (which would later be named the Wellcome Tropical Research Laboratories), and also some letters relating to the registration by the Home Office (under the 1876 Cruelty to Animals Act) of the Wellcome Physiological Research Laboratories.

The letters to Henry Wellcome himself - written to him whilst he was on holiday - are detailed and offer a good summary of the range of issues covered in the rest of the volume.

1000 pages used. Index as follows:

Dr ALEXANDER 193
ALLAN, ROSS & CO LTD 237, 280, 341, 402, 425, 789, 930
W A J ARCHIBALD (See Cambridge Appointments Association) br> W H ALLEN, SON & CO LTD 356/7
J ANDERSON (Dundee) 385
J A ATKINSON (Traveller) 400/1, 410
ANDREAR & BECHARAZ (Berne) 535
ARNOLD & SONS 595
Claudius ASH & SONS LTD 596
ASKE'S HABERDASHERS SCHOOL 625
APOTHECARIES (Society Of) 862

BURROUGHS, WELLCOME & CO (Dartford) 1, 7, 9/11, 28, 29, 32, 37, 38, 42, 44/6, 50, 51/3, 56, 58, 59, 65, 77, 78, 80, 87, 98, 106, 107, 109, 114, 119, 123, 126/7, 130, 134, 136, 139, 144, 145, 149, 151/3, 159, 161/3, 174/7, 181, 182, 183, 184, 186/7, 190, 193/6, 204/5, 208, 218/9, 224, 226, 230/3, 237/8, 241, 245, 248/9, 257/60, 266, 276, 283, 285, 287/8, 290/3, 296/9, 303, 313/4, 318, 320, 323/6, 330, 334, 338/40, 342, 343, 346, 348, 351/3, 358/9, 361/4, 370/1, 373, 376, 382, 387/90, 396/8, 403/4, 406, 411/12, 416/17, 420, 422, 424, 427, 433/5, 438, 441/4, 453, 456/7, 459/60, 464/5, 467, 470/1, 474, 479, 489, 491, 493/6, 501, 507, 510/1, 526, 528, 532/3, 541, 547/8, 559, 565, 572, 582/4, 587, 595, 603/4, 606/9, 620, 623, 627, 631, 639, 642, 653, 656, 680/1, 689/91, 697/8, 700/1, 712/3, 722/3, 735/7, 742, 748/9, 753, 755, 773/5, 791, 805/7, 811, 815, 817/20, 830, 832/4, 843/4, 846/7, 850, 853, 862, 886, 890, 892/4, 896, 899/900, 906, 908/10, 922, 924/5, 927, 942/3, 956/7, 963/5, 969, 972, 974/6, 984/5, 998
BURROUGHS WELLCOME & CO (Sydney) 13, 14, 17, 83, 91, 93, 94, 103, 108, 133, 142/3, 157, 158, 164/6, 168/72, 173, 247, 277, 312, 315/6, 328/9, 440, 449/50, 469, 544, 555, 560/3, 568, 621/2, 654, 657/8, 660, 688, 831, 854 (cancelled), 860/1, 864/8, 870/2, 874/5, 926, 948/9
W F BARRETT 20
Reginald BETTS 26, 43
G F BARWICK (See EYRE & SPOTTISWOOODE) 85
F J BRAKENRIDGE 110, 111
G P BLANCHFLOWER (Traveller) 149, 605
G BOAR & CO 224
G S BOUTALL 278, 313
M BUCHNER 286
BILLSON 309
J F BURNETT (Traveller) 343, 471, 852
C F BAKER 344/5
E H BOWERS (Inland Revenue) 347, 585
T BLISS (Messrs Rivers & Co) 380
C E BRUTNELL ("Standard" Office) 404
BRIGHTON & SOUTH COAST RAILWAY COMPANY 430
BARR & SONS 447
G BROWN 522
BATTLEY & WATTS 594
Dr BAILEY 626
BRYCE & CO 628
BURGOYNE BURBIDGES & CO 709
M J BYRNES 754
W G BURN (Hospital Saturday Fund) 755
H E J BISS 756
C THOMPSON BISHOP (Central London Sick Asylum) 788
C BASAN (Eastern Hospital) 788
W A BLAXLAND (See London County Council) 891
W E BELL 932

CLARK & CO LTD 32
R CROTTY 35
James CURRIE, Director of Education in the Sudan, 50A, 536/7 (sending Currie a rough plan of the proposed Laboratories at the Gordon Memorial College, Khartoum)
THOMAS, CHRISTY & CO 60
THOMAS COOK & SON 197/8, 651/2, 776
CAMBRIDGE APPOINTMENTS ASSOCIATION 242, 344
C M CAINES 305
W F CHAMBERS 367, 401, 509
D J CHUBB 373
F CURRY (Traveller) 412, 575, 895
H CAMPBELL 705
COOK, SON & CO (St Paul's Churchyard) 734
CENTRAL LONDON SICK ASYLUM (See BISHOP)

DIXON, ELKIN & DIXON 5, 15, 26, 48, 49, 57, 72, 73, 116, 132, 194, 205, 252, 284, 332, 429, 447, 500, 775
Dr W DOWSON, Wellcome Physiological Research Laboratory, 25, 35, 76, 163 (re 'Tabloid' Meat Products), 191, 239 (re propsed Laboratories at the at the Gordon Memorial College, Khartoum), 281/2, 283, 324, 337, 381 (enclosing copy of letter from the Home Office granting the registration of the WPRL), 386, 523, 656, 725, 754, 891
J L DAVY (See J TETLEY & CO) No page number
G C DUSART (See SUSSEX DRUG COMPANY) No page number
T W DAVIES 82
DAVIS & SOPER 97
C G DIXEY 223
William DUNKERLEY 249
DAUBE HENCKEL & CO (Hamburg) 261
DARTFORD URBAN DISTRICT COUNCIL (See HAYWARD)
DEBENHAM, TEWSON, FARMER & BRIDGEWATER 369, 387
G DALTON 789
Miss L DERRY 900
DAILY CHRONICLE (Also P FITZGERALD) 950 (re use of the word 'Tabloid' in an article in this newspaper)

EYRE & SPOTTISWOODE 84/86, 135, 141, 159
J EASTERBROOK 310
B A ELKIN (See DIXON, ELKIN & DIXON)
Miss EASTERBROOK 431
EASTERN HOSPITAL (See BASAN)

A CHUNE FLETCHER 8, 530
FULLER HORSEY SONS & CASSELL 20, 365
FUERST BROTHERS 40
FERRIS & CO 63, 64
C E FOX 245
FAIRCHILD BROS & FOSTER 274/5, 295, 354, 929A/C
A C FRANKLIN 305
Max FISCHER 322, 702/4
W H FAWKES (See B W & CO DARTFORD)
P FITZGERALD (See DAILY CHRONICLE) 950

Dr C GIONGO (See RAFFO, DELMAZZO & CO, Genoa)
F W GILL 192, 220, 230, 335
Dr A GAMGEE 226, 279
Guillermo GARCIA 264/5
GUARANTEE SOCIETY 418, 451
Mr GRAVES 481
William & Andrew GRIEG 484
GENERAL POST OFFICE 619
R GAMBLES 745
GOLD COAST AMALGAMATED MINES (See LATHAM)

J H HARRIS (Traveller) 2, 151, 182, 238, 319, 419, 428, 452, 556
B W HAIR & SON 25
A J HILL (B W & CO Dartford) 45, 190, 271, 331, 338, 372, 382, 413, 545, 566, 667, 710, 740/1, 757, 815, 846, 863, 887, 906, 964
C HARZER & CO 66
A HAYS 66, 113, 160
J W HULL (Traveller) 81, 351, 363, 724, 863
A B HECTOR 92, 327, 659, 946
HEYNES, MATHEW & CO (Cape Town) 102, 246
E C HENNEQUIN 184
A E HOLDEN 271
G C HOWARD 300
H G HERBERT (Herbert Kershaw & Co) 342
J C HAYWARD (Dartford Urban District Council) 362
W B HOILE 366, 402
HOME OFFICE 393 (on being notified that the WPRl had been registered), 492 (from Henry Wellcome on WPRL being registered by the Home Office)
Maxwell HICKS 414
Mrs A B HECTOR 499
F HEDGER 507
HURREN 588
H I HEINZ 589
W B HOBBS 592
J G HOILE 624
J HOLDEN (Locomotive Sup) 422
HEBDEN ROAD BOARD SCHOOL 747
H HAMLIN (B W & CO DARTFORD) 758, 987
HELLER (Beresford Street Board School) 841
G B HAMILTON 911

ILFORD LTD 153
INLAND REVENUE (See E H BOWERS) No page number

JEFFCOAT & CO 71, 553
W H JOLLYMAN 307
Mrs JAMES 746

KINGSFORD, DORMAN & CO 60
KEMPNER & PINNER (Berlin) 202, 236
M KRIS 463, 490
Miss LAWRENCE 34
LINKENHEIL & CO (agents to sell BW&Co products in Germany) 47, 67, 79, 88, 104, 125, 138, 146, 167, 217, 221, 234, 240, 250/1, 360, 399, 514, 542, 655, 727, 814
Stuart LOW 74, 75
Dr Oscar LIEBREICH 203
E LAYTON, BENNETT & CO 257, 341
LORIMER & CO LTD 272
J & H LIEBERG 445/6
C & R LIGHT LTD 448
LINDE (Van de) & SON (See WISEMAN)
T H B LONG (Traveller) 760, 790, 869, 944/5 (On Long obtaining information for BW&Co on the purchase of Indian Opium for the manufacture of Morphine)
S A LATHAM (Gold Coast Amalgamated Mines Ltd) 840
LONDON COUNTY COUNCIL 891, 970/1
LEWIS, MARGETTS & CO 958

MARKBY, STEWART & CO 12, 81, 95, 115, 174, 178, 179, 207, 320, 372, 510, 527, 641, 686, 930, 1000
James A MANSON 27
R W MacKENNA 39
Kaid Harry MACLEAN 57A (on procuring the acceptance of a 'Tabloid' medicine case by the Sultan of Morocco, through the Grand Vizier)
MUNRO, JABEZ & CO 112
MEWBURN, ELLIS & PRYOR 123
Daniel MORRIS 150
MACSYMONS STORES (Liverpool) 180
J TANNETT MACKENZIE (Caledonian Chemists, Glasgow) 187
Dr MELANDRI 222
J MELLANBY 235, 243/4, 278, 508, 830
T A MOORE 352
W McBRIDE (Traveller) 323, 533, 851
Augustus MUZIO (See GUARANTEE SOCIETY)
MOTT (See BRIGHTON & SOUTH COAST RAILWAY COMPANY)
W H MARSH 566
MACE & HALDANE 594
MEISTER, LUCIUS & BRUNING 763
MACMILLAN & CO 923

W H NICHOLLS (London City & Midland Bank) 201, 210
Lt. Col. F J NASON 227
F NEWBERY & SONS 475, 558
GEORGE NEWNES LTD 996/997

A W OUTRAM 974

George PHILLIPS 70
G E PEARSON (Traveller) 96, 273, 947
C A PARKER 129, 154
POLICE COURT, Penge 137
F A PIGOU (See M S & CO also Markby, Stewart & Co?) 179, 212/3, 466
J H V PHILPOTT 209, 586, 736
Miss F PIGOU 211
PHILLIPS & TRIBE 272
PATENT OFFICE, TRADE MARKS BRANCH (See also F B & F Fairchild Bros & Foster) 275
PONTIFER, HEWITT & PITT 294, 307, 458, 489
A L POULTER (London Paper Mills Co Ltd) 336, 713
COL. PENTON 423 (re Wellcome's plans for the Laboratories at the Gordon Memorial College)
Dr E P PENTONY 512/3
J PEARSALL & CO 593
PENGELLY 941

RAFFO, DELMAZZO & CO (Genoa) 18, 19, 21, 22, 30, 31, 54, 55, 68, 69, 89, 90, 99/107, 117, 118, 147, 148, 188/9, 199/200, 214/6, 228/9, 253/6, 262/3, 268/70, 677/9, 808/10, 897/8, 1001/2
ROYAL EXCHANGE ASSURANCE 56, 109, 311, 383, 391/2, 421, 427, 441, 466, 501, 559, 582, 691, 792, 845, 873, 999
E W RAVEN (Traveller) 80, 196 (on Raven being sent to South Africa), 321, 564, 885
Mrs ROBERTSON 210, 325
Clifton ROBINSON 304
F A ROGERS (Traveller) 314, 640, 653, 737, 829, 907
P J RUTLAND 458
RAGLAN BARRACKS (North) 591
J B RANKIN 700
RUSSIAN PETROLEUM COMPANY 744

B STEWART (MARKBY, STEWART & CO) 33
SUSSEX DRUG CO LTD (Brighton) 41
J MCCONNELL SANDERS 131, 306
J STEWART (Chemist) 140
W S G SPENCER 155, 156, 573/4, 630
H C SLINGSBY 206/7
Dr Gustaf SCHACK-SOMMER 334
Thomas STEPHENSON (Bombay) 355, 368
Henry J SUDMERSEN, WPRL 355
J J SERRES 425
J B SCHRADER 522
John SHIELDS 728
Dr Scott (Palmiters School) 743
D G SUTHERLAND 757
T E SAUNT 931

W E TAYLOR (Traveller) 1, 121 (on Prof Schafer's research at Edinburgh University on the supra-renal gland), 122, 853
J TETLEY & CO 4, 95, 333, 419, 759, 947
TURNER, JOSEPH & CO 16, 36, 308, 439, 567, 842, 907
L E TOWNROE 120
E H TRUSLOVE (See EYRE & SPOTTISWOODE) 86
THOM (David) DOMEIER & CO 132, 722
Prof. THANE 280, 590
Mrs THREADWELL 302
Mr TOYNTON 480
G TOMLINSON 711
F J W THOMPSON (B W & CO Dartford) 784

VEREINIGTE CHEMISCHE WERKE (Charlottenburg) 3, 6, 61, 62, 105, 124, 128, 185, 225, 267, 289, 317, 349/50, 384, 405, 426, 482, 515/6, 543, 546, 581, 629, 687, 699, 726, 816, 973, 986

John WYETH & BROTHER 23, 24 (re findings of the Tribunal in Milan, stating Dompe & Co were substituting their own goods in place of BW&Co's), 554
J WATSON 266
WHEATLEY, KIRK, PRICE & CO 415, 565
James WOOLLEY SONS & CO LTD (Manchester) 478
MAJ. GEN. SIR F Reginald WINGATE 482/3 (re Wellcome supplying equipment for Laboratories at the Gordon Memorial College, Khartoum), 506 (re preliminary plan for the Laboratories), 569
W F WISEMAN 485
WAR OFFICE 529
R S B WATSON 534
Mr WHITE (Adys Road Board School) 706
J R WEDGWOOD 756, 835
H S WELLCOME 374/5, 377/9, 394/5, 407/9 (re a lecture by Dr F B Power delivered to the Wellcome Club & Institute; re a book on Penmanship found by C J S Thompson), 436/7 (re design for a booklet on Kepler), 454/5, 461/2, 468, 472/3, 476/7, 468/8 (on the threatened outbreaks of smallpox in London and the Southern Counties, and vaccinating staff)), 497/8, 502/5, 517/21 (on showing Sir Wingate a rough plan of the Laboratories at the Gordon Memorial College), 524/5, 531, 538/40, 548A/52, 557, 570/1 (make provision for the manufacture of compresed goods in Sydney), 576/80, 584, 597/602, 610/8, 632/8 (re fittings for the Gordon Memorial College Laboratories), 643/50 (on a BW&Co representative visiting Java and the Philipines; on assistants at the Gordon Memorial College Laboratories), 661/6, 668/76 (on fencing and publilc access to the WPRL), 682/5, 692/6 (on sending 'Tabloid' products to the Metlakahtlan community), 707/8, 710, 714/21 (distribution of a pamphlet on the WPRL), 729/33, 738/9, 750/2, 761/2, 764/72, 777/83 (re books to be given to BW&Co staff as Christmas gifts), 785/7, 791, 793/804, 812/3, 821/8, 836/8 (renewal of trade marks), 839, 848/9, 855/9 (re cost of Gordon Memorial College Laboratories), 876/84 (re relationship with Linkenheil & Co), 888/9, 899, 902/4, 912/21 (re delivery of photographs of Mrs Wellcome; comments on copy of the WPRL report) 928/9, 933/40, 951/5 (re books to be given to BW&Co staff as Christmas gifts), 959/62, 966/8, 977/83, 988/97

Arthur ZANGERLE 301

Publication/Creation

June 1901 - November 1901

Physical description

Part of 1 reel microfilm, covering part of 1 letterbook

Copyright note

Copyright assigned to the Wellcome Trust

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