Robert Clay Sudlow Papers

Part of:
Wellcome Foundation Ltd
  • Archives and manuscripts

About this work


Sudlow was General Manager of Burroughs Wellcome & Co c1881 to 1905, having started work for Burroughs in 1879 as a clerk. An active Freemason, Sudlow introduced Henry Wellcome to the craft and enjoyed a warm and fraternal relationship with Wellcome. Sudlow was " of the most important figures in the history of Burroughs Wellcome & Co" (Robert Rhodes James, Henry Wellcome (London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1994, p88).

These are a disparate collection of items that have been brought together because of their connection with Robert Clay Sudlow. Although there are a few items that have been contributed to Sudlow personally, the majority of the collection relates to Sudlow's retirement and activities after his worklife, as well as papers relating to his death.

There was no indication of provenance or original order for this collection and the papers have been organised to maximise user accessibility.



Physical description

2 boxes, 1 o/s box

Copyright note

Copyright assigned to the Wellcome Trust

Ownership note

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


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