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Burroughs Wellcome & Co, Private Letter Book 3

Date
December 1898 - January 1900
Reference
WF/E/03/03
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Wellcome Foundation Ltd
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Letterbook consisting of copies of internal and external letters sent by the head office of Burroughs Wellcome & Co, Snow Hill, December 1898 - January 1900.

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. Internal correspondence covers such administrative details as terms of employment and recruitment.

There is also correspondence with Burroughs Wellcome's Travelling Salesmen and with pharmaceutical companies which BW&Co acted as agents for; 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.

The letterbook also illustrates the close scrutiny - and immediate action - Henry Wellcome and Burroughs Wellcome & Co gave to any perceived breach of their trade marks, in particular of their 'Tabloid' products. Such correspondence encompasses lawyers, travelling salesmen and the companies concerned. Legal action was also threatened over a suggestion by a company to create a vending machine for the distribution of 'Tabloid' medicines.

The letterbook also shows the links between Burroughs Wellcome & Co and the newly established Wellcome Physiological Research Laboratories and the Wellcome Chemical 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 in the rest of the volume.

1000 pages used. Index as follows:

Dr J H AGNEW 227, 254
ALLISON JOHNSON & FOSTER 718
ARCHBISHOP OF CANTERBURY (on formally opening the Burroughs Wellcome Club & Institute) 392
Prof H A ARMSTRONG 149, 179

H E BACON 232, 252
Egerton BAINES 579
Prof Archibald BARR 277
W BATES 355
Mr R BAX 481, 489, 492, 520, 521
Mr BERA 69, 96
G P BLANCHFLOWER, Traveller, 497, 498, 616, 639, 680, 727, 787, 792, 831, 846, 847, 888, 938
Mr BLOW 982
W C BORROWMAN 280
Colonel BOXALL 977
BRITANNIA WORKS Co, Ilford 445
David E BROW 950
Dr W L BROWN 554, 571
J T BURNETT, Traveller 65, 124, 177, 199a, 264, 300, 313, 339, 420, 446, 487, 493, 534, 642, 926, 929, 968, 998
BURROUGHS WELLCOME & Co (Dartford) 2, 22, 24, 25, 30, 33, 34, 40, 42, 44, 48, 49, 54, 60, 63, 64, 66, 67, 68, 75, 76, 77, 82, 98, 107, 110, 110, 120, 133, 135, 139, 141, 142, 147, 154, 155, 158, 159, 180, 182, 183, 184, 188, 190, 194, 195, 200, 201, 203, 204, 210, 222,,223, 223, 224, 226, 228, 230, 236, 239, 246, 264, 265, 266, 272, 282, 283, 290, 291, 299, 301, 305, 306, 310, 320, 322, 324, 327, 328, 329, 333, 334, 337, 339, 340, 341, 342, 343, 345, 346, 353, 356, 357, 360, 363, 371, 377, 378, 383, 385, 388, 389, 390, 391, 395, 399, 406, 409, 417, 423, 429, 432, 433, 437, 439, 442, 443, 447, 448, 451, 454, 461, 463, 464, 465, 468, 469, 470, 475, 476, 479, 483, 484, 486, 488, 490, 491, 494, 499, 502, 503, 507, 510, 513, 514, 515, 516, 518, 519, 531, 533, 535, 538, 542, 544, 545, 546, 548, 552, 555, 556, 565, 572, 573, 575, 578, 588, 594, 595, 596, 601, 602, 607, 608, 609, 611, 612, 613, 618, 620, 621, 623, 624, 625, 631, 633, 636, 638, 644, 648, 650, 653, 654, 656, 662, 665, 671, 673, 674, 676, 678, 679, 682, 686, 688, 689, 690, 693, 696, 697, 700, 701, 702, 703, 708, 711, 716, 719, 720, 727, 728, 729, 732, 735, 736, 737, 741, 747, 748, 749, 751, 752, 755, 758, 761, 762, 763, 764, 765, 767, 768, 769, 770, 771, 773, 774, 775, 777, 778, 779, 781, 788, 789, 793, 794, 798, 802, 804, 805, 806, 809, 811, 817, 819, 820, 821, 823, 825, 828, 832, 834, 836, 838, 839, 840, 841, 849, 850, 851, 856, 860, 861, 862, 865, 866, 867, 870, 875, 876, 877, 878, 879, 883, 885, 886, 893, 895, 896, 897, 898, 900, 902, 904, 907, 910, 913, 918, 919, 920, 921, 927, 928, 932, 937, 943, 944, 950, 954, 955, 956, 957, 958, 962, 963, 964, 965, 967, 972, 974, 979, 986, 990, 992, 995, 996, 997
BURROUGHS WELLCOME & Co (Sydney) 70, 84, 85, 86, 88, 89, 114, 119, 129, 131, 213, 214, 215, 258, 286, 316, 336, 338, 350, 352, 372, 373, 374, 400, 403, 404, 405, 415, 416, 434, 435, 452, 455, 457, 459, 471, 473, 477, 509, 614, 641, 661, 681, 691, 692, 704, 705, 706, 707, 712, 715, 730, 733, 739, 744, 757, 760, 785, 786, 812, 813, 852, 903, 933, 969

F H CAM, Dartford 684, 871
CENTRAL BRITISH RED CROSS COMMITTEE 754 (donation of quantities of Wyeth Beef Juice to hospitals in South Africa)
P W CHANDLER 117
HRH Princess CHRISTIAN of Schleswig-Holstein (re donation of medical equipment to the Red Cross's Hospital Train) 978
Lady Randolph CHURCHILL, President of the American Ladies' Hospital Ship Committee, 951 (re medical equipment for the American Ladies' Hospital Ship Maine)
C C CLAREMONT 481
Ernest CLARKE 985
J A CLEWER 835
Mr Samuel COHEN 3, 4
Prof Norman COLLIE 150, 179
COLLYER, BRISTOW, RUSSELL, HILL, CURTIS & DODS 53
The COMPTROLLER 975
CONDY & MITCHELL 927
Dr CONNSTEIN 249A, 294, 511, 567, 586, 598
CO-OPERATIVE WHOLESALE SOCIETY Ltd 116
J B COPE 683, 709
CORBYN STACEY & Co 113
R Newton CRANE 897
J CRUICKSHANK-SMITH 190
CRUSE & Co 553a

A F DAVENPORT, Australia, 61
Roger DEARDEN, 247
Charles DELACRE & Co, 908
Wm DENNY & BROTHERS, 279, 723, 735
DIRECTOR GENERAL, Army Medical Department, 83
DIRECTOR GENERAL (Ministry of the Interior, Cairo), 5, 57a
DIXON, WATTS & ELKIN, 117, 128, 249, 256, 265, 331, 365, 379, 382, 384, 421, 444, 447, 514, 565, 574, 677, 731, 762, 784, 795, 816, 822, 907, 961, 970, 971, 976
J H DOLTON, 178
Dr Walter DOWSON, (Director of Wellcome Physiological Research Laboratory), 93, 160, 305, 541, 555, 579, 606, 864, 944, 944a, 945
John DUNBAR, 643

Dr Charles EASTWICK-FIELD (re imitation Lanoline), 412, 424
G E EDWARDS, 868
G B ELLIS, 171, 222, 402, 923
J A ELLIS, 205
ENQUIRY OFFICER, 942 E MICHAEL EVANS, 269
EYRE & SPOTTISWOODE, 940

FAIRCHILD BROS & FOSTER, New York, 381, 453, 531b, 914, 924
J & H FARNFIELD, 981
J FARTHING, 153
FERRIS & Co, 882, 899
Messrs FIELDS, 164
FIRST AVENUE HOTEL, 331
A Chune FLETCHER (advice re legal matters, eg complaints concerning BW&Co products), 156, 204, 240, 257, 289, 302, 333, 357, 401, 417, 441, 444
JOHN B FOGGIT, 438
G R FOULERTON, 393
Prof Dr R FRESENIUS, Wiesbaden (re his reports on Tabloid products), 6, 45, 91, 102, 146, 528
Mr FULLER, 837

Rev Canon GORE, 444a (on opening the Wellcome Club & Institute)
A H GRACIE, 284
J J GRAHAM & Co, 261
Rev J GREATHEAD, 435
Dr O F F GRUNBAUM, 523

Dr HAMILTON, 742
H HAMLIN, Dartford, Wellcome Orchestral Society, 140
W C HANBURY (re production of Tabloid products), 198, 439
P J HANSLEY, 657
J H HARRIS, Travelling Salesman (North West of England), 148, 177, 202, 214, 483, 493, 531a, 534, 811a, 827, 902a, 912, 922, 936, 998
E J HARRISON, 833, 884
G H HART, 651, 724
Adelbert S HAY, 987 HAYES CONYNGHAM & ROBINSON, 500
HEADMASTER (St Sepulchures National School), (on recommending lads to be messenger boys)252
A B HECTOR, Burroughs Wellcome & Co, Sydney, 31, 47, 87, 351, 436, 734, 966
S HERTZ, Kensington Stores, 672
HICKS & Co, 166, 655
HICKS, DAVIS & HUNT, 241, 446, 474, 848
A T HILL, Dartford (re staffing matters at the BW&Co works in Dartford), 603, 637, 685, 721, 722, 725, 736, 737, 738, 750, 818, 819, 826, 872, 891, 972, 984, 993, 994
Walter HILLS, 161
Rev Richard HOBSON, 170
Dr HOFFMANN, Charlottenburg (re his literary work for BW&Co ie researching medical folklore, "Mythical and Real Animal Remedies of All Ages", this project bein taken over by CJS Thompson), 1, 72, 92, 207, 292
E M HOLMES, 740, 801, 806
HOMER & SONS, 197
W F HORTON, New York (on Horton's role as an agent for John Wyeth & Brother), 297
J W HULL, Travelling Salesman (North East of England), 126, 196, 225, 299, 312, 359, 376, 420, 652
Dr A H W HUNT, 127

INLAND REVENUE, 211

JACOBY & Co Ltd, 540
Mons A JACOUTOT, 25, 71, 111
Messrs JAFFE, BENNO & DARMSTAEDTER, Berlin, (BW&Co acted as an agent for their 'Lanoline' products) 59, 99, 103, 136, 138, 145, 155a, 173, 175, 185, 194a, 199, 219, 229, 349, 366, 387, 411, 418, 466, 495, 525, 529, 530, 597, 814, 863, 889, 989 J H A, 925 JOHNSON & PHILLIPS, 855
JOHNS & PORTER, Baltimore, 8, 206, 307, 504, 590a, 617

KALLE & Co, Biebrich , 658, 666, 667
KEETCH & Co, 524
Lord KELVIN, 281 (Kelvin acting as a reference for a job applicant)
Robert J KENT, FRCS, 28
Herr KEMPNER, Berlin, 647, 664, 710
M KRIS, Vienna, 563, 668

Miss M Martin LEAKE (re the packing of 'Tabloid' products), 551, 553, 608, 638, 783, 791, 890, 905
John LE COUTEUR, 566
F H LEES, 430
LENNON Ltd, 569, 571
Prof LIEBREICH (re problems over sales in Germany), Berlin, 20, 27, 38, 39, 43, 100, 101, 114, 209, 293, 308, 512, 568, 587
LINKENHEIL & Co, Berlin (agents to sell BW&Co products in Germany), 21, 23, 29, 79, 109, 137, 176, 212, 235, 237, 262, 272a, 295, 303, 344, 428, 431, 449, 450, 452, 496, 529, 537, 560, 591, 592, 593, 646, 663, 717, 753, 796, 797, 859, 916, 917, 930, 939, 980, 988
LONDON BEETROOT SUGAR ASSOCIATION, 165
LONDON CITY & MIDLAND BANK, 118, 709, 731
T H B LONG, Travelling Salesman, Egypt, 857, 858, 894, 947
LORD BISHOP OF LONDON, 395a, 398

Thomas MABEN, 850
Sir William MACCORMACK, 780
MACFIE & SONS 167
The Manager (MANCHESTER HOTEL), 790
MARKBY STEWART & Co (lawyers), 2, 22, 210, 407, 419, 940
Dr John MARSHALL, 766
Henry MAVOR, 276
J W MAY, 274
W McBRIDE (Tracelling Salesman, England South / Midlands), 218, 228, 285, 532, 659, 698, 794, 800, 815, 876, 954
W R MEALING, 406, 469
Prof R MELDOLA, 152, 178
E MERCK, London, 46
Miss MILLER, 763, 776
MINISTRY OF INTERIOR, Cairo, 5, 57a (re Tabloid preparations)
E J D MITCHELL, 271
Mr Arthur MOSER, 41, 52
J MURRAY, 319
Augustus MUZIC, 32

NEWBERY & SONS, 460
George NEWMAN, 944a, 945
A NICHOL, 422

J F OAKES, 220
OCEAN ACCIDENT & INSURANCE COMPANY, 244
A W OUTRAM, 687

PATENT OFFICE, 975 (on misuse of 'Tabloid' trade mark by other firms)
J H V PHILLPOTT, 249
G E PEARSON, Travelling Salesman, 30, 787, 793, 806a, 830, 865, 881, 913
POTTER & CLARKE, 26
E L PUGH, 132

RAFFO DALMAZZO & Co, Genoa, 106, 410 (requesting information on S Negri & Co of Venice, over a possible breach of a BW&Co trade mark)
E W RAVEN, Travelling Salesman, 57, 518, 911, 952
Sir M White RIDLEY, Home Secretary, 163
Peter ROBINSON, 774 Lord Bishop of ROCHESTER, 426 (on opening the Wellcome Club & Institute)
F A ROGERS, Travelling Salesman, London, 268 (Keplar preparations, Hospital for Consumption, Brompton), 456, 497, 792, 829, 888, 912
P J RUTLAND, 55, 216, 217, 238

ST JAMES CONTRACT CORPORATION Ltd, 97 (re a request to a BW&Co representative on the idea of providing autmoatic [vending] machines which would supply to the public 'Tabloid' products. BW&Co turn down the idea on grounds of public health) J SANGER & SONS, 440
Mr SANGSTER, 553b
T Ernest SAUNT, 784
Charles E SCARFF, Montreal, 267
C W SECCOMBE, 983
SECRETARY, Central British Red Cross Committee, 754 (offering free bottles of Wyeth Beef Juice)
SHARLAND & Co, 135
SHARP & DOHME, Baltimore, 394
Frank SHELDON, 231
F F SHELLEY, Travelling Salesman (South Africa), 121, 192, 472, 589, 660
A E SHINN, 992
Lewis A SMART, Dumbarton (re a post at BW&Co Dartford, examining the factory machinery), 115, 122, 143, 174, 191, 208, 214a, 221, 233, 234, 253, 255, 260, 263, 308, 315, 321, 332, 335, 443, 467, 491, 536, 695, 929, 948, 994
Senator A WILSON SMART, 275 (re a reference for his son, Lewis A Smart)
R J SMITH, 413
SOMERSET HOUSE, 211
W STEVENSON, 241
C J STEWART, London County Council, 543
R C SUDLOW, 557
H L SUSPELL, 168
SUTTON & Co, 201

Norman TATE & Co, 169
Dr TAYLOR, 645
Frank TAYLOR, Solicitor, 186
W E TAYLOR, Travelling Salesman, Scotland, 157, 244, 309, 358, 425, 508, 524, 799, 800, 911, 946, 953
Joseph TETLEY & Co (on blends of tea to be sent to BW&Co,most likely for the production of 'Tabloid' Tea), 108, 125, 189, 330, 368, 547, 619, 726, 756, 880, 881, 935
C J S THOMPSON, (mostly on setting out the peculiararites of Thompson's contract), 296, 367, 873, 875, 901, 959
Prof W A TILDEN, 151, 181
THE TIMES OFFICE, (Publishing Department), 369 (on the definition of the word 'Tabloid' in a Dictionary published by The Times
Joseph de TOROCK, 243
Dr Frederick TREVES, FRCS, 810 (sending him a 'Tabloid' Medical Case), 934 (re 'Soloid' Carbolic Acid supplied to Treves)
TURNER & Co Ltd, Chemical Works, Queens Ferry, Flintshire (on the mixing of Erythrol Tetranitrate with a mixture sent separately by BW&Co , 58, 187, 396, 427, 517, 561, 699, 700, 761, 782, 854, 869, 886, 887, 973, 993
Sir William TURNER, President of the General Medical Council, re the St James's Contract Corporation's suggestion to provide dispensing machines containing 'Tabloid' products 162

Sec U A A, 526

Henry WAITE, LRCP, 94 (re anti-diphtheria serum)
J W WARD, 50, 719, 798, 824
Prof W H WATKINSON, 278
A S WATSON & Co, Manila, 317 (on Watson & Co acting as agents of BW&Co in the Phillipines)
F G WEBB, 130
H S WELLCOME (letters to Wellcome whilst he was on holiday, informing him of BW&Co business, particularly legal matters), 347 (re 'Soloid' trademark), 348, 354, 362 (on Lionel Decle, Daily Telegraph, writing an article praising BW&Co 'Tabloid' products), 364, 576, 577, 578, 580, 581, 582, 583, 584, 585, 600, 604 (re plan for the 'Tabloid' building, BW&Co factory, Dartford), 610 (health of W Lloyd Williams), 622, 626, 627, 629, 630, 632, 633, 634, 640 (on Williams being treated with Anti-streptococous serum), 694
Lieut Col J H WESTERN, Inspecting Engineer for Government Railways, (on supplying BW&Co 'Tabloid' products to the Egyptian Railway Administration) 36
Charles H WHITE, 287, 845
Oswald WILKINSON, 270
W Lloyd WILLIAMS, Works Manager, BW&Co, Dartford, 35, 51, 184, 193, 205, 236, 245, 248, 251, 259, 314, 323, 325, 326, 361, 397, 413, 515, 522, 839, 559
Lord Bishop of WINCHESTER, 408 (on opening the Wellcome Club & Institute, Dartford)
H A WOOLNOUGH, Victoria, New South Wales, Australia, 105
John WYETH & BROS, Philadelphia, (re Horton's contract), 56, 242, 304
Stuart WYETH, 772

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December 1898 - January 1900

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1 volume

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Copyright assigned to the Wellcome Trust

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