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Burroughs Wellcome & Co, Private Letter Book 17

Date
February - June 1904
Reference
WF/E/03/17 (copy, part 1)
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** 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/192 and AMS/MF/193). 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, February - June 1904.

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 branches in Sydney and Cape Town. 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.

Some letters to Salesmen also concern Henry Wellcome's proposed Historical Medical Exhibition: Wellcome writes to the salesman asking for their help in acquiring material for the proposed exhibition.

Also included is correspondence with the Wellcome Physiological Research Laboratories.

1000 pages used. Index as follows:

J A ATKINSON (Traveller) 55, 106, 425, 489, 509, 519, 586, 587 (on looking for ancient terra-cotta votive offerings for Wellcome's Historical Medical Exhibition, when in Athens), 656
ARMY MEDICAL SERVICE (London) 75
ALLEN & HANBURY (London) 115, 949
ALLCOCK MANUFACTURING CO (Birkenhead) 305
AFRICAN LAKES CORPORATION (Glasgow) 469 (on obtaining samples of Strophanthus plants)
Miss L ASKEY (re) 624
ARESTIZABEL Y CIA (Chile) 642, 643
H B ANDREWS (London) 854 (on misuse of the trade mark 'Tabloid' in an article)
APOTOKET KRONANS DROGHANDEL (Sweden) 960

BURROUGHS WELLCOME & CO (Dartford) 5, 7, 10, 13, 15, 16/7, 21, 24, 26, 29/31, 33, 34, 35, 35, 49, 58, 63, 63, 66, 70, 71, 72, 73, 74, 77, 78, 80/82, 83, 87, 89, 90, 94, 95, 96, 97, 98, 99, 100, 105, 107, 110, 122, 131-33, 135-139, 141-144, 146-147, 149, 151-153, 154, 157-8, 161-163, 167, 169, 169, 182, 183, 185, 189-191, 198, 201, 202, 203-206, 207, 208, 210, 211, 214-216, 218, 220, 221, 223, 224, 227, 233-40, 243-245, 251-256, 259, 260, 263, 265-267, 271, 272, 276, 278, 279, 280, 293-298, 299, 301, 306, 307, 311, 313, 314, 317, 318, 319, 320-323, 330, 332, 335, 338, 339, 340, 341, 343, 345, 346, 347, 355, 367, 372-379, 381, 384-387, 391, 392, 394, 397, 400, 403, 405-407, 409, 410, 418, 440, 443, 448-451, 454, 458, 463, 464-466, 473, 480, 482-5, 495, 496, 513, 518, 522, 525, 532, 535-537, 539-540, 548-549, 549, 553-557, 559, 560, 565, 568, 570-75, 580, 584-6, 609-611, 612 613, 615, 616, 618-621, 625, 628, 629, 630-632, 634, 637-640, 641, 644, 646, 647, 649, 659, 660, 666, 668, 669, 671, 676, 677, 678, 680, 682, 683, 685-688, 690, 691, 693, 694, 697/701, 726, 727, 729, 730, 734, 736-738, 741, 742, 743, 745, 747-753, 759, 769, 771, 773-776, 791, 793, 794, 800, 801, 806, 807, 810, 811, 814, 818, 819, 824, 825, 830, 832, 835, 839, 841, 842, 844, 847, 849, 850, 852, 853, 867, 877, 880, 883/4, 886, 889/90, 898, 899, 900, 901, 911/2, 915, 916/9, 925/8, 946/7, 954, 955, 962, 963, 965, 966, 967/8, 972/9, 1000
BURROUGHS WELLCOME & CO (Sydney) 4, 36/42, 43, 107/109, 110, 117/118, 145, 168, 170, 170, 171, 172-177, 180, 222, 223, 224, 228, 275, 276, 277, 347-353, 354, 364, 418, 419, 421-426, 426, 427-436, 437, 481, 497/8, 500-509, 510, 511, 512, 514, 588-596, 653, 657, 658-674, 710-722, 777, 785, 855/863, 939, 940/5, 947/8, 980/993
BURROUGHS WELLCOME & CO (Cape Town) 1/3, 58/61, 191-193, 228, 232, 275, 281-292, 368, 369, 370, 440-442, 503
J F BURNETT (Traveller) 65, 123, 314, 537, 622, 770, 815, 920
J KINGSTON BARTON 675
G P BLANCHFLOWER (Traveller) 219, 230, 298, 325, 845 (on asking Blanchflower to attend an auction in Exeter re purchasing items for Wellcome's proposed Historical Medical Exhibition), 882 (on obtaining a catalogue for an auction in Torquay), 920, 928
T H BAILEY (Traveller) 19/20 (re a case of substitution), 30
John C BELL (Edinburgh) 703
BANK OF AUSTRALASIA (Sydney) 649, 938
A H BURD (New York) (re) 6
J W BURNS (re) 5
BRITISH & BENINGTON TEA TRADING CO 684, 689
BOOTS LTD (Nottingham) 49, 102
A H BARNETT (Traveller) 794, 914, 920, 999
BUTLER & CRISPE (London) 65, 226
BURLEY & BRACKENBURY (Ealing) 150
J E BOWES (Sydney) 178
A BOAKE, ROBERTS & CO (Stratford) 213
J A BUCKLEY (London) 366
BUXTON & CO (Bristol) 383
C A BLAKE (London) 389
Rev. R W BRITTON (Kendal) 389
BURGOYNE BURBIDGES & CO (London) 533
BARRON HARVEYS & CO (London) 544
BAISE BROS & STEVENSON (London) 604
BENSON LTD (London) 623
Miss BALLANTINE (London) 624
C J BLABER (re) 887
J H BRINSON, ESQ (Reading) 896
J W BONE (Luton) 897
B DE BEARE, ESQ (London) 909
Gustavo BOLIN (Spain) 946
Mr J S BIRKS 979

R G H COLE (Sydney) (re) 17
C C CHIPMAN (Manitoba) 44
H J CHETTLE (re) 100
CLARE & HUNT (Scarborough) 125
H E COOPER (re) 125
H E COOPER (Brighton) 135, 789
C H R CHRISTIE (Cadiz) 299, 486, 486, 786, 818
CONCENTRATED HOP CO (London) 308
CUMING, ESQ (Nantwich) 414
CLAY & ABRAHAM (Liverpool) 416
COOK SON & CO (London) 447
CLARK & CO (Belfast) 557
Gordon COWEN (WELLCOME PHYSIOLOGICAL RESEARCH LABORATORIES) 615
Mrs CONYERS (Brockley) 624
Rafael del CASTILLO (Colombia) 754-758 (providing samples of BW&Co products)
A B CARTER (Dartford) 893/4
Mr H E COOPER (Traveller) 920
C J CHRISTIE (Traveller) 953/4 (re South American market)
J A COLLINS (Lincoln's Inn) 997

DELACRE & CO (Brussels) 32
Robert DRANE (Cardiff) 125
Miss A M DALGLEISH (London) 166
Miss A M DALGLEISH (London) (re) 187, 188
Dr E DIVER (Portsmouth) 167
H C DRUCE (Oxford) 209
Maj. C DONOVAN (General Hospital, Madras) 229
DECIMAL ASSOCIATION (London) 559
DE BEAR (London) 561
S J C DICKENS (Horsham) 864
David DEWEY (Plumstead) 866

EVANS SONS LESCHER & WEBB 99A, 121, 545
ELLIOTT & FRY (London) 317, 335
F J EAST (re) 561, 617

W H FOWKES (re) 8, 21, 775
Max FISCHER (Egypt) 52, 365, 708, 930/4
FAIRCHILD BROS & FOSTER (New York) 64, 304, 517, 562, 733, 821, 922
FINDLAY, DURHAM & BRODIE (London) 76
FLETCHER & PALMER (Cheltenham) 125
Alan FISHER (Cheltenham) 198
FORBES & HAVILAND (New York) 327, 328, 329, 530, 531, 552, 598, 702, 704, 744, 746, 787, 805, 820, 837, 902/4
A CHUNE FLETCHER (London) 402
FROST WARD & CO (London) 826/8
A L FECHTNER (Hull) 875, 890
Messrs FASSETT & JOHNSON (London) 891

GIONGO DALMAZZO & CO (Milan) 158, 159, 453, 760-766, 771, 816
W GOODWIN (Barnsbury) 274
J J GRAHAM & CO (Dublin) 279
GOULD & WILKIE (New York) 325, 360, 526, 551, 599
Dr GARDNER (Croydon) 446
Carlo GIONGO (Milan) 515, 516
Arthur GUINESS, SON & CO LTD (Dublin) 617, 647
L J GREENBERG (London) 879

W G HOLLOWAY 14
W HARDY (re) 25
J W HORNCASTLE 28
HAUSSKNECHT & FELS (Germany) 79
R HUNT & CO LTD (Earls Court) 85
H HITCHMAN (Kettering) 124
HARDCASTLE LTD (Brighton) 125
J D HIGGINS (London) 134, 226
A B HECTOR (Sydney) 145, 499, 653
C A HUGILL (London) 125, 149
A J HILL (Dartford) 385
HOUGHTONS LTD (London) 438, 696
HANDS BROS (London) 442
HEARON, SQUIRE & FRANCIS 606
Mrs E M HERBERTSON (Ayr) 635
HULL & BUCKEL (New York) 865
Messrs HOWARD & SONS (Stratford) 887
J HAMILTON, ESQ (Dartford) 892, 961
Walter HALES (re) 979

Thomas ILLINGWORTH & CO (London) 160
IMPERIAL DRY PLATE CO (London) 165

J H JESSOP (Oxford) 101
Mrs E JEFFRIES (Guildford) 125
J B JACKSON (Kendall) 389
W C JARDINE (Liverpool) 623
N JOACHIMSON (London) 624

D L KIRKPATRICK (Traveller, Ireland) 7, 22, 462, 577, 650, 670 (re a complaint of substitution), 742, 808, 920, 998
M KRIS (Vienna) (BW&Co agent in Austria) 22, 131, 309, 310, 385, 445, 456, 457, 461, 467, 479, 494, 567, 579, 597, 793, 804, 825, 836, 916, 950/2, 970
J KIRK (Maida Vale) 154

T H B LONG (Traveller, Asia) 50 (re interview with Col Shearer, Chairman of the Equipment Committee in India), 113, 114, 363, 393, 727, 885
Winifred LYALL (re) 28
LONDON & SOUTH WESTERN BANK (Kings Cross) 66
LONDON & PROVINCIAL BANK (East Twickenham) 95
John LAW (Guildford) 97, 231
L'UNION DES FABRICANTS (Paris) 111, 112
LONDON CITY & MIDLAND BANK (London) 164, 354, 404, 705
J & H LIEBERG (Prussia) 186
LINKENHEIL & CO (Berlin) 398, 468
LONDON COUNTY COUNCIL (London) 401, 478, 706
A LUMLEY (Birkenhead) 415
LUYTIES HOMEOPATHIC PHARMACY CO (St Louis) 528
LIEKIS (London) 547
LAW ACCIDENT INSURANCE SOCIETY (London) 664, 728

William McBRIDE (Traveller) 249, 250, 333
L MONTAIGUE (Strand) 846
MYERS DRUG CO 27
T H MOORE (Traveller) 33, 56, 93, 94, 166, 262, 302, 303, 331, 332, 403, 408, 460, 481, 597, 739, 770, 809, 838, 920, 937, 996 (re supplies of BW&Co drugs to Ladywell Sanitorium)
MERCANTILE BANK OF INDIA (London) 51
MARKBY STEWART & CO (London) 71, 104, 371, 679, 817, 831, 913, 924, 963
Frank MOBBS (Northampton) 125
MEGGESON & CO LTD (London) 125, 149, 315, 337
J MUNRO & CO (London) 210
W MATTHEWS (Traveller) 334, 444, 726, 920, 958
MAYNARD & CO LTD (Singapore) 336
C MIDGLEY LTD (Manchester) 417
MAY ROBERTS & CO (London) 439, 583, 605
George MAINE (Marple) 543
Dr G T MORGAN (South Kensington) 561
MARLOWE & MARLOWE (London) 684
A E MARRIOTT (re) 296
MULLEN McSEAN & CO (New York) 788
MORLEY & LANCELEY (Brixton) 840
D MORGAN (London) 843
Mr F MARRINGTON (Sweden) 908
MEYERS & LORAH DRUG CO (USA) 957

Dr W M NOOTT 78
A NORTON (Herne Hill) 212
Carlos NECKELMANN (Hamburg) 354
F NEWBERRY & SONS (London) 420
NATHAN & GODFREY (re) 447
J NEWELL (Ontario) 607
NAVE & CO (Hastings) 823
BB Prosad das NAG (Calcutta) 886

OCEAN ACCIDENT & GUARANTEE CORPORATION 8, 17, 18, 217, 257, 261, 273, 356, 645, 648, 803, 822, 881
OPPENHEIMER SONS & CO (London) 48
OSBORN-COLWELL CO (New York) 529, 731
G OLIVER (Farnham) 848

Fred PLAYER (re) 7, 9
PATENT OFFICE (New Zealand) 103
PACOLITER CO (Lower Clapton) 218
E H PHILBRICK (London) (re) 380
PYNE (Chelsea) 542
Prof. W J POPE (Manchester) 561
PHILLIPS & TRIBE (London) 577
Mrs PEARSON (London) 624
Miss PULLEE (London) 910
PARKES DRUG STORES LTD (London) 979

A C RAE (Cape Town) (re) 1
ROYAL EXCHANGE ASSURANCE 9, 26, 43, 57, 82, 153, 225, 258, 330, 338, 342, 382, 392, 396, 412, 455, 464, 465, 475, 476, 487, 491-3, 576, 614, 631, 740, 790, 791, 802, 811, 812, 813, 833, 921
C ROSS (Traveller) 13, 23A, 362, 395, 888, 935, 977
F A ROGERS (London) 120, 140, 217, 269, 633, 851, 920
LT. COL. RUSSELL, War Office 148
Dr J C S RASLEIGH (Okehampton) 184
H J RYMAN (London) 366
Henry RANKIN (London) 407
RYLANDS & SONS (London) 447
Rev. E ROBERTS (Peckham) 452
Nicolo RAFFO (Milan) 473-4, 487-8
L ROSE (Newport) 568
W ROUGHEAD (Edinburgh) 623
RAIMES CLARK & CO (Edinburgh) 699
W RAINE (West Hartlepool) 829
ROYAL EXCHANGE ASSURANCE & CO 895

J COLLETT SMITH 6, 46, 62, 73, 91, 105, 126, 129, 130, 155, 156, 194-6
SOUTHALL BROS & BARCLAY (Birmingham) 84, 268, 490
E SCHLEUCHTERER (London) 835
STAPLES & CO (London) 88
A M SHARP (Dunheld) 875
W E SMITH & CO (Madras) 116
STATION MASTER, HOLBORN VIADUCT STATION 206
J E SIXSMITH (Traveller) 257, 472, 485, 578, 582, 627, 888, 905, 912, 913, 920, 925, 937
A K STEWART (Edinburgh) 264
Giles SCHACT & CO (Bristol) 316, 337
A E SMITH (Singapore) 336, 936
SEVERS & BATESON (Kendal) 390
W SMITH & CO (re) 404
STANDARD BANK OF SOUTH AFRICA (Cape Town) 521
Edward B STAMP (Hampstead) 581
F TOWNSEND SAVILLE (Chiswick) 584
Frederick STEARNS & CO (Detroit) 608
H STILL (Birkenhead) 623
Gordon SMART (Aboyne) 636
W S STEEPLES (Romford) 671
W STEPHENSON (re) 634
SLATER, HEELIS & CO (Manchester) 929

Joseph Henry TOWSEY (H.B.M. Vice Consul, Milan) (re problems with Customs in Milan over 'Tabloid' Cascara Sagrada) 11/2, 200, 566, 876
J TURNER & CO LTD 25, 241, 242, 399, 767
F J W THOMPSON (re) 27
F J W THOMPSON (St Louis) 411, 707, 823, 906
J TETLEY & CO (London) 69, 388
W E TAYLOR (Traveller) 86, 358, 920
L TOWNROE (London) 278
J TAYLOR (re) 389, 390
J TAYLOR (London) 409
J THECKSTON (Birkenhead) 389
THORNTON PICKARD MANUFACTURING COMPANY 459
H TURRELL (London) 569
J TETLEY & SON (London) 579

VICE CONSUL, MILAN (See TOWSEY) No page number
VEREINIGTE CHEMISCHE WERKE 67, 119, 524, 558 C VANDYK (Kensington) 541
VULCAN INSURANCE CO (Manchester) 667

WELLCOME PHYSIOLOGICAL RESEARCH LABORATORIES (Secretary & Director) 15A, 24, 34, 57, 68 (on the testing of Suprarenal Gland Granules), 69, 70, 74, 77, 80, 86, 98, 141, 201, 214, 246, 247 (report on 'Soloid' and 'Tabloid' Hemisine), 262, 312, 344, 394, 615, 692, 725, 735, 741, 747, 772, 773, 790, 850, 866, 899, 907, 914, 917, 923, 938, 964, 971
Liey Col Russell, WAR OFFICE (London) 148 (On publising an article on BW&Co Diphtheria Antitoxic Serum in the Journal of the Royal Army Medical Corps
G P WARLOW (Birkenhead) 413
R WILSON (Sutton) 187
E H WILCOX (London) 188
J A WALSH (Dublin) 279
WATMORE & JENNER (New York) 248, 326, 527, 550, 732
Charles W WHITE (Bombay) 361, 471
WADDILOVE (Clerkenwell) 274
WEST HAM CORPORATION TRAMWAYS 380
Miss M E WALKER (re) 452
WRIGHT LAYMAN & UMNEY LTD 534
J WOOLLEY & SONS & CO (Manchester) 546
H B WALKER (re) 623
W D & H D WILLS (London) 743
H WOODE & CO (London) 878, 898
Miss G M WILSON (re) 909
Miss G M WILSON (re) 910
Edmund WETMORE (New York) 995

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February - June 1904

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