British Insulin Manufacturers

  • The Wellcome Foundation Ltd
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Wellcome Foundation Ltd
  • Archives and manuscripts

About this work


British Insulin Manufacturers committee minutes.

Papers of the Burroughs Wellcome & Co. arm of the BIM including files relating to correspondence, marketing, production and research of insulin. Most of the papers date from 1938-1953.

See Arrangement for further clarification.



Physical description

16 boxes


Although many of the files listed here are from Burroughs Wellcome & Co.'s Marketing Department, they have been placed under the umbrella of the British Insulin Manufacturers as after collaboration began in 1941, everything that was produced by Burroughs Wellcome to do with insulin was a matter for the BIM by default due to the nature of the agreement between the member companies.

Acquisition note

Accumulated by: The Wellcome Foundation Ltd Dates of accumulation: unknown (pre-1982). These records were in the custody of the Secretariat, Wellcome plc before the merger with Glaxo. Immediate source of acquisition: Archives store, Wellcome site, Berkhamsted.

Copyright note

Copyright assigned to the Wellcome Trust

Ownership note

Before being placed in storage, it appears that these files relating to the British Insulin Manufacturers (BIM) were in the office of Mr Dunnett. This is most likely because Mr Dunnett was Secretary of the BIM up to the time when these records stop and thus was most likely charged with looking after Burrough Wellcome's copies of BIM activities.

See also main WF collection description (ref. 'WF').



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