Correspondence with the Federation of Local Pharmaceutical Associations

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Copy letter (4 September, 1902) to Burroughs Wellcome & Co from the Federation of Local Pharmaceutical Associations, with robust reply (29 September, 1902). Refers to a particular BW&Co enclosure ("Imp of Darkness") and to a particular advertisement (both attached) warning against substitution and piracy. The Federation is "instructed by an unanimous meeting to draw your attention to the sweeping nature of the charges made upon the honesty of the general Drug Trade...."

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letter from Huddersfield & District Chemists' Association (17 October, 1902), and reply (25 October, 1902), concerning BW&Co sending "a Delegate who shall represent us";
"The Substitution Question" (November, 1902) - issued from Snow Hill Buildings;
"Report re substitution and Price cutting" (typescript, 1903), referring to "Mr Linstead's report" (see WF/L/06/054), and to "an agitation against the sale of our goods on the ground that they did not bear sufficient profit";
"Proprietary Articles Congress," The British and Colonial Druggist (28 November, 1902), pp. 512-23;
press cutting of two published letters (1902, publication not indicated) under heading "The 'Imp' Circular Withdrawn" - letters from the Hon Sec London Chemists' Association and BW&Co in reply;
two press cuttings (from The Lancet, 19 September and 17 October, 1903) headed "Substitution Rampant" and "Trade Terms".



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