Product literature boxes: Human and veterinary for the medical and veterinary professions

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Wellcome Foundation Ltd
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About this work


Two maroon metal (tin) boxes imprinted in golden lettering with Burroughs Wellcome & Co. (The Wellcome Foundation Ltd.) London, and unicorn symbol, containing Wellcome Foundation product literature, for distribution to the medical and veterinary professions only, dating from the 1940s to the 1960s.

A number of them have a 'PMR' number written on the top, thought to mean Product Marketing Register. Some also have the name of the printers/artists on the front of the leaflet, e.g. Cox and Sharland, Leagrave Press, Wickham Press.

One box contains alphabetical index cards for the letters M-Z with product leaflets filed in alphabetical order; the contents of the other box are filed randomly and without any alphabetical index card markers although the majority of content is of products beginning with A-E.



Physical description

1 transfer box Two maroon metal (tin) boxes containing product leaflets and ephemera.

Acquisition note

Aquired 10/08/2016 (Accession 2298).

Copyright note

Copyright assigned to the Wellcome Trust

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Accession number

  • 2298