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Burroughs Wellcome & Co, Private Letter Book 4

Date
January 1900 - August 1900
Reference
WF/E/03/04 (copy, part 1)
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Wellcome Foundation Ltd
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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/178 and AMS/MF/179). 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, January 1900 - August 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 pharmacutical 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.

This letterbook also includes a good deal of correspondence concerning supplies of Burroughs Wellcome medicines to the British Army during the Boer War - each Medical Officer in the Imperial Yeomanry, being supplied with, a 'Tabloid' medicine case and a 'Soloid' Antiseptic case. It also contains correspondence between Henry Wellcome and the Home Office, relating to the Wellcome Physiological Research Laboratories being registered under the 1876 Cruelty to Animals Act.

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.

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:

AMATEUR PHOTOGRAPHY (The Editor) 118
Mrs ANDERSON-MORSKEAD 137
ARMY MEDICAL DEPARTMENT (Director General) 211
W A J ARCHIBALD, Cambridge Appointments Association 639, 674, 702
J A ATKINSON, Cairo 889

Arthur BAINTON (Provincial Store Chemists Ltd) 64, 175, 352
W Fletcher BARRETT 399
T G BAYNES 35
R & J BECK Limited 31
G P BLANCHFLOWER, Traveller 254, 399, 401, 508
BOLTON & Co. 236, 237
BROMPTON HOSPITAL, Res: Med: Off: 552
J F BURNETT, Traveller, 86, 98, 163, 243, 509, 533, 600, 698, 762, 772
Thomas BURNS 474
BURROUGHS WELLCOME & Co, Dartford 11, 5, 7, 13, 14, 15, 19, 26, 28, 35, 47, 49, 51, 57, 60, 65, 70, 75, 81, 82, 95, 99, 101, 103, 108, 113, 114, 115, 120, 122, 124, 126, 130, 131, 135, 136, 139, 140, 146, 150, 155, 156, 157, 160, 162, 163, 164, 171, 173, 181, 186, 196, 197, 202, 204, 205, 206, 209, 212, 218, 219, 222, 223, 225, 231, 238, 239, 240, 245, 249, 251, 255, 256, 257, 263, 264, 265, 266, 267, 271, 283, 292, 296, 302, 303, 304, 305, 306, 307, 312, 313, 314, 315, 316, 318, 319, 321, 322, 325, 329, 339, 341, 344, 345, 349, 353, 355, 357, 360, 367, 368, 369, 371, 372, 377, 380, 387, 388, 389, 390, 398, 400, 402, 406, 411, 413, 421, 422, 431, 432, 437, 443, 449, 452, 453, 454, 455, 456, 457, 460, 461, 463, 464, 465, 482, 489, 492, 498, 500, 502, 504, 506, 507, 509, 511, 513, 514, 523, 524, 526, 527, 529, 530, 532, 533, 534, 535, 536, 551, 556, 557, 562, 565, 567, 570, 571, 587, 593, 594, 595, 597, 599, 604, 608, 618, 619, 633, 634, 635, 638, 640, 642, 652, 654, 655, 656, 657, 658, 666, 669, 677, 686, 689, 690, 691, 693, 694, 695, 701, 704, 707, 708, 710, 711, 712, 716, 719, 721, 723, 724, 727, 729, 730, 731, 732, 738, 739, 740, 761, 765, 767, 769, 770, 774, 778, 781, 786, 788, 790, 794, 795, 802, 803, 804, 806, 808, 810, 814, 823, 824, 826, 827, 828, 838, 839, 844, 853, 860, 862, 863, 864, 868, 871, 876, 879, 888, 891, 899, 902, 904, 907, 908, 914, 915, 925, 926, 938, 941, 966, 976, 977, 981, 983, 990, 992, 995, 996
BURROUGHS WELLCOME & Co., Sydney 8, 10, 11, 43, 44, 45, 46, 107, 109, 125, 154, 180, 182, 214, 250, 253, 289, 291, 327, 499, 541, 550, 683, 713, 714, 743, 747, 787, 812, 857, 858, 911, 953, 954, 955, 956, 958, 962, 985
BUTLER'S MIDLAND DRUG STORES 104

CAMBRIDGE APPOINTMENTS ASS: (W A J ARCHIBOLD) 639, 674, 702
Frank CAPON 503, 585, 622, 632
Miss E CARPENTER 768
CHAVE AND JACKSON 486
Mrs CHILD 449
CITY OF GLASGOW LIFE ASSURANCE CO. (SEC) 493
W Inglis CLARK 643
Mr CLARK 768, 768
R W CLUTTON 572, 612
COMMITTEE OF THE IMPERIAL YEOMANRY 2
Dr CONNSTEIN 672
CONSUL GENERAL, Cairo 450
G J COOMBA 98
COOPER AND STERN LTD 498
CORDER AND HAYCRAFT 759
Dr CORTIS 468
A COX, M R C S 323, 621
CRESCO-FYLMA CO. LTD. 275
E H CROGAN Surgeon, Cape Town 751
F CURRY, Traveller 558, 601, 603, 727, 740, 744, 834, 837, 837

DAILY CHRONICLE 871
DAILY GRAPHIC 871
DAILY MAIL 871
DAILY NEWS 871
DAILY TELEGRAPH 871
R DANIEL 84
G H S DANIELL, Dorsetshire Yeomanry 216
DAVIS AND SOPER 946
J L DAVY (Tetley and Co.) 78, 96,198, 207, 237, 277, 317,458, 560, 671, 715, 764, 896, 995
Lionel DEELE c/o Daily Telegraph 451
DELACRE AND CO., Brussels 89, 167,416
DIRECTOR, (British Automatic Supply Syndicate) 756
DIRECTOR GENERAL, Army Medical Dept 211 (on Charles Percival Felvus, the BW&Co representative for South Africa, obtaining a permit to visit the frontline of the Boer War, to inspect BW&Co medicines in British Army hospitals)
DIXON, ELKIN AND DIXON 147, 203, 262, 282, 283, 296, 301, 325, 340, 379, 388, 408, 412, 423, 433, 447, 483, 487, 488, 491, 501, 512, 525, 555, 565a, 574, 618, 630, 653, 654, 659, 660, 693, 705, 735, 776, 802a, 811, 815, 845, 851, 861, 876, 878, 887, 901, 902, 935, 936, 951, 959, 963, 968, 979, 987
Dr W E C DIXON 620
Dr W DOWSON, Wellcome Physiological Research Laboratories, 22, 33, 79, 101, 203, 246, 248, 259, 293, 381, 425, 529, 538, 576, 667, 668, 810, 825, 922, 923, 924, 952
B M DOWTON 733
JW DRYDALE 696, 982
Surgeon Major H R DUFF, 2nd Canadian Contingent, S. Africa 394 (on supplying to each Medical Officer in the Imperial Yeomanry, BW&Co products (namely, a 'Tabloid' medicine case and a 'Soloid' Antiseptic case))
R Craig DUNN, Imperial Yeomanry 189
Dr SMITHSON DUNN, Australian Contingent 679
A V DYER 624

B A ELKIN 262, 282, 283, 296, 301, 388, 408, 412, 423, 433, 447, 487, 488, 935, 951
EDITOR, The, Amateur Photography 118
EDITOR, The Star 29
MR D EDMUNDS 785
ELKINGTON & CO 753
EVANS, GADD & CO 85

S W FAIRCHILD 484
FAIRCHILD, BROS & FOSTER 112, 185, 780
J A & H E FARNFIELD 223
Charles Percival FELVUS, BW&Co Traveller, South Africa (most of the following letters concern BW&Co supplies to the British Army during the Boer War) 153, 260, 494 (detailed letter on sales), 548 (BW&Co criticising Felvus's sales), 644, 726, 809, 855, 856, 885 (terminating Felvus's contract), 895
Surgeon FENWICK, New Zealand, 2nd Contingent 473
FERRIS & CO 528, 553, 602, 918
MAJOR T A FIASCHI 475
L F FINN 68
Surgeon Major E FISNET 393
A Chune FLETCHER 256, 331, 611, 657, 682, 865, 922, 924, 939, 998
George FORDHAM 592, 707
George FOX, Royal Exchange Assurance Corporation 952, 960
A FRENCH 581
A L FRY, Imperial Yeomanry 213

THE GARDENER, Wellcome Club & Institute 457
GENERAL POST OFFICE (The Secretary) 333, 621
DR D GENESE 491, 676
S A GIBSON, Edinburgh 30
R D GILLMAN (see Wiltshire Advertiser) 986
GLOBE Captain T A GREEN 469
GUY'S HOSPITAL (The Superintendent) 268, 269

Surg Capt F A HADLEY 166
A H Jeston HAINES 699
Alfred HARBURN 48
Dr G A HARDMAN 534, 535
A Wellesley HARRIS 831
J H HARRIS (Traveller)
A HARTILL 59
HAUSSKNECHT & FELS (Berlin) 105
Adalbert F HAY (Pretoria)
HAYELL, WATSON & VINEY 118
J C HIBBERT 721
HICKS, DAVIS & HUNT 18, 57, 919
A T HILL (Dartford) 20, 207, 307, 328, 337, 375, 407, 505, 575, 617, 640, 720, 758, 760, 779, 782, 793, 822, 823, 834, 845, 863, 877, 879, 899, 905, 931, 981, 991, 995
W J M HODGES 231
George HODSON 890
W Stanley HOLLIS (Delagoa Bay) 361, 755
E M HOLMES 246
HOME SECRETARY OF STATE 972 (letter from Henry Wellcome petitioning on behalf of the Wellcome Physiological Laboratories to be registered under the Vivesection Acts)
Surg Major HONMAN (South Africa) 395
Surg Capt HOPKINSON (Imperial Yeomanry) 364
Dr HORSFALL 470
W F HOUTON 900, 932
C B HOWSE MB 217
Dr HOWSE 480
J W HULL (Traveller) 99, 151, 664, 682, 728, 746, 966

IMPERIAL YEOMANRY (Committee) 2
H W INCE 732

Messrs Benno JAFFE & DARMSTAEDTER (BW&Co acted as an agent for their 'Lanoline' products) 42, 119, 145, 241, 274, 284, 334, 336, 358, 359, 366, 481a, 516, 662, 773, 784, 818, 829, 850, 867, 886, 892, 898, 900a, 943, 944, 949, 973
JAHNCKE LTD 940, 964
Frederick JAMES 584
Dr S C JAMIESON 472
J G JEFFCOATS 839
Mrs Lucy E JENNINGS 821
Dr F D JERMYN (2nd South Australian Contingent) 681
Lieut Col H J JERVIS 777
J E JEWELL 200
J W JOHNSTON 651, 745

Surg Capt KEENAN (South Africa) 391
KELTIE PRODUCTS LTD 490
Messrs M KEMPNER & A PINNER (Berlin) 847
M KRIS (Vienna) 731a

Miss M MARTIN LEAKE 622, 753
Dr R R LEEPER 832
LEWIS & BURROWS LTD 273, 965
Professor LIEBREICH 673, 737
Mr W LINCOLNE 338
Surg Capt LINDLEY
Robert LINDSEY 920
LINKENHEIL & CO (Berlin) (Agent selling BW&Co products in Germany) 32, 83, 129, 138, 141, 152, 184, 195, 201, 208, 220, 272, 278, 280, 310, 335, 370, 373, 403, 481c, 481d, 641, 766, 783, 801, 820, 833, 848, 872, 894, 903, 937, 947, 948, 987
Mr A LIVESEY 171
E Eyre LLOYD 771
E LOEWE (Linkenheil & Co) 833
T H B LONG 290, 326, 382, 741, 742, 859
LORD MAYOR OF LONDON 66
H H LOUNDS (Imperial Yeomanry, South Africa) 190
J L LOVELAND 456

J W Y MACALISTER 97
Dr MacCORMACK 479
Mr F MacGILLIVRAY 700
Lord Viscount MAITLAND 378
Horace MANDERS FRCS 50
Messrs MARKBY STEWART & CO 122, 481, 506, 909
Surg Capt MARTIN (Imperial Yeomanry) 405
Lieut T W MARTIN 467
Messrs MAW, SON & THOMPSON 21
W McBRIDE (Traveller) 314, 337, 342, 365, 489, 642, 675, 893, 967
C McCREARY 637
Lawrence McLAREN 505, 539
Surg Maj McWILLIAMS (South Africa) 396
MEDICAL OFFICER (Imperial Yeomanry) 385
MEDICAL OFFICER (Queensland Contingent) 477
MEDICAL OFFICER (New Zealand, 5th Contingent) 647
MEDICAL OFFICER (New Zealand, 3rd Contingent) 648
MEDICAL OFFICER (New Zealand, 4th Contingent) 649
G H MIDDLETON 51
C D MOFFATT (Jamaica) 613, 997
MORNING POST 871
J FLETCHER MOULTON 930
DR G J MURIEL 767

W J NAISMITH (Ayrshire Yeomanry) 215
NEEDHAMS LTD 117
NEWTON & CO 761

PALL MALL GAZETTE 871
W PARKES 685
PEARSON LTD 629
G E PEARSON (Traveller) 1, 136, 176, 346, 603, 666, 669, 805, 854 (Power of Attorney), 884, 910, 916 (comparison of Anti-diptheria serum (Wellcome) with the Jenner Institute's Diphtheria Anititoxin Serum), 993 (concerning C P Felvus, recently employed, BW&Co Traveller, South Africa), 994
D PERCIVAL (Imperial Yeomanry) 191
Capt H E PERKINS 471
H J V PHILPOTT 933, 974
PLASMON SYNDICATE LTD 692
J C POLDON 913a
Surg Capt S A POWELL 573
Dr F B POWER (Wellcome Chemical Research Laboratories) 168, 928
PROFESSIONAL & TRADE PAPERS LTD 927, 984
PROVINCIAL STORE CHEMISTS LTD (Arthur Bainton) 64, 175, 352
Surg Capt M PURCELL (Cape Town) 752

QUEENSLAND CONTINGENT (Medical Officer) 477

RAFFO DALMAZZO & CO (BW&Co Agent in Italy) 224, 517, 561, 736, 799, 969, 970, 971
E W RAVEN 258, 452, 461, 508, 664, 665, 982
M REAUX (Paris) 816
Maj J REENAN (Cape Town) 748
A REMINGTON 199
RESIDENT MEDICAL OFFICER, BROMPTON HOSPITAL 552
Surg Capt Hay REYNOLDS (Imperial Yeomanry) 363
ROBERTS & CO (Paris) 661
D Alex ROBERTSON (Nagpur, India) 697
F A ROGERS (Traveller) 174, 346, 623, 836
W G ROGERS (Cape Town) 749
Capt R E ROTH 466
ROYAL EXCHANGE ASSURANCE CORPORATION 952, 960
W Sidney RUSSELL 867a

Charles SAMMONS 179
J SERRAVALLO (Trieste) 531
Surg Capt E T SHORLAND 165
Dr Scot SKIRVING 478
SLATER BROS 315
Lewis A SMART 103, 158, 306, 374, 493, 607, 677, 678, 796, 807
W SMART (Edinburgh) 577
C SMITH MB (Imperial Yeomanry) 187
Rev Percy SMITH (Dartford) 4
THE STAR (Editor) 29
Surg Capt J M Y Stewart (South Africa) 397
SURGEON GENERAL US ARMY 442

W E TAYLOR (Traveller) 5, 82, 261, 540, 568, 584, 616, 631, 665
J TETLEY & CO (J L Davy) 78, 96, 198, 207, 237, 277, 314, 458, 560, 896
THE REV J S THIRTLE 367
F J W THOMPSON, Dartford 782
W J THOMPSON 651
SIR WILLIAM THOMSON 39
J C THRESH, Chelmsford 485
THOMAS TICKLE 734, 771
DR TOLL, South Australian Contingent 650
JOSEPH TURNER & CO 58, 69, 134, 169, 320, 329, 440, 457, 605, 606, 703, 722, 817, 921

ULSTER CHEMISTS LTD 670
US ARMY (Surgeon General) 442

DR THOMAS WALCOT 414
W B WARNSLEY 159
Pelham WARREN, Shanghai 73
C C WELD 866
H S WELLCOME 4, 6 (on C P Felvus, BW&Co Traveller Salesman in South Africa; instructions), 12 (contents of BW&Co medicine chests given to the British Army in the Boer War), 16, 23, 34, 36, 40, 52, 54, 56, 61 (supplies to the British Amry in the Boer War; advertising Wyeth Beef Juice and Kepler Malt for Influenza cases), 63, 67 (on a Centaur design for BW&Co serums), 71 (design of cases for the BW&Co stand at the Paris Exhibition), 76 (on Kepler Malt for Influenza cases), 80, 88 (on Dr F B Power investigating Strophanthus Seeds at the Wellcome Chemical Research Laboratories), 92 (on the design of 'Soloid' Antiseptic cases), 94, 100, 102, 111, 116, 127 (dealings with Linkenhil & Co), 132, 139a, 142, 148, 149, 161, 170, 172, 177, 183 (on Wellcome petitioning the Home Office to have the Physiological Laboratories registered under the Vivesection Acts), 192, 193, 226, 228, 232, 233, 234, 242, 244, 247, 252, 270 (dealings with Linkenhil & Co), 276, 281, 286, 294, 297, 298, 299, 308, 343, 347, 250, 254, 355a, 362a, 409, 415, 417, 420, 424, 426, 428, 430, 434, 441, 445, 510, 521, 537, 543, 545, 547, 554, 563, 564, 566, 574a, 586, 588, 591, 598, 609, 615, 869 (dealings with Raffo Dalmazzo & Giongo), 874 (relating to Trademarks), 883
WELLCOME CLUB & INSTITUTE 123
WEST HAM HOSPITAL 961
Surgeon Captain WHYTE, Imperial Yeomanry 404
Surgeon Major G W WILSON, S. Africa 392
H N WILSON, Imperial Yeomanry 188
H R WILKINSON 599
G J WILDING 791
COL W D E WILLIAMS 476
WILTSHIRE ADVERTISER (see Gillman) 986
D WINTERFLOOD 3
JOHN WYETH & BROS, Philadelphia 27, 330, 356, 376, 596, 706, 881, 897

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January 1900 - August 1900

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1 reel microfilm, covering part of 1 letterbook

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Copyright assigned to the Wellcome Trust

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