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Museum & Exhibition Book

Date
1881-1894
Reference
WF/M/GB/29/28
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Wellcome Foundation Ltd
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Description

The original Guard Book has been split into 3 albums housed in separate boxes following remedial conservation work in 2003. Album 1 = pages 1-96; album 2 =97-180 ; album 3 = a small number of outsize items (where these were removed there is a page indicating 'outsize item').

The Guard Book primarily consists of printed material - Letters and applications from exhibition committees requesting Burroughs Wellcome & Co to contribute to the exhibitions - both by renting an exhibition space and/or guaranteeing funds. The Guard Book rarely contains copies of the replies, just copies of the organisers' literature. Not all exhibition offers were taken up by Burroughs Wellcome & Co and in many cases it is unclear whether Burroughs Wellcome & Co exhibited.

Includes copies of: Exhibition committee details; Guarantee fund details; Regulations for contributors; Details of prize/award competitions; Lists of Prize winners; Calls for applications for advertising in exhibition pamphlets; Prospectuses (proof and final) giving details of exhibitors - also indexes of exhibitors and stands; Transport details (for exhibits); Approved agents - for transportation and for exhibition cases; Notices confirming reservation of stands; Regulations for removal of exhibits.

All exhibitions are indexed in alphabetical order below - notable items are also described below:

ADELAIDE 1887 JUBILEE INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION 89; 99-103. 100 the application includes brief ms description of exhibits e.g. Tabloids, malt extract and lanolin. 101 extract from London Gazette 'Royal commission' mandating the Exhibition; 103 Exhibition Plan, with enlarged tracing of BW&Co stand position and size.
ALEXANDRA PALACE 1885 INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION 74
AMERICAN EXHIBITION, 1887, EARLS COURT, LONDON 84, 95-98. 95 Colour plan of exhibition, with Burroughs Wellcome & Co stand marked.
AMSTERDAM INTERNATIONAL COLONIAL & EXPORT EXHIBITION 295 - found loose by this page, 8 items - inc. memo re transportation of exhibits from agents.
ANGLO DANISH 1888 EXHIBITION & FETE, EXHIBITION BUILDINGS SOUTH KENSINGTON 118 - red and blue printed booklet, includes plan of exhibition. Also 1 page ms shorthand.
ANTWERP, 1885 INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION 72-73; 76
AUSTRALIAN MEDICAL CONGRESS 142

BRIGHTON EXHIBITION 49-50, 55, 56, 'Brighton Health Congress and Domestic & Scientific Exhibition' Dec 1881.
BRITISH MEDICAL ASSOCIATION, 1881 ANNUAL MEETING, RYDE EXHIBITION 21, 41 - small trade exhibition.
BRITISH MEDICAL ASSOCIATION, JUBILEE MEETING 1882 WORCESTER 57-58.
BRITISH MEDICAL ASSOCIATION, 1890 BIRMINGHAM ANNUAL MEETING & MUSEUM 121.
BRITISH MEDICAL ASSOCIATION, 1891 BOURNEMOUTH ANNUAL MEETING & MUSEUM 132
BRITISH MEDICAL ASSOCIATION, 1892 NOTTINGHAM ANNUAL MEETING & MUSEUM 144.

CALCUTTA Dec 1883-1884 INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION 59-61, 65-67. Held in Calcutta.
CALIFORNIA MIDWINTER INTERNATIONAL EXPOSITION Jan-Jun 1894 SAN FRANCISCO 164
CHEMISTS DRUGGISTS & ALLIED TRADES Apr 1893 EXHIBITION 152 held at the Royal Agricultural Hall London
CHICAGO 1893 EXHIBITION 148
COLOGNE 1888 EXHIBITION 120
COLONIAL & INDIAN 1886 EXHIBITION 88
CORK 1883 EXHIBITION 69
CORNWALL Jul-Aug 1893 FISHERY EXHIBITION 171

EASTBOURNE EXHIBITION OF SANITARY APPLIANCES 26, 33 (Exhibition appears to have been put on by the Local Council. P.33 prospectus & covering ms letter from J T Rodda, Secretary)
EDINBURGH 1886 INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION of INDUSTRY, SCIENCE & ART 77-78, 80-83.
ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING, EDINBURGH 1890 INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION 123-124 Prospectus, includes detailed plan of exhibition space.
EXPOSITION D'HYGIENE, Jul 1893 DIJON FRANCE 154
EXPOSITION D'INDUSTRIELLE, AGRICOLE ET DES BEAUX-ARTS Jul-Sep 1893 VILLE DE ROYAN-SUR-L'OCEAN 156

HEALTH EXHIBITION PORTSMOUTH 146
HULL Oct-Nov 1893 INDUSTRIAL ARTS & MANUFACTURERS EXHIBITION 157

INTERNATIONAL INVENTIONS 1884 EXHIBITION 75
INTERCOLONIAL MEDICAL CONGRESS, Aug-Sep 1887, ADELAIDE SOUTH AUSTRALIA 93-94
INTERCOLONIAL MEDICAL CONGRESS, Sep 1892, SYDNEY NSW 142
INTERNATIONAL MEDICAL & SANITARY EXHIBITION (see also Parkes Museum and International Medical Congress) 1, 2, 4, 6, 8-21, 22-25, 27-29, 30-33, 34, 35, 37, 38, 39, 51, 52, 54.
The Exhibition was part of the International Medical Congress, the exhibition to be held at South Kensington, Jul & Aug 1881]; 6, 33, 34 - ms letters from Mark H Judge, Exhibition Secretary; 17, 31 colour preliminary plan for exhibitors; 21 ms 'copy' letter specifying exhibition space required by Burroughs Wellcome & Co; 22 Particulars of Exhibits for Catalogue, ms, lists Kepler Malt Extract, Kepler Cod Liver oil, Absorbent Cotton and Burroughs Beef Iron Wine; 27 invitation to opening with covering letter from Judge; 37 admission ticket; 52 Photograph of 'Developments in Pharmacy , Burroughs Wellcome & Co'; 296 - 2 pg copy letter from 'Burroughs Wellcome & Co' re additional space for exhibition/advertising for each of the separate 'houses' (brands) under the Burroughs Wellcome & Co name.
Also:-From 1881, 298 & 299, 2 separate copies of the same letter presumably sent to different people. The letter, from Burroughs Wellcome & Co complains re the Judging of the exhibits at the IM&S Exhibition. In 298 the address has been torn out, 299 was addressed to Dr Launder Brunton, 50 Welbeck Street. 297 & 301 are 2 separate copies of a 10pg 'copy letter' list and description of exhibits occupying 48 feet at the IM&S Exhibition. Presumably these were attached to the letters, 298 & 299, and sent as supporting evidence of Wellcome's complaint. NB pinned to the front of p.298 was an unrelated 1889, 1 pg printed/ms from the Newspaper Cutting & General Information Association re the Food & Cookery Exhibition.

INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS OF HYGIENE & DEMOGRAPHY 1891 LONDON, [aka IC of HYGIENISTS] 134
INTERNATIONAL MEDICAL CONGRESS 1890 BERLIN, EXHIBITION 126
INTERNATIONAL MEDICAL CONGRESS 142
INTERNATIONAL PHARMACEUTICAL CONGRESS 38 - Programme for 5th Session, London, 1881

JAMAICA 1891 INDUSTRIAL & MANUFACTURING EXHIBITION 130 Held in Kingston Jamaica.

LANCET 1881 MAP OF LOCAL LONDON, 30 - showing distribution of Medical Relief, with hospitals, poor law institutions and lunatic asylums marked.
LEICESTER 1888 NATIONAL TRADE EXHIBITION 120
LIVERPOOL 1886 INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION OF NAVIGATION, TRAVELLING, COMMERCE & MANUFACTURE, 79, 85-87, 302

MANCHESTER 1887 ROYAL JUBILEE EXHIBITION 104-106. 105, 2pg loose 'copy letter' giving a list of Burroughs Wellcome & Co exhibits, such as Tabloid and other brands.
MELBOURNE Aug 1888-Jan 1889 CENTENNIAL EXHIBITION 90-1, 149-150. 149 a Burroughs Wellcome & Co leaflet 'Supplement to the Australasian Journal of Pharmacy', describing Burroughs Wellcome & Co exhibits and giving details of the Melbourne office.

NATIONAL HEALTH SOCIETY'S Jun 1883 EXHIBITION 62-64, 68, 70. Plan of Humphreys' Hall Kensington - 62 & 68, the latter being annotated with details of Burroughs Wellcome & Co stand.
NAVAL EXHIBITION 140
NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, 1887 ROYAL JUBILEE YEAR MINING ENGINEERING & INDUSTRIAL MUSEUM & EXHIBITION 108-117. 108 booklet with illustrated cover.
NOTTINGHAM EXHIBITION 160. Organised by the International Exhibitors' Association in honor of the visit of the British Association, Aug-Sep 1893.
NOTTINGHAM EXHIBITION 172

PARKES MUSEUM OF HYGIENE (see also International Medical & Sanitary Exhibition and International Medical Congress) 3, 5, 7, 35, 36, 53.
The Parkes Memorial Museum was based at University College, Gower Street, London] 3 - reprint of 'The Sanitary Meeting at the Mansion House' from 'The Builder' 31 Jul 1880; 5/36 - pamphlets describing aims of the Parkes Museum; 7 report 28 Jun 1879; 35 form for donations of items to the museum; 53 request for Exhibition Guarantee Funds to be passed to the Museum Building Fund.

ROYAL MILITARY EXHIBITION, 1890, ROYAL HOSPITAL CHELSEA 122. An Exhibition of Soldiers Industrial Work, Military Equipment & Manufactures.
ROYAL NAVAL EXHIBITION 1891, ROYAL HOSPITAL CHELSEA 140. Includes detailed plan of exhibition, also brief indication of intended BW&Co exhibits.

SANITARY INSTITUTE OF GREAT BRITAIN, DUBLIN Oct 1884 EXHIBITION 71
SANITARY INSTITUTE OF GREAT BRITAIN, BRIGHTON Aug 1890 EXHIBITION 125, 128
SANITARY INSTITUTE OF GREAT BRITAIN, PORTSMOUTH Sep-Oct 1892 EXHIBITION
WH SCHIEFFELIN & CO. NEW YORK, CIRCULARS 47-48 - 2 circulars re 'Soluble Coated Pills and Granules' and covering letter addressed to Prof Siminberghi of Rome.
SYDNEY EXHIBITION 40. Ms Letter signed by Saul Samuel - Agent General for New South Wales, Duckworth MD, M Berkely-Hill MB, J H Roberts FRCS, Mark H Judge. Request for contributions to a permanent display from those who exhibited at the 'International Medical & Sanitary Exhib'.

TASMANIAN EXHIBITION, Oct 1891 LAUNCESTON 138
TEMPERANCE EXHIBITION 41, 42-46. 1st Annual International Exhibition, Aug - Sep 1881, Agricultural Hall, London, 43 - Plan of Stands, with Kepler Stand marked in red ink; 46 Confirmation of stands, signed by Secretary Thomas Shairp.

WESTERN COUNTIES' ART & INDUSTRIAL EXHIBITION NOV-DEC 1891, PLYMOUTH. 136
WORCESTER EXHIBITION 57, 58

Pages 165 - 294 were empty.

Publication/Creation

1881-1894

Physical description

3 boxes

Related material

Pg 52 - a copy of the photograph is held by the WT Image Library Ref M0008548

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Copyright assigned to the Wellcome Trust

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