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Burroughs Wellcome & Co, Private Letter Book 11

Date:
October 1902 - January 1903
Reference:
WF/E/03/11
Part of:
Wellcome Foundation Ltd
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Letterbook consisting of copies of internal and external letters sent by the head office of Burroughs Wellcome & Co, Snow Hill, October 1902 - January 1903.

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 branches in Sydney and Cape Town. Iinternal correspondence covers such administrative details as terms of employment and recruitment.

There is also correspondence with Burroughs Wellcome's Travelling Salesmen, 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 contains material on such topics as the establishment of Wellcome-funded Laboratories at the Gordon Memorial College, Khartoum, Sudan and also the work carried out by the Wellcome Physiological Research Laboratories (in particular, the testing of samples for Burroughs Wellcome & Co and the production of sera).

Also included is correspondence with Viscount Kitchener, on supplying him with Burroughs Wellcome & Co products.

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 covered in the rest of the volume.

1000 pages used. Index as follows:

A. H. ALLEN (re Dr Beam) 42
AYLESBURY DAIRY CO (see Richmond)
J.A. ATKINSON (Traveller) 70, 92, 243, 268/9, 309 (re order from the Egyptian War Office), 777, 819
ALLEYMO SCHOOL 390
ARTIOLE CLUB 453, 534
AERATORS LTD 456
Mrs H. E. ALDRICH (Re Hines) 470
August AMANN 502
ASSOCIATION OF INDUSTRIES (See Buchanan) 659

BURROUGHS WELLCOME & CO (Dartford) 3, 8/9, 12/4, 23, 28, 30/4, 36/8, 54, 57, 59/61, 63, 66, 68/68A, 72/6, 83/5, 87, 89/90, 93, 107, 104, 106/7, 109C, 110/14, 117, 120, 124/7, 133/4, 138/9, 145/7, 155/7, 159/60, 162, 168/9, 171/2, 176, 180, 187, 189, 193/4, 196/7, 205, 210/1, 212, 216, 220, 225/6, 232A, 233, 235/7, 239/40, 242, 245, 247/9, 251/4, 259/60, 264, 267, 271, 284/9, 288/9, 291/2, 297, 300, 303, 310, 313/4, 318, 322, 324/7, 340, 344, 358/60, 363/4, 365, 366/7, 369/72, 377, 380/1, 383, 385, 393, 394, 398/407, 406/7, 412, 428/9, 431, 436, 442, 446/8, 452, 457/61, 463/5, 471/3, 474/8, 480, 492/5, 500, 524/6, 535/9, 544/5, 553/4, 559/62, 565/7, 588/9, 594/7, 601, 603/7, 613/9, 621, 627/9, 611/4, 640/1, 660/2, 670/2, 675/6, 679/81, 683/4, 690, 692/3, 696, 701, 703/4, 722, 735/7, 739, 741/2, 755/7, 759/60, 769/70, 773, 776A, 781, 797, 800/3, 414/6, 829/30, 840/2,844, 847, 857/9, 868, 887/8, 908/11, 914, 928/9, 934/5, 949, 951, 953/4, 963/7, 965, 968, 972, 984, 997/8, 1003
BURROUGHS WELLCOME & CO (Sydney) 1/2, 15, 17, 71, 100, 119, 123A/C, 154, 161, 182/3, 185/6, 201/2, 209, 218/9, 231, 276, 300/1, 303, 315, 334/5, 344/51, 412/25, 431A/C, 486/91, 496/9, 569/82, 645/8, 650/3, 705/13, 718/9, 772, 774/6, 784, 790, 862/8, 870/2, 876/9, 890, 980, 985/8
BURROUGHS WELLCOME & CO (S. Africa) 223, 238, 277/8, 280, 318, 329, 353/5, 437/41, 506/12, 590, 665/7, 723/6, 730/2, 771, 773, 783, 791/3, 796/902, 999/02
McL. G. BLAIR 5
BRITISH MUSEUM (librarian) 8
Dr Andrew BALFOUR 24, 828 (re particulars of equipment for the Gordon Memorial College Laboratories, Khartoum)
G.P. BLANCHFLOWER (Traveller) 25, 157, 196, 255, 330, 473, 611
W. BOOTHER (Re) 861
W. BROOKES & SON 847
Dr Wm. BEAM (Ref:) ece p 42, 45, 46, 47
J.F.BURNETT (Traveller) 63, 97, 103, 143A, 163, 232A, 246, 287, 298, 314, 315, 381, 443, 444, 446, 517, 541, 551, 552, 556, 622, 939, 997
Alfred BISHOP & SONS 91, 164, 432
Clayton BEADLE 258
C. Thompson BISHOP 282
Miss A BURKETT 290, 304
BOARD OF TRADE ( R DEP) 299, 518
J.R BARCLAY 312
BUXTON & CO 315A
BLACKPOOL & FYLDE CHEMISTS ASSOC 331
"BIG BUDGET" (proprietors of) 339
H. B BARKER (see Alleymo school)
R. BRODIE (see Whitgifts Grammar School)
J.T BIRMHECK (see Lincoln & Dst: Cht. Assoc 391
BRAND & CO 432
BRITISH CYANIDES CO (see Wood Smith) 466, 607
BURGE WARREN & RIDGELY 472
BRITISH CHAMBER OF COMMERCE 504, 600
Geo. BAYER 515
Jeune BYLA (Paris) 522, 542, 591/2, 700/1
W. D. BANCTER & SON 549
B.K. BIDDY 626
James BUCHAMAN (Assoc: of Industries) 659
E.N BURBIDGE (re) 697
BIBBINGS (re F.H Tully) 699
BURRELL & CO (re Baddeley) 845
W.S BADDELEY 845/6
S.M.A. BOWLES (re) 861
Miss BELL (re) 861

James CURRIE (Director of Operations in the Sudan) (re Laboratories in Gordon Memorial College, Khartoum) 18, 41, 583, 827
Thomas COOK & SON (Egypt) Ltd and London 20, 48
W. CHATTAWAY (re Dr Beam) 46
F. CURRY (Traveller) 86, 96, 152, 179, 198, 376, 388, 466, 471, 734 (on sales of Quinine in Italy)
Geo. CARMEN 105
Dr W.N. CROSSE 192
S.N COWEN 257, 266
COVE BROS & CO Ltd 363
N. W COLLEY (see Grimbsby & district cht & drug assoc)
CITY OF LONDON SCHOOL 390
F. COLLINS (see Central Foundations of schools of London)
CENTRAL FOUNDATION OF SCHOOLS ETC 390
CONGESATIONAL SCHOOL 390
CAILLET 426/7, 598/9
CONDY & MITCHELL 432
J. H. COLEMAN (see Wolverhampton & Cht dist: assoc)
CLOTILDA & CO 455
Thos CHRISTY & CO 459
T. CLAYTON (re Hives) 470
J. E. CATTELL (re Hives) 470
E.S CLACK (re) 610, 967
CHEERS & HOPLEY 617
CONSUL GENERAL (Warsaw) See Murray 657/8
CHEMIST AND DURGGIST OF AUSTRALASIA 694, 952 (re photographs of the WPRL)

Dr W. DOWSON, Director, Wellcome Physiological Research Laboratories, 11 (on use of Diphtheria Antitoxic Serum on a patient in Glasgow), 26, 35, 69 (re suggestions for equipment for the Laboratories at the Godon Memorial College, Khartoum), 76, 130/1 (work with Dr Jowett on suprarenal glands), 140, 158, 172, 187, 195, 227 (on taking up Anti-whooping cough serum), 234, 241, 251, 258, 319, 333, 337, 362, 367, 377, 435/6, 454, 473A, 479 (re Tabloid Suprarenal Gland), 518, 540, 545, 563, 589, 594, 597, 671, 722, 727, 739/40, 895
DIRECTOR OF STORES (Cairo) 21, 43, 585, 796
G.C. DUSART (Sussex Drug Co) 36, 618
Wm. DUNKERLY (see Allen Ross & Co)
ELKIN & DIXON, DIXON (Elkin and Hewiques) 143, 144, 265, 323, 388, 480, 566, 738, 895
J.C. DANCE (Cape Town) 302
Charles DELACRE & CO 338, 484/5, 926/7,
DARWEN CHEMISTS ASSOCIATION 389
DULWICH COLLEGE 390
J. DOLBEAR (See Oxford & Dist: Cht: Assoc:)
W.H. DIXON 469
John DIXON (See Artiole club)
Lt Col A.M. DAVIES 848
Fred DAY (re) 860
A. DICKSON (Kent Water Works) 937

John EDINE 58
EARLY CLOSING ASSOC: 292
Wm. EDWARDS 312
EXETER ASSOCIATION OF CHEMISTS AND DRUG 445
ELKIN & HEWIQUES (see Dixon Elkin & Dixon)

FAIRCHILD BROS & FOSTER 49/50, 77/8, 80/1, 199, 272/3, 382, 357, 523, 625, 678, 782, 795
FORBES & HAVILAND 51, 232, 274/5, 552A
A. CHUNE FLETCHER 232B, 293, 875
A.L. FLETCHER 365A
FELLOWS MANUFACTURING CO 432/3
FELEES DRUG STORES (See Oldfield) 452
FROST WAND & CO 462
Emil FUCHS 548
W.H. FOWLES (re) 608
J.C & J FIELD 674
C.U. FISHER 950

W.S. GLYN JONES 23
Secretary, GORDON MEMORIAL COLLEGE FUND, 44 (on appointment of Dr Andrew Balfour as Director of the Laboratories at the Gordon Memorial College, Khartoum)
A.H. GILKES (see Dulwich College) 390
H. Wippell GADD (see Exeter assoc: of cht: & drug:) 445
GIONGO Carlo (Milan) 586/587, 623/4, 715/6, 778/781,
De GRUCHY & CO 619
A. GOLDSCHIMIDT & CO 717
GIONGO DALMAZZO & CO (late Raffo Dalmazzo & co) 903/4

J.W. HULL 62, 74/5, 156, 222, 909
HAUSSKNECHT & FELS 116, 402/4
E.W. HARPER (Traveller, Asia) 121, 150, 173/5, 449, 530, 612, 654 (on the 'Soloid' and 'Tabloid' brands), 874
A.J. HILL (B.W &co Dartford) 135, 141/2, 195, 478, 677, 802, 964, 981
Alfred HARBURN 221/2
T.L. HOWELL 250
James HODSOLL 262
T.L. HOWELL 264, 308
HINTON (see Haberdashers school)
HABERDASHERS CO'S SCHOOL 390
Rev J. HALL (see Congregational school) 390
J. & E. HALL (see also Hesketh) 393, 673
F.G. & G. HINES (for refs: see (re Hines) Clayton p.470) 428, 505
HORLICK & CO 432
E.F. HARRISON (Works) 554
E. HESKETH ( J.&E. Hall) 568
HOLLETT (re) 109B
W.E. HEAD (re) 170, 356
G. HACKNEY (re) 609, 967
A.B. HECTOR 638
M.A. HANDSON 743
HOWARDS STORES LTD 794
HICK DAVIS & HUNT 982

D.L. KIRKPATRICK (Traveller) 25, 655, 761, 817/8
KEMPNER & PINNER 56, 102, 203, 405, 523, 593, 698, 733, 746/7, 832, 892
Viscount KITCHENER (on sending Kitchener a pair of 'Tabloid' medical holsters) 88
M. KRIS (BW&Co agent in Austria) 132, 200, 229, 261, 501
A.E. KING 167A
KOBLER (re)
KENT WATER WORKS (see also Dickson) 937

LANGHAM SON & DOUGLAS 27, 382, 392
H. LEFFMANN (re Dr Beam) 47
LINKENHEIL & CO 53, 99, 118, 144/7, 228, 256, 468, 532, 649, 754, 831, 892
O. LEPAGE 108/9
T.H.B. LONG (Traveller) 115 (on E. W. Harper being a BW&Co representative in India), 122, 148/9, 151, 208, 210, 217, 279, 343, 642, 873
J.W. LABEY (see also Poultry & ornithological soc) 181, 291
E.A. LONGHURT 262
J & H LIEBERG 305/7, 408/11, 620, 691, 843
WM.H LUMOX (See Darwen Cht: Assoc:)
LINCOLN & DISTRICT CHT: ASSOC: 391
LOVELAND (re) 456, 549
LONDON & CITY MIDLAND BANK 513/4
WM LEWIS (re) 109D
LEWIS & LEWIS 668
J. HINTON LAKE (re F.H. Tully) 699

MARKBY STEWART & CO 4, 67, 82, 93/4, 136/7, 144, 211, 216, 234, 263, 266, 32081, 373/4, 384, 524, 534, 563/4, 601, 655/6, 672, 675, 688, 695, 753, 799, 833/4, 889, 936, 969/71, 983
H. MCLACHLAN (Surveyor) 7
Ellis & Pryor MEWBURN 198
D. MORGAN 313
Wm. L. MILLION 337, 370
Wm. McBRIDE 386/7, 529, 631
MERCHANT TAYLORS SCHOOL 390
W.G. MILLAR (and Mrs Millar) 398, 451
J. MCGRAIL 517
F. MARCH 602
Miss B MORGAN 641
A.P MURRAY (Consul Gen Warsaw) 657/8
Col: M.D MORIARTY (Nagpur) (Med: Officer & San comms) 669
Jas. MORTIMER (re F.H. Tully) 699
W.H MONDELET 915
H. MILLER (Warrington) 938

F. NEWBURY & SON 55, 311
W.H. NICHOLLS 177/8, 304
J.A NAIRN (See Merchant Taylors School)
NORTH STAFFORDSHIRE CHT: ASSOC: 445
NORTHERN ACCIDENT INSURANCE CO 455

OXFORD & DISTRICT CHT: ASSOC: 445
M. OLDFIELD (see Feloes Drug Store) 452
OCEAN ACCIDENT AND GUARANTEE CORP: (re W.N. Fowkes) 608

C.A. PARKER (F.R.C.S.) 29
Col: PENTON (War Officer)(Cairo) 39/40 (letter from Henry Wellcome discussing suggested work to be undertaken in the Laboratories of the Gordon Memorial College, Khartoum)
POULTRY & ORNITHOLOGICAL SOCIETY (see also Leiberg) 181, 291
PHARMACEUTICAL JOURNAL 213/5
PATENT OFFICE 244
A.T. POLLAND (see City of London School) 390
G.F. PERROTT (see Coovers school)
C.J PEARSALL 400
J.B. PIÉKWORTH (see North East Lanes: cht: assoc:)
PROPRIETY MEDICINE CO 445A
H. PAYNE (see Savage) 451
C.H. PARKER (see Northern Accident Insurance)
F.H. PALMER (re Hines) 470
WM. PARKER (re) 109A, 109C, 134A/B
A. POULNEY (re) 109D
A.J. PEGG (re) 109E, 134A/B
Andreas PETERSON 973/6

Allan ROSS & CO. LTD. 43, 87, 160, 950, 968
H. Droop RICHMOND (re Dr Beam) 45
RAFFO DALMAZZO & CO (see Gingo Dalmazzo & co) 66/7, 128/9, 190/1, 205/6, 270/1, 394/5, 467, 519/20, 527/8, 557/8, 714, 98, 151, 153, 221, 316/7, 328, 384, 493, 869, 803
F.A. ROGERS (Traveller, London) 98, 151, 153 (on chemists in London not displaying BW&Co showcrads), 221, 316/7, 328, 384, 493, 769, 803
ROYAL EXCHANGE ASSURANCE 109A/B, 109D/E, 134A/B, 170, 356, 609/10, 860/1, 894, 966/7
Nicolo RAFFO 165, 378/9, 685/9
E.W. RAVEN (BW&Co, Cape Town) 184, 224, 635/7 (on concessions on BW&Co products to some firms in South Africa), 663/4, 728/9
A. Frank ROGERS (Oxford Street) 311
Mrs ROBERTSON 358

John S. SCOTT (Salisbury) 10
E.C SPURGE 28
SALTERS RESEARCH SCHOLARSHIP, CENTRAL TECHNICAL COLLEGE 29
C.F SPINK 62, 73
STEVENSON & HOWELL LTD 211A
STANDARD BANK OF SOUTH AFICA 270
SLATER, HEELIS & CO 294/5, 352, 375
W.H SAUNDERS 310
J. SARKEY (see BlackpooL & Fylde)
R. STEINFORTH 341
W.E. SMITH & CO (India) 368
W.J SAVAGE (see Payne) 451
J.E SIXSMITH (Traveller) 481/3 (criticisms of Sixsmith), 555
SAXTON & MORGAN 546/7
SEYMOUR MEAD & CO 557
Prof: E.A. SCHAFER, University of Edinburgh 838/9
E.M SOUTEN (re) 861
John SIMPSON (re) 861
Jmaes SCOTT (Edinburgh) 891
Surgeon Major Reginald SLEMAN 925

W.E. TAYLOR (Traveller) 6, 16, 95, 123, 163, 220, 376, 448
Joseph TURNER & CO 27, 207, 430, 475, 540, 702, 840
Joseph TETLEY & CO 188, 290, 342, 453, 516, 631, 632, 704, 745, 816
TORQUAY CHEMISTS ASSOCIATION 330
Fred: TREE 397
F.H TULLY (re) 699
Miss THRIFT (re) 861

VERIGNIGTE CHEMISCHE WERKE 52, 64/5, 117, 204, 230, 247, 281, 283, 336, 450, 521, 720/1, 744, 758, 762, 869, 996
G.F. VENOUR 689, 762, 799, 935

UNDERGROUND WATER PRESERVATION ASSOCIATION 258

WAR OFFICE, Cairo 19, 22, 534, 826
WHEATLEY KIRK PRICE & CO 38, 79, 197, 383, 543, 630, 682,
H.S. WELLCOME 735, 748/52, 763/8, 785/9, 798, 804/13 (applying for a space at the St Louis Exposition, 1904), 820/5 (re illustration from a Persian astronomical manuscript, to be used in BW&Co advertising), 835/7, 849/56, 880/6, 905/7, 912/3, 916/24 (news from the BW&Co branch in South Africa; BW&Co Australian Price List), 930/3, 940/8, 955/62, 977/81, 989/95
Rev Cecil WHITE (Baddeley) 846
WEST (re) 861
Adelaide WAGHORN (re) 894, 966
Beatrice WARE (re) 894, 966
J. YOUNG (See Torquay Chemists Assoc)
Joseph YOUNG (Leicester) 392

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October 1902 - January 1903

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1 volume Print very faded in Letterbook.

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Copyright assigned to the Wellcome Trust

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