Reference code(s): GB 0120 MSS.5492-5506
Held at: Wellcome Library
Title: General Apothecaries Co. Ltd, wholesale and manufacturing chemists and druggists, London
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 2 volumes
Name of creator(s): General Apothecaries Co. Ltd
General Apothecaries Co. Ltd was in active operation from 1856. It claimed (in 1941) to be 'the only company that is run by medical men for the benefit of the medical profession'.
Scope and content/abstract:
Records of General Apothecaries Co. Ltd including abstract of the deed of settlement of the Company; minute books, 1860-1942; share certificate books, 1856-1948; annual reports and balance sheets, 1882-1945 and miscellaneous papers, 1889-1951.
ACCESS AND USE
Language/scripts of material: English
System of arrangement:
As outlined in Scope and Content.
Conditions governing access:
The papers are available subject to the usual conditions of access to Archives and Manuscripts material, after the completion of a Reader's Undertaking.
Conditions governing reproduction:
Photocopies/photographs/microfilm are supplied for private research only at the Archivist's discretion. Please note that material may be unsuitable for copying on conservation grounds, and that photographs cannot be photocopied in any circumstances. Readers are restricted to 100 photocopies in twelve months. Researchers who wish to publish material must seek copyright permission from the copyright owner.
Described in: Richard Palmer, Catalogue of Western Manuscripts in the Wellcome Library for the History and Understanding of Medicine: Western Manuscripts 5120-6244 (London: The Wellcome Library for the History and Understanding of Medicine, 1999).
Immediate source of acquisition:
Archivist's note: Copied from the Wellcome Library catalogue by Sarah Drewery.
Rules or conventions: In compliance with ISAD (G): General International Standard Archival Description - 2nd Edition (1999); UNESCO Thesaurus, December 2001; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.
Date(s) of descriptions: Jan 2009