Burroughs Wellcome & Co., Printing Department: General Strike and management

Scope and Content

Internal papers regarding the management of the Printing Department during the General Strike (and in 1929 and 1932); with applications by 50 employees for re-instatement to their posts following the end of the General Strike.

Administrative / Biographical History

The pharmaceutical company Burroughs Wellcome and Company was founded in 1880 by Henry Wellcome and Silas Burroughs. In 1889 the company acquired a factory site in Dartford. Main company production remained on this site until the 1980s. The Printing Department at Dartford produced labels, publicity material and packaging for the firm.

Access Information

This collection is available to researchers by appointment at the Modern Records Centre, University of Warwick. See https://www2.warwick.ac.uk/services/library/mrc/using/

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