Papers of the Henry Wells Oil Company/Germ Lubricants Ltd

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Financial and trading data; post-war correspondence, 1949-1952; publications of the company, 1903, 1914 and no date; miscellaneous papers relating to a history of Germ Lubricants Ltd; reports and notes of M. Wells, 1890-1900; photograph of Germ Lubricants Works.

Administrative / Biographical History

No details available. The Henry Wells Oil Company was connected with Henry Wells Oil Company in some way.


The Modern Records Centre uses a classification scheme. For further details of the scheme, see It is compatible with ISAD(G): General International Standard Archival Description (2000).

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on access to these papers.

Acquisition Information

This collection was deposited in the Centre by the Chairman of the Michael Beecham Group of Companies in 1979.

Other Finding Aids

A copy of this collection-level description is available in paper format in the Centre's searchroom. A file level catalogue is also available in paper format in the Centre's searchroom, at the National Register of Archives in London and in Chadwyck-Healey's National Inventory of Documentary Sources.

Authority records exist for the Henry Wells Oil Company (GB 152 AAR2198) and the Germ Lubricants Ltd (GB 152 AAR2199).

Conditions Governing Use

There are no restrictions on the use of this archive, apart from the requirements of copyright law.

Appraisal Information

This collection has been weeded for duplicates.


Further deposits are not expected.

Related Material

The Centre also holds papers of K. Allan and Company Ltd (MSS.198/A), Belgrave Oil and Grease Company (Leeds) Ltd (MSS.198/B), Thomas Moscrop and Company Ltd (MSS.198/M), Orcene Company Ltd (MSS.198/OR), Ragosine Oil Company Ltd (MSS.198/R).