Miscellaneous papers of Brotherton & Company

Scope and Content

Comprises: (i) Business papers: correspondence, employee registers, blueprints and specifications; (ii) Printed brochures, operating manuals and other printed items; (iii) Photographs mainly relating to the business; (iv) Family scrapbooks

Administrative / Biographical History

In 1878 Edward Allen Brotherton, later Lord Brotherton of Wakefield, founded (with the backing of relatives) the first chemical company in Wakefield. It opened under the name of Dyson Sons and Brotherton at Calder Vale Road and formed the basis of an expanding and successful business, which later became Brotherton & Company.

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Access is unrestricted

Acquisition Information

The gift of Brotherton Speciality Products Limited, 11 February 2002


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