Richards Papers

Scope and Content

The collection is Richards' own collection of papers relating to glass manufacture and the firm of W.E. Chance and Company Limited in particular, 1910-1979. Comprising typescripts; notes; brochures; recipes for making glass; correspondence relating to copper ruby glass; other correspondence.

Administrative / Biographical History

Administrative/Biographical History

Mr F.C. Richards worked for the Birmingham glass firm W.E.Chance and Company Limited, c.1930-1970.

Reference: Finding aid for the Richards Papers.

Access Information

Access Conditions

Open. Access to all registered researchers.

Acquisition Information

Immediate Source of Acquisition

This collection was deposited as a gift by F.C. Richards in 1979-1980.

Other Finding Aids

Please see full catalogue for more information.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to make any published use of any material from the collection must be sought in advance in writing from the University Archivist, Special Collections. Identification of copyright holders of unpublished material is often difficult. Special Collections will assist where possible with identifying copyright owners, but responsibility for ensuring copyright clearance rests with the user of the material.


Further deposits are not expected.

Related Material

Further papers relating to the company are also held by Birmingham University Information Services, Special Collections Department and are located in the Chance Collection (MS.67).

Personal Names