- Minutes 1965-1972;
- Annual returns and annual reports 1956-1981;
- Memorandum and articles of association 1956.
Records of Hatchards Ltd, booksellers, London, England
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
Hatchards Ltd was incorporated as a limited liability company in 1956 to acquire the business of Collsack Ltd , booksellers, London, England. Hatchards Ltd was a subsidiary of William Collins, Sons & Co Ltd , publishers, Glasgow, Scotland, and acted as a London-based bookstore for their publications. In 1971 the shop on Piccadilly, London, was employing 65 people rising to 90 people by 1977. At some point around 1990 , William Collins Sons & Co Ltd sold the bookstore and the company became registered as William Collins G(XIV) Ltd . This company was dissolved in 1996 . In 2003, the Hatchards store continued to trade on Piccadilly and was owned by HMV Media Group plc, London.
The material is arranged into series as shown in the scope and content. Within series items are generally arranged chronologically.
Conditions Governing Access
Deposit : William Collins, Sons & Co Ltd via BACS : 1987
Other Finding Aids
Digital file level list available in searchroom
This collection forms part of the William Collins, Sons & Co Ltd finding aid (UGD 243) consisting of the records of that company and its related/subsidiary companies
Manual file level list available at the National Registers of Archives in Edinburgh (NRA(S)3040) and London (NRA31886)
Alternative Form Available
No known copies
Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements
None which affect the use of this material
Conditions Governing Use
Applications for permission to quote should be sent to the Archivist.
Reproduction subject to usual conditions: educational use and condition of documents
This material has been appraised in line with standard GB 0248 procedures
Held by William Collins, Sons & Co Ltd, Glasgow
Location of Originals
This material is original
No known publications using this material
Description compiled in line with the following international standards: International Council on Archives,ISAD(G) Second Edition, September 1999 and National Council on Archives,Rules for the construction of personal, place and corporate names
Scotland is the location of all place names in the administrative/biographical history element, unless otherwise stated.
Fonds level description compiled by David Powell, Hub Project Archivist, April 2003. Lower level description compiled by Emma Yan, Assistant Archivist (Cataloguing), 27 May 2008