Scope and Content

Consists of printed advertising material recovered from the firm's printers [c1882]-1989

Administrative / Biographical History

William Cooper founded his veterinary business in Berkhamsted in about 1840, and in the following years developed chemical sheep dips. He was joined in the business by some of his nephews, and the firm became known as William Cooper and Nephews until it merged with McDougall and Robertson in 1925 to form Cooper McDougall and Robertson Ltd. In 1959-60 the firm was bought by the Wellcome Foundation. Later ICI acquired an interest in the firm, which was later renamed Coopers Animal Health Ltd. It was wound up around 1990.

Conditions Governing Access

Available for consultation

Acquisition Information

Deposited 1969 T72/47; DX65; DX480


Compiled by Zoe Watson, March 2004

Other Finding Aids

A detailed catalogue is available at the Museum of English Rural Life

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Geographical Names