Records of Colin Burton

Scope and Content

Mackintosh recipe notebooks, c.1923-1937; Colin Burton’s book of experimental notes, c.1950; file of recipes for Quality Street by Rowntree Mackintosh, 1974; copy of ‘Skuse’s Complete Confectioner’ by W. J. Bush, 1957; manuscript list of places visited by Colin Burton on working trips for Rowntree-Mackintosh, n.d.

Administrative / Biographical History

Colin Burton was born on 13 September 1935. He worked at Glinco and then in the experimental department of John Mackintosh & Sons Ltd, the Halifax confectionary company that created the Quality Street chocolate and toffee assortment. Mackintosh merged with Rowntree & Co in 1969 to form Rowntree-Mackintosh Plc.

He died on 5 June 2009.

Conditions Governing Access

Records are open to the public, subject to the overriding provisions of relevant legislation, including data protection laws. 24 hours' notice is required to access photographic material.

Acquisition Information

The archive was purchased by the Borthwick Institute in 2014.

Note

Colin Burton was born on 13 September 1935. He worked at Glinco and then in the experimental department of John Mackintosh & Sons Ltd, the Halifax confectionary company that created the Quality Street chocolate and toffee assortment. Mackintosh merged with Rowntree & Co in 1969 to form Rowntree-Mackintosh Plc.

He died on 5 June 2009.

Other Finding Aids

The archive has not yet been catalogued, please contact the Borthwick Institute for further information.

Archivist's Note

Created by S. A. Shearn, 27.04.17.

Conditions Governing Use

A reprographics service is available to researchers subject to the access restrictions outlined above. Copying will not be undertaken if there is any risk of damage to the document. Copies are supplied in accordance with the Borthwick Institute for Archives' terms and conditions for the supply of copies, and under provisions of any relevant copyright legislation. Permission to reproduce images of documents in the custody of the Borthwick Institute must be sought.

Accruals

Further accruals are not expected.

Related Material

The records of John Mackintosh & Sons Ltd and the Rowntree Company Archive, which includes some records of Rowntree-Mackintosh Plc, are also deposited at the Borthwick Institute.

Additional Information

Published

GB193