Records of Mayflower Books Ltd, publishers, London, England

Scope and Content

  • Minute book including share ledger and register of members 1964-1967 for Mayflower Books Ltd;
  • Minutes of annual general meetings of Dell Publishing Co, Inc 1964-1967

Administrative / Biographical History

Dell Publishing Co, Inc , was established in New York, United States, in 1962  . In the same year the company established a British subsidiary, Mayflower Books Ltd , with registered offices in London, England, that published various non-fiction and science fiction titles. In Granada Group Ltd 1967  , media group, London, acquired the entire share capital of Mayflower Books Ltd and in 1968  , Granada transferred the company to its publishing arm, Granada Publishing Ltd , London. Granada sold its publishing interests to the Scottish publishers William Collins, Sons & Co Ltd , Glasgow, in 1983  who dissolved Mayflower Books Ltd in 1993  .


The arrangement of this material reflects the original order in which it was received

Access Information


Acquisition Information

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

Appraisal Information

This material has been appraised in line with standard GB 0248 procedures

Custodial History

Held by William Collins, Sons & Co Ltd, Glasgow


None expected

Related Material

GB 0248 UGD 243/1 Records of William Collins, Sons & Co Ltd

GB 0248 UGD 243/8 Records of Granada Publishing Ltd

Location of Originals

This material is original


No known publications using this material

Additional Information

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, 22 April 2003. Lower level description input by Emma Yan, Assistant Archivist (Cataloguing), 27 May 2008