Records of Medipack Products Ltd, pharmaceutical manufacturers, Ipswich, Suffolk, England

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

  • Register of members, includes minutes and correspondence 1935-1941

Administrative / Biographical History

Medipack Products Ltd was incorporated as limited liability company in 1935  with its registered offices in Ipswich, Suffolk, England. The company was established to produce and market a sea sickness and air nausea preparation called "White Wings", invented by the chemist Frank Hines of Felixstowe, Suffolk. Frank was a director of the company, along with Frederick Salmon of Sutton, Surrey, England who was manager, and Andrew Thomson, accountant of Balham, London, England. The company had a share capital of £1000 with each director holding 10 shares at £1 each. Sir Malcolm McAlpine, a director of Sir Robert McAlpine & Sons , civil engineering contractors, London, provided finance to the company from time to time but does not appear to have been a director. The company appears to have been wound up at some point in the early 1940s  .

Arrangement

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

Conditions Governing Access

Open

Acquisition Information

Deposit : Sir Robert McAlpine & Sons Ltd : 1985

Other Finding Aids

Digital and manual file level lists of the surviving records of Sir Robert McAlpine & Sons Ltd, subsidiaries and related companies are available in the searchroom ref: UGD 254

Manual file level list available at the National Registers of Archives in Edinburgh (NRA(S) 3111) and London (NRA32523)

Alternative Form Available

No known copies

Conditions Governing Use

Applications for permission to quote should be sent to the University Archivist

Reproduction subject to usual conditions: educational use & condition of documents

Appraisal Information

This material has been appraised in line with standard GB 248 procedures

Custodial History

Held by Sir Robert McAlpine & Sons Ltd, Kettering. Transferred to Glasgow University Archive Services in 1985 during the preparation of the company history.

Accruals

None expected

Related Material

GB 248 UGD 254/1 Records of Sir Robert McAlpine & Sons Ltd

Material in other repositories: no material associated by provenance

Bibliography

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Additional Information

This material is original

Compiled by David Powell, Hub Project Archivist, 3 February 2003

No alterations made to date

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