James Woolley, Sons and Co. Ltd Archive
Date range: 1838–1967.
Records of the wholesale and retail pharmaceutical firm of James Woolley, Sons & Co. Ltd of Manchester.
James Woolley (1811–58) set up his pharmacy business in 1833. After his death the firm was continued by his sons, trading as James Woolley, Sons & Co., and in 1895 it was incorporated as a limited liability company.
Woolleys manufactured and sold a wide range of products, including tablets, pills and capsules of all types, surgical equipment and trusses, talcum powder, health cordials and photographic equipment.
- legal and statutory documents
- financial records such as ledgers, cash books and wages books
- photographs of the company’s premises and commercial vehicles
- scrapbooks of pharmaceutical advertisements
- property records
- insurance papers
- printed histories of the company
- material relating to the pharmaceutical industry in general
There is also a small quantity of personal papers of the Woolley family.
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