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  • Item of the Month, September 2010: Articles of Partnership

    27/09/2010

    Today marks the anniversary – 130 years ago today – of the signing of this legal contract by two young American pharmaceutical salesmen: Henry Solomon Wellcome and Silas Mainville Burroughs. The document described the business partnership that the two men… Continue reading

  • Wellcome Library Insights – September and October

    31/08/2010

    Our popular Insight sessions offer visitors to the Wellcome Library an opportunity to explore the variety of our holdings. These free sessions are thematic in style, last around an hour and offer a chance to learn about our collections. The… Continue reading

  • Any new acquisitions?

    22/07/2010

    The online journal Museum practice often publishes useful case-studies for curators on such subjects as exhibitions, lighting, conservation, and cultural politics, but it was a surprise to read in an article from 15 July 2010 that “the Henry Wellcome collection… Continue reading

  • Maxim and Wellcome: Medicine and Machine Guns

    05/02/2010

    A scene from late-Victorian London society is captured here, in this illustration from the Wellcome Library: we’re at a Thanksgiving Day banquet in 1896. The great and the good of the American expatriate community are on show and presiding is… Continue reading

  • The Grand Old Man

    29/12/2009

    By any measure, William Ewart Gladstone was one of the major figures of the Victorian age. Born on this day 200 years ago, he served as Prime Minister during four separate terms of office, and was as fascinating and controversial… Continue reading

  • Glamour’s Golden Age

    20/10/2009

    BBC4’s new documentary series, Glamour’s Golden Age, may not initially sound a project with direct connections to the Wellcome Library, but the first episode ‘The Luxe Experience‘ (which was broadcast 19th October) not only alluded to one of our collections,… Continue reading

  • An Infinity of Things

    16/09/2009

    Referred to in previous blog posts, Frances Larson’s An Infinity of Things: How Sir Henry Wellcome Collected the World (OUP, 2009) was launched last week at a reception in the Wellcome Library. The book explores Wellcome’s life through the story… Continue reading

  • ‘The Smallest Medicine Chest in the World’

    03/09/2009

    A post earlier in the week mentioned the forthcoming book An Infinity of Things: How Henry Wellcome Collected the World by Frances Larson (OUP, 2009). To highlight its publication, Oxford University Press’s Blog now features an original post by the… Continue reading

  • Item of the Month – August 2009

    31/08/2009

    The 21st August marked the anniversary of Sir Henry Wellcome’s birth in 1853. We could use this date to highlight many interesting moments in his life, as revealed through the personal and business papers of his held in the Wellcome… Continue reading

  • 25th July 1936

    25/07/2009

    On this day in 1936, the death was announced of Sir Henry Wellcome. Over his 82 years, Wellcome had overseen the growth of the pharmaceutical company he had co-founded into a multinational concern. Part of the fortune he made from… Continue reading