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DescriptionCollection includes papers related to the work of the Research Department which includes: Minutes of departmental meetings; research reports; correspondence, internal communications, photographs and press releases. The catalogue is in the process of being updated and additional entries for this function are anticipated.
Administrative HistoryResearch facilities expanded considerably after World War II and the appointment of Sir Jack Drummond, F.R.S as Director of Research. At the time the company's research interests included pharmaceuticals and medicinals, fine chemicals, and veterinary and horticultural products. The department employed chemists, biochemists, physical chemists, bacteriologists, mycologists, pharmacologist, parasitologists, veterinarians, entomologists, and plant pathologists.

In the 1960s the Research Department consisted of 7 divisions:
1. Chemistry
2. Biology
3. Antibiotics and fermentations
4. Veterinary science
5. Agriculture and horticulture
6. Technical development
7. Administrative
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