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Product files


Collection of files charting the development and production of own brand products from 1921-1980. Each file relates to an individual product and consists of extracts from product committee minutes and internal marketing and product publications containing brand specific information.
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Formulation sheets

Product ingredients and quantities for own brand goods. Information is typed onto individual sheets, setting the standard formulation for each product, 1920s-1960s.
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Formula Committee Minutes


Meeting minutes from the Boots Pure Drug Company Formula Committee, who were the governing body within the organisation responsible for own brand product development, 1921-1950.
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Statistical Records

Financial and statistical reports which provide a detailed breakdown of the annual expenditure and income within Boots UK, 1925-1969.
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The Therapeutic Research Corporation of Great Britain Ltd Papers


The papers comprise TRC Board documents including meeting minutes and memoranda; Financial records; information about staffing and research programmes of the Research Department; correspondence including that from the TRC Chairman and Secretary to member-companies, research workers, chemical suppliers and others; meeting minutes; and scientific reports, 1938-1950.
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Shareholder scrapbooks

Collection of shareholder communications, media coverage and share price information (Boots UK), 1890-1984.
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Product booklets


Series of booklets containing product information related to a wide range of Boots own goods, 1936-1980.
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The Beacon

Monthly in-house magazine for employees working in the factories and offices at Boots UK. Contains information on company developments as well as business and social notices for colleagues, 1919-1971.
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Nostrums


Collection of nostrums from pharmacies acquired by Boots UK overtime. Nostrums were pharmacist’s own recipes for remedies, which were made and sold locally. Boots acquired the right to reproduce these remedies when existing businesses were acquired, c1919-1949.
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International Wholesale Visit Reports

Series of reports reviewing the viability of business opportunities in new markets or assessing existing international business ventures, 1929-1974.
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