Mawson, Swan and Morgan, Newcastle

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Reference: DT.MSM
Title: Mawson, Swan and Morgan, Newcastle

DT.MSM/1 Memorandum and articles of association, 1900 (1 booklet)


DT.MSM/2 Certificate of Incorporation, 1900 (1 paper framed)


DT.MSM/3/1-2 Board minutes, 1900 - 1956 (2 volumes)


DT.MSM/4/1-3 Private ledgers, 1879 - 1921 (3 volumes)


DT.MSM/5 Private journal, 1900 - 1922 (1 volume)


DT.MSM/6 Wages book, 1918 - 1921 (1 volume)


DT.MSM/7/1-8 Staff pension funds accounts, 1966 - 1973 (7 papers)


DT.MSM/10/1-10 Agendas of annual ordinary general meetings, 1901 - 1943 (25 papers)


DT.MSM/11/1-86 Balance sheets and profit and loss accounts, 1885 - 1973 (53 papers, 43 booklets)


DT.MSM/12/1-10 Summary of sales and purchases, 1884 - 1896 (10 papers)


DT.MSM/13 Assets and appropriations accounts, 1901 - 1964 (1 paper)


DT.MSM/14/1-2 Liabilities and profit and loss accounts, 1901 - 1964 (2 papers)


DT.MSM/15 Estimates concerning the formation of a Limited company, nd [pre 1900] (1 paper)


DT.MSM/16 Agreement for the sale and purchase of the business between Mrs Elizabeth Mawson and others and Messrs, Mawson, Swan and Morgan Ltd, 1900 (1 paper)


DT.MSM/17 Agreement for Mr Mullen to sell T Morgan, 12,426 shares and 50 preference shares, 1907 (1 paper)


DT.MSM/18 Correspondence concerning DT.MSM/17, 1906 - 1907 (1 file)


DT.MSM/19 2nd debenture to Lady Joicey to secure £5,000 and interest, 1916 (1 paper)


DT.MSM/20 Trust deed, 1939 (1 booklet)


DT.MSM/21 Share dividends, 1940 - 1973 (1 volume)


DT.MSM/22/1-5 Valuations, 1904 - 1921 (5 volumes)


DT.MSM/23 Mortgage between J Fleming and Mawson, Swan and Morgan Ltd, 1926 (1 file)


DT.MSM/24 Details of mortgages, 1899 - 1918 (2 papers)


DT.MSM/25 Schedule of deeds and documents, 1912 (1 paper)


DT.MSM/26 Assignment of premises in High Friar Lane from James Deuchar, 1906 (1 paper)


DT.MSM/27 Lease of part of Royal Exchange Buildings, Grey Street, 1 October 1935 (1 paper)


DT.MSM/28 Deed, 16 Edith Street, Tynemouth, 1878 (1 parchment)


DT.MSM/29/1-3 Wills, 1887 - 1896 (3 papers)


DT.MSM/30/1-2 Employment agreements, 1902 - 1912 (2 papers)


DT.MSM/31/1-2 Managers reports and memos to staff re business matters, 1920 - 1921 (15 papers)


DT.MSM/32 Managers monthly report, 1923 (8 papers)


DT.MSM/33/1-3 Correspondence, 1896 - 1943 (7 papers)


DT.MSM/34 Notes for managers, nd [1920s] (1 paper)


DT.MSM/35 Notes concerning running two businesses in Newcastle, nd [c1910s] (4 papers)


DT.MSM/36 "The being good fund" - how to deal with customers, nd [1920s] (1 paper)


DT.MSM/37 Result of investigation into No 8 department's profit and loss accounts, nd [c1911] (1 file)


DT.MSM/38 Departmental percentage list, 1931 - 1935 (3 papers)


DT.MSM/39/1-3 Analysis of purchases and expenses, 1971 - 1973 (3 booklets)


DT.MSM/40 Building plan, 7, 9, 11 Grainger Street West, 1921 (1 printed plan)


DT.MSM/41-43 Centenary celebrations, 1978 (6 papers)


DT.MSM/8 Proprietary formulae for chemicals and household goods eg window cleaning powder, Eau de Cologne, Carlsbad salts etc, 1909


DT.MSM/9 Letter from George Frear at "The Works" to Mr Stobbs, 1910




DT.MSM/44 Inventory of Mr Morgan's furniture, 1886 (1 file)


DT.MSM/45 Appreciations from members of the Royal Family and others, 1878 - 1981 (1volume, 22 papers)


William Eltringham


DT.MSM/46-50 Records concerning William Eltringham of the British Army, 1920 - 1949 (5 papers)

Date: 1878-1981
Held by: Tyne and Wear Archives, not available at The National Archives
Language: English

Mawson, Swan and Morgan, c1878-1900, Newcastle

Physical description: 50 SERIES
Immediate source of acquisition:

Accessions 1889, 2219

Administrative / biographical background:

The partnership between Mawson, Swan and Morgan began in 1878. However, the business association between Mawson and Swan had commenced in the 1850s when Mawson started as a chemist and druggist and was joined by Joseph Swan. The business then expanded to include dispensing and in 1856 the manufacture of photographic collodions to a formula of Joseph Swan. This made the name of Mawson and Swan known throughout the photographic world.


Mawson was tragically killed in an explosion on the Town Moor in 1867 and his widow, Elizabeth, who was Joseph Swan's sister, was made a partner in the bookselling business and Thomas Morgan joined them.


In 1900 the business became a limited company with Thomas Morgan as chairman.


In 1974 the Company was taken over by the Midland Educational Company Ltd and in 1986 it closed.

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