Borthwick Catalogue

fonds CBM - Records of Colin Burton

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Records of Colin Burton


  • 1923-1974 (Creation)

Level of description


Extent and medium

0.02 cubic metres

1 box

Context area

Name of creator

Burton, Colin, 1935-2009, confectioner (1935-2009)

Biographical history

Colin Burton was born on 13 September 1935. He worked at Glinco and then in the experimental department of John Mackintosh & Sons Ltd, the Halifax confectionary company that created the Quality Street chocolate and toffee assortment. Mackintosh merged with Rowntree & Co in 1969 to form Rowntree-Mackintosh Plc.

He died on 5 June 2009.

Archival history

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

The archive was purchased by the Borthwick Institute in 2014.

Content and structure area

Scope and content

Mackintosh recipe notebooks, c.1923-1937; Colin Burton’s book of experimental notes, c.1950; file of recipes for Quality Street by Rowntree Mackintosh, 1974; copy of ‘Skuse’s Complete Confectioner’ by W. J. Bush, 1957; manuscript list of places visited by Colin Burton on working trips for Rowntree-Mackintosh, n.d.


Further accruals are not expected.

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Conditions governing access

Records are open to the public, subject to the overriding provisions of relevant legislation, including the Data Protection Act 1998.

24 hours’ notice is required to access photographic material.

Conditions governing reproduction

A reprographics service is available to researchers subject to the access restrictions outlined above. Copying will not be undertaken if there is any risk of damage to the document. Copies are supplied in accordance with the Borthwick Institute for Archives' terms and conditions for the supply of copies, and under provisions of any relevant copyright legislation. Permission to reproduce images of documents in the custody of the Borthwick Institute must be sought.

Language of material

  • English

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Physical characteristics and technical requirements

Finding aids

The archive has not yet been catalogued, please contact the Borthwick Institute for further information.

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Existence and location of originals

Existence and location of copies

Related units of description

The records of John Mackintosh & Sons Ltd and the Rowntree Company Archive, which includes some records of Rowntree-Mackintosh Plc, are also deposited at the Borthwick Institute.

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Rules and/or conventions used

ISAD (G): General International Standard Archival Description, International Council on Archives (2nd edition, 2000); Rules for the construction of personal, place and corporate names, National Council on Archives (1997).

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Dates of creation revision deletion

Created by S. A. Shearn, 27.04.17.




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