file R/B4/2 - Correspondence Relating to the Queen's Tins

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Correspondence Relating to the Queen's Tins


  • 1899- April 1915 (Creation)

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This correspondence is mainly of Arnold Stephenson Rowntree but also of T. H. Appleton and J.A. Bevington (Sales) and H. J. Ridley (Advertising): with J.S. Fry and Sons concerning Queens Tins, November-December 1899; with Cadbury's concerning Queen's Tins, December 1899; miscellaneous correspondence relating to Queen's Tins, December 1899-January 1900 (news to press, letters from Travellers etc); Barringer, Wallis and Manners (tin plate printers) relating to Queen's Tins, November 1899-December 1899; Queen Victoria's Warrant, 1899; acknowledgements from Travellers (who each received a copy of the tin and signed a declaration undertaking not to reproduce or sell them); the lapsing of Queen Victoria's warrant; an application for King Edward's warrant (refused); permission to style "By Appointment to the Late Queen Victoria", March 1901-August 1901; Windsor Castle and Osborne I. W. concerning Queen's Tins 1899-1900; Mr Hobbis (London Office) concerning Queen's Tins, November 1899-December 1899; a warrant to King Edward, November 1902; the cancellation of the Queen's warrant, March 1904; the Prince of Wales' warrant, November 1904; the use of the word 'Appointment' with the royal arms, February 1906; the death of King Edward, May 1910; a royal warrant to Queen Mary, September 1910; a royal warrant to King George, December 1910; the coronation of King George (royal invitation), June 1911; the use of the Royal Arms in connection with the business, November 1902; the Royal Warrant Holders Association, list of members 1912; a record of Royal Warrants, April 1915; and an enquiry concerning the Prince of Wales' Warrant, August 1912.


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The Queen's Tins were given to the troops fighting in the Boer War as a New Year Gift, January 1900

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