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Reference 705:460
Covering dates 1882 - 1950
Held by Worcestershire Record Office
Extent 3 Series
Conditions of access Not for general issue without permission of depositor - Letter of permission required.
Creators W J Bladder and Son, Worcester, Worcestershire



[no title or ref.]  1882 - 1942

Conditions of access: LETTER OF PERMISSION NEEDED NOT FOR GENERAL ISSUE WITHOUT PERMISSION OF DEPOSITOR

Source of acquisition: 705:460/4081
Messrs. W.J. Bladder and Son, 52, Sidbury, Worcester. per B.A. Martin, Esq.



Related information: See also B.A. 4111

Administrative history:
For 15 years previous to 1898, W.J. Bladder conducted the business under the title of Bowkett and Company. Other items handed over to, and others collected by the keeper of the County Museum, The Castle, Hartlebury.

Contents:
c.175 account books, letters and other papers, trade catalogues, photographs and negatives relating to the cycle, motor cycle and motor car business of W.J. Bladder and Son.

[no title]  705:460/4081/1/i  1894 - 1898

Contents:
Ledger

[no title]  705:460/4081/1/ii  1896-1898

Contents:
Ledger

[no title]  705:460/4081/1/iii  1897 - 1901

Contents:
Cash book

[no title]  705:460/4081/2  1898-1902

Contents:
Ledger

[no title]  705:460/4081/3/i  1902-1906

Contents:
Cash book

[no title]  705:460/4081/3/ii  1902-1906

Contents:
Ledger

[no title]  705:460/4081/4/i  1903

Contents:
Cash book

[no title]  705:460/4081/4/ii  1906-1910

Contents:
Cash book

[no title]  705:460/4081/5  1906 - 1912

Contents:
Ledger

[no title]  705:460/4081/6/i  1910-1913

Contents:
Day book

[no title]  705:460/4081/6/ii  1913-1916

Contents:
Day book

[no title]  705:460/4081/7  1912-1918

Contents:
Ledger

[no title]  705:460/4081/8/i  1916-1919

Contents:
Cash book

[no title]  705:460/4081/8/ii  1919-1923

Contents:
Cash book

[no title]  705:460/4081/8/iii  1933-1935

Contents:
Day book

[no title]  705:460/4081/9/i  1935 - 1936

Contents:
Day book

[no title]  705:460/4081/9/ii  1938 - 1940

Contents:
Day book

[no title]  705:460/4081/9/iii  1940 - 1942

Contents:
Day book

[no title]  705:460/4081/10-13  1904 - 1931

11 vols.

Contents:
The Trader Handbook and Diary. [These contain lists of cycles and motor cycles sold and on hire. The later years include sales of and repairs to motor cars, also hire purchase payments on cycles and motor cycles].

[no title]  705:460/4081/14/i  1898 - 1902

Contents:
c.20 letters and other papers relating to the firm.

[no title]  705:460/4081/14/ii  1903 - 1921

Contents:
c.8 motor car and motor cycle trials programmes, with maps

[no title]  705:460/4081/14/iii  1887 - 1893

Contents:
c.18 cartoons from Bicycling News and The Sphere.

[no title]  705:460/4081/14/iv  1900 - 1904

Contents:
c.25 illustrations of motor cars being chiefly supplements to The Autocar.

[no title]  705:460/4081/15  1903 - 1923

Contents:
c.43 illustrated motor cycle catalogues and handbooks on motor cycle management.

[no title]  705:460/4081/16  1900 - 1924

Contents:
c.30 illustrated trade catalogues of De Dion, Darracq, Wolseley, Humber and other cars.

[no title]  705:460/4081/17  19th - 20th cents

Contents:
c.30 handbooks, plans and instruction books mainly relating to the history of the cycle, motor cycle and motor car trades.

[no title]  705:460/4081/18  1892; 1894 - 1896

4 vols.

Contents:
The Cyclist Year Book.

[no title]  705:460/4081/19  1882-1900

3 vols, 3 vols, 4 vols

Copies information: 2 copies


Contents:
The Indispensable Cyclist's and Tricyclist's Handbook, 1882 & 1887
Bicycles and Tricycles of the Year, 1882, 1888-1889
Stevens' Annual [containing street directory and other information concerning Malvern], 1898
Cyclists' Touring Club. Continental Road Book. France. Parts I and II, 1899 - 1900

[no title]  705:460/4081/20  1899-1911

4 vols

Copies information: 2 copies


Contents:
Cyclists' Touring Club. Irish Road Book, Parts I and II. 1899 - 1900
Cyclists' Touring Club. Continental Road Book. South and Central Europe. 1901
Cyclists' Touring Club. Continental Road Book. North and Central Europe. 1901
Motor Union of Great Britain and Ireland. British and Irish Hand Book. [c.1900]
British Motor Tourist's A.B.C. 1905
Michelin Guide to the British Isles. 1911

[no title]  705:460/4081/21  19th and 20th cents

Contents:
Photographs and negatives mainly connected with the cycle, motor cycle and motor car industries.

[no title or ref.]  1896 - 1950

Conditions of access: NOT FOR GENERAL ISSUE WITHOUT PERMISSION OF DEPOSITOR

Source of acquisition: 705:460/4111
Deposited by W.J. Bladder and Son, 52, Sidbury, Worcester.



Related information: See also BA 4081

Contents:
c.80 letter books, expenses books, correspondence and other papers relating to the cycle, motor cycle and motor car business of W.J. Bladder.

[no title]  705:460/4111/1  1896 - [1950]

Contents:
Letter book, 1896 - 1908
Car and motor cycle registrations. 2 vols, 1924 - 1934
Worcester Hospital Contributors' Association. Honorary collector's book, correspondence, notices and other papers, 1927 - 1947
Worcester Auto Club. Club news. Vol.III. No. 5, May, 1949
Expense accounts. 4 vols, Nov 1917 - June 1920
8 personal diaries, 1908 - 1922
British Legion. Worcestershire County Official Handbook, [1950]
The Worcester Railway ABC Guide, Nov.1948
New Business Map of the Western or Bewdley Parliamentary Division of Worcestershire, [c.1910]
c.40 business cards, correspondence, notes, notices and other papers, mainly relating to motor car and motor cycle trials, early 20th cent.

[no title or ref.]  1902 - [c.1912]

Conditions of access: NOT FOR GENERAL ISSUE WITHOUT PERMISSION OF DEPOSITOR

Source of acquisition: 705:460/4333
Deposited by Messrs. W.J. Bladder and Son, 52, Sidbury, Worcester.



Related information: See also BA's 4081, 4111

Contents:
c.29 catalogues, calendars, photographs, colour prints and business map, mostly associated with the cycle, motor cycle and motor car business of W.J. Bladder and Son.

[no title]  705:460/4333/i  1902 - c.1912

Contents:
"The Awakening" by Alex Gray, being a catalogue showing thirty different makes of motor cars fitted with Warland Dual Rims, [c.1912]
Photograph of W.J. Bladder (3rd from front) and three others on tandem, early 20th cent.
Business map of the Southern or Evesham Parliamentary division of Worcestershire, 1902
Calendar with 7 postcards attached illustrating aeroplanes, 1909
Calendar with colour illustration of motor car, 1908
"The Worcester Herald" - a pictorial souvenir of the Beauchamp - Grosvenor wedding. Includes photographs of Madresfield Court and interior of Madresfield Church, 2 July 1902

[no title]  705:460/4333/ii  [c.1904]

Contents:
c.17 colour prints of the Coventry Humber and Beeston Humber motor cars (some duplicates).

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