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Trade card, 1868
 
   
Trade card, 1868
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Brief Description: Huntley & Palmers trade card, from company representative Charles Williams. The types of biscuits available are listed on the back
Subject Date: 1868
Publisher: Huntley & Palmers
 
Full Description: In 1849 George Palmer decided to appoint Henry Lea as his first full-time traveller. Lea gradually started to create a team of salaried full-time travelling salesmen. One of the first men he employed was Charles Williams. Charles came from a Reading family whose coaching firm had been destroyed by competition from the railways. Charles and his brother William Bullivant Williams were both clerks at Huntley & Palmers. Charles became Lea's deputy and in 1890 Chief Representative after Lea's sudden death. William Bullivant went on to become head of administration and in 1898 became the first non-Palmer director of the company.
 
Collection: Reading Museum Service
Dimensions: Height: 7.5cm, Width: 11.5cm
Subject: social history, trade <food mfr>, advertising
Content Type: card
Location: Reading Museum Service
Local Ref: REDMG : 1997.82.380
Unique ID: rm-rm-1997_82_380~1_374-i-00-000.tif
IPR: Reading Borough Council (Reading Museum Service)
 
 
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