Request for Information – GCR Museum

I am a volunteer researcher for the proposed GCR Museum in Leicester.

My current area of research is the ways in which goods were both supplied to and delivered from Leicester in the period 1900 to 1920. Although there is a great deal of information on the industrial processes and the history of certain businesses there seems to be very little information on how these businesses acquired their raw material or delivered their finished products in this period.

I have visited the Leicestershire Archive on several occasions and have found that for many companies the financial records, Purchase Ledger, Sales Ledger, General (Nominal) Ledger and Receipts and Payments bank and cash books, have proved a good source but feel that there may be other sources for this information.

As a local heritage society I would welcome your advice on possible other sources of information, including your own publications, that I may persue. I have seen in one of your publications a photograph of LNER lorries packed with cases of BUSM product for delivery to the railway goods depot but cannot find anything else on how that organisation either received its raw material or delivered its finished products.

Thank you in anticipation

John Evans

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