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  • Title
    Item 04: [Group portrait of the board of William Arnott Limited, 1904]
  • Call number
    ML 1164
  • Level of description
  • Date

    ca. 1904
  • Type of material
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  • Physical Description
    1 photograph - 61 x 83.5 cm. (visible image) in wooden frame with carved ornamentation, red velvet slip and gilded inner slip, 103 x 125 cm.
  • Scope and Content
    Grouped in the centre, left to right, five of William Arnott's sons: Samuel Sinclair Arnott, John McLean Arnott, James Hayden Leslie Arnott (managing director), William Arnott (jnr) and Halse Rogers Arnott, who was Chairman of the Board till 1961, nearly 100 years after the first shop opened in Newcastle. Extreme left and right, two of William's grandsons; the elder sons of Leslie; Walter Esmond Arnott and Herbert Leslie Arnott -- Identifications of sitters by Jeremy Arnott, Aug 1998
  • Source
    Presented November 1997
  • Access Conditions

    Access to this pictures collection via appointment only. Please submit your request through Ask a Librarian
  • Copying Conditions
    Out of copyright: Created before 1955
    Please acknowledge: : Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales
  • General note

    Probably taken to mark the formation of William Arnott Limited as a limited liability company in 1904. J.H.L. (Leslie), the eldest son, was the Company's first managing director
    Reproduced in 'The story of Arnott's famous biscuits : a history & a celebration' / Charles Boag. Sydney : Landsdowne, 1993. Location number : Q338.7664752/1 Mitchell Library [Caption to photograph (p.25) incorrect, information from J. Arnott, 1998]
    Also in 'Arnott's : 125 years of making & selling biscuits' / Charlotte Rowe. Homebush, N.S.W. : Arnott's Biscuits Ltd, 1991, p. 8. Location number : Q664.7525/1 Mitchell Library
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