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Correspondence and papers relating to finance, 1928-1954 and n.d. [1928-c.1945]

MS. Economist 233

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  1. Folder 1: 'Note on Economist Finances', n.d. [1928], showing expenditure and revenue for the years 1922-1927, with later annotations to 1929
  2. Folder 2: correspondence and papers, 1928-1946, including notes on the half-yearly accounts, 1928-1938; records of revenue and expenditure, 1930-1941; 'Abstract of Advertising 1929-1930', 1930; 'Advertising Analysis', 1931-1932; and estimated trading accounts, 1945-1946
  3. Folder 3: correspondence and papers, 1933-1944 and n.d. [c.1935-1944], relating to trading profit, advertising revenue, sales and other matters, including copies of 'The Economist, Note on Future Development' [by Geoffrey Crowther, Editor], n.d. [1943] and ''Economist' Post-War Profits', a memorandum from G[eoffrey] C[rowther] to W[alter] T[homas] L[ayton, 1st Baron Layton, Chairman], 10 Jun 1944
  4. Folder 4: correspondence and papers, 1936-1944 and n.d. [c.1938-1945], mainly relating to advertising revenue
  5. Folder 5: correspondence and papers, 1941-1953, relating to staffing and salaries
  6. Folder 6: correspondence and papers, 1943 and n.d. [c.1943-1945], mainly relating to salaries and a 'centenary bonus'
  7. Folder 7: 'Salaries, Pensions, Advertising Department Commissions', 1951-1954. File kept by Reggie Forty, [later Company Secretary].


  • 1928-1954 and n.d. [1928-c.1945]


1 box (7 folders)


MS. Economist 233

Biographical / Historical

These files, with the exception of Folder 7: 'Salaries, Pensions, Advertising Department Commissions', appear to have been kept by Gilbert Layton, who was General Manager from 1928. Gilbert was a younger brother of Walter Layton, Editor, later Chairman. He had joined the editorial staff in 1911. At the time of his retirement in 1957 he was Company Secretary. He was replaced as Company Secretary by Reggie Forty.

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