John Martin Retailers Limited : SUMMARY RECORD [BRG 121] • Mixed material

Scrapbooks

Scrapbooks, originally compiled by John Martins' staff, comprising photographs, newspaper cuttings, programmes, pamphlets, correspondence, in-house reports and publications. Now arranged by format, then chronologically. See below for categories.

John Martin's delivery fleet

John Martin's delivery fleet

The drivers and vans of John Martin's delivery fleet, taken on the Torrens Parade Ground off Kintore Avenue. From left to right: E.A.Rooney, W.Hann, C.Russell, C.Penglis, W.Mullin, W.James, L.Roennfeldt, F.Cairns, B.Pitt, M.Lloyd, G.McDonald, R.M.Thomas, J.McNally, L.Domoter, G.Garrard, M.Plasner, R.P.Thomas, R.Flavell, M.Smart, A.Bailey, L.Botting, A.C.Block, J.Ivante, M.Chamberlain, H.Satterley, F.Thompson, R.Welnert, T.Montgomerie, B.J.Nelson, L.Possingham, G.H.Maddern, A.Gartwaite, R.Ridley, D.Markos. Mechanics: P.Blakely, A.Bickmore, J.Van der Hout. Drivers not present: N.Andrew, R.Deskin, J.Falcon, E.Symons. The photo was taken 18 September 1962.

Artefacts

Artefacts relating to John Martin's. See below for details of items.

Illuminated manuscripts

Illuminated manuscripts

Illuminated manuscripts and addresses, predominantly given to members of the Hayward family.

Artworks

Original artworks acquired by John Martin's.

Files relating to royal visits

Files maintained by John Martins relating to royal visits and the store's involvement in them.

Photographs relating to the Jubilee royal visit

Photographs relating to the Jubilee royal visit

Photographs taken from a file on the Queen's Jubilee visit, March 1977, comprising photographs of both store decorations and the Queen in Adelaide and Elizabeth, together with papers mainly documenting the decorations. To see a summary of the other records in this series do an archival number search on BRG 121/21.

Coat of arms

Coat of arms

Records relating to the company's coat of arms, comprising 1) the original document granting John Martin & Co. Limited their coat of arms - a handwritten parchment with coloured illustrations, and three seals (with containers) attached to the bottom of the document (1970); 2) a coloured rendering of the coat of arms by Dulcie Corner, signed at the bottom 'College of Arms, London' and 'John Walker, Clarenceux King of Arms' (nd); 3) a newspaper cutting re David Jones' coat of arms (1968), 4) document 'The armorial bearings of John Martin & Co. Limited'; 5) a pamphlet with a similar description of the arms; 6) a colour photograph of the arms; 7) colour photograph of the John Martin coat of arms; 8) colour photo of the Martin family coat of ams; and 9) typescript description of the company's coat of arms.