Author’s Note

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This virtual weblog consists of a collection of General Letters written by Frank Winfield Woolworth and some of his senior executives during the period 1915 to 1916 for internal consumption in the then burgeoning 5 & dime store chain that bore his name. They are just a small sample but nevertheless will give the reader a good insight to both the man and the times in which he was building what was to become a vast enterprise both in America and overseas. The letters themselves came to light in the mid 1970’s when Woolworths in the UK was undergoing a change of ownership and a clear out of the archives in Head Office was in progress. They were rescued by a colleague of mine and after I retired from the Business in 1998 I held onto them for a few years before transcribing and publishing them now that the weblog platform had become freely available. Enjoy.

 

Colin Higgins

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