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George Henry Butcher collection


Scope and content

The collection contains letters addressed to George Henry Butcher from various automobile agents, car clubs and garages, relating to various aspects of the motor industry (1917-1962, some in French); and a brief history of James Fryer Ltd, an Herefordshire garage which was managed by Butcher.

Records creator's history

[Information fromHistory of James Fryer Ltd by Basil Butcher].

George Henry Butcher (1875-1961) started his career making bicycles, later progressing to motor cycles and cars. He was also a chauffeur to Mrs Foster of Brockhampton Court. In 1908 James Fryer went into business with Butcher, opening The Green Dragon Garage in Hereford with Butcher as Manager. During WWI, Butcher was involved in food production, and was awarded an MBE.

For more information, please see Motor Sport, December 1977, pp.1558-1563.

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Related material

Records of James Fryer Ltd are held by Herefordshire Archive Service.


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Personal names:Butcher , George Henry . (1875-1961 ) 
Corporate names: James Fryer Ltd
Titles of related works:

History of James Fryer Ltd

Language of the material

English French

Records creator

George Henry Butcher

Content provider

National Motor Museum | Motoring Archives