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us: Thomas Cook (Firm)

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    • us: Thomas Cook Ltd.
    • us: Thomas Cook Group
    • us: Cook (Thomas) Ltd.
    • us: Thomas Cook and Son
    • us: Thos. Cook & Son
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      Cook, T., firm, publishers, London
  • Sources

    • found: The supreme travel adventure, c1928: imprint on t.p. (Thos. Cook & Son)
    • found: Annual report & accounts, 2008: t.p. (Thomas Cook Group plc)
    • found: Thomas Cook Group plc website, 16 Feb. 2009: Merger Completion 19th June 2007 page (merger between MyTravel Group plc and Thomas Cook AG)
    • found: Wikipedia, viewed 31 July 2014: under Thomas Cook & Son (originally simply Thomas Cook; a company founded by Thomas Cook, a cabinet-maker, who arranged excursions in collaboration with the Midland Counties (later Midland) Railway from 1841; organised his first tours to Europe in 1855; acquired business premises on Fleet Street, London, in 1865; in 1871, the name of the company was changed to Thomas Cook & Son; in 1924, renamed Thomas Cook & Son Ltd., then Thomas Cook Ltd around 1974; the company's Publishing Office was moved from London to Peterborough in July 1974; acquired by the German company C&N Touristic AG in 2002, which later changed its name to Thomas Cook AG) under Thomas Cook AG (the parent company of Thomas Cook UK & Ireland; headquarters in Rochdale; on 12 February 2007, Thomas Cook AG announced a merger with MyTravel Group PLC; the parent company of the enlarged group was named Thomas Cook Group plc) under Thomas Cook Group plc (headquarters in Peterborough)
    • found: Royal Commission on Historical Archives. Report on the records of Thomas Cook Group, Ltd, traveL agents, 45 Berkeley St, London W1A 1EB, 1990: cover (Thomas Cook Archives) p.2 (surviving archive of the firm dates mainly from the years following the opening of its Ludgate Circus headquarters in 1873; library and archives are housed in the Berkeley Street building that was the previous headquarters, between c1925 and c1975, of Thomas Cook and Son Ltd, and is now the international group headquarters)
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    • 1981-09-08: new
    • 2014-08-02: revised
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