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Neath Antiquarian Society
Thomas Thomas and William Harry Rees of Neath, printers and auctioneers, records

Reference code(s): NAS WHR

Held at: Neath Antiquarian Society

Title: Records of Thomas Thomas and William Harry Rees of Neath, printers and auctioneers

Short Title: Thomas Thomas and William Harry Rees of Neath, printers and auctioneers, records

Creation date(s): 1781-1888

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 0.027 cubic metres (1 archive box)

Name of creator(s): Thomas Thomas and William Harry Rees

CONTEXT

Administrative/Biographical history: Thomas Thomas (born in Neath c. 1819) traded from 1 Charlesville Place, Neath, as an auctioneer. After his death in 1868 the business was sold to William Harry Rees (born in Swansea c. 1844). In a trade directory of 1891 he was described as auctioneer, accountant, land, estate & house agent, printer, bookbinder, machine ruler & account book manufacturer, agent to the Alliance Fire & Life Insurance Co. & the Crown Accident Insurance Co. The 1881 census adds that he employed 3 men and 2 boys.

CONTENT

Scope and content/abstract: Auction catalogues, 1848-1868; sales particulars and auction posters, 1781-1888; auctioneer's licence, 1850

ACCESS AND USE

Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Arranged into auction catalogues, sales particulars and auction posters and auctioneer's licence.

Conditions governing access: No restrictions

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply.

Finding aids: A hard copy of the catalogue is available at the West Glamorgan Archive Service in County Hall, Swansea and the Neath Mechanics' Institute. A version of this catalogue is also available online.

Detailed catalogue

ARCHIVAL INFORMATION

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records have been retained.

Accruals: Accruals are not expected.

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: Source not recorded.

ALLIED MATERIALS

DESCRIPTION NOTES

Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds.

Archivist's note: Compiled by Andrew Dulley for the ANW project.

Rules or conventions: This description follows ANW guidelines based on ISAD(G) second edition, AACR2 and LCSH.

Date(s) of descriptions: September 2005


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