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Ceredigion Archives
Business Records, Cardiganshire

Reference code(s): GB 0212 DB

Held at: Ceredigion Archives

Title: Business Records, Cardiganshire

Short Title: Business Records, Cardiganshire

Creation date(s): 1558-1995 (accumulated 1975-2001)

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: To be supplied

Name of creator(s): Ceredigion Archives; Glyn Davies, builder, Aberarth; Bridge End Foundry Co. Ltd (Garage), Cardigan; GWR Manchester and Milford railway; Cardigan Engineering Company; Cambrian News; Charles Evans, general dealer, Mark Lane Stores, Lampeter; Jenkins Hairdressers, Cardigan; Cambrian Railways Company; Lampeter, Aberaeron and New Quay Light Railway; Cilcennin Woollen Factory; Penpwll farm, Rhydlewis; Penrallt farm, Llangrannog; Pwll Roman and Bryn Arian Silver Lead Mines, Tre Taliesin; Llanwnen Post Office; John Edwards & Son, Aberystwyth; B. Taylor-Lloyd, Chemists, Aberystwyth; James Jones and Son, blacksmiths, Llanarth; David Aeron Rees, blacksmith, Llanarth; William Herbert Lewis, Solicitor, Llanarth; and the manor of Swineshead, Huntingdonshire.

CONTEXT

Administrative/Biographical history: Ceredigion Archives have collected records belonging to numerous businesses in Cardiganshire. These include Glyn Davies, builder, Aberarth; Bridge End Foundry Co. Ltd (Garage), Cardigan; GWR Manchester and Milford railway; Cardigan Engineering Company; Cambrian News; Charles Evans, general dealer, Mark Lane Stores, Lampeter; Jenkins Hairdressers, Cardigan; Cambrian Railways Company; Lampeter, Aberaeron and New Quay Light Railway; Cilcennin Woollen Factory; Penpwll farm, Rhydlewis, and Penrallt farm, Llangrannog; Pwll Roman and Bryn Arian Silver Lead Mines, Tre Taliesin; Llanwnen Post Office; John Edwards & Son, Painters, Aberystwyth; B. Taylor-Lloyd, Chemists, Aberystwyth; James Jones and Son, blacksmiths, and David Aeron Rees, blacksmith, Llyfwanog, Llanarth; William Herbert Lewis, Solicitor, Llanarth; and the manor of Swineshead, Huntingdonshire.

CONTENT

Scope and content/abstract: Cardiganshire business records, 1558-1995, including records, 1929-1969, relating to the building firm of Glyn Davies, Aberarth, and account books of Aberarth woollen mill, 1900-1955; ledgers and records of Bridge End Foundry Co. Ltd (Garage), Cardigan, 1915-[1964]; Carmarthen to Aberystwyth railway plans, 1906-1915, 1967; records and private papers of J. P. Baillie and the Cardigan Engineering Company, 1879-1953; correspondence and financial records of the Cambrian News, 1907-1954; records of Mark Lane Stores, Lampeter, 1907-1938; records of Jenkins Hairdressers, Cardigan, 1907-1938; records of the Cambrian Railways Company, 1864-1927, and Lampeter, Aberaeron and New Quay Light Railway, 1909-1922; records of the Cilcennin Woollen Factory, [c. 1881]-1954; yearly accounts for Penpwll farm, Rhydlewis, 1960-1967, and Penrallt farm, Llangrannog; 1967-1984; documents relating to the Pwll Roman and Bryn Arian Silver Lead Mines, Tre Taliesin, 1853-1860, with items relating to the family of Jeremiah James Colman, [c. 1934]-1995; records connected with Llanwnen Post Office, 1926-1938; records of John Edwards & Son, Aberystwyth, 1902-1976; records of B. Taylor-Lloyd, Chemists, Aberystwyth, 1904-1934; records of James Jones and Son and David Aeron Rees, blacksmiths, 1905-1995, including eisteddfod programmes and other items; records relating to the practice of William Herbert Lewis, Solicitor, Llanarth, 1924-1950, along with copies of court rolls, surrenders, letters, receipts and other documents relating to copyhold property in the manor of Swineshead, Huntingdonshire, 1558-1910.

ACCESS AND USE

Language/scripts of material: English, Welsh

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: Glyn Davies, Builder; Bridge End Foundry Co (Garage); GWR Plans Carmarthen to Aberystwyth; J. P. Baillie & Cardigan Eng. Co.; Cambrian News; Mark Lane Stores; Aberystwyth Provisions dealer; Cardigan Bay Fishing Co.; ACC 815; Jenkins Hairdressers; Railways Companies; Cilcennin Woollen Factory; Penpwll farm, Rhydlewis & Penrallt, Llangrannog; D. E. Jones, Pharmacist; Pwll Roman Mine, Taliesin; Llanwnen Post Office; John Edwards & Son, Aberystwyth; B. Taylor-Lloyd, Chemists; James Lewis, Plasterer; Roderick Evans, Chemist & Grocer; W. Morgan Davies; Leri Stores, Talybont; J. Jones, Grocer & Devil's Bridge P. O.; Frongoch Mining Co.; Jones and Rees Blacksmiths; and W. H.Lewis, Solicitor.

Conditions governing access: DB/25/5 is unavailable pending conservation work.

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply

Finding aids: A hard copy of the catalogue is available at Ceredigion Archives. The catalogue is available online.

Detailed catalogue

Language codes: engwel

ARCHIVAL INFORMATION

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

Accruals: Accruals are likely

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: Deposited by varrious bodies, 1975-2001.

ALLIED MATERIALS

DESCRIPTION NOTES

Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds

Archivist's note: Compiled by Rhys Jones for the ANW project. The following source was used in the compilation of this description: Ceredigion Archives online catalogue (http://archifdy-ceredigion.org.uk/schedules-js.html), Business Records (DB), viewed 27 November 2003.

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

Date(s) of descriptions: November 2003


INDEX ENTRIES
Subjects
Business records | Wales | Ceredigion
Manors | England | Huntingdonshire

Personal names

Corporate names
Bridge End Foundry Company
Cambrian News
Cardigan Engineering Company
Cilcennin Woollen Factory
David Aeron Rees, blacksmiths
Glyn Davies (Firm : Aberarth, Wales)
John Edwards & Son (Aberystwyth, Wales)
Llanwnen Post Office
Pwll Roman Silver Lead Mine
Swineshead Manor (Huntingdonshire, England)
W. H. Lewis (Firm)

Places
Cardiganshire (Wales)

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