Reference code(s): GB 0214 DXCV
Held at: Glamorgan Archives
Title: Insole and Biddle, Brick and Coal Merchants Records
Short Title: Insole and Biddle, Brick and Coal Merchants Records
Creation date(s): 1827-1959
Level of description: Fonds
Extent: 0.02 cubic metres (3 volumes; 1 file, 4 papers, 1 booklet, 10 metal plates, 1 card)
Name of creator(s): George Insole; Richard Biddle; George Insole & Son
Administrative/Biographical history: In 1827, George Insole moved to Cardiff, Glamorgan, from Worcester, and went into partnership with Richard Biddle, a timber, coal and brick merchant from Merthyr Tydfil, Glamorgan; the partnership was dissolved in 1831. At first, Insole was concerned solely with the export of coal, but in 1832, he leased the mineral rights for land at Maes-mawr, near Pontypridd, Glamorgan, and became a coal producer in his own right. In 1844, Insole expanded his coal mining interests when he opened a new level at Cymer in the Rhondda valley, Glamorgan. In 1851 George Insole died, and his son, James Harvey Insole became the proprietor of George Insole and Son.
Scope and content/abstract: Timber, bricks and coal account book, 1827-1830; coal account book, 1833; Llantrisant Estate rents due, 1858-1882; accounts of machinery and castings received from Rhondda foundry, 1832-1850; circulars, regulations and rules 1850-1872; and sale catalogue of colliery horses and sets of gear, 1959.
Language/scripts of material: English
System of arrangement: Arranged chronologically
Conditions governing access: No restrictions
Conditions governing reproduction: Normal Glamorgan Archives conditions apply
Finding aids: A full version of the Catalogue can be searched online at http://calmview.cardiff.gov.uk/calmview/
Accruals: Accruals are not expected
Immediate source of acquisition: Private individual, 1954 and 1955.
Archivist's note: Compiled by David Morris for the ANW project. The following sources were used for compilation: Watson, Richard Rhondda Coal, Cardiff Gold: the Insoles of Llandaff Coal Owners and Shippers (Cardiff, 1997); Daunton, M. J. Coal Metropolis Cardiff 1870-1914 (Leicester, 1977)
Rules or conventions: Descriptions follow ANW Guidelines based on ISAD(G) second edition, AACR2 and LCSH.
Date(s) of descriptions: July 2004