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Edward John and Son, agricultural merchant, of Cowbridge, records

Reference code(s): GB 0214 DX153

Held at: Glamorgan Archives

Title: Edward John and Son, agricultural merchant of Cowbridge records

Short Title: Edward John and Son, agricultural merchant, of Cowbridge, records

Creation date(s): 1900-1969

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 0.5 cubic metres (48 volumes)

Name of creator(s): Edward John and Son

CONTEXT

Administrative/Biographical history: Edward John set up in business as an agricultural merchant in Cowbridge, Glamorgan, some time between 1875 and 1881. Before this, he had been an agent for the seed and manure merchants Hall, Reynolds and Co. At some point between 1926 and 1965, the firm became a limited liability company, Edward John and Son Ltd. By 1968, the company appears to have become part of Rank Hovis McDougall Agicultural Industries Ltd, although still trading under it own name. The business had ceased trading by 1978.

CONTENT

Scope and content/abstract: Records of Edward John and Son, comprising personal ledgers, 1900-1969; sales balance and purchase ledger, 1967-1969; sales journals, 1965-1969; transfer journals 1959-1964; debtors' credit journals, 1958-1965; purchase journals, 1950-1961; debtors' cash books, 1957-1969; petty cash book, 1956-1967; invoice book, 1922-1924; bank statements, 1961-1962; wage books, 1958-1967; papers realting to corporate planning, 1968-1969; and miscellaneous papers, 1965-1970.

ACCESS AND USE

Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement:

Conditions governing access: No restrictions

Conditions governing reproduction: Normal Glamorgan Record Office conditions apply

Finding aids: A handlist is available at the Glamorgan Record Office

ARCHIVAL INFORMATION

Accruals: Accruals are not expected

Archival history: The records were found in the premises occupied by Edward John and Son Ltd after the firm had vacated the building.

Immediate source of acquisition: Deposited at the Glamorgan Record Office by a private individual, 1978-1979

ALLIED MATERIALS

DESCRIPTION NOTES

Archivist's note: Compiled by David Morris for the ANW project. The following source was used for compilation: Glamorgan Record Office finding aids.

Rules or conventions: Description follows Archives Network Wales guidelines based on ISAD(G) second edition; AACR2 and LCSH.

Date(s) of descriptions: October 2004


INDEX ENTRIES
Subjects
Edward John & Son | Archives
Farm supplies | Wales | Glamorgan

Personal names
John , Edward , of Cowbridge

Corporate names
Edward John & Son
Rank, Hovis, McDougall Agricultural Industries

Places
Cowbridge (Wales)

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