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
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.
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.
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
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
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