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Graig Shipping Co Ltd records

Reference code(s): GB 0214 DX469

Held at: Glamorgan Archives

Title: Graig Shipping Co Ltd records

Short Title: Graig Shipping Co Ltd records

Creation date(s): 1702-1986

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 0.01 cubic metres (2 parchments, 1 photograph, 8 papers, 2 files, 1 booklet, 1 volume)

Name of creator(s): Graig Shipping Co Ltd


Administrative/Biographical history: Graig Shipping Co Ltd was established in Cardiff in 1919. The prime mover was Idwal Williams who along with his business partners purchsed a tramp steamer to engage in the international coal shipping trade. Today, Graig Shipping PLC is an international shipping company employing over 350 staff, with offices in London, Hamburg, Shanghai and London.


Scope and content/abstract: Lease and release, 1702; photograph of tennis party at Peterston-super-Ely, Glamorgan, c1900; apprenticeship indenture, 1919; partnership and management agreements, 1919-1952; annual report and accounts, 1986; published history of Graig Shipping, 1989


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement:

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


Accruals: Accruals are possible

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: Deposited at the Glamorgan Archives by a private depositor, 1986


Related material: DGR


Archivist's note: Compiled by David Morris for the ANW project. The following source was used for compilation: Glamorgan Record Office finding aids; Graig Shipping PLC website ( viewed 16/11/2004; Short Histories of Some Cardiff Area Shipping Companies ( viewed 16/11/2004

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

Date(s) of descriptions: 27/03/2009

Shipowners | Wales | Cardiff
Shipping | Wales | Cardiff

Personal names
Williams , Desmond , shipping manager
Williams , Idwal , 1884-1971

Corporate names
Graig Shipping Company
Idwal Williams and Company

Cardiff (Wales)

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