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Evan Humphreys of Cardiff, papers relating to business interests

Reference code(s): G 0214 D368

Held at: Glamorgan Archives

Title: Evan Humphreys of Cardiff, papers relating to business interests

Short Title: Evan Humphreys of Cardiff, papers relating to business interests

Creation date(s): 1895-2005

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 0.005 cubic metres (1 folder)

Name of creator(s): Evan Humphreys of Cardiff, coal merchant and cotractor

CONTEXT

Administrative/Biographical history: Evan Humphreys was born in Merionethshire in 1870, and moved to Cardiff in 1888. After working as a labourer in Cardiff docks, he went into businesss selling coal with a pony and cart. In 1898 joined with Henry Cotton and John Rhys Morgan to set up the business Humphreys, Cotton and Company, coal merchants, corn and fodder dealers, contractors, general hauliers, estate agents and auctioneers. The partnership became a registered company in 1904, under the name of the Gwalia Coal and Pantechnicon Company, with Evan Humphreys as Chairman and Managing Director. The company was wound up in 1917, and its assets taken over by The British Company Ltd, which expanded the furniture removal/storage side of the business. Evan Humphreys managed the Cardiff centre offices of this company until 1927, when he went back into business on his own, as a coal merchant. He died in 1930. (From information in the papers)

CONTENT

Scope and content/abstract: Evan Humphreys of Cardiff, papers relating to business interests comprising of deeds of partnership; share certificates; correspondence with the Public Record Office re the Gwalia Company Ltd and notes on the company; biographical notes and notes on business activities of Evan Humphreys, his family and business associates; photocopy Will of Evan Humphries; photograph of Evan Humphreys outside the office of the Gwalia Company Ltd; bank book of Evan Humphreys; Independent Order of Rechabites, membership book for Evan Humphreys; miscellaneous papers

ACCESS AND USE

Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Arranged chronologically by record series

Conditions governing access: No Restrictions

Conditions governing reproduction: Normal Glamorgan Record Office conditions apply

Finding aids: Handlist available at the Glamorgan Record Office

ARCHIVAL INFORMATION

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records offered have been accepted and listed

Accruals: Accruals are not expected

Archival history: The papers have previously been in the possession of the family

Immediate source of acquisition: deposited by a private individual, 2005

ALLIED MATERIALS

DESCRIPTION NOTES

Archivist's note: Compiled by Annabel Wickham for the ANW Project; Sources used: 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: March 2006


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