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Glamorgan Archives
Costa Rica Coffee Co. Ltd, records

Reference code(s): GB 0214 D395

Held at: Glamorgan Archives

Title: Costa Rica Coffee Co. Ltd, records

Short Title: Costa Rica Coffee Co. Ltd, records

Creation date(s): 1934-2001

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 0.02 cubic metres

Name of creator(s): Costa Rica Coffee Co. Ltd

CONTEXT

Administrative/Biographical history: The Costa Rica Coffee Co Ltd was established as a firm of coffee roasters by a Cardiff sea captain Robert Monroe Ernest and his brother Ralph Sanderson Ernest in 1924. The company acquired an office at 14 Dumfries Place, Cardiff, before 1929, moving to Great Western Approach, Saunders Road, by 1949, later at 62 St Mary Street (1955, 1972). R.M. Ernest is recorded as director of the company and as consul for Costa Rica in 1949 and 1955. R.S. Ernest managed a sister company the Costa Rica Plantation Co at 50 Mount Stuart Square in 1949 and 61 Bute Street in 1955. The company established a second outlet in Bournemouth but later split. The present company occupies a former shop in Pontcanna, Cardiff.

CONTENT

Scope and content/abstract: Costa Rica Coffee Co. Ltd, records comprising of business papers; accounts; reports; newscuttings

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: A full version of the catalogue can be searched online at http://calmview.cardiff.gov.uk/calmview/

ARCHIVAL INFORMATION

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

Accruals: Accruals are possible

Archival history:

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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