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Gwent Archives
William Evans & Co. Ltd, records

Reference code(s): GB 0218 D1819

Held at: Gwent Archives

Title: Records of Messrs Wm Evans & Co. Ltd

Short Title: William Evans & Co. Ltd, records

Creation date(s): 1852-1978 (accumulated 1879-1978)

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 152 items

Name of creator(s): Wm Evans & Co. Ltd


Administrative/Biographical history: Messrs Wm Evans & Co. Ltd of Newport, Cardiff and Swansea were wholesale grocers. The company was founded by William Evans, a provisions merchant of Newport, Monmouthshire, and was incorporated in 1879. The company went into liquidation in 1920 but was subsequently reconstituted.


Scope and content/abstract: Records of Messrs Wm Evans and Co., 1852-1978, including minutes, 1880-1946; financial records, 1879-1978; agreements, 1879-1921; registers of members and directors, 1880-1941; share certificates and related records, 1880-1969; Memoranda and Articles of Association, 1879, 1920; deeds, being securities for debts to the company, relating to properties in Monmouthshire, Glamorgan and Brecknockshire, 1852-1925; insurance policies, 1881-1936; agency agreements, 1893-1925; guarantees to pay debts to William Evans or Wm Evans & Co., 1866-1925; papers relating to investments in other companies, 1893-1900.


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: company administration; deeds; insurances; agency agreements; guarantees; investments in other companies; [miscellaneous].

Conditions governing access: No restrictions

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply

Finding aids: Hard copies of the catalogue are available at Gwent Record Office, the National Library of Wales and the National Register of Archives.


Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records have been retained

Accruals: Accruals are not expected

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: Deposited by Mr R. Hatton Evans, Newport per Newport Museum, 1980.



Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds

Archivist's note: The following source was used in the compilation of this description: Gwent Record Office, Catalogue of the records of Messrs Wm Evans & Co. Ltd, Wholesale Grocers, of Newport, Cardiff and Swansea.

Rules or conventions: This description follows ANW guidelines based on ISAD(G) second edition, AACR2, and LCSH

Date(s) of descriptions: May 2004

Deeds | Wales | Glamorgan
Deeds | Wales | Monmouthshire
Deeds | Wales | Powys
Grocery trade | Wales | Newport
William Evans & Co. Ltd | Records and correspondence

Personal names
Evans , William , fl. 1866-1880

Corporate names
William Evans & Co. Ltd

Glamorgan (Wales)
Monmouthshire (Wales)
Newport (Wales)

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