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Thomas Hewertson & Co., tobacconists, Newport, records

Reference code(s): GB 0218 D2688

Held at: Gwent Archives

Title: Records of Messrs Thomas Hewertson and Company, Tobacconists, Newport

Short Title: Thomas Hewertson & Co., tobacconists, Newport, records

Creation date(s): 1874-1987

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 23 items

Name of creator(s): Thomas Hewertson & Co., tobacconists, Newport


Administrative/Biographical history: Thomas Hewertson founded his company in 1888, when he took over a tobacconists business at 68 Commercial Street, Newport, Monmouthshire, from, his brother-in-law, George Fothergill. In 1900, one of his sons, H. W. Hewertson, set up a small tobacco factory, which shortly afterwards moved to new premises in Emlyn Street, Newport. H. W. Hewertson and T. F. Hewertson were made partners by their father in 1905. A new shop and wholesale business was developed, run by T. F. Hewertson. After the death of Thomas Hewertson in 1926, both sons continued to run the business, until 1933, when T. F. Hewertson was forced to retire due to ill health. H. W. Hewertson died in 1951, and his son, T. N. H. Hewertson, took over the business, although trade declined due to competition from whole-salers and supermarkets. Thomas Hewertson & Co. closed in 1988.


Scope and content/abstract: Records of Thomas Hewertson & Co., 1874-1987, comprising ledgers, 1874-1943, 1968-1985; ledger accounts, 1947-1957; cash books, 1914-1945; expenses books, 1925-1945; day books, 1912-1972; tobacco and cigarette price lists, [c. 1970]-1987.


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: ledgers; cash books; expenses books; day books; price lists.

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: Donated, 1988;1997(additional)


Related material: Further records are Gwent Record Office, D3440.


Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds

Archivist's note: Compiled by Rhys Jones and Richard Burman for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Gwent Record Office, Catalogue of the Records of Messrs Thomas Hewertson and Company, Tobacconists, Newport; Catalogue of Thomas Hewertson & Co. records.

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

Date(s) of descriptions: June 2004

Tobacco industry | Wales
Tobacconists | Wales | Newport | Records and correspondence

Personal names

Corporate names
Thomas Hewertson and Company, Tobacconists

Newport (Wales)

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