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Lewis, William, grocer and draper of Abersychan business and family papers

Reference code(s): GB 0218 D3725

Held at: Gwent Archives

Title: William Lewis, grocer and draper of Abersychan, business and family papers, 1859-1944

Short Title: Lewis, William, grocer and draper of Abersychan business and family papers

Creation date(s): 1859-1944

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: (576 items)

Name of creator(s): Lewis family of Abersychan

CONTEXT

Administrative/Biographical history: Thomas Lewis, grocer and draper, built Glansychan House at Abersychan, Monmouthshire, in about 1863 and it served as his home and business premises until his death. He had a number of siblings including Alfred Lester Lewis and Benjamin Lewis (1855-1897). Thomas's son, William Lewis (1846-1933) continued the business. William Lewis and his wife Annie had three children, William Lester, Thomas Ewart and Esther Annie. He retired from Abersychan in 1913 and continued to deal in shares and property. His daughter, Elsie Annie, married Ronald Gus Williams.

CONTENT

Scope and content/abstract: Papers of the Lewis family of Abersychan, 1859-1944, including personal papers of William Lewis, 1859-1932; Benjamin Lewis, 1891-1904; William and Annie Lewis insurance documents, 1886-1932; papers relating to William Lewis's shares, 1891-1921; Williams family papers, 1920-1928; papers relating to Glansychan House, 1863-1931; papers relating to properties in Talywain, 1884-1923; Abersychan, 1903-1933; Newport, Monmouthshire, 1913-1918; Garndiffaith, 1899-1944; deeds and documents relating to properties in the manor of Wentsland and Bryngwyn, 1879-1903; provisional valuations of land, mainly in Abersychan, 1913-1915; miscellaneous, 1913-1922.

ACCESS AND USE

Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: Thomas Lewis family document; William Lewis personal and business papers; Benjamin Lewis personal papers; William and Annie Lewis insurance documents; William Lewis shares; Property, Glasychan House, Abersychan; Property, Talywin; Properties, High Street, Abersychan; Property, Station Street, Abersychan; Property, 32 Fields Road, Newport; Properties, Garndiffaith; Properties, Copyhold leases in the Manor of Wentsland and Bryngwyn; Properties, provisional valuations for Abersychan; Property, provisional valuation for Garndiffaith; Property, provisional valuation for Pontnewynydd; Properties, provisional valuation for Talywain; Property, provisional valuation for Twynyffrd; Properties, provisional valuations, correspondence; Williams family estate papers; General.

Conditions governing access: No restrictions

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply.

Finding aids: Hard copies of the catalogue are available in Gwent Record Office and the National Library of Wales.

ARCHIVAL INFORMATION

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records deposited at Gwent Record Office have been retained.

Accruals: Accruals are not expected

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: Source not recorded

ALLIED MATERIALS

DESCRIPTION NOTES

Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds

Archivist's note: Compiled by Richard Burman for the ANW project. The following source was used to compile this description: Gwent Record Office, Catalogue of William Lewis, grocer and draper of Abersychan, business and family papers, 1859-1944.

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

Date(s) of descriptions: June 2004


INDEX ENTRIES
Subjects
Deeds | Wales | Monmouthshire
Drapery industry | Wales | Abersychan
Estate administration | Wales | Monmouthshire
Grocers | Wales | Lledrod (Ceredigion) | Archives
Lewis family, | of Abersychan | Archives
Lewis, William, | 1846-1933 | Archives

Personal names
Lewis , William , 1846-1933
Lewis family , of Abersychan

Corporate names

Places
Abersychan (Wales)

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