Papers of W. Carey & Son

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Correspondence of Ronald Carey, entitled 'Letters in the 30s'; printed leaflets and booklets respecting cycles and components, 1931-1963; printed programmes for annual sporting and cycling events in Southern England, 1932-1947, in some of which R. Carey competed; nine club journals, 1936-1955; a few maps and guides, etc., 1950s and undated.

Administrative / Biographical History

Carey's, of 72 Romsey Road, Shirley, Southampton, established in 1905, were lightweight cycle-builders and specialists and official repairers to the National Cyclists' Union.


The Modern Records Centre uses a classification scheme. For further details of the scheme, see It is compatible with ISAD(G): General International Standard Archival Description (2000).

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on access to these papers.

Acquisition Information

This collection was deposited in the Centre by the National Cycle Archive in 1994.

Other Finding Aids

A catalogue of this collection-level description is available in paper format in the Centre's searchroom

An authority record exists for W. Carey & Son (GB 152 AAR1967).

Conditions Governing Use

There are no restrictions on the use of this archive, apart from the requirements of copyright law.


Further deposits are not expected.

Related Material

See other deposits by the National Cycle Archive (MSS.328).

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