Records of Messrs Thomas Hewertson and Company, Tobacconists, Newport

Scope and Content

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.

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.


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

Access Information

No restrictions

Acquisition Information

Donated, 1988;1997(additional)


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.

Other Finding Aids

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

Conditions Governing Use

Usual copyright regulations apply

Appraisal Information

All records have been retained


Accruals are not expected

Related Material

Further records are Gwent Record Office, D3440.

Geographical Names