John Player and Sons Limited Records

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Letter books 1862-1950; order books 1861-1959; specifications and contracts c1867-1934; make books and mill-yield 1908-1955; plate books 1891-1921; castings books 1864-1868; invoices 1862-1951; stock books c1870-1940; ledgers 1859-1951; journals 1861-1940; day books 1861-1933; cash books 1861-1952; time books 1864-1946; pay books and employment records 1868-1941; Ynystawe Estate Records c1890-1932; Clydach Emergency Committee/Local Distress Fund Records 1915-1931; Watson Papers 1909.

Administrative / Biographical History

John Player and Sons Limited operated the Clydach Tinplate Works during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. This archive also includes papers concerning the administration of the estate of John Goodridge Watson who appears to have been the father of T.H. Watson, an employee at the Clydach office.

Conditions Governing Access

Accessible to all researchers by appointment. Please note that some collections contain sensitive information and access may be restricted.

Conditions Governing Use

Usual copyright regulations apply

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