S.P.Bevon MSS

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Samuel Peter Bevon was a solicitor from Wrexham, Denbighshire, in the early 20th century. He owned several properties in Wrexham, and shares in mining and plantation concerns overseas. This collection consists of material received from a Wrexham Solicitor, relating to his personal and business affairs, and to some of his clients. The bulk of S.P. Bevon’s personal papers consist of correspondence about properties he owned in Wrexham, and reports and prospectuses of various mining and plantation concerns abroad, in which he owned shares. There is no autobiographical material.

The rest of the collection has been sorted into sequence by parish, with separate sections for court cases and election papers as there is no large quantity of material relating to an individual client.

Perhaps the most interesting item is a photograph showing the range of products made by Ewloe Potteries, Buckley, in the 1920s. Other interesting subjects include Ffos-y-go Colliery, Gwersyllt, 1901-1904; the appointment of a receiver for the New Llangollen Slate and Slab Company, 1898-1903; Prospectus of Broughton Hall Iron Company, c. 1890; complaints about conditions at Croesnewydd Military Hospital, Wrexham, 1917; and a dispute over building costs of a new church at Brynteg, 1894-1895.

There are also some files of papers relating to S.P. Bevon’s clients, 1920-1940, in the Wrexham Library Collection DD/WL/256.

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research. It is advisable to book in advance, for details and opening hours see http://archives.denbighshire.gov.uk/visit-us/. Access to some documents may be restricted due to Data Protection legislation, Denbighshire Archive Service will advise where this is the case.

Related Material

DD-WL/256