Records of Messrs Wm Evans & Co. Ltd

Scope and Content

Records of Messrs Wm Evans and Co., 1852-1978, including minutes, 1880-1946; financial records, 1879-1978; agreements, 1879-1921; registers of members and directors, 1880-1941; share certificates and related records, 1880-1969; Memoranda and Articles of Association, 1879, 1920; deeds, being securities for debts to the company, relating to properties in Monmouthshire, Glamorgan and Brecknockshire, 1852-1925; insurance policies, 1881-1936; agency agreements, 1893-1925; guarantees to pay debts to William Evans or Wm Evans & Co., 1866-1925; papers relating to investments in other companies, 1893-1900.

Administrative / Biographical History

Messrs Wm Evans & Co. Ltd of Newport, Cardiff and Swansea were wholesale grocers. The company was founded by William Evans, a provisions merchant of Newport, Monmouthshire, and was incorporated in 1879. The company went into liquidation in 1920 but was subsequently reconstituted.


Arranged into the following: company administration; deeds; insurances; agency agreements; guarantees; investments in other companies; [miscellaneous].

Access Information

No restrictions

Acquisition Information

Deposited by Mr R. Hatton Evans, Newport per Newport Museum, 1980.


The following source was used in the compilation of this description: Gwent Record Office, Catalogue of the records of Messrs Wm Evans & Co. Ltd, Wholesale Grocers, of Newport, Cardiff and Swansea.

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


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