Records of Cordes (Dos Works) Ltd, 1835-1957, including deeds and related documents, 1835-1900, relating to properties in Newport, Malpas, and Bassaleg, Monmouthshire; business records, 1840-1908, including minutes, 1883-1899, management agreements, 1840-1853, and papers relating to the liquidation of J. J. Cordes & Co., 1903-1904; naturalisation papers of J. J. Cordes, 1844-1853; correspondence, 1847-1853, 1952-1956.
Cordes (Dos Works) Ltd MSS
- For more information, email the repository
- Advice on accessing these materials
- Cite this description
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
J. J. Cordes & Co. Ltd was a firm of nail manufacturers based in Newport, Monmouthshire, founded by James Jamieson Cordes (b. ). Cordes was of French and American descent, becoming a naturalized British citizen in 1853. He opened the Dos Works in Newport in about 1835, so named because it was the second works he established. J. J. Cordes & Co. Ltd went into liquidation in 1903. Its assets were taken over by Cordes (Dos) Works Ltd and the Dos Works remained open until 1961.
D169 arranged into the following: administration; management and development; property; general; personal and private; D372 arranged broadly chronologically.
D372 deposited by Messrs Pennington & Son, 64 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2, 1962.
Compiled by Rhys Jones for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Gwent Record Office, List of documents deposited in the Monmouthshire Record Office, Newport, by Messrs Cordes (Dos Works) Ltd (D169); Gwent Record Office, Deeds relating to Cordes (Dos) Works, Newport (D372), catalogue; Monmouthshire Record Office, Guide to the Monmouthshire Record Office (Monmouthshire Record Office, 1959); Davis, Haydn, The History of the Borough of Newport: from swamp to super-town (Newport, 1998); National Register of Archives (www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/nra), viewed 6 January 2006.
Other Finding Aids
Hard copies of the catalogue are available at Gwent Record Office and the National Register of Archives.
Conditions Governing Use
Usual copyright regulations apply
All records have been retained
Accruals are not expected