The collection comprises minutes of co-ordinating meetings, 1965; contracts ledgers; 1881-1961; credit books, 1940-1966; day work sales book, 1920-1942; estimates, 1923-1957; private account, 1927-1941; holiday stamps accounts, 1956-1959; invoice analysis books, 1944-1961; invoices, 1946-1959; nominal ledgers, 1915-1965; prime cost books, 1902-1964; payments cash books, 1938-1965; pay roll books, 1949-1954; receipts cash books, 1920-1962; sales ledgers, 1937-1947; wages analysis book, 1939-1959; correspondence, 1900-1969; miscellaneous publications, 1925-1973; site diaries, 1948-1950, 1959-1965; agreements, 1950-1961; Hinckley Urban District Council Offices contract, 1965-1968; roll of honour from the First World War.
Papers of J. Parnell & Son Ltd
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
The business of J. Parnell & Son Ltd, builders, Rugby, was started c. 1850 by William Bishop Parnell (1791-1864) and his son, John Parnell (d. 1885). It established a reputation for workmanship which led to its employment by major architects throughout the country. The firm continued as a family business until it was taken over by Miller Buckley in June 1968 (now Buckley Investments Ltd).
Reference: Catalogue to the papers.
The Modern Records Centre uses a classification scheme. For further details of the scheme, see http://www.warwick.ac.uk/services/library/mrc/mrcclass.shtml. It is compatible with ISAD(G): General International Standard Archival Description (2000).
Conditions Governing Access
There are no restrictions on access to these papers.
This collection was deposited in the Centre by Miller Buckley Investments Ltd in 1974.
Other Finding Aids
A copy of this collection-level description is available in paper format in the Centre's searchroom. A file level catalogue is also available in paper format in the Centre's searchroom, at the National Register of Archives in London and in Chadwyck-Healey's National Inventory of Documentary Sources.
An authority record exists for J. Parnell & Son Ltd (GB 152 AAR2218).
Conditions Governing Use
There are no restrictions on the use of this archive, apart from the requirements of copyright law.
This collection has been weeded for duplicates.
Further deposits are not expected.