Records of John Wheadon and Company

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Ledger, and other business records of John Wheadon and Co, of Chard, Somerset, dyers.

Administrative / Biographical History

John Wheadon and Company, dyers of Chard, Somerset, were in operation from the end of the 18th century through into the early years of the 19th century. Their customers and suppliers came from London and throughout the South West. It is not known when the company was wound up.

Reference: University of Birmingham, Special Collections Department, Online Archive Catalogue ( Accessed May 2002.


The volumes are arranged chronologically.

Conditions Governing Access

Open. Access to all registered researchers.

Acquisition Information

This collection was purchased in 1975.

Other Finding Aids

A catalogue to file level is available in electronic format on the University of Birmingham website at A paper catalogue is available in the Special Collections Department and at the National Register of Archives in London.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to make any published use of any material from the collection must be sought in advance in writing from the University Archivist, Special Collections. Identification of copyright holders of unpublished material is often difficult. Special Collections will assist where possible with identifying copyright owners, but responsibility for ensuring copyright clearance rests with the user of the material.


Further deposits are not expected.

Related Material

Additional records of John Wheadon and Co can be found at Somerset Record Office.