Yorkshire Imperial Metals Ltd., Landore Works, Swansea

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

D 34/1/1-6: Individual documents

D 34/2/1-3: Volumes, etc

D 34/3/1-2: Plans

D 34/4/1-8: Photographic albums

D 34/5/1-2: Photographs

D 34/6/1-25: Files

D 34/7: Miscellaneous

Administrative / Biographical History

Vivian and Sons was founded by John Vivian, a Cornish copper mining entrepreneur. He opened his own copper smelting works, Hafod Copper Works, in 1809. The Hafod works had become a leading smelting house by 1820. In 1924 Vivian and Sons Limited amalgamated with the other major copper smelting firm in Swansea, Williams Foster and Company and Pascoe Grenfell and Sons Limited, to form British Copper Manufacturers' Limited. This was taken over in 1927 by Yorkshire Imperial Metals Limited, a joint company of Yorkshire Metals and Imperial Chemical Industries Limited (ICI).

Conditions Governing Access

No restrictions

Other Finding Aids

A hard copy catalogue is available at the West Glamorgan Archive Service

Conditions Governing Use

Usual copyright regulations apply.

Appraisal Information

No information available

Accruals

Accruals are not expected

Related Material

Related material: see also D/D YIM for further records of Yorkshire Imperial Metals.