National Library of Wales

Haswell Brothers Records

Reference code(s): GB 0210 HASWELL

Held at: NLW

Title: Haswell Brothers Records

Short title: Haswell Brothers, records

Dates of creation: 1891-1956

Level of description: Fonds

Extent and medium: 0.715 cubic metres (25 boxes)

Name of creator(s): Haswell Brothers


Administrative and biographical history: Haswell Brothers is a firm of chartered accountants, based at Elwy House, Wrexham. The firm used to have a branch at Chester.


Scope and content: Records acquired by the Haswell Brothers relating mainly to its clients, 1891-1956, including the North Wales Employers' Mutual Indemnity Company, 1898-1952 (the records include a notice of accidents relating to the Gresford mining disaster); United Westminster and Wrexham Collieries Ltd., 1905-1950, and the Ruabon Coal and Coke Company, 1891-1939; the Minera Silica Quarries Ltd., 1926-1940; Messrs. Charles R. Eames Ltd., 1950-1956; William Thomas and Sons Ltd., 1924-1936; Wrexham Tenants Ltd., 1928-1931; Gresford Colliery Ltd., 1920-1924; Dennis Ruabon Ltd., 1934-1945; and Brymbo Silica Quarries Ltd., 1936-1940. Also included are the administrative papers of the firm itself, mainly registers of letters received, 1906-1919, and files of press copy outgoing letters, 1914-1919.


Language/script: English

Physical characteristics and technical requirements: Some records have been affected by damp; other records are unfit for production.

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following in chronological order: administrative records of Haswell Brothers; papers of the firm's clients arranged by individual client.

Conditions governing access: Readers consulting modern papers in the National Library of Wales are required to sign the 'Modern papers - data protection' form.

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply.

Finding aids: A hard copy of the catalogue is available at the National Library of Wales. The catalogue can be accessed online.
Detailed catalogue


Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records have been retained

Accruals: Accruals are not expected

Immediate source of acquisition: Deposited by Ifor Edwards, Ponciau, Wrexham, in 1970.


Related units of description: The records of the branch in Chester are kept privately. Other records of the North Wales Employers' Mutual Indemnity Company are held at the Flintshire Record Office. Other records of the United Westminster and Wrexham collieries Ltd are NLW, Henry Robertson Papers, 74/1-135. Further records of the Ruabon Coke and Coal Co. Ltd are NLW, Henry Robertson Papers, 57/1-118, and others at the Flintshire Record Office.


Note: Title supplied from creator of fonds.

Archivist's note: Compiled by Annette Strauch for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: NLW, Schedule of Haswell Brothers Records.

Rules or conventions: This description follows ANW guidelines based on ISAD(G) second edition, AACR2, and LCSH

Date(s) of description: January 2004



Accountants | Wales | Wrexham

Charles R. Eames Ltd. | Records and correspondence

Coal mines and mining | Wales | Ruabon

Coal mines and mining | Wales | Wrexham

Dennis (Firm) | Archives

Dennis Ruabon Tiles Ltd | Archives

Gresford Colliery Disaster, Gresford, Wales, 1934

Gresford Colliery Ltd | Records and correspondence

Haswell Brothers & Co. | Archives

Insurance | Wales, North

Lumber trade | Wales, North

Mine accidents | Wales | Gresford

Minera Silica Quarries Ltd | Records and correspondence

North Wales Employers' Mutual Indemnity Company | Archives

Quarries and quarrying | Wales | Minera

Silica | Wales | Minera

United Westminster and Wrexham Collieries | Records and correspondence

William Thomas & Sons | Records and correspondence

Wrexham Tenants Society | Records and correspondence

Personal names

Corporate names

Charles R. Eames Ltd.

Dennis (Firm)

Dennis Ruabon Tiles Limited

Gresford Colliery Ltd

Haswell Brothers & Co.

Minera Silica Quarries Ltd

North Wales Employers' Mutual Indemnity Company

United Westminster and Wrexham Collieries

William Thomas & Sons

Wrexham Tenants Society