National Library of Wales

Davies Brothers (Bonded Stores) Records

Reference code(s): GB 0210 IDRIAS

Held at: NLW

Title: Davies Brothers (Bonded Stores) Records

Short title: Davies Brothers (Bonded Stores), records

Dates of creation: 1800-[1921]

Level of description: Fonds

Extent and medium: 0.753 cubic metres (14 boxes, 68 volumes)

Name of creator(s): The Swansea Old Brewery & Davies' (Cardigan) Bonded Stores Ltd; John Davies of Cardigan, solicitor.


Administrative and biographical history: The business of Davies Brothers was established around 1800 and sold bonded spirits, wines and beers to licensed premises in the Cardigan area. In 1896 the business was amalgamated with The Swansea Old Brewery and with Messrs R. George & Son of Pembroke to form The Swansea Old Brewery & Davies' (Cardigan) Bonded Stores Ltd., with branches in Swansea, Pembroke and Cardigan. Davies' Brothers were clients of John Davies of Cardigan, solicitor, who appears to have practiced 1878-1883.


Scope and content: Records of Davies' Brothers, 1800-1896, and of the Cardigan branch of Swansea Old Brewery & Davies' (Cardigan) Bonded Stores Ltd., 1896-1921, including ledgers, 1872-1908, day books, 1872-1918, press letter books, 1878-1919, cash books, 1879-1912, bills, 1893-1913, order books, 1898-1921, receipts, 1904-1910, records relating to orders, 1904-1920, and letters from the company's Swansea and Pembroke branches, 1905-1920. Papers of John Davies, solicitor, 1804-1883, including electoral registers for the Cardigan boroughs, 1834-1839, and papers relating to the business affairs of Daniel Davies of The Bonded Stores, Cardigan, 1878-1882.


Language/script: English

System of arrangement: Arranged into the Swansea Old Brewery & Davies' (Cardigan) papers and the John Davies of Cardigan, solicitor, papers.

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 under its former title, Idris Mathis Records. The catalogue is also available online, under its current title.
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Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records donated have been retained.

Accruals: Accruals are not expected

Archival history: The archive was saved from destruction in Cardigan by the donor in 1990.

Immediate source of acquisition: Donated by Idris Mathias in 1990.



Note: Title supplied from content of fonds. Previous title based on donor's name.

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 Idris Mathias Papers.

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

Date(s) of description: March 2003



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