Neath Antiquarian Society
Records of Thomas Thomas and William Harry Rees of Neath, printers and auctioneers
Reference code(s): GB 9999 NAS WHR
Title: Records of Thomas Thomas and William Harry Rees of Neath, printers and auctioneers
Short title: Thomas Thomas and William Harry Rees of Neath, printers and auctioneers, records
Dates of creation: 1781-1888
Level of description: Fonds
Extent and medium: 0.027 cubic metres (1 archive box)
Name of creator(s): Thomas Thomas and William Harry Rees
Administrative and biographical history: Thomas Thomas (born in Neath c. 1819) traded from 1 Charlesville Place, Neath, as an auctioneer. After his death in 1868 the business was sold to William Harry Rees (born in Swansea c. 1844). In a trade directory of 1891 he was described as auctioneer, accountant, land, estate & house agent, printer, bookbinder, machine ruler & account book manufacturer, agent to the Alliance Fire & Life Insurance Co. & the Crown Accident Insurance Co. The 1881 census adds that he employed 3 men and 2 boys.
Scope and content: Auction catalogues, 1848-1868; sales particulars and auction posters, 1781-1888; auctioneer's licence, 1850
ACCESS AND USE
System of arrangement: Arranged into auction catalogues, sales particulars and auction posters and auctioneer's licence.
Conditions governing access: No restrictions
Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply.
Finding aids: A hard copy of the catalogue is available at the West Glamorgan Archive Service in County Hall, Swansea and the Neath Mechanics' Institute. A version of this catalogue is also available online.
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records have been retained.
Accruals: Accruals are not expected.
Immediate source of acquisition: Source not recorded.
Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds.
Archivist's note: Compiled by Andrew Dulley for the ANW project.
Rules or conventions: This description follows ANW guidelines based on ISAD(G) second edition, AACR2 and LCSH.
Date(s) of description: September 2005