Carmarthenshire Archive Service

Messrs Spurrell and Son Printers Records

Reference code(s): GB 0211 DB16

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Title: Messrs Spurrell and Son Printers Records

Short title: Spurrell and Son, printers, records

Dates of creation: [1920]-1949

Level of description: Fonds

Extent and medium: 14 items

Name of creator(s): Spurrell and Son, Carmarthen


Administrative and biographical history: The Spurrell publishing and printing house was founded in 1840 by William Spurrell (1813-89) of Carmarthen who was succeeded by his son Walter (1858-1934). Following his death the business was purchased by J. W. Nicholas (died 1943) of Llandeilo. The company was sold to H. G. Walters of Narberth in 1957 and the imprint, known as The House of Spurrell or Messrs Spurrell and Son, was abandoned in 1969.


Scope and content: Correspondence, 1938-1946; an order book, 1920, and orders for books and periodicals, 1937-1948; vouchers, 1935-1949; rent receipts, 1935-1949; minutes of Carmarthen Town Council, 1947; plan of Dynevor Castle, 1935; miscellaneous posters and printed items relating mainly to Carmarthenshire, [1940]-1949.


Language/script: English, Welsh

System of arrangement: Arranged by date of deposit.

Conditions governing access: No restrictions

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply

Finding aids: A hard copy of the catalogue is available at Carmarthenshire Archives Service.
Detailed catalogue


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

Accruals: Accruals are not expected

Archival history: No information found

Immediate source of acquisition: Deposited by Mr D. E. T. Lewis, Llanllawddog, 1979, 1984.


Related units of description: Further papers of the Spurrell family are in National Library of Wales, Spurrell Family Papers; Carmarthenshire Archives Service, DB107.


Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds

Archivist's note: Compiled by Rhys Jones for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Carmarthenshire Archives Service, Business Records; Huws, Richard E., 'Spurrell of Carmarthen', in Jones, Philip Henry, and Eiluned Rees, A Nation and its Books - A History of the Book in Wales (Aberystwyth, 1998).

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

Date(s) of description: October 2003



Printers | Wales | Carmarthen

Spurrell and Son, printers, Carmarthen | Records and correspondence

Personal names

Corporate names

W. Spurrell and Son