Carmarthenshire Archive Service
Messrs Spurrell and Son Printers Records
Reference code(s): GB 0211 DB16
Title: Messrs Spurrell and Son Printers Records
Short title: Spurrell and Son, printers, records
Dates of creation: -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, -1949.
ACCESS AND USE
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.
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