Carmarthenshire Archive Service
The Welshman Co. Ltd Records
Reference code(s): GB 0211 DB17
Title: The Welshman Co. Ltd Records
Short title: Welshman Newspaper and Steam-Printing Co., records
Dates of creation: 1889-1975 (mainly 1889-1937)
Level of description: Fonds
Extent and medium: 9 items
Name of creator(s): The Welshman Newspaper and Steam-Printing Co. Ltd
Administrative and biographical history: The Welshman Newspaper and Steam-Printing Co. Ltd, in Carmarthen, Carmarthenshire, published The Welshman newspaper, launched c. 1830 as The Welshman and General Advertiser for the Principality of Wales. In 1942, the paper changed its name to The Welshman. It was bought by the proprietors of the Carmarthen Journal in the late 1940s and ceased being published in 1984.
Scope and content: Minute books, 1889-1899; register of shareholders, 1902-1913; printed annual reports and statements of account, 1890-1914; wages book, 1897-1937; bank pass-books, 1898-1928; correspondence, -1905; photographs and illustrations, -; and letter to the depositor, 1975. There are no copies of the newspaper in this archive.
ACCESS AND USE
System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: 1979 deposit; 1982 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
Immediate source of acquisition: Deposited by Mr D. E. T. Lewis, Llanllawddog, 1979, 1982.
Related units of description: Further papers are privately held, see Business Archives Council Company Archives 1986, no 642. Carmarthenshire Archives holds copies of The Welshman.
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; Jones, Aled, 'The Newspaper Press in Wales 1804-1945', 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