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A. and R. Wehrle, pawnbrokers, Llanelli, Records

Reference code(s): GB 0211 DB94

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Title: A. and R. Wehrle, pawnbrokers, Llanelli, Records

Short title: Wehrle, A. and R., pawnbrokers, Llanelli, records

Dates of creation: 1887-1987

Level of description: Fonds

Extent and medium: 25 items

Name of creator(s): A. and R. Wehrle, pawnbrokers, Llanelli


Administrative and biographical history: A pawnbroker's had been established in Llanelli by Edwin Dutton in 1879. It was taken over in 1883 by Robert Wehrle (died 1910), originally from Germany. His sons, Albin (died 1954) and Robert (died 1961), took over the business, followed by his grandson, who retained the name A. and R. Wehrle adopted by his father and uncle. From about 1925, the pawnbroking side of the business declined and the sale of men's workwear became increasingly important.


Scope and content: Stocktaking account book, 1887-1960; account books of daily takings, 1933-1967; invoice book, 1940-1951; sale book, 1939-1976; book of declarations, 1931-1987; pawn tickets, 1880-1959; receipt book, 1986-1987; and pawn registers, 1924-1925, 1945-1958.


Language/script: English

Conditions governing access: No restrictions

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply

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


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

Accruals: Accruals are not expected

Immediate source of acquisition: Deposited by Mr Wehrle, A. and R Wehrle, 36 Station Road, Llanelli, Dyfed, 1989, 1995.



Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds

Archivist's note: Compiled by Rhys Jones for the ANW project. The following source was used in the compilation of this description: Carmarthenshire Archives Service, Business Records.

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

Date(s) of description: October 2003



A. and R. Wehrle | Archives

Pawnbrokers | Wales | Llanelli

Personal names

Dutton, Edwin

Wehrle, Robert, d. 1910

Corporate names

A. and R. Wehrle (Firm)

R. Wehrle (Firm)