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W. W. Johnson, Chemist, Llandrindod, Records

Reference code(s): GB 0223 R/DB1

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Title: W. W. Johnson, Chemist, Llandrindod, Records

Short title: Johnson, W. W., Chemist, of Llandrindod Wells, records

Dates of creation: 1887-1960

Level of description: Fonds

Extent and medium: 0.8 cubic metres (40 boxes)

Name of creator(s): W. W. Johnson; William Wilson Johnson, Chemists


Administrative and biographical history: The chemist business was established in Llandrindod Wells, Radnorshire, in about 1878. William Wilson Johnson (1860-1947), chemist and druggist, from Derby, Derbyshire, acquired the business, and in 1911 he held two shops in High Street (Clevedon) and Temple Street (next to the Beaufort and Windsor House). He lived at his High Street shop, with his wife, daughter, and two servants. By 1926, Johnson had closed the shop in High Street and established a new shop in Park Crescent. The business was sold to George Hilliar, a former apprentice to Johnson, by 1948. The Temple Street shop seems to have closed about 1953.


Scope and content: Business records of W. W. Johnson, Chemist, Llandrindod, 1887-1958, mainly prescription books, 1887-1960; and records of sales to clients, 1911-1958.


Language/script: English

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: prescription books; and sales to clients.

Finding aids: Hard copies of the catalogue are available at Powys County 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 W. I. Shewan, in December 1986.



Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds

Archivist's note: Compiled by Annette Strauch for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Powys County Archives Service, W. W. Johnson, Chemist, catalogue.

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

Date(s) of description: February 2005



Pharmacists | Wales | Llandrindod Wells

William Wilson Johnson | Chemist | Archives

Personal names

Johnson, William Wilson, 1860-1947

Corporate names

William Wilson Johnson | Chemist


Llandrindod Wells