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Deposit from Salt & Sons, Solicitors of Shrewsbury; Montgomeryshire

Reference code(s): GB 0223 M/D/SALT

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Title: Deposit from Salt & Sons, Solicitors of Shrewsbury; Montgomeryshire

Short title: Salt & Sons, Solicitors of Shrewsbury; Montgomeryshire

Dates of creation: 1853-1871

Level of description: Fonds

Extent and medium: Half a box

Name of creator(s): Salt & Sons, Solicitors of Shrewsbury


Administrative and biographical history: Thomas Salt was the eldest son of a solicitor by the same name based in Rugeley, Staffordshire. In 1815 he was made a partner in the Shrewsbury firm of Pemberton, Coupland and Dukes. On the deaths of Robert Pemberton and William Coupland the partnership of Dukes & Salt remained in business until 1839, when Thomas Farmer Dukes retired. In 1845 Thomas Salt was joined in partnership by his son George Moultrie Salt, and later, by another son, William, and the firm was renamed Salt & Sons. More recently, the firm became Wace, Morgan and Salt.


Scope and content: Sales particulars for estates and farms in Montgomeryshire, 1853-1871


Language/script: English

System of arrangement: Chronological, within series

Conditions governing access: No restrictions

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply

Finding aids: Hard copy of the catalogue available at PCAO
Detailed catalogue


Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records retained

Accruals: Accruals are possible

Archival history: The records were formerly in the possession of the Salt family

Immediate source of acquisition: Transfer, as a deposit, from Shropshire Archives


Related units of description: The Salt Collection is in Shropshire Archives


Archivist's note: Compiled by Anna Page, Trainee Archivist at Powys County Archive Office. Source used in compiling this entry: Shropshire Archives website at: http://www.shropshire.gov.uk/archives.nsf

Rules or conventions: This description follows guidelines provided by UWA Department of Information Studies, based on ISAD(G) 2nd edition, 2000.

Date(s) of description: June 2006



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