Fonds GB 0210 ABEKET - Aberystwyth Corn and General Market Co. Records,

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Aberystwyth Corn and General Market Co. Records,


  • 1870-1922 / (Creation)

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Extent and medium

0.114 cubic metres (2 boxes, 12 volumes, 2 stampers)

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Administrative history

The Aberystwyth Corn and General Market Co. was established in 1870, mainly to build a market hall. The Hall was built in the early 1870s. Its condition deteriorated so rapidly, however, that a new hall had to be built in the mid 1890s. In 1922, the company went into voluntary liquidation, with George Fossett Roberts acting as liquidator.

Archival history

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Donated by Sir George Fossett Roberts, Aberystwyth, 1953.

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Scope and content

Papers of the Aberystwyth Corn and General Market Co. covering the whole period of its existence, 1870-1922, including papers relating to the construction of the two market halls. The archive includes minute books; company registers; financial records; deeds and documents; correspondence (mainly relating to the Company's liquidation); and inventories.

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling

Action: All records donated to the National Library of Wales have been retained..


Accruals are not expected.

System of arrangement

Arranged by record type.

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Conditions governing access

Readers consulting modern papers in the National Library of Wales are required to sign the 'Modern papers - data protection' form.

Conditions governing reproduction

Usual copyright regulations apply.

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Finding aids

A hard copy of the catalogue is available at the National Library of Wales.

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Title supplied from contents of fonds.

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Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru = The National Library of Wales

Rules and/or conventions used

Description follows ANW guidelines based on ISAD(G) 2nd ed.; AACR2; and LCSH


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Dates of creation revision deletion

August 2003.


  • English



Archivist's note

Compiled by Richard Burman for the ANW project. The following source was used to compile this description: NLW, Schedule of Aberystwyth Corn and General Market Co. Records;

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