File NLW MS 16647E. - Carmarthenshire general merchant's ledger,

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NLW MS 16647E.


Carmarthenshire general merchant's ledger,


  • 1812-1828. (Creation)

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379 ff. with insertions (paginated 1-753) ;410 x 265 mm.Leather over boards with blind fillets; three horizontal leather straps reinforcing spine, leather patches on upper and lower covers.Affected by damp.Affected by damp

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Josiah Rees (1815-1881), fourth son of Thomas Rees, was vicar of Llangrannog, 1844-1881.

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Rev. D. Jones Davies, BA; Llangrannog; Donation; July 1957

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Ledger, 1812-1828 (watermark 1810), of Thomas Rees of New Inn, Llanfihangel-ar-arth, Carmarthenshire, a general merchant operating in Carmarthenshire and Cardiganshire, written mainly in the hand of his clerk, John Griffiths.
The ledger relates primarily to his Carmarthenshire customers and includes records of payments for butter and for the transportation of goods (particularly butter) between New Inn and Tregaron, Lampeter and Carmarthen. There are entries of old debts dating from 1798 (pp. 1-2) and particulars of rents and Talley grange custom paid by tenants and debts collected on behalf of creditors. Items found loose in the volume, including invoices and a note relating to the export of butter, have been placed in an archival envelope (42 ff.).

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Preferred citation: NLW MS 16647E.

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Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru = The National Library of Wales

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  • English



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