Posted by: kbenoy | April 11, 2012

Project Update – April 2012

I am now 10 months into the 18 month project to catalogue the Smith, Son & Wilkie collection so I thought it was about time for a project update. About 75 boxes of records have been fully catalogued out of about 200 in total. These boxes include all the internal records of the chartered accountancy firm Smith, Son & Wilkie and the records of the Wilkie family under the reference D-SSW/1.

So far, I have catalogued approximately half of all the client business records deposited by the accountants including the records of:

  • Adam Boulton & Co Ltd, Brick & Tile Manufacturers of Dawley, Shropshire
    • D-SSW/2/AB
  • Barber and Walton Ltd, Soft Drink Distributors of Wolverhampton
    • D-SSW/2/BRW
  • Benjamin Walters & Co Ltd, Locksmiths of North Street, Wolverhampton
    • D-SSW/2/BW
  • British Wrought Iron Association, National Association
    • D-SSW/2/BWI
  • Cadwallader Brothers Ltd, Haulage Contractors of Wellington, Shropshire
    • D-SSW/2/CB
  • Craddock Brothers Ltd, Shoe and Boot Manufacturers based in Wolverhampton with retail outlets across the Midlands and North West
    • D-SSW/2/CD
  • Thomas Evans and Sons, Wolverhampton Wholesale Butchers and Evans, Campion & Blakemore, Butchers working in partnership, Wolverhampton
    • D-SSW/2/ECB
  • Gladston Carpets Limited, Carpet Retailers of Walsall and Harborne
    • D-SSW/2/GC
  • John Hickman and Sons (Sawmills) Ltd, Timber Merchants of Lower Walsall Street, Wolverhampton
    • D-SSW/2/JHS
  • London & County Land & Building Company Ltd, Property Developers
    • D-SSW/2/LB
  • Priestfield Iron and Brick Co Ltd, Steel & Metal Merchants of Ettingshall Road, Wolverhampton
    • D-SSW/2/PF
  • Queen Square Syndicate, Property Developers of Wolverhampton
    • D-SSW/2/QSS
  • Side Welders Association, National Association
    • D-SSW/2/SW
  • Weaver and Mason, Tube Fittings Manufacturers of Beacon Works, Darlaston Road, Wednesbury
    • D-SSW/2/WM

Gradually, the catalogue entries for these records will become available through the Black Country History website.

If you remember any of these businesses and would like to share your memories please comment or contact me directly.

There is still a lot of work to do on this project to finish cataloguing the remaining client business records before moving on to the client family records but I am confident with the timescale available that it will be completed by the end of the project in December 2012.


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