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Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 O/136
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Date(s): 1894-1899
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 0.01 linear metres
Name of creator(s): D.H. Evans | general drapers and silk mercers


Administrative/Biographical history:

D.H. Evans, general drapers and silk mercers, were established at 320 Oxford Street in 1879. Dan Harries Evans, the son of a farmer from Llanelly, moved there from a small draper's shop in Westminster Bridge Road. His wife, helped by other family members, did the dressmaking and the store specialised in fashionable lace goods. In 1937 a new store was built at 318 Oxford Street to the designs of Louis Blanc.


Scope and content/abstract:

Records of D.H. Evans, general drapers and silk mercers, comprising a prospectus from 1894 and sales particulars relating to premises in Armadale Road, Fulham, 1899.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

Two documents in chronological order.

Conditions governing access:

Available for general access.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copyright rests with the depositor.

Finding aids:

Please see online catalogues at:

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Deposited in 1964 (AC/64/006).

Allied Materials

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Description Notes

Archivist's note:

Rules or conventions:
Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.

Date(s) of descriptions:
July to October 2009

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