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Record: Product catalogues (FRAS 375)

Title: Product catalogues
Date: 1937-1970
Reference: FRAS 375
Former reference: HF 11/16   HF 11/12/8   HF 11/6/12  
Physical description: 1 scrapbook, 18 booklets  
Origination D H Evans & Co Ltd
J F Rockhey Ltd

System of arrangement: Chronological

Record type: Product catalogues, Scrapbooks

Function:

Records held within this series:

Title: Fabrics
Date: 1937
Reference: FRAS 375/1
Former reference: HF 11/16  
Physical description: 1 booklet  
Origination D H Evans & Co Ltd

Scope and content:

15 page booklet with the British flag on the cover to mark the Coronation Year. Some loose pages.

Records held within this series:

Title: Boys' book fashion catalogues
Date: 1938-c1940s
Reference: FRAS 375/2
Former reference: HF 11/16  
Physical description: 3 booklets  
Origination D H Evans & Co Ltd

Scope and content:

Advertising fashion for "boys of all ages", such as schoolwear, riding gear, suits, shoes, underwear, and "D H Evans famous Hip-Grip shorts". FRAS 375/2/2 contains small articles with instructions on "How to Make a Model Galleon", "How to Help on a Farm", and "Sawing Wood".

Records held within this series:

Title: Mail order catalogues
Date: 1939-1940
Reference: FRAS 375/3
Former reference: HF 11/16  
Physical description: 2 booklets  
Origination D H Evans & Co Ltd

Scope and content:

Advertising womens' fashion, shoes, beauty products, overalls, maids' outfits, household linens, hats, riding gear, sportswear, stockings, and fabrics. Each booklet includes an accompanying mail order form.

Records held within this series:

Title: Sale catalogues
Date: 1939-1940
Reference: FRAS 375/4
Former reference: HF 11/16  
Physical description: 3 booklets  
Origination D H Evans & Co Ltd

Scope and content:

Advertising the winter sale in January 1939 and 1940, and the summer sale in July 1940. Each booklet contains a sale order form.

Records held within this series:

Title: D H Evans 1st Catalogue of 1941
Date: 1941
Reference: FRAS 375/5
Former reference: HF 11/16  
Physical description: 1 booklet  
Origination D H Evans & Co Ltd

Scope and content:

Advertising the a new range of products for 1941.

Records held within this series:

Title: Womens' fashion catalogue
Date: c1940s
Reference: FRAS 375/6
Former reference: HF 11/16  
Physical description: 1 booklet  
Origination D H Evans & Co Ltd

Scope and content:

Advertising underwear, dresses, coats, gloves,wool and beauty products.

Records held within this series:

Title: D H Evans Summer Snapshots album of summer dresses
Date: c1940s
Reference: FRAS 375/7
Former reference: HF 11/6/12  
Physical description: 1 booklet  
Origination D H Evans & Co Ltd

Scope and content:

18 page booklet of glossy photographs of the latest summer dresses. Photographs are taken in countryside locations and each product has an accompanying description of materials used and details of available sizes and colours.

Records held within this series:

Title: Scrapbook of fashion and product catalogues
Date: 1966-1970
Reference: FRAS 375/8
Former reference: HF 11/12/8  
Physical description: 1 scrapbook  
Origination D H Evans & Co Ltd
J F Rockhey Ltd

Additional information:

The name on the front of this scrapbook is Rockheys. It is likely that this refers to J F Rockhey Ltd, a drapery business based in Torquay, which was acquired by DH Evans & Co Ltd in 1948. However there is no further reference to Rockheys in the scrapbook and the catalogues promote products which are stocked by D H Evans & Co Ltd.

Scope and content:

The scrapbook consists of small product catalogues and posters for womens'' fashion, childrens' fashion, wedding dresses, footwear, cosmetics, homeware, and Christmas gifts. These are glued onto the pages.

Records held within this series:

Title: Womens' fashion catalogues
Date: 1967
Reference: FRAS 375/9
Former reference: HF 11/12/8  
Physical description: 5 booklets  
Origination D H Evans & Co Ltd
J F Rockhey Ltd

Additional information:

This bundle of fashion catalogues was found inserted inside FRAS 375/2.

Scope and content:

Includes Short Story, a catalogue advertising petite womens' fashion, and Wedding Wise, advertising a range of wedding dresses, veils and accessories.

Records held within this series:

Title: Christmas Wiseproduct catalogue
Date: c1967
Reference: FRAS 375/10
Former reference: HF 11/12/8  
Physical description: 1 booklet  
Origination D H Evans & Co Ltd
J F Rockhey Ltd

Additional information:

This was found inserted inside FRAS 375/2.

Scope and content:

Advertising a range of Christmas gifts for women, men and children, and also decorative items for the home.

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