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Major accessions to repositories in 2016 relating to Welsh History


Archifau Ynys Mon / Anglesey Archives

  • Prichard family of Llwydiarth Esgob: family papers incl photographs c1901-1987 (WM/2596)
  • Owen Charles Parry-Jones (1932-2015), general practitioner and poet: papers (WDAAW)
  • Lucy Williams (fl 1900-2000), local historian: additional collected and research materials rel to a murder/libel trial in Beaumaris (1672) 1672 (WDO/146)
  • William Prytherch Parry, ophthalmic optician and pharmacist, Llanfairpwll: papers c1960 (WDAAX)
  • Anglesey County Council: minute books 1919-1991 (WDAAV)
  • Holyhead Magistrates Court: registers for licensing, criminal work, family proceedings and licensing records 1903-2007 (WY/25, WY/26)
  • Menai Bridge Town Council: additional minutes 1958-2010 (WP/24)
  • Plans for proposed county school in Holyhead by Jos Owen, and for workers' cottages by RJ Hughes for Valley Rural District Council c1900, 1920 (WA/18/64/1 - 5, WBJ/455/1 - 2)
  • Copy letters written by Harry Bowen, principal lighthouse keeper at South Stack, Holyhead 1853-1859 (WM/2589)

Ceredigion Archives

  • Aberystwyth Water Works: ledger of houses supplied with water c1837-1865 (AWW)
  • J Jones & Co (Siop Dop), drapers and outfitters, Tregaron: business records incl order books, invoices and receipts, diaries and supplier catalogues c1930-1969 (DB/104)
  • Pantseiri Fawr, farm, Llandysul: additional farm accounts 1909-1927 (ADX/1492)
  • Siop Harriet (Cambrian Stores), Llandewi Brefi: ledger, with related papers c1869-1903 (DB/103)
  • Llanddeiniol tithe map and schedule 1840 (TMD Llanddeiniol)
  • Musica Cambrensis, chamber music orchestra, Aberystwyth: records rel to attempt to establish the orchestra, under Aneurin Huws c1980-1989 (DSO/157)
  • Penfoel Bird and Animal Hospital, Llandysul: records c1970-2016 (DSO/158)
  • Philomusica, symphony orchestra, Aberystwyth: records c1992-2016 (DSO/154)
  • Eisteddfod programmes and submissions for Llanarth and area c1912-1979 (D/EIS/16)
  • Photographs of Forestry Commission work, mainly in Cardiganshire c1940-1979 (ADX/1520)

Conwy Archive Service

  • Conwy parish records c1621-1999 (CEP3)
  • Llandudno Magistrates Court: court records with material rel to Abergele and Colwyn Bay Magistrates Courts 1986-1991 (CMC)

Denbighshire Archives

  • Hooson family of Caerfallen, Ruthin: prisoner of war corresp to Kathleen Hooson and others 1945-1950 (DD/DM/1902)
  • Elsa Frischer (fl 1940-1949), photographer: photographs of Women's Land Army workers in Ruthin c1940-1945 (DD/DM/1892)
  • Kathleen Webb (fl 1950-2000), local historian: additional local history material rel to Llanbedr and surrounding area 20th cent (DD/DM/1799)
  • Berwyn Division Petty Sessions: additional adult court registers 1984-1995 (PSD/Q)
  • Denbigh and Ruthin County Court: additional registers 1847-1967 (CCD/C)
  • Great Orme Masonic Lodge, Llandudno: additional minutes, attendance registers, corresp 1948-2009 (DD/DM/1890)
  • Llangollen Cottage Hospital: casualty register 1979-1985 (HD/15)
  • National Trust, Dyffryn Clwyd association: records incl minutes, accounts, programmes, corresp 1986-2010 (DD/DM/1891)
  • North East Wales Community Health Council: Board of Health registers of notification of infectious disease 1915-1990 (HD/23)
  • North Wales Meeting of the Society of Friends: Area Meeting ledger 1997-2008 (ND/162/13)
  • Prestatyn Town Council: additional minutes 2006-2015 (TC/50)
  • Pwllglas Golf Club: Ladies' Section records 1964-2006 (DD/DM/1087)
  • Trevalyn Maternity Home, Rossett: maternity and birth registers 1947-1959 (HD/4)
  • Vale of Clwyd Trades Council: additional records incl attendance register, agenda papers and minutes 1980-2001 (DD/DM/1494)
  • Wrexham Division Petty Sessions: additional registers of juvenile and adult court, domestic registers 1986-1996 (PSD/O)
  • Wrexham Maelor Hospital: additional records comprising birth registers, maternity registers, operation registers, casualty registers, registers of nurses 1940-2009 (HD/8)
  • Highways Agency railway plans and sections rel to Denbigh, Ruthin and Corwen Railway and the Prestatyn and Cwm Railway 19th-20th cent (DD/DM/1906)

Flintshire Record Office

  • JM MacGibbon (fl 1918), employee at HM Explosives Factory, Queensferry: records rel to the factory 1918 (AN4997)
  • Shotton Steelworks: copy undated photographs of the works 2016 (AN5058)
  • Grosvenor Working Men's Social Club, Shotton: records incl minutes 1912-2012 (AN5048)
  • Mold Magistrates Court: licensing registers 1951-2004 (AN5051)
  • Aerial photographs of Flintshire 1968-1992 (AN5052)
  • Wages ledger for Leeswood Main Colliery 1869 (AN5059)

Glamorgan Archives

  • Peter Hayman (fl 1984-2005), captain of Brynhill Golf Club: corresp and photographs, with Brynhill Gold Club accounts c1984-2005 (D1389)
  • Cantonian High School, Cardiff: additional records incl photographs, magazines, prize-giving programmes, stock and purchase records, awards and registers, plans, staff lists 1912-2015 (D808)
  • Cardiff Magistrates Court: records incl court registers, orders, examinations book 1834-1986 (PSCBO)
  • Lewis Girls Comprehensive School, Glamorgan: records incl admission registers, log books, staff registers, photographs, staff and governors' records, visitors' book 1899-2008 (ELEWGSEC)
  • Newcastle and Ogmore Petty Sessions: court registers c1985-1988 (PSNEW)
  • Vale of Glamorgan Magistrates Court: records incl registers for adult, fines and family courts 1981-1993 (PSVG)
  • Register of explosive store visits to Wyndham Colliery and Penllwyngwent Colliery 1963-1966 (D1318)

Gwent Archives

  • Crawshay family of Cyfarthfa: family papers, incl of Richard, Robert Thompson, and William Crawshay 19th-20th cent (D6208)
  • Clara Jane Isabella Bettina Bailey (1865-1938): letters received incl from literary figures, with letters to Mrs Syssyllt Avis Gurney c1880-1954 (D6206)
  • Primrose Hockey (1903-1996), headmistress: edited scrapbook of Caerleon History, compiled by Caerleon Junior School staff and pupils 19th-20th cent (Acc 6207)
  • Helen Kegie (1922-2015), family historian: documents and photographs rel to extended family incl diaries and letters 19th-21st cent (D5940)
  • Harry Poloway (1916-2016), toastmaster, of Newport: papers incl photographs, programmes 20th-21st cent (D6245)
  • Gwent Theatre: records incl accounts, corresp, production records, publicity materials and additional administrative records, programmes and posters c1950-2010 (D6176, Acc 6257)
  • Charles Williams Charity, Caerleon: records incl minutes and school governors' records 1904-2000 (Acc 6184)
  • Charles Williams Church in Wales School, Caerleon: records incl log books, admission registers, punishment books and photographs c1855-2010 (CEB69)
  • Gwent Coroner: inquest files and papers 2010-2013 (CCOR/2010, CCOR/2011, CCOR/2012, CCOR/2013)
  • HM Prison Usk: records incl nominal registers, property books 1915-1987 (Acc 6228)
  • Llantarnam estate: records incl deeds, maps and copy of 1659 survey of manor of Wentsland and Bryngwyn 18th-20th cent (D6199)
  • Llantilio Pertholey parish records: records 1699-1974 (DPA140)
  • Monmouthshire County Council: record sheets and plans rel to Dutch Elm Disease 1971-1974 (Acc 6247)
  • Newport Rugby Football Club: records incl corresp, photographs, minutes and annual reports 1870-1990 (D6236)
  • Usk Institute of Agriculture: photographs 1947-1978 (Acc 6219)

Gwynedd Archives, Caernarfon Record Office

  • C Jones (fl 1915-1918), wartime nurse: sketchbook while nursing at Y Wern 1915-1918 (XM13435)
  • John Owen (1854-1926), Bishop of St Davids: corresp 20th cent (XM13367)
  • Caradog Prichard (1904-1980), poet and novelist: manuscript 'Local Memories' 1971 (XM13364)
  • William Williams, greengrocers, Caernarfon: accounts, with First World War letters 20th cent (XM13429)
  • Registers from courts in Caernarfonshire 20th cent (XLC)

Gwynedd Archives, Meirionnydd Record Office

  • Humphrey Lewis, blacksmith, Llanegryn: business records incl accounts 1899-1953 (ZM7499)
  • Accounts and support letters rel to strike at Blaenau Ffestiniog 1985 (ZM7441)
  • Plan of Llanbedr airfield 1956 (ZM7489)

Liverpool Record Office

  • Liverpool Welsh Choral Union: minutes, programmes 1852-2013 (Acc 6952)

Pembrokeshire Archives and Local Studies

  • Haverfordwest Athletic Sports: minutes 1907-1922 (HDX/1943)
  • Pembrokeshire and Carmarthenshire Coroner: post mortem and related files 2012-2013 (T/CR/1)

Powys Archives

  • Morgan family of Vaenor Park, Llanidloes: records incl deeds, personal papers, diaries, corresp, accounts, invoices and photographs 1824-2011 (M/X/273)
  • R Hughes, chemist, Llanidloes: prescription books and accounts 1873-1988 (M/D/PM)
  • Doldowlod estate: records incl wages and rent books 1863-1969 (R/X/245)
  • Powys Coroner: additional post-mortem files (4573-4710) 2000-2016 (P/COR)
  • Talgarth Mid-Wales Hospital Cricket Club: records incl minutes, score books and scrapbooks 1960-1997 (B/SOC/33)
  • Theatr Powys: additional records incl promotional material and photographs rel to Community, Theatre in Education, Mid Powys Youth Theatre and Llandrindod Drama Workshop productions, with tapes (217) of rehearsals, performances and projects 1975-2011 (P/C/D/TP)
  • Welshpool Oral History Project: recorded interviews c1979-2004 (M/X/272)

West Glamorgan Archive Service

  • Llewellyn family, baronets, of Baglan: estate papers from Nash, letters from Lydia Williams to her husband and additional family papers rel to properties and family members 19th-20th cent
  • Morris family, baronets, of Clasemont and Sketty Park: additional Sketty Park estate records incl maps, terrier and administrative papers c1920-1999
  • Williams family of Brynaman and Cwmllynfell: diaries of WS Williams and SW Williams, with family Bible 1905-1973
  • William Daniel Thomas (1935-2014), author: book of unpublished poems rel to life in the Dulais Valley, 'Barddoniaeth Danny Thomas' late 20th cent
  • Briton Ferry Ironworks: plans of works, furnaces and machinery, production records and records rel to workers' housing
  • Cymdeithas Hanes Plaid Cymru History Society: records and ephemera 20th-21st cent (D/D CHPC)
  • Gower Home Guard (15th Battalion Glamorgan Home Guard): register of members 1940-1945 (D/D Z 1005)
  • Nelson Terrace Nursery School, Swansea: photographs and press cuttings rel to establishment, opening and running of the school 1926-1939 (E/S/21)


National Library of Wales: Department of Collection Services

  • Ellis family of Aberystwyth: family papers rel particularly to JH Davies, bibliophile; TI Ellis, author; Mari Ellis, author 19th-20th cent (Papuraru T I Ellis a Mari Ellis)
  • Clifford Dyment (1914-1971), author: literary mss incl draft poems, corrected draft of 'Fur, feather and fin' co-written with his wife Marcella 1930-1969 (NLW MSS 24079-86)
  • Thomas Edward Ellis (1859-1899), Liberal MP: additional papers 19th cent (Papuraru T I Ellis a Mari Ellis)
  • David Michael Jones (1895-1974), painter, poet and essayist: letter to Anthony Powell rel to genealogy and Welsh history 1967 (NLW MS 24045F)
  • Robert Tudur Jones (1921-1998), church historian: personal papers incl diaries and corresp 1938-1998 (Papurau R Tudur Jones)
  • Gwilym Prys-Davies (b 1923), Labour politician: political papers incl letters, articles, minutes and reports, with subject files and letters, incl material rel to devolution, Welsh language legislation, language rights and the Welsh Republican Movement 1954-2008 (Gwilym Prys-Davies Papers)
  • Gordon MacDonald (1888-1966), Baron Macdonald of Gwaenysgor, Labour politician: corresp c1900-1950 (Lord Macdonald of Gwaenysgor papers)
  • Mihangel Morgan (b 1955), author: literary papers incl completed and unpublished works, drafts and corresp c1950-2000 (Papurau Mihangel Morgan)
  • George Owen (1552-1613), Welsh antiquary and historian: narrative history of the Earls of Pembroke, with armorial and genealogies c1624 (NLW MS 24076B)
  • John Thomas Rees (1857-1949), composer and conductor: papers 19th-20th cent (Papurau J T Rees a T Ifor Rees)
  • Thomas Ifor Rees (1890-1977), diplomat, translator and publisher: papers rel to time as British Minister in Mexico City and Ambassador to Bolivia c1938-1949 (Papurau J T Rees a T Ifor Rees)
  • Wyn Roberts (1930-2013), Baron Roberts of Conwy, Conservative politician: political diaries incl inserted corresp, cuttings and images 1970-1996 (Wyn Roberts Diaries)
  • Geoffrey Downing Woolley (1915-2010), journalist: records rel to his wartime experiences and collected literary materials incl Edward Thomas corresp c1750-2008 (Geoffrey Woolley papers)
  • Shelter Cymru: records incl campaign, research and advocacy work rel to homelessness and housing 1986-2015 (Shelter Cymru Archive)
  • Neath Ultra manor: rent rolls (3) 1540, 1666 (NLW MS 24078G, NLW MS 24074G)


Bangor University, Archives and Special Collections

  • Sir Albert Cynan Evans-Jones (1895-1970), poet: additional papers incl diaries, drafts, Eisteddfod material and other ephemera 1889-1995
  • Gwyn Thomas (1936-2016), poet and scholar: additional papers comprising notes, poem drafts and files 1955-2016
  • Sir Huw Pyrs Wheldon (1916-1986), television broadcaster: corresp incl some material rel to his wife, Jacqueline Weldon 20th cent

Cardiff University

  • William Gershom Collingwood (1854-1932), antiquary, archaeologist and artist: family papers incl corresp, diaries, deeds, photographs, postcards, paintings and sketches 18th-20th cent (462)

Swansea University: Richard Burton Archives

  • Dylan Thomas (1914-1953), poet and prose writer: drafts of 'Unluckily for a Death' and 'Into Her Lying Down Head' c1940 (2016/6)