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Major accessions to repositories in 2020 relating to Wales


Archifau Ynys Mon / Anglesey Archives

  • Anglesey Beagles: cine tapes c1935 (WM/2458/9)
  • Mona Maelor Jones, local historian: collected records 19th-20th cent (WAD)
  • Megan Williams (fl1956-1980), of Llanfairpwll: papers 1956-1980 (WM/2718)
  • Derec Owen (fl 20th cent), of Anglesey: photographs 20th cent (WSM/376 add)
  • International Friendship League - Amlwch branch: photograph albums 1934-1938 (WM/2712)

Ceredigion Archives

  • Autograph book, probably owned by a nurse at Llwynypia Hospital in the First World War ('Infirmary Llwynypia') from which there are several entries, also from Newcastle Emlyn, Merthyr, Rhayader and Pontypridd 1917-1919 (ADX/1724)
  • Anonymous History of the Young Farmers Club Movement in Wales c1967 (ADX/1757)
  • Bow Street and District National Savings Group: minutes and accounts detailing the setting up, administration and income of the group 1941-1945 (MUS/508)
  • Peter Leech (fl1943), teacher and dramatist: plays with associated items c1943 (ADX/1745)

Conwy Archive Service

  • Canu Conwy and Friends: music video created in support of the NHS of Ysbyty Enfys, recorded by a council staff choir and friends 2020 (CPF57)
  • Colwyn Bay and Llandudno English Methodist Circuit: Rhos on Sea records c1883-2013 (CD14)
  • People of Conwy Oral History Project: records rel to exhibition, created using oral histories and testimonies from Conwy residents 2019 (CXT22)
  • Brynmawr Methodist Calvinistic Chapel, Betws y Coed: records 1806-1961 (CX737)

Denbighshire Archives

  • Dyffryn Clwyd Magistrates Court: court registers 1990-1999 (PSD/N)
  • James Roberts Saronie, photographer and cinematographer: glass slides c1900 (DD/DM/1969)
  • St Martin's Youth Club, Llay: minutes 1966-1981 (PD/79/5/1-2)
  • Leslie Roberts, of Denbighshire: 'Thoughts of Lockdown Les', memoirs 2020 (NTD/2057)
  • Anonymous 'Thoughts on Lockdown in Ruthin' with accompanying hand-painted postcard 2020 (DD/DM/1973)
  • Photograph album of Lowther College, Denbighshire 1934-1941 (DD/DM/1972)

Derbyshire Record Office

  • Chesterfield Welsh Society: records incl minutes (1947-1973), accounts (1953-2000), members book (1947), annual dinner menus (1964-1972; 1974) 1947-2000 (D8343)

Flintshire Record Office

  • Carole Must: coronavirus diary and poems 2020 (AN5328)
  • Delyn Constituency Social Democratic Party: records, incl minutes, membership records 1982-1988 (AN5313)
  • H.V. Kitching, land agent for Erddig Estate: records rel to Erddig Estate with sale particulars of properties in NE Wales and neighbouring counties 19th-20th cent (AN5307)
  • Prestatyn Magistrates Court: registers 1985-1999 (AN5337)

Glamorgan Archives

  • Caerphilly County Borough Council: staff circulars from Chief Executive rel to the Covid-19 pandemic 2020 (CCA/C)
  • Cardiff New Theatre: press cuttings books, programmes and corresp 20th-21st cent (DTHN)
  • Avant Cymru, community theatre organisation: 'Our Street' newsletters compiled as a response to the Covid-19 pandemic 2020 (D1770)
  • Melingriffith Co Ltd, tinplate and iron manufacturers: corresp and advice notes written to Joesph Vaughan and T.W. Barker at Melingriffith Works 1775-1831 (D1775)
  • Royal Welsh Male Choir: programmes, photographs and diary of tour to America, 1975 1907-1985 (D1754)
  • John Haydn Thomas (fl1920-1969), County Alderman: photograph albums, invitations and menus relating to civic events, Christmas cards received in an official capacity, other associated papers c1940-1969 (D1786)
  • Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan Coroner: files, numbers 1-1957; also box of case papers 2000 (CORCV)
  • Cardiff University: School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences minutes, certificates and corresp 20th cent (D1787)
  • Veronica Moverley (nee Jewell) (fl 1945), of Cardiff: letter, to her husband to be John Moverley who was serving in the RAF, describing what she was doing during the week of VE Day and the celebrations that were happening in Cardiff 1945 (D1771)
  • Rowland Pittard (fl1950-2019), railway history enthusiast: additional collected records incl South East Wales Transport Alliance (SEWTA) minutes and papers; wagon labels; signal box registers, Glamorgan Rail Users Federation Journals, Tondu train movements recorded from observation and information provided by signal men and railway workers, corresp rel to Nant Gadlys culvert/embankment, details of a steam special; record of Tondu diversions c1950-2019 (D1221)
  • Principality Building Society, Cardiff: records incl borrower's ledgers, cash books, rent rolls, share ledgers, mortgage ledgers, accumulative ledgers, expenditure books, minutes, annual reports, and records from other building societies 1854-2003 (D1746)
  • W Whittington Limited, Neath: printed material, with material from Glamorgan Press/Gwasg Morgannwg, from a collection accumulated by a former member of the Neath Antiquarian Society 19th-20th cent (D1768)
  • Kenneth Walter Benjamin Harris (fl 20th cent), athlete: programmes, printed material, newspaper cuttings and photographs rel to his athletics career and lifetime involved in Welsh Athletics 20th cent (D1782)
  • Howard Llewellyn (fl1971-2020), gay liberation activist: records rel to Cardiff Gay Liberation Front, incl copy speech, accounts of meetings, posters, with minutes of Wales TUC Lesbian and Gay Steering Committee and correspondence; corresp rel to Cardiff Lesbian and Gay Mardi Gras; material rel to to the 2003 Employment Regulations (Sexual Orientation) 1971-2020 (D1778)
  • Gertrude M Bradley (fl1912), designer: preparatory drawings for tile murals for Cardiff Royal Infirmary Coronation Ward and corresp with W B Simpson and Sons, tile makers, London 1912 (D1753)

Gwent Archives

  • Ta'aleem Alnyssa Community Group, Newport: minutes, financial accounts, reports of activities and printed literature 2000-2015 (D6553)
  • Upper Torfaen Rectorial Benefice: parish records for churches within the Deanery including Preachers' books, parish meeting books, faculties, parish magazines, reports, inventories and corresp 19th-20th cent (Accession 6561)
  • Aneurin Bevan University Health Board, Gwent: records incl Gwent Healthcare Trust minutes, Royal Gwent Hospital registers and annual reports c1881-2007 (D6584)

West Glamorgan Archive Service

  • Capel Pant-teg, Ystalyfera: minutes, accounts, membership records, annual reports, photographs, corresp, plans and ephemera c1890-2009 (D/D Ind 9/1/2-9/12/2)
  • Carmarthen Road United Reformed Church, Swansea: minutes, baptism registers, membership records, accounts, corresp, photographs and church magazines 1880-2019 (D/D E/Cong 15/1/1-15/14/5)
  • St Helen's Estate, Swansea: estate records for the property of Evan Morgan, including deeds, manorial survey, correspondence, financial records and probate records 1598-1951 (D/D SH 1/1-11/2)
  • Henrietta Street Welsh Independent Chapel, Swansea: records discovered in the chapel after it had closed, including correspondence, photographs, offering registers, annual reports and ephemera, with memorial plaques removed from the chapel 19th-20th cent (D/D Ind 33/552-582)
  • Rosehill Quarry Group: minutes, reports, press cuttings, photographs and plans relating to the activities c1990-2019 (D/D RHQ 1-9)
  • Seion, Capel yr Annibynwyr, Glais: marriage registers, graveyard plan and register, members' contributions registers, chapel history, minutes of deacons' and church meetings, historical notes, annual reports, folder of material relating to the Rev. T. E. Nicholas (Niclas y Glais), photographs 1892-2017 (D/D Ind 53/1/1-53/9/4)
  • Newton Womens Institute: minutes and annual reports 1946-2018 (D/D WI/N)
  • J. W. Burr (1914-1939), Borough Electrical Engineer, Swansea: memoirs 1960


National Library of Wales: Department of Collection Services

  • Cronfa Glyndwr yr Ysgolion Cymraeg, Welsh-medium education organisation: trustee minutes 1986-2016
  • Isabella Nicholson: Illustrated manuscript journal (40pp) of a tour of North Wales in 1837 1837 (NLW MS 24166)
  • Sir David Treharne Llewellyn (1916-1992), politician: papers incl letters from Margot Asquith, Philip Noel Baker, Henry Brooke, R. A. Butler, James Callaghan, Winston Churchill, Anthony Eden, David Maxwell Fyfe, Gwilym Lloyd George, Lord Hailsham, Edward Heath, Geoffrey Howe, Douglas Hurd, Selwyn Lloyd, Harold Macmillan and George Thomas, together with a typed letter to his father, Sir David Richard Llewellyn, from David Lloyd George 20th cent (DATLLEW)
  • Mollie Phillips (1907-1994), figure skater: scrapbooks rel to her years as a leading figure skater, with letters and photographs, incl black and white photographs of Phillips carrying the Great Britain flag at the 1932 Lake Placid Winter Olympics, and also carrying the flag in front of the Great Britain all-female ice skating team 1928-1936 (NLW ex 3043)
  • Grant of land, dated 11 February [1555], issued during the reign of Mary I, Queen of England, and Philip II, King of Spain, pertaining to lands in Broughton, Merton and Tredesmowen in the commote of Coleshill, co. Flint 1555 (NLW MS 24145)
  • Pedigree, dated 1622, of Robert Davies, Gwysaney, co. Flint 1622 (NLW MS 24140)
  • Illuminated pedigree roll of Edward Puleston 17th cent (NLW MS 24141)
  • Second World War prison camp Red Cross procurement diary, listing prisoners' names, ranks, numbers, regiments, next of kin and camps, incl Stalag VIIIB, Stalag XXA, Stalag XXID, Stalag XVlllA, and recording items of clothing sent by families of prisoners, all of whom appear to be from the Aberdare area, and organised by the Welsh Red Cross 1942-1944 (NLW ex 3044)
  • Thomas Prior (fl1800-1802: travel journals (3) when Fellow of Trinity College, Dublin, the first being a "Journal of a Tour through North Wales, Cheshire, Derbyshire, Yorkshire, Westmorland, Cumberland, and Lancashire, in the months of July & August 1800 in company with Jas Bessonnet Esq.", the second an "Excursion to Wales, Journal &c, Aug 27th to Oct 29th 1802", and the third a fragment of an undated Italian journal 1800-1802 (NLW MS 24171)
  • Thomas Letts (1803-1873): journals (2), the first written in 1831, beginning in Birmingham and touring around Britain, and the second written in 1853 which centres on Germany 1831-1853 (NLW MSS 24168-9)
  • Paul Peter Murphy, Baron Murphy of Torfaen (b1948), MP: personal and political papers as MP, Minister and Secretary of State for Wales and Northern Ireland 20th-21st cent
  • James Donnelly Touhig, Baron Touhig (b1947), MP: personal and political papers 20th-21st cent
  • Dr Pete Davies (fl1983-1994), photographer: papers and corresp, mostly rel to exhibitions of his work, including 'Great tin sheds of Wales' (1985), 'Celtic Light' (1989), 'Landscapes at the Tabernacle' (1990) and 'Northern Light' (1993); together with publications 1983-1994
  • John Salusbury of Erbistock (fl 1664), genealogist: pedigree roll recording the genealogy of the families of Puleston of Puleston, Salop, Puleston of Emrall, co. Flint, and Puleston of Havod-y-Wern, Denbigh, transcribed from the books of Robert Davies of Gwysaney, Edward Puleston of Allington, and Owen Salusbury of Rhug 1664 (NLW MS 24142)
  • James Griffiths (1890-1975), politician: papers and documents, incl commemorative photo albums recording his overseas trips as Minister for the Colonies; and collections of photos and letters for significant events 20th cent (JAMTHS)
  • Henry Hussey Vivian (1821-1894), 1st Baron Swansea, politician: diaries/almanacs (5) containing handwritten entries for almost every day, covering personal, business and political matters 1880-1889 (5 volumes)
  • Glyn Jones (1905-1995), poet and author: romantic letters, 1930-1934, written to his then-fiancée, Doreen Jones with a small quantity of the latter's personal and family papers 1926-1953 (GLYNJO)
  • Dr Susan J. Davies (fl 1994-2005), archivist and educator: papers accumulated while member of three organisations rel to archives and records, the Royal Commission on Historical Manuscripts (Wales representative), a panel reviewing Section 60 schemes, as defined in the Local Government (Wales) Act 1994, for archive and records services following the Local Government Review of 1996, together with early minutes and papers of Archives Council Wales (ACW), later Archives & Records Council Wales (ARCW) 1994-2005
  • David Jones (1895-1974), poet and artist: letters (126), to Valerie Wynne-Williams (née Price), two addressed to her husband Michael ("Mihangel") and one to them both. Some letters (15) illustrated with coloured pencil, pen and ink drawings and inscriptions 1959-1974 (NLW MS 24167)
  • Chris Franks (b1951), politician: papers as Plaid Cymru councillor and Assembly Member for the Vale of Glamorgan (2007-2011), incl election campaign material, press cuttings and newsletters c1983-2011
  • Captain Herbert M. Vaughan (fl1851-1852), 90th Light Infantry: diary, compiled between May 1851 and September 1852, while stationed at Ballincollig Barracks, County Cork, Ireland 1851-1852 (NLW MS 24165)


Bangor University, Archives and Special Collections

  • Emyr Pierce Jones (1926-1987), former student of Bangor University: papers incl examination papers, pass lists, typed and manuscript notes on lectures, short stories c1940-1959 (2020/5)
  • R.S.Thomas (1912-2000), Welsh poet: poems and corresp rel to R.S.Thomas collected by James Bennett 20th cent (2020/10)
  • Coleg Normal, teacher training college, Bangor: photographs, account books, magazines c1864-2014 (2020/11)

Swansea University: Richard Burton Archives

  • Swansea University: Estates team: plans of Singleton Abbey, the 1937 Library and the Grove Building 1937-1957 (2020/4)
  • Swansea University: Estates team: material rel to the Sports Centre 1930-1950 (2020/6)