Papers relating to the Bowles Family of Swansea

Scope and Content

Correspondence between Miss Elizabeth Sing and her friends and family. 1891-1895; correspondence between members of the Bowles family, including personal letters and papers relating to the employment and finances of the family, 1892–1945; miscellaneous items relating to Bowles family leisure Interests; miscellaneous items relating to the spiritual life of the Bowles family, 1894-1947; miscellaneous items relating to the Bowles family finances, 1922-1933; papers relating to bereavements in the family; photographs and negatives; miscellaneous items

Administrative / Biographical History

Charles Frederick Bowles of Haverfordwest and Elizabeth Sing of Portia Terrace, Swansea were married in 1895 after an engagement lasting three years. The letters are often preoccupied with each other’s health, the weather and domestic details, but taken as a whole they reflect the changes in family life in Swansea across sixty years.

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A hard copy catalogue is available at West Glamorgan Archives.

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