Captain William John Davies Collection

Scope and Content

Swansea Harbour Pilotage License, 1900-1924; Travel documents, 1921-1951; Certificate of reference, 1896-1925; Certificate of discharge, 1890-1927; Correspondence, 1899-1927; Personal and Family papers, 1873-2001; Newspaper cuttings, 1913-1928; Leaflets and publications, [1914]-1968

Administrative / Biographical History

Papers relating to the lives and careers of Captain William John Davies, Swansea Sea Pilot and General Secretary of the National Union of Seamen and his son Raymond John Davies, postmaster at Barnes and local councillor. The collection was donated by a neighbour of Raymond Davies and given to Swansea Museum. It was sorted for local material and divided into manuscript and photographic sections. Material relating to the later career of Raymond Davies was given to the museum at Brentford where he served as a local councillor.


This catalogue lists the items chronologically under the headings stated in Scope and content.

Access Information

No restrictions.

Acquisition Information

The records were originally held at The Royal Institution of South Wales, Swansea. They were transferred to West Glamorgan Archive Service in the Spring of 2004 as part of The Royal Institution of South Wales Collection.


Compiled by Katie Millien for the West Glamorgan Archive Service..

Other Finding Aids

A hard copy of the catalogue is available at the West Glamorgan Archive Service. The catalogue can be accessed online. Detailed catalogue

Conditions Governing Use

Usual copyright regulations apply.

Appraisal Information

All records transferred to the West Glamorgan Archive Service have been retained.


Accruals are not expected.