Ancient Order of Foresters Papers

Scope and Content

Papers of the Ancient Order of Foresters, 1855-1861.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Royal Foresters was a friendly society originating in Yorkshire, c. 1813; the Ancient Order of Foresters was a breakaway group, formed in 1834. The Foresters is a Friendly Society made up of affiliated branches. The Ancient Order of Foresters provided mutual financial support, including insurance and savings support for its members.

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Compiled by Richard Burman for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Gwent Record Office, Misc. MSS.; Foresters Friendly Society website (, viewed 17 January 2006.

Other Finding Aids

A hard copy of the catalogue is available in Gwent Record Office.

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Usual copyright regulations apply.

Appraisal Information

All records deposited at Gwent Record Office have been retained.


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