John Richardson Francis Collection

Scope and Content

Correspondence and papers of John Richardson Francis, n.d. and 1871-1898

Administrative / Biographical History

Born 12 February 1842 in Swansea the son of George Grant Francis and Sarah Richardson. Much of the material deposited at the Royal Institution was done so by John Richardson Francis after his father's death. These items can be identified by a stamped mark stating 'The Gift of John Richardson Francis 1895'. John followed a career as a merchant in Swansea until his retirement.


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

Conditions Governing Access

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.