Robert Traherne Anson Rickards of Taffs Well, Land Agent, Papers

Scope and Content

Rentals register, accounts books, letter book

Administrative / Biographical History

Robert Traherne Anson Rickards was born 1874 in Clifton, Bristol, one of three children of Reverend Marcus Rickards and Edith Rickards (nee Linton). Robert Rickards subsequently attended boarding school on College Road, Clifton. By 1901 he had become a local Land Agent, a role he was to perform for over forty years, and was living at Llanfair Road, Cardiff, moving a short time later to Mwyndy Cottages, Pontyclun. During April 1904 he married Henrietta Mary Linton at the Cathedral Church, Llandaff. By the 1930s Robert Rickards was living at The Ynys, Taffs Well, Glamorgan. Robert Rickards died 21 March 1952 at Wenvoe, Glamorgan



Conditions Governing Access

No restrictions.

Acquisition Information

Donated by the grandson of Robert Rickards, Aug 2017

Other Finding Aids

A detailed catalogue is available online.

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

Fair condition

Archivist's Note

Compiled by H Thomas for Glamorgan Archives

Conditions Governing Use

Normal Glamorgan Archives conditions apply.

Appraisal Information

All records which meet the collection policy of Glamorgan Archives have been retained.

Custodial History

The records remained in the custody of the donor until transferred to Glamorgan Archives.


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