Miscellaneous collections: miscellaneous papers

Scope and Content

Apprenticeship bonds, 1657-1868; deeds of appointment [n.d.]; parish records, 1590-1985; Nonconformist records, 1697-1988; papers relating to Neath turnpike trust, 1790; militia records, 1789-1820; electoral papers, 1898-1934; papers relating to payment of tithes, 1826-1849; census papers, 1821; business records, 1793-1971; solicitors' papers, 1832-1890; papers of banks, building societies and friendly societies, 1828-1884; papers of societies and associations, 1749-2000; sales particulars, 1847-1946; posters and artworks, 1820-1994; programmes, invitations, tickets and menus, 1877-1993; certificates, 1911-1919; newspapers, 1790-1992; journals and periodicals, 1909-1932; pamphlets, 1894-1978; Bills and Acts of Parliament, 1798-1921; rare books, 1550-1856; genealogical papers, 1743-1815; financial papers, 1437-1936; other papers, 1780-1979.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Neath Antiquarian Society was established in 1923, for the study of the history of Neath and district. It has acquired several archive collections whose origins can be demonstrated with some accuracy, which are listed elsewhere. It has also collected individual manuscripts whose provenance is more difficult to determine, which are described here.


Arranged into apprenticeship bonds; deeds of appointment; parish records; Nonconformist records; papers relating to Neath turnpike trust; militia records; electoral papers; papers relating to payment of tithes; census papers; business records; solicitors' papers; papers of banks, building societies and friendly societies; papers of societies and associations; sales particulars; posters and artworks; programmes, invitations, tickets and menus; certificates; newspapers; journals and periodicals; pamphlets; Bills and Acts of Parliament; rare books; genealogical papers; financial papers; other papers.

Access Information

No restrictions

Acquisition Information

Source not recorded.


Compiled by Andrew Dulley for the ANW project.

Other Finding Aids

A hard copy of the catalogue is available at the Neath Mechanics' Institute.

Conditions Governing Use

Usual copyright regulations apply.

Appraisal Information

All records have been retained.


Accruals are not expected.