Cartwright Collection

Scope and Content

Receipts and bills relating to Lieutenant Nicholas Kortright (later Captain), 1803-1838; Account book of R. T. Cartwright, 1863-67; Correspondence, 1921.

Administrative / Biographical History

Lieutenant Cartwright was late commander of H.M. Gunbrig 'Insolent' in 1803. By 1837 he was a Captain. In some of the records Cartright is spelt Kortright. This archive includes papers relating to both Captain Cartwright and to R. T. Cartwright, a photographer of Bristol during the 1860s.


The collection was originally catalogued at University College Library, Swansea, where an interpretation of the original order was made. 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. From 1966 onwards the records were moved to the library in the University College, Swansea in consignments. They were transferred to West Glamorgan Archive Service in the Spring of 2004.


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.

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.

Geographical Names