Miscellaneous Local Archives

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Photocopy of an eighteenth-century copy of the Cromwellian 'Survey of Gower' (pages 1 and 2 missing) 1656; list of 'persons summon'd by the constables who refused to come' detailing names and addresses in Cumbria c1760; file of notes by H.M. Stevens on banking in Swansea, particularly as to the history of the Glamorganshire Banking Company 1791-1953; rental of an estate comprising land and houses at Weybridge, Byfleet, Oatlands, Chertsey, etc 1806-1828; receipt from George Warde to J.H. Vivian for D1000 for balance of the purchase money for the Forest Mills, Wern 1822; sale particulars of an estate of 1400 acres in Llangevelach, Swansea, St. John's, Llanrhidian, Llanduicke and Loughor, late the property of Sir Watkin Lewes 1832; letter from J.H. Vivian at Singleton to Sir John Bowring, with an invitation to visit the copper works, and to dinner at Singleton 1838; plan with attached valuation for land used for widening Rutland Place, Swansea 1839; small notebook containing extracts from letters written during a two-week tour of North and South Wales 1857; bill: Bethany Chapel Committee to F. Bonnett, for glazing and painting work 1858; scrapbook entitled 'Collections and Contributions relating to Glamorganshire...by Richard Rees' containing manuscript notes, newspaper cuttings, pamphlets, sale particulars, prints etc. 1859; minute book of the Margam Lodge of the Independent Order of the Good Templars 1880-1887; wages-book of John Richards of Union Street, Swansea, grocer 1885-1959; postcard from W.E. Gladstone to M.D. Kavanagh of Clapham declining to interfere in a matter then before the Secretary of State for the Colonies 1891; small pocket book of John Griffiths of Aberdyfnant containing farm accounts, field measurements, memoranda etc. 1896-1915; apprenticeship indenture of Joshua Miron of St. George's Terrace, Swansea to George Arthur Gregory of Oxford Street, Swansea, watch and clockmaker 1900; pocket book containing a manuscript index to hymns and hymn writers compiled by H. Elvet Lewis (in Welsh) c1920; Roger Howell 'The works of the earlier writers on the vale of Neath and Neath Abbey, A.D. 1500-1887' (manuscript volume of extracts from works by William Young, Grant Francis, Thomas Sutton etc., with enclosed letter) 1923; programme for a performance of 'Land of my Fathers' by Jack Jones, presented by Thomas Taige and the principality players c1938; Freemasons Calendars for the province of South Wales (Eastern Division)' detailing dates of meetings, lists of masonic oficers, charity reports etc. 1940-1941 and 1960-1961; letter from Tom Powell to Professor Henry Lewis relating to the former's father Professor Thomas Powell, Professor of Celtic at University College of South Wales, Cardiff (Welsh typescript with related press cuttings, photographs, etc) 1949;letter from Dorothy Carus at Peru, Illinois to Mrs Florence Heath, with greetings, family news etc. 1970.

Administrative / Biographical History

Miscellaneous items deposited by Swansea University LIS.

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