Cardiff Sympathetic Society, Records

Scope and Content

Cardiff Sympathetic Society records comprising of copy of rules of the society, 1832; minutes of special meetings of the society leading to its dissolution in 1851

Administrative / Biographical History

Cardiff Sympathetic Society was founded in 1794. The primary function of the organisation was the care of widows of members of the society. The usual meeting place of the members was the Angel Inn, Cardiff. The society was disbanded in 1851. A detailed history of the society is given in an article in the Glamorgan Record Office Annual Report of 1992.


Arranged chronologically by record series

Conditions Governing Access

No Restrictions

Acquisition Information

Deposited by a private individual, 2004

Other Finding Aids

A detailed catalogue is available

Archivist's Note

Compiled by Annabel Wickham for the ANW Project; Sources used: Glamorgan Record Office finding aids

Conditions Governing Use

Normal Glamorgan Record Office conditions apply

Appraisal Information

All records offered have been accepted and listed

Custodial History

The volume was purchased in a second hand bookshop in Cardiff in 1942 and taken to Chicago, USA as a present for a family friend. The recipient has been attempting to find a home for the volume since then and finally gave it to british relatives visiting her in May 2004. They, in turn, passed it onto another friend who sent it to the record office


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