Papers relating to Captain Cartwright and R.T. Cartwright

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Receipt by Kitty Hughes to Lieutenant Kortright for money in full for her husband's share in prize money from the sale of spirits seized in 'the Dolphin' smuggling lugger 1803; receipt by Tom Watts fron Lieutenant Kortright for wages due to him for his service on board the cutter 'Lark' c1803; promissory note from N. Kortright to Messrs. Amos, Bright and Company of Bristol, bankers c1810; bills to Lieutenant (later Captain) Kortright for freight, clothing, ale etc. 1810-1838; receipt from Richard Perkins for money from Captain Kortright for half years rent for Norton Lodge 1837; account-book of R. T. Cartwright of Bristol, photographer, detailing monies owed by customers 1863-1865 also used as an alphabetical register of negatives (with some positives) for 1867; bill from Owen Hughes and others to the County of Caernarvon, for finding dead bodies floating in the River Menai 1820; explanatory letter from B.H Jones of Bristol, forwarding the above items to the Royal Institution of South Wales 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.

Conditions Governing Access

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Conditions Governing Use

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Custodial History

This collection forms part of the Royal Institution of South Wales Collection and was transferred from the Archives at University of Wales Swansea to West Glamorgan Archive Service in April 2004.

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