Mathias Manuscripts

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Letter books of Thomas Nichols containing his monthly report as manager of Briton Ferry Copper Works, with stock and costings lists, together with correspondence on various matters and family affairs and personal finances 1890-1910. G. Mathias was the depositor of the records.

Administrative / Biographical History

Briton Ferry Copper Works was established in 1853 and operated by Sweetland, Tuttle and Company until at least 1874. Mr Barclay operated them at some point between 1874 and 1880. Cape Copper Mining Company Limited operated the works 1880-1888 and the Cape Copper Company Limited 1888-c1926.

Conditions Governing Access

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