Papers of John Leitz

Scope and Content

Papers relating to Glamorgan County Council, West Glamorgan County Council, Neath Borough Council and Neath Community Council 1967-1986; papers of political organisations (including Neath Non-Party Citizens' Guild and Neath Citizens' and Ratepayers' Guild) 1845-1983; papers relating to elections 1948-1979; invitations etc. for official engagements 1968-1988; correspondence and newspaper cuttings 1966-1980; photographs [1960s]-1974; papers relating to the Scout movement 1966-1988.

Administrative / Biographical History

John Leitz lived at 23 Ropewalk, Neath. Born in Neath, educated Alderman Davies' School, Neath, and Gregg's School, Swansea. Army 1941-1946. Interested in scout movement, assistant county commissioner for West Glamorgan. Member of National Council of the Scout Movement and Welsh Scout Council. Awarded Silver Acorn Award 1964. Trustee and Vice-chairman of Neath branch of RSPCA. 20 years in Toc. H. Movement. Member of St. John in Wales. Personnel officer for Baglan Engineering Company, Melyn Works, Neath, Glamorgan. Member of Institute of Welfare Officers and Institute of Work Study Practitioners. County Councillor (Neath North Ward) Glamorgan County Council 1967-1974 (Neath Citizens' and Ratepayers' Guild); JP Glamorgan 1971; Borough Councillor 1976-1979; Neath Community Councillor 1974-1983; chairman of Neath Community Council 1980/1


Arranged into local authority papers, political papers, professional papers and personal papers.

Access Information

No restrictions

Acquisition Information

Donated by Mr. John Windsor Hyman Leitz JP to the Neath Antiquarian Society in Sep 1987.


Compiled by Andrew Dulley for the ANW project.

Other Finding Aids

A hard copy of the catalogue is available at the Neath Mechanics' Institute.

Conditions Governing Use

Usual copyright regulations apply.

Appraisal Information

All records have been retained.


Accruals are not expected.