Box file containing correspondence and items collected by Martin Phillips, including ; Unbound exercise book containing rough notes, including a list of Welsh patents 1818-1850; extracts from The Cambrian newspaper, 1835-1841; British copper exports, 1831; Exercise book containing rough notes, including extract from The Cambrian, March 31 1804 re sale of lease on copperworks; notes from two volumes of Acts with Mr J.B. Hammond of Neath - 1825 Act for building a railway from Duffryn Llynvi to Porthcawl - 1843 Act for improving and maintaining Neath Harbour - further Act re making of railways, maintaining docks, 1845-1861; Exercise Book containing rough notes, including “Extracts from documents dated 1840 in possession of Mr Charles Jenkins JP of Cwmavon re indenture made between the Earl of Jersey and George Vigurs of Rosehill (Cornwall) re land in Michaelston-super-Avon and Baglan; extract of Counterpart of lease for 85 years (31 Dec 1832) between Portreeve, Aldermen Burgesses of Borough of Avan and John Vigurs of land, part of Aberavon Burrows; Exercise Book containing rough notes made by John Lane of Aberavon, including “Collieries and premises in Llangonoyd 1824; copy of letter and accounts from William Bevan to the Pyle Iron log” after report on mineral property there; notes on Report into “Quantity of Coal Workable in Cefn property”; Exercise Book containing rough notes including notes on the “History of Cwmavon”; a list of the Friendly Societies in Glamorgan, 1794-1856; field names from note book with A.J. Richards; Exercise Book containing rough notes by Martin Phillips (Feb 1933) entitled “Old Maps of the District”; extracts from Kenfig Borough Records, copied by A.J. Richard - Court of Pleas; Surveyor’s Highway Book, hamlet of Margam (1814-1867), extract; Exercise Book containing rough notes by Martin Phillips on “Folklore of the District - local mining superstitions”; also contains 13 letters, mostly to Martin Phillips, 7 Sep 1931 - 18 Jun 1934; The Cambrian newspaper, July 7 1899, 4pp; Newspaper cutting: “Five Mysteries of Life - The Riddle of the Standing Stones”, 8 Oct 1954; Illustrated Magazine article entitled “Great Moments of my Life” by Sir Mortimer Wheeler, archaeologist, 29 Jan 1955; Press cuttings: “Historical Plan of Monastic Grange” (Margam), horse racing stakes, “Ruins of a Monastic Grange” (Margam), “Old keys picked up with sand” (Margam), photograph: William Randolph Hearst, Marion Davies and Constance Talmadge on visit to St Donats Castle, photograph of Margam Grange, “Roman Fort and Roman Cat” (Neath), “John Wesley 1703-1791. The Founder of Methodism” by the Rev Dr Arthur S. Yates, and poem entitled: “Early November” by Huw Menai; List of pig iron shipped from Porthcawl, and list of “The Present cost of the harbour including the repairing and the haulage of the coal to the coke ovens”; “Letters of inquiry respecting horizontal engines for Bryn and CMR Slants, August 1858. Includes one letter from Isaac N Boulton to Cwmavon Copper Co, 7 August 1858, letter sent from Henry R. Jennings to B.T. Hames Tinmine owners re family history connections in Cornwall, 18 May 1932, and letter from Henry Clarke (Baglan Lodge, Briton Ferry) to Mr Rees re arrival of plants, 7 Aug 1886; Rough notes re accident involving the Gloucester Mail coach and a pig in Aberavon, 11 Aug 1847; also re forwarding of a silver medal from the India Office to Mrs Martha Thomas (widow of Sgt W. Thomas); Press cutting “Old Comrades of Glamorgan Yeomanry Hold Annual Dinner”, Gazette, 27 Oct 1961; Letter to Martin Phillips re publishing of book on Aberavon, 1 Sep 1931; Poem entitled “Ty’r Arglwydd”; Rough list of dates since 1872 - Death of Richard Morgan, by A. Leslie Evans; Printed public information notice: “Blast Furnaces of the United Kingdom, Built and in Blast” 31 March 1885; Catalogue “Literature and History of Wales” catalogue 51, Winter 1935; Letter from H.A. Hill to Martin Phillips re enclosure of musical setting to Tennyson’s “Crossing the Bar”, 25 July 1934; Three letters sent from G.A. Taylor to Martin Phillips; a)letter re notes sent by Martin Phillips on Briton Ferry Tinworks, April 7 1933 b)letter re Taibach Copper Works clock 1776 and the Margam Estate, 13 April 1933 c)letter re lease granted by Herbert Mackworth to Gor and Company of Copper Mines of 31 May 1742; May 27 1933; Leaflet published by Taibach ILP “To the Electors of Margam Parish”, Margam Urban District Council Meeting held on Monday, Aug 12 1912; Three copies of the Rules and Regulations of the Cwmavon Drawing School (lists President, Treasurer and Honorary Members); “The Works of the Governor and Company of Copper Miners in England, Cwmavon, Taibach”, Dec 1857; “Aberavon and District Horticultural, Poultry and Industrial Society”, schedule of prizes, rules and regulations of its first annual show, Aberavon, 17 Aug 1882; “Aberavon and District Horticultural, Poultry and Industrial Society”, catalogue of exhibits in Cae Grigson, Aberavon, 17 Aug 1882; Letters and rough notes sent to Martin Phillips from Rhys Jenkins: a)letter re progress of research into Redbrook, 22 Dec 1934 b)letter re History of the English Copper Company, 5 Jan 1935 cletter re batch of cuttings and manuscript sent by Martin Phillips to Rhys Jenkins, 27 Dec 1934 d)Rough notes on visit to Cwmavon, Aberavon and Port Talbot, 13 April 1876. Copied by Rhys Jenkins from his pocket notebook, 27 Dec 1934; Memorandum. List of instructions from James Shaw, staying at the North Western Hotel Liverpool, concerning date and time of his return to Cwmavon, 13 April 1881; Envelope containing typescript copy of Wage Agreement for Brombil Colliery 1873, between H. Vivian and Sons and the colliers; Press cutting. Obituary of Robert Garfield Williams on 9 Oct 1955, Western Mail, 13 October 1955, and articles entitled “Other ‘coronacions’" and “Lloyds of Dolobran”, 15 Dec 1952. 31 May 1742-1955

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      GB 216 D/D LE/X 105
  • Dates of Creation
      31 May 1742-1955
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      1 box file of 43 items