Alexander Bassett, Mining Engineer, Papers

Scope and Content

Bound volumes embossed 'A Bassett, Cardiff'. Four of the volumes concern the Alexandra (Newport) Docks and one volume relates to the Monmouthshire Railway and Canal Company.

Administrative / Biographical History

Alexander Bassett was a civil and mining engineer, and held that position for some of the largest mineral proprietors in Glamorgan. In conjuction with Mr Abernethy, he designed and carried out the Alexandra Dock, Newport. [Taken from Bassett's obituary, South Wales Daily News, 12 Apr 1887.]


An artificial arrangement has been imposed on this series.

Acquisition Information

Deposited by the National Coal Board in 1978.

Custodial History

This series is made up of material deposited by the National Coal Board. This series has been brought together from the following accessions: DNCB/32 (acc. no: 1978/17). The previous reference number for each item is listed in its individual catalogue entry.

Related Material

Related material held at Glamorgan Archives. See DNCB/15/6/16 for a volume of newspaper cuttings possibly compiled by Alexander Bassett.