Ralph Wishart, Bookseller (Swansea), Collection

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

The papers are divided into three section: manuscripts (LAC/125/1-18); albums and scrapbooks (LAC/125/19-42); and letters, press-cuttings and miscellanea (LAC/125/43-61).

Various manuscripts including wills, journals, commonplace books, report books, addresses, and verses, 1690-1920. Collected albums and scrapbooks containing newspaper cuttings, prints, water-colours, verses, correspondence and invites, postcards c1810-1940. Collected letters, press-cuttings and miscellanea, including personal papers relating to Ralph Wishart and the Swansea and West Wales Association of Bookmen 1809-1974.

Administrative / Biographical History

Ralph Wishart was a Swansea bookseller and owned 'Ralphs the Books' shop. He was also a member of Swansea and West Wales Association of Bookmen. This collection includes his collection of manuscripts, scrapbooks and albums and personal papers and miscellanea.

Conditions Governing Access

Accessible to all researchers by appointment. Please note that some collections contain sensitive information and access may be restricted.

Conditions Governing Use

Usual copyright regulations apply

Personal Names