Papers of W. C. Rogers

Scope and Content

Papers of W. C. Rogers, 1697-[20th century], comprising chronological notes, [20th century], on national and local historical events; topographical notes, [20th century], on places in Glamorgan, the Lordship of Gower, Carmarthenshire, Cardiganshire and Pembrokeshire; notes, transcripts and newspaper cuttings relating to local history, [20th century]; family history notes and genealogies, [20th century]; index of Gower family names, [20th century]; biographical notes and lists relating to Swansea public officers, [20th century]; volume of plans showing the boundaries of the Borough of Swansea, collected by George Grant Francis, 1853; historical and antiquarian maps and plans of parts of Swansea, 1764-1881; maps and plans, 1790-1880, and copies, [20th century], of Swansea including the harbour and Llangyfelach, and roads, railways and canals in Swansea and South Wales; inventory of goods, 1697.

Administrative / Biographical History

William Cyril Rogers of Swansea (1912-1995) worked in the Estates Department of Swansea County Borough Council and City Council. Rogers made extensive notes on the history and antiquities of Swansea and South Wales and also collected photographs of Swansea.


Arranged into the following: notes on historical chronology; topographical notes; local history; genealogy and biography (D/D WCR); volume of plans; historical and antiquarian plans; loose plans (D/D WCR/Pl).

Access Information

No restrictions

Acquisition Information

It is the policy of the West Glamorgan Archive Service to withhold the names of depositors.


Compiled by Rhys Jones for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: West Glamorgan Archive Service, The papers of W. C. Rogers, catalogue; West Glamorgan Archive Service, W. C. Rogers collection: plans, mostly of the Swansea area, catalogue; Collis, Kim, West Glamorgan Archive Service - A Guide to the Collections (West Glamorgan Archive Service, 1998).

Other Finding Aids

Hard copies of the catalogue are available at West Glamorgan Archive Service. Some material is uncatalogued.

Conditions Governing Use

Usual copyright regulations apply.

Appraisal Information

All records deposited at West Glamorgan Archive Service have been retained.


Accruals are not expected

Related Material

Photographs are in West Glamorgan Archive Service, D/D WCR and D37.