Alderman S. O. Thomas Collection

Scope and Content

Records, 1896-1971, relating mainly to the Davies Charity, minutes, 1901-1961; newspaper cuttings, 1962-1971; Charity Commissioners reports, 1896-1901; and material relating to the Tre-lech a'r Betws branch of the National Farmers Union (NFU), 1916-1971, comprising minute books, 1917-1968; farm surveys, 1917-1918; printed material, 1916-1968; and newspaper cuttings, 1924-1971.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Davies Charity (Educational Foundation of William Davies) was active during the 19th and 20th centuries, supporting education in Tre-lech a'r Betws, Carmarthenshire. Alderman S. O. Thomas was involved with the charity in the late 20th century and wrote a history of the organisation. He also accumulated papers of the Tre-lech a'r Betws, Carmarthenshire, branch of the National Farmers Union.


Arranged into the following: Davies Charity; NFU, Tre-lech a'r Betws branch.

Access Information

No restrictions

Acquisition Information

Deposited by Mrs S. O. Thomas, Carmarthen, 1971.


Compiled by Richard Burman for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Carmarthenshire Archives Service, Small Collections, L-Z; Richards, Melville, Welsh Administrative and Territorial Units (Cardiff 1969).

Other Finding Aids

A hard copy of the catalogue is available at Carmarthenshire Archives Service.

Conditions Governing Use

Usual copyright regulations apply

Appraisal Information

All records deposited at Carmarthenshire Archives Service have been retained.


Accruals are not expected

Geographical Names