Women's Archive of Wales/Archif Menywod Cymru: Cwmafan / Port Talbot Young Women's Christian Association Records

Scope and Content

Letters and invitations

Administrative / Biographical History

The Young Women's Christian Association (YWCA) was founded in 1855 by Miss Emma Robarts and The Hon Mrs Arthur Kinnaird. Miss Robarts organised groups for young women who were coming to London for the first time, and Mrs Kinnaird opened a hostel in Upper Charlotte Street, London for Florence Nightingale's nurses, en route to and from the Crimea. Today, the YWCA is the leading charity working with the most disadvantaged young women in England and Wales.


Arranged in date order.

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