John Morel Gibbs, Papers

Scope and Content

John Morel Gibbs papers comprising of notes; correspondence; newscuttings; photographs; postcards; and other research documents

Administrative / Biographical History

The largest proportion of this collection consists of research papers and copies compiled for the publication of Morels of Cardiff. The History of a Family Shipping Firm by John Morel Gibbs (National Museum of Wales. Cardiff, 1982). These include both original documents, original manuscript notes and drafts, photocopies and photographic copies apparently arranged according to the method of research and the order of chapters in the publication. As a consequence, any relationship between original records and original sequence has been lost. Most files and bundles of papers have mixed together original records, research notes and copies of original records. Assigning dates to the files, bundles and sometimes individual items has proved difficult. Any identifiable dates for copies of original records documents are given in the body of the text. Overall dates in the right-hand columns apply to original documents and the dates when the research notes and files were compiled. Applying dates to the research notes is generally difficult since they were compiled over a period of several years; estimated dates should be interpreted loosely.


Arranged chronologically by record series

Conditions Governing Access

No Restrictions

Acquisition Information

Deposited by national Museums and Galleries of Wales, Cardiff, 2004

Other Finding Aids

Handlist available at the Glamorgan Record Office

Archivist's Note

Compiled by Annabel Wickham for the ANW Project; Sources used: Glamorgan Record Office finding aids

Conditions Governing Use

Normal Glamorgan Record Office conditions apply

Appraisal Information

All records offered have been accepted and listed


Accruals are possible