T. Bryn Richards Collection

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 217 LAC/95
  • Dates of Creation
  • Physical Description
      1 box and 1.5 plan-chest drawer

Scope and Content

Colliery plans c1830-1953; colliery papers 1850-1956; miscellaneous plans and drawings 1914-1952; personal and miscellaneous papers 1870-1980 including material relating to local architecture and history and a typescript autobiography of T. Bryn Richard 1980.

Administrative / Biographical History

This collection consists of the mining plans and professional and personal papers of the Richard family, a notable family of mining engineers, surveyors and architects working in the South Wales Coalfield region especially in the Swansea area during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. T. Bryn Richards (b 1895) was a mining engineer but also worked in local government and had antiquarian, archaeological and architectural interests. He was greatly interested in the ancient buildings and industrial archaeology of the Swansea region. The archive includes material relating to the work and interests of both T. Bryn Richard and his father Thomas Richard (b 1853) as well as other members of the family.

Access Information

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

Conditions Governing Use

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