Glamorgan Archives

Longmore Papers

Reference code(s): GB 0214 DLO

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Title: Longmore Papers

Short title: Longmore Papers (solicitors)

Dates of creation: 1875-1915

Level of description: Fonds

Extent and medium: 0.12 cubic metres (4 boxes)

Name of creator(s): Messrs Longmores, solicitors


Administrative and biographical history: Messrs Longmores was a firm of solictors, active 1915, based in Hertford, Hertfordshire. They accumulated a collection of papers arising from the arbitration by Sir Hugh Owen, G.C.B., on the Financial Adjustment made between the Glamorgan County Council, Cardiff County Council and Swansea County Council, in 1911, and a subsequent appeal to the Kings Bench.


Scope and content: Longmore Papers, 1875-1915, include: minutes of evidence taken before the commissioners under the Local Government Act 1888, 1892; Local Government Board inquiry, and arbitration; correspondence, briefs to counsel, statistics, precedents, etc, 1907-1909; arbitration; minutes of proceedings, correspondence, instructions to counsel, statistices, etc, 1909-1912; arbitration. Correspondence, instructions to counsel, opinions of counsel, memoranda, arbitrator's award, synopsis of history of case, etc, 1909-1914; shorthand notes of arbitration proceedings and award of Sir Hugh Owen, G.C.B., the arbitrator, 1913; financial statements, 1911; award of arbitrator, 1913; appeal from judgement in special case in King's Bench Division - minutes of proceedings, 1911-1915; and miscellaneous papers, 1875-1915.


Language/script: English

System of arrangement: Arranged according to date and type.

Conditions governing access: No restrictions

Conditions governing reproduction: All records which meet the collection policy of the Glamorgan Record Office have been retained.

Finding aids: A full version of the catalogue can be searched online at
Detailed catalogue


Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records which meet the collection policy of the Glamorgan Record Office have been retained.

Accruals: Accruals are not expected.

Immediate source of acquisition: Deposited by the Hertford County Record Office on 23 July 1951.



Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds.

Archivist's note: Compiled by Hayden Burns for the ANW project. The following source was used in the compilation of this description: Glamorgan Record Office, Catalogue of records for Longmore collection.

Rules or conventions: This description follows ANW guidelines based on ISAD(G) second edition, AACR2, and LCSH.

Date(s) of description: February 2004



Actions and defenses | Wales | Glamorgan

Arbitration (Administrative law) | Wales | Glamorgan

Local government | Wales | Glamorgan

Resolution (Civil law) | Wales | Glamorgan

Personal names

Corporate names

Cardiff (Wales) | City Council

Glamorgan (Wales) | County Council

Longmore, | solicitors