Neath Antiquarian Society

Neath Antiquarian Society papers

Reference code(s): GB 9999 NAS SOC

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Title: Neath Antiquarian Society papers

Short title: Neath antiquarian Society, papers

Dates of creation: 1886-1999

Level of description: Fonds

Extent and medium: 0.108 cubic metres (4 archive boxes)

Name of creator(s): Neath Antiquarian Society


Administrative and biographical history: Founded in 1923, the Neath Antiquarian Society is the successor to the Neath Philosophical and Antiquarian Society (1834-1867), its aim being to study the history of Neath and district. The society has been involved with the excavation of Neath Abbey, St Margaret's Chapel, Coedffranc, and in the discovery of the Roman fort at Neath. It has collected paintings and engravings of Neath and district, a sizeable collection of local archives, books on the history of Neath, and historical periodicals. It has also produced books on the history of Neath itself, and publishes The Transactions of the Neath Antiquarian Society.


Scope and content: Minutes 1923-1999; rules of the Society 1932; registers of members; membership cards 1923-1996; account books 1923-1997; bills and receipts 1938-1959; valuations 1925-1985 and n.d. [closed access]; correspondence and reports 1886-1998; papers relating to Society's exhibitions [20th century]; papers relating to Society's publications 1996-1999; lecture transcripts and reports 1923-1933; papers relating to Society's events: menus and invitations 1929-1961; papers relating to Society's events: Posters and flyers 1923-1930; newspaper cuttings 1935, 1972; excavation journals 1935-1971; monumental survey of Llantwit churchyard 1959-1988; inventories of documents [20th century]; indexes to Transactions [1980s]


Language/script: English

System of arrangement: Arranged into Minutes; rules of the Society; registers of members; membership cards; account books; bills and receipts; valuations; correspondence and reports; papers relating to Society's exhibitions; papers relating to Society's publications; lecture transcripts and reports; papers relating to Society's events; newspaper cuttings; excavation journals; monumental survey of Llantwit churchyard; inventories of documents; indexes to Transactions

Conditions governing access: Valuations are not open to members of the public. Otherwise, no restrictions

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply.

Finding aids: A hard copy of the catalogue is available at the West Glamorgan Archive Service in County Hall, Swansea and the Neath Mechanics' Institute. A version of this catalogue is also available online.
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Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records have been retained.

Accruals: Accruals are not expected.

Immediate source of acquisition: Source not recorded.



Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds.

Archivist's note: Compiled by Andrew Dulley for the ANW project.

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

Date(s) of description: August 2005



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