Neath Antiquarian Society

Miscellaneous collections: industrial papers

Reference code(s): GB 9999 NAS XI

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Title: Miscellaneous collections: industrial papers

Short title: Miscellaneous collections: industrial papers

Dates of creation: 1646-1963

Level of description: Fonds

Extent and medium: 0.054 cubic metres

Name of creator(s): Neath Antiquarian Society


Administrative and biographical history: The Neath Antiquarian Society was established in 1923, for the study of the history of Neath and district. It has acquired several archive collections whose origins can be demonstrated with some accuracy, which are listed elsewhere. It has also collected individual manuscripts whose provenance is more difficult to determine, but which relate to various industrial concerns in the Neath area, which are described here.


Scope and content: Papers relating to specific companies, including Aberdare Iron Works; Banwen Iron Co.; J.S. Bowen and Co., Neath; Briton Ferry Iron Works; Duffryn Chemical Works; Dynevor Coal Company; Eagle Tinplate Co. Ltd.; Excelsior Metal Works (Philip Jenkins and Sons Ltd.); Formby and Co. of Briton Ferry, fire clay works; Gutter Fawr Colliery, Llangiwg; Maesteg Iron and Coal Company; Main Dyffryn Colliery, Skewen; Neath Abbey Iron Works; Melin Cwrt Colliery Company (Lower Resolven Colliery Company); Neath and District Tramways Co.; Neath Harbour Commissioners; Neath, Pontardawe and Garnant Railway; Neath Steel Sheet and Galvanizing Works; Thomas S. Sutton and Sons, Neath; Vale of Neath Brewery, 1828-1909; industrial deeds and leases, including properties in the parishes of Llanbeblig, Aberavon, Cadoxton-juxta-Neath, Llancarfan, Llangiwg, Llangyfelach, Llangynwyd, Llantwit-juxta-Neath, Margam, Michaelston-super-Avon, Neath, Swansea, and Mynyddislwyn, 1649-1890; Acts and Bills of Parliament relating to industrial concerns, 1790-1874; miscellaneous industrial papers 1784-1885.


Language/script: English

System of arrangement: Arranged into papers of specific companies (in alphabetical order), industrial deeds and leases (in alphabetical order by parish), Acts and Bills of Parliament relating to industrial concerns, and miscellaneous industrial papers.

Conditions governing access: 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: September 2005



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