Neath Antiquarian Society

Miscellaneous collections: miscellaneous papers

Reference code(s): GB 9999 NAS X

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Title: Miscellaneous collections: miscellaneous papers

Short title: Miscellaneous collections: miscellaneous papers

Dates of creation: 1437-2000

Level of description: Fonds

Extent and medium: 0.1 cubic metres (4 archive boxes)

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, which are described here.


Scope and content: Apprenticeship bonds, 1657-1868; deeds of appointment [n.d.]; parish records, 1590-1985; Nonconformist records, 1697-1988; papers relating to Neath turnpike trust, 1790; militia records, 1789-1820; electoral papers, 1898-1934; papers relating to payment of tithes, 1826-1849; census papers, 1821; business records, 1793-1971; solicitors' papers, 1832-1890; papers of banks, building societies and friendly societies, 1828-1884; papers of societies and associations, 1749-2000; sales particulars, 1847-1946; posters and artworks, 1820-1994; programmes, invitations, tickets and menus, 1877-1993; certificates, 1911-1919; newspapers, 1790-1992; journals and periodicals, 1909-1932; pamphlets, 1894-1978; Bills and Acts of Parliament, 1798-1921; rare books, 1550-1856; genealogical papers, 1743-1815; financial papers, 1437-1936; other papers, 1780-1979.


Language/script: English

System of arrangement: Arranged into apprenticeship bonds; deeds of appointment; parish records; Nonconformist records; papers relating to Neath turnpike trust; militia records; electoral papers; papers relating to payment of tithes; census papers; business records; solicitors' papers; papers of banks, building societies and friendly societies; papers of societies and associations; sales particulars; posters and artworks; programmes, invitations, tickets and menus; certificates; newspapers; journals and periodicals; pamphlets; Bills and Acts of Parliament; rare books; genealogical papers; financial papers; other 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 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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