Carmarthenshire Archive Service

Alderman S. O. Thomas Collection

Reference code(s): GB 0211 SOTHOMAS

Held at:

Title: Alderman S. O. Thomas Collection

Short title: Thomas, S. O., collection of Davies charity and NFU records

Dates of creation: 1896-1971

Level of description: Fonds

Extent and medium: 0.058 cubic metres (2 boxes)

Name of creator(s): Davies Charity, Carmarthenshire; National Farmers Union, Tre-lech a'r Betws branch


Administrative and biographical history: The Davies Charity (Educational Foundation of William Davies) was active during the 19th and 20th centuries, supporting education in Tre-lech a'r Betws, Carmarthenshire. Alderman S. O. Thomas was involved with the charity in the late 20th century and wrote a history of the organisation. He also accumulated papers of the Tre-lech a'r Betws, Carmarthenshire, branch of the National Farmers Union.


Scope and content: Records, 1896-1971, relating mainly to the Davies Charity, minutes, 1901-1961; newspaper cuttings, 1962-1971; Charity Commissioners reports, 1896-1901; and material relating to the Tre-lech a'r Betws branch of the National Farmers Union (NFU), 1916-1971, comprising minute books, 1917-1968; farm surveys, 1917-1918; printed material, 1916-1968; and newspaper cuttings, 1924-1971.


Language/script: English

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: Davies Charity; NFU, Tre-lech a'r Betws branch.

Conditions governing access: No restrictions

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply

Finding aids: A hard copy of the catalogue is available at Carmarthenshire Archives Service.
Detailed catalogue


Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records deposited at Carmarthenshire Archives Service have been retained.

Accruals: Accruals are not expected

Immediate source of acquisition: Deposited by Mrs S. O. Thomas, Carmarthen, 1971.



Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds

Archivist's note: Compiled by Richard Burman for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Carmarthenshire Archives Service, Small Collections, L-Z; Richards, Melville, Welsh Administrative and Territorial Units (Cardiff 1969).

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

Date(s) of description: October 2003



Charities | Wales | Trelech a’r Betws

Davies Charity | Records and correspondence

National Farmer's Union, Trelech a'r Betws Branch | Archives

Personal names

Thomas, S. O., of Tre-lech a'r Bettws

Corporate names

Davies Charity

National Farmers' Union (Great Britain) | Tre-lech a'r Betws Branch