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Miscellaneous Papers

Reference code(s): GB 0211 DB/86

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Title: Miscellaneous Papers

Short title: Miscellaneous Papers

Dates of creation: 1850C1980

Level of description: fonds

Extent and medium: 15 bundles and items

Name of creator(s): Pentremawr Colliery; New Dynant Colliery.


Administrative and biographical history: These papers were found by a builder in a house which he was demolishing and handed to the depositor. Most are business papers of the Pentremawr Colliery, Pontyberem. Some relate to the New Dynant Colliery of the Amalgamated Anthracite Collieries Ltd.


Scope and content: Papers relating to Pentremawr Colliery, including bundles of accounts and receipts 1908-1921; bundle of miscellaneous correspondence, bills, receipts and invoices etc. relating the the colliery and the firms and individuals it did business with 1911-1921; bundle of abstracts of sales and costs 1912; cheques book stubs 1918 and 1920; lists of men employed in the colliery 1918. Papers of the Monmouthshire and South Wales Coal Owners' Association and the Monmouthshire and South Wales Mutual Indemnity Society primarily concerning the recruitment of miners in wartime 1913-1921; correspondence with the Board of Trade and its appointee, the District Coal and Coke Supplies Committee for South Wales and Monmouthshire 1918-1921; list of names and addresses of colliers, undated (c1850-1980); copy of the Coal Mines Act 1911; National Health Insurance emergency cards 1919; Dayman's wages sheets of New Dynant Colliery 1939; admission tickets to a harp evening 1918 and a dramatic entertainment 1921 (both in Welsh), on the reverse of the tickets are lists of men absent from work on the 15th October 1921 and the 19th August 1921.


Language/script: English

Conditions governing access: Access unrestricted unless stated otherwise.

Conditions governing reproduction: A photocopying service is available. Contact repository for details.
No publication without written permission from the Archivist.

Finding aids: A hardcopy list is available in the searchroom.

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Related units of description: Please see GB 0211 DB/27 for additional material relating to Pentremawr Colliery.


Archivist's note: Mine of Information Project, University of Wales Swansea LIS Archives, Library & Information Centre,, University of Wales Swansea,Singleton Park, Swansea SA2 8PP

Rules or conventions: Created following ISAD(G) and Mine of Information Data Creation Guidelines

Date(s) of description: July 2002



Coal mines and mining | Wales | Pontyberem

Wages | Coal miners | Wales, South

Personal names

Corporate names

Amalgamated Anthracite Collieries Ltd

Monmouthshire and South Wales Coal Owners' Association

Monmouthshire and South Wales Mutual Indemnity Society

New Dynant Colliery

Pentremawr Colliery


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