West Glamorgan Archive Service

Swansea Statistical Survey Collection

Reference code(s): GB 0216 RISW S

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Title: Swansea Statistical Survey Collection

Short title: Swansea Statistical Survey, records

Dates of creation: 1837-1839

Level of description: fonds

Extent and medium: 0.009 cubic metres (1 box, 1 vol.)

Name of creator(s): Swansea Statistical Survey part of the Royal Institution of South Wales


Administrative and biographical history: The Swansea Statistical Survey was established by the Committee of the Royal Institution of South Wales in 1838 to prepare a complete statistical survey and account of Swansea to be published in the annual report of the Royal Institute of 1839. The Statistical Committee also studied the coal trade, population and the weather amongst other things.


Scope and content: Surveys, 1837 and 1839; Correspondence, 1838-1839; Statistical accounts, c.1838-1839; Newspaper cuttings, c.1838


Language/script: English

System of arrangement: The collection was originally listed at University College, Swansea, where an interpretation of the original order was made. This catalogue lists the items chronologically under the headings stated in Scope and content.

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. The catalogue can be accessed online.
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Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records transferred to the West Glamorgan Archive Service have been retained.

Accruals: Accruals are not expected.

Immediate source of acquisition: The records were originally held at The Royal Institution of South Wales, Swansea. From 1966 onwards the records were moved to the library in the University College, Swansea in consignments. They were transferred to West Glamorgan Archive Service in the Spring of 2004.



Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds

Archivist's note: Compiled by Katie Millien for the West Glamorgan Archive Service.

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

Date(s) of description: Prior to 16-11-2004; Source amended by ANW, January 2005; This description May 2




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