West Glamorgan Archive Service
H. M. Customs and Excise, Swansea, Records
Reference code(s): GB 0216 DD PRO HMC
Title: H. M. Customs and Excise, Swansea, Records
Short title: H. M. Customs and Excise, Swansea, records
Dates of creation: 1851-1968
Level of description: Fonds
Extent and medium: (21 vols, 13 items)
Name of creator(s): Customs and Excise Office, Swansea
Administrative and biographical history: HM Customs and Excise are responsible for the collection of duties payable to the Crown, on the import and export of goods and on their manufacture. By the 19th century collection of duties was the responsibility of the Board of Custom and the Board of Excise (later becoming the Board of Inland Revenue). The two boards were amalgamated into the Board of Customs and Excise in 1909, responsible for administering Her Majesty's Customs and Excise. H. M. Customs and Excise have an office in Swansea.
Scope and content: Records of H. M. Customs and Excise, Swansea, 1851-1968, including collectors' books, 1934-1953; declarations of ownership of the ship Pioneer, 1965-1968; bonds for the performance of conditions and payment of duties by railway companies, 1851-1869; correspondence, 1864-1963.
ACCESS AND USE
System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: Collectors' report books; Collection of information about customs house documents, 1926; Declarations of ownership of the ship Pioneer; Bonds for the performance of conditions and payment of duties by railway companies; Correspondence; Petition
Conditions governing access: No restrictions
Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply.
Finding aids: A hard copy is available at the West Glamorgan Archive Service.
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records transferred to the West Glamorgan Archive Service have been retained.
Accruals: Accruals are possible
Immediate source of acquisition: It is the policy of the West Glamorgan Archive Service to withhold the names of depositors.
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: West Glamorgan Archive Service, H. M. Customs and Excise, Swansea, catalogue; NDAD website (http://ndad.ulcc.ac.uk), viewed 28 January 2005.
Rules or conventions: This description follows ANW guidelines based on ISAD(G) second edition, AACR2, and LCSH
Date(s) of description: January 2005