West Glamorgan Archive Service

Morris Estate Papers

Reference code(s): GB 0216 D 11

Held at: West Glamorgan Archive Service

Title: Morris Estate Papers

Short title: Morris estate papers

Dates of creation: 1845-1939

Level of description: Fonds

Extent and medium: 0.6 linear metres

Name of creator(s): Sketty Park estate


Administrative and biographical history: Sketty Park, formerly belonging to Lord Brooke, was enclosed with a wall by the grandfather of Sir John Armine Morris (1813-1893), 3rd Bart. Sketty Park was built around 1820. Sir John was succeeded by his eldest son Sir Robert Armine Morris (1848-1927), 4th Bart.


Scope and content: Papers concerning Sketty Park House, 1845-1852; papers relating to the Leaver Trust, 1875-1883; and papers regarding the Sir Robert Armine Morris Trust, 1929-1939.


Language/script: English

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: three bundles of papers relating mainly to Sketty Park House; papers regarding the Leaver Trust; and papers regarding Sir R.A. Morris Trust.

Conditions governing access: No restrictions

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply.

Finding aids: Hard copies of the catalogue is available at West Glamorgan Archive Service and the National Register of Archives.
Detailed catalogue


Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: Information not available

Accruals: Accruals are not expected

Immediate source of acquisition: It is the policy of the West Glamorgan Archive Service to withhold the names of depositors.


Related units of description: Further papers relating to the Morris estate are University of Swansea, LIS Archives: Morris papers; and West Glamorgan Archive Service: D/D Sk.


Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds.

Archivist's note: Compiled by Mair James for the HMC/NLW Family and Estates project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Collis, Kim, The West Glamorgan Archive Service: A Guide to the Collections (West Glamorgan Archive Service, 1998); Burke's Peerage, Baronetage and Knightage (London, 1959); Nicholas, Thomas, Annals and Antiquities of the Counties and County families of Wales (London, 2 vols, 1872), vol. II.

Rules or conventions: This description follows ANW guidelines based on ISAD(G) Second Edition; AACR2 and LCSH

Date(s) of description: March 2002



Charities | Wales | Glamorgan

Sketty Park House (Swansea, Wales) | Archives

Personal names

Morris, John Armine, b. 1813, Sir

Morris, Robert Armine, b. 1848

Corporate names

Leaver Trust

Sir Robert Armine Morris Trust

Sketty Park Estate (Wales)