West Glamorgan Archive Service

Papers of A. Leslie Evans

Reference code(s): GB 0216 DD LE

Held at:

Title: Papers of A. Leslie Evans

Short title: Papers of A. Leslie Evans

Dates of creation: 1880-c.1996

Level of description: fonds

Extent and medium: 5 boxes

Name of creator(s): A. Leslie Evans


Administrative and biographical history: Leslie Evans (1911-1996) was an enthusiastic collector and prolific writer on the local historyof his native Port Talbort. A schoolteacher by profession, he was also a gifted poet and artist, illustrating many of his own publications. He wrote numerous books, monographs and articles on the Port Talbot district. He was chairman of the Port Talbot Historical Society from 1958 until 1996 and editor of the Society's Transactions. He was also chairman of the Kenfig Society. A fuller biography by John Vivian Hughes is given in the Annual Report of the County Archivist 1997-1998.


Scope and content: This collection includes a small number of papers relating to collieries and minerals, 1877-1900. These include mineral leases for the parishes of Llangynwyd and Bettws, 1877 & 1896; Penllwyngwent Colliery rent papers, 1897-1898; Letter re: Workmen's Compensation Act (1897), 1898; Aberbaiden Colliery letter, 1900; Plan of the lower Goetre Valley, c.1880s


Language/script: English

System of arrangement: Arranged by area then chronologically

Conditions governing access: No restrictions

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply.

Finding aids: A paper catalogue is available in the searchroom.

Detailed catalogue


Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records deposited at West Glamorgan Archive Service have been retained.

Accruals: No accruals 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: The West Glamorgan Archive Service also holds a number of non-coalmining records which were colected by A. Leslie Evans. These are detailed in the Catalogue of the Papers of A. Leslie Evans (Ref: GB0216 D/D LE).


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: Feb 2002



Coal mines and mining | Wales, South

Mineral leases | Wales, South

Personal names

Corporate names

Aberbaiden Colliery

Penllwyngwent Colliery


Kenfig Hill


Ogmore Valley