West Glamorgan Archive Service

William John Percy Player Papers

Reference code(s): GB 0216 DD SB 23

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Title: William John Percy Player Papers

Short title: Player, W. J. P., papers

Dates of creation: 1902-1974

Level of description: Fonds

Extent and medium: 0.6 linear metres

Name of creator(s): William John Percy Player


Administrative and biographical history: William John Percy Player (d.1946) was a businessman who lived in Clydach, Glamorgan. He was one of the trustees of the Ynystawe Estate, the property of Joseph Martin. William Player was married to Gladys Harward and owned John Player and Sons Ltd, tinplate manufacturers. The Clydach Boy's Club was set up through the interests of William Player in 1937 and was closed in 1946. It was based in the Cloth Hall in Hebron Road, Clydach.


Scope and content: Papers relating to William John Percy Player, 1902-1974, including probate and related papers, 1946-1955; records of William Player and Sons Ltd, 1917-1925; papers relating to the Clydach Boys' Club, 1938-1946; correspondence relating to the estate of William Player, 1902-1974; papers relating to Gladys Harward Player, 1947.


Language/script: English

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: Probate records and resulting legal opinions; John Player and Sons Ltd; Clydach Boy's Club; Miscellaneous correspondence relating to the estate of W. J. P. Player, deceased; Estate of Mrs Gladys Harward Player, deceased; Estate of William Martin, deceased; Estate of Talfourd Strick, deceased; Cwmllynfel Anthracite Company Ltd.

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

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 records of John Player and Sons Ltd are University of Wales, Swansea, John Player and Sons Limited, LAC/92.


Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds. Probate records of W. J. P. Player postdate his death.

Archivist's note: Compiled by Richard Burman for the ANW project. The following source was used to compile this description: West Glamorgan Archive Service, Estate and Business records of William John Percy Player of Wernfadog, Clydach, esq., catalogue.

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

Date(s) of description: August 2005



John Player & Sons (Clydach, Swansea, Wales) | Archives

Player, William John Percy, | d. 1946 | Archives

Personal names

Player, William John Percy, d. 1946

Corporate names

John Player & Sons (Clydach, Swansea, Wales)