West Glamorgan Archive Service

Captain William John Davies Collection

Reference code(s): GB 0216 RISW WJD

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Title: Captain William John Davies Collection

Short title: William John Davies, captain, papers

Dates of creation: 1873-2001

Level of description: Fonds

Extent and medium: 0.009 cubic metres (1 box)

Name of creator(s): Captain William John Davies


Administrative and biographical history: Papers relating to the lives and careers of Captain William John Davies, Swansea Sea Pilot and General Secretary of the National Union of Seamen and his son Raymond John Davies, postmaster at Barnes and local councillor. The collection was donated by a neighbour of Raymond Davies and given to Swansea Museum. It was sorted for local material and divided into manuscript and photographic sections. Material relating to the later career of Raymond Davies was given to the museum at Brentford where he served as a local councillor.


Scope and content: Swansea Harbour Pilotage License, 1900-1924; Travel documents, 1921-1951; Certificate of reference, 1896-1925; Certificate of discharge, 1890-1927; Correspondence, 1899-1927; Personal and Family papers, 1873-2001; Newspaper cuttings, 1913-1928; Leaflets and publications, [1914]-1968


Language/script: English

System of arrangement: 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. Detailed catalogue
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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. They were transferred to West Glamorgan Archive Service in the Spring of 2004 as part of The Royal Institution of South Wales Collection.



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: May 2006



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