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Records of the Welsh estates of the marquesses of Bute, comprising much of what in 16th-17th cent. were estates of the earls of Pembroke, later of Lord Windsor. Include manorial records, from 14th cent., for many manors in cos Glamorgan and Monmouth; surveys, rentals, deeds, from 16th cent.; industrial records, from 16th cent.; some Cardiff borough records, from 16th cent., and extensive records for the 19th-cent. growth of the city; correspondence relating to industrial disputes and the Merthyr Riots, 1830s-40s. Further Bute records are in Glamorgan R O. Preliminary schedule , i + 211pp. This will be superseded by a completely revised schedule, almost completed (1994). Also Maps. AR 1950-51, pp.33-7; NLWJ, 7 (1951-2), pp.246-58; John Davies, Cardiff and the Marquesses of Bute (Cardiff, 1981).
Papers of Edgar Leyshon Chappell (1879-1949), local politician in Cardiff, worker for social reform and local historian. Other papers in Cardiff Central Library (South Glamorgan Libraries). Uncatalogued (1994).
Valuations of properties in south Wales and adjoining counties of England by Messrs David & David, land agents and surveyors, of Cardiff, 1846-1933. David & David Valuations (1994), i + 36pp.
Deeds and legal papers (purchased from J. R. Hughes) relating mainly to cos Glamorgan and Monmouth, 1672-1919, deriving largely from Cardiff solicitors' offices. AR 1948-49, pp.40-1.
Records of Cardiff Conservative Associations, 1918-83, also 1988, 1991. Conditional access.
Papers of Dr David G. Morgan (1903-65), medical administrator in the Cardiff area. AR 1977-78, p.47.
Records of the family of Morgan of Tredegar and Ruperra, later barons Tredegar, 14th-20th cent., a very large archive. The Tredegar and Ruperra estates lay in co. Monmouth and eastern Glamorgan; there were also estates in the borough of Brecon and co. Brecon (the Therrowe and Palleg estates) and property in co. Hereford and London. Much of the 19th-century growth of Newport and Cardiff is documented. The archive includes deeds, 14th-20th cent.; records of the lordship of Wentloog (Newport) and many Monmouthshire manors, mainly 17th-19th cent., some 14th-16th cent.; records of the manor of Brecon and others in co. Brecon, 17th-19th cent.; records of industrial interests, mainly coal and iron, 18th-20th cent.; records of the Tredegar Wharf Co., from 1807; papers relating to north America, 18th cent., notably to Nova Scotia and Canada, 1730-73. Other records in Gwent R O. Schedules: Manuscripts and documents..., vol. I (1950), 171pp.; Preliminary schedule of the Tredegar Park muniments [1954-59], 3711pp. in nine vols (lists the contents of boxes 1-143 in detail but without archival order, and in vol. [X] under the heading 'bound volumes' it lists many of the early rentals and manorial court books); Tredegar Park Muniments, vol. XI (1986), ii + 114pp. (mainly manorial records); Tredegar Park Muniments (BRA Group) (1988), [ii] + 60pp.; Letters from the Crimea 1854-5 (1950), 85pp. (transcripts of letters from the Crimea from Godfrey Charles Morgan and Frederick Courtenay Morgan, viz Tredegar 992-1024, briefly described in vol. I). A working list of the fine series of 19th and 20th-cent. estate rentals is available. Many of the post-1850 records remain uncatalogued (1994). Also Maps. AR 1949-50, pp.43-5; 1958-59, pp.59-65 (these two reports cover the main archive); 1969-70, p.58; 1970-71, p.38; 1975-76, p.47; 1981-82, p.58; 1982-83, p.53; 1985-86, p.63; 1986-87, p.66 (these covering the BRA group).