References to 'Cardiff' at the National
Library of Wales, Aberystwyth
- 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
records, from 16th cent.; some Cardiff borough records,
from 16th cent., and
extensive records for the 19th-cent. growth of the city;
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superseded by a completely revised schedule, almost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
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.
- 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,
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
cent.; records of the lordship of Wentloog (Newport) and
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.
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
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.47; 1981-82, p.58; 1982-83, p.53; 1985-86, p.63; 1986-87,
covering the BRA group).
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