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References to the town of 'Swansea' at the National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth

Records of the Welsh estates of the dukes of Beaufort, earlier of the earls of Worcester and William Herbert, earl of Pembroke (d. 1469). These include records for the Breconshire lordships of Crickhowell, from 1382, and Tretower, from 1532; ministers' accounts for Monmouthshire lordships from 1387 and manorial records for the lordship of Chepstow, from 1568, Monmouth, from 1416, Porthgaseg, from 1262, Raglan, from 1364, Treleck, from 1508, and for the lordship of Usk, from 1517; records of the Seignory of Gower and Kilvey from 1366 and for the borough and manor of Swansea, 1657-1835. Deeds from the 13th cent. and industrial records from the 16th cent. Plans in West Glamorgan R O. Schedules: Manorial Records : Vol I Brecknockshire (1941), 287pp.; Vols II and III Monmouthshire (1946), 238 and 275pp.; Vols IV and V Glamorgan (1946), 169 and 154pp.; Vol. VI Miscellaneous Counties (1946), 285pp.; Deeds and Documents (1946), 540pp. in two vols; Manuscripts and Records (1965) 398pp. Also Maps. AR 1940-1, p.26; 1941-42, p.25; 1960-61, p.51; 1962-63, pp. 45-52; 1964-65, p.54; 1987-88, p.62; 1989-90, p.64. NLWJ, 5 (1947-8), pp. 55-6. Working list available for the 1987-88 and 1989-90 deposits.

Papers of William Emlyn Davies (1899-1973), a Swansea schoolteacher, including a large collection of 'calligrams' and calligraphy done by him, and correspondence with writers and artists. W. Emlyn Davies: Papers & Calligrams (1987), 21pp. AR 1987-88, p.57.

Papers of Dr Iorwerth Hughes Jones (c. 1902-1972), patriot and friend of artists. Include papers relating to public affairs in the Swansea area and papers of the Rev. W. Glasnant Jones ('Glasnant', 1869-1951), his father. AR 1970-71, p.33; 1977-78, pp.44-5.

Deeds (donated by Mrs M. Kyle), largely relating to the Cardigan area, 16th-17th cent., and the Swansea area, 19th cent. Schedule (1983), [i] + 28pp. AR 1971-72, p.46.

Records (donated by Idris Mathias) largely relating to the Swansea Old Brewery & Davies (Cardigan) Bonded Stores Ltd, Cardigan, 1872-1921. Idris Mathias Papers (1992), i + 8pp. AR 1990-91, p.60.

Archives of the Memorial College, Swansea, 1793-1973, including papers of several Congregational ministers and college professors. AR 1980-81, p.60.

Records of the Ystradgynlais and Swansea Colliery Co., 1803-1936.

Records of the family of Vivian, later barons Swansea, of Cornwall and Swansea. Include records of the copper industry in Cornwall and Swansea (the Hafod works), 1792-1934, from 1720 for Cornwall; correspondence, 1807-1934, notably that of John Hussey Vivian (1785-1855), MP for Swansea, 1832-55, and Henry Hussey Vivian, 1st baron Swansea (1821-94), MP for Swansea, 1855-93. A major source for the 19th-cent. history of Swansea. Schedule (1982), ix + 615pp. in three vols. AR 1965-66, pp.59-61.

Swansea references at the National Library of Wales [Last Updated : 19 Sept 2002 - Gareth Hicks]