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Ellis, R. J., papers

Reference code(s): GB 0210 RICLIS

Held at: National Library of Wales

Title: R. J. Ellis Papers

Short Title: Ellis, R. J., papers

Creation date(s): 1886-1976

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 0.229 cubic metres (8 boxes)

Name of creator(s): Richard Jenkin Ellis


Administrative/Biographical history: Richard Jenkin Ellis (1888-1976), of Aberystwyth, Cardiganshire, was an influential figure in the area in the 20th century. He started his working life as a plumber, and eventually became Inspector of Works at UCW, Aberystwyth. He was an active Liberal politician, and was a member of the Aberystwyth Borough Council from 1938 to 1970, serving twice as Mayor. He was also a member of Cardiganshire County Council between 1949 and 1974, chairing the Planning Committee and the Water Board. He was an Oddfellow and advised people on pensions and insurance matters. Richard Jenkin Ellis was also a prominent member of the National Federation of Building Trades Operatives.


Scope and content/abstract: Papers of Alderman R. J. Ellis relating to Aberystwyth Borough Council and Cardiganshire County Council, mainly concerning planning and water, 1937-1975; letters relating to administration of estates, 1902-1976; personal papers, certificates, and diaries of R. J. Ellis, 1910-1972; and a letter from Irish politician Tim Healy, 1886.


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: Aberystwyth; planning; Cardiganshire County Council; water; private and business papers; personalia and miscellanea, in chronological order.

Conditions governing access: Readers consulting modern papers in the National Library of Wales are required to sign the 'Modern papers - data protection' form.

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply.

Finding aids: A hard copy of the catalogue is available at the National Library of Wales. The catalogue can be accessed online.

Detailed catalogue


Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records have been retained

Accruals: Accruals are not expected

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: Deposited by Dr Trevor Buckley, of Weymouth, Dorset, in September 1977.



Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds. The archive contains some earlier material collected by Ellis.

Archivist's note: Compiled by Annette Strauch for the ANW Project. The following source was used in the compilation of this description: NLW, Schedule of Alderman R. J. Ellis Papers.

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

Date(s) of descriptions: February 2003

Aberystwyth (Wales). | Borough Council | Archives
Cardiganshire (Wales). | County Council | Archives
City planning | Wales | Ceredigion
Local government | Wales | Llanfihangel-y-Creuddyn Uchaf
Water utilities | Wales | Ceredigion

Personal names
Ellis , R. J. (Richard Jenkin) , 1888-1976

Corporate names
Aberystwyth (Wales) | Borough Council
Cardiganshire (Wales) | County Council
Cardiganshire Water Board

Aberystwyth (Wales)

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