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National Library of Wales
South Wales Women's Temperance Union, papers

Reference code(s): GB 0210 TEMPION

Held at: National Library of Wales

Title: South Wales Women's Temperance Union Papers

Short Title: South Wales Women's Temperance Union, papers

Creation date(s): 1839-1965

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 0.045 cubic metres (5 boxes)

Name of creator(s): The South Wales Women's Temperence Union

CONTEXT

Administrative/Biographical history: The South Wales Women's Temperance Union (Undeb Dirwest Merched y De), was founded in 1901. Sarah Jane Rees, 'Cranogwen' (1839-1916), was the dominant figure at the beginning. The Union developed quickly, setting up ten branches within the first few months, rising to 140 branches within 15 years. The papers reflect the work of the Union, including its role as a charity support, particularly concerning the Cwmdonkin Shelter Fund and the Cranogwen Rescue and Preventive Fund. Membership of the Union declined in the second half of the twentieth century, and by the early 1960s it was agreed that, rather than close down the Union, it would be absorbed into the South Wales Temperance & Band of Hope Union, under the latter's title.

CONTENT

Scope and content/abstract: Papers of the South Wales Women's Temperance Union, including correspondence, 1911-1965; minute books and accounts of meetings, 1931-1957; account books, 1916-1966; printed material, 1948-1957; hymn sheets, 1839-1966; and posters, 1932-1957.

ACCESS AND USE

Language/scripts of material: Welsh, English

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: correspondence; meetings; account books; address book; printed material: annual reports; hymn sheets; miscellaneous printed material; posters; miscellaneous papers.

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: The 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

ARCHIVAL INFORMATION

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

Accruals: Accruals are not expected

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: Donated by E. Lloyd Jones, Skewen, in 1969.

ALLIED MATERIALS

DESCRIPTION NOTES

Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds

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 South Wales Women's Temperance Union Papers.

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

Date(s) of descriptions: March 2003


INDEX ENTRIES
Subjects
South Wales Women's Temperance Union | Archives
Temperance societies | Wales, South
Temperance | Wales, South

Personal names

Corporate names
South Wales Women's Temperance Union

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