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National Library of Wales
Pontypridd miners' agents' papers

Reference code(s): GB 0210 PONERS

Held at: National Library of Wales

Title: Pontypridd Miners' Agents' Papers

Short Title: Pontypridd miners' agents' papers

Creation date(s): 1941-1969

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 0.027 cubic metres (3 boxes)

Name of creator(s): Goronwy R. Jones; William J. Fortt


Administrative/Biographical history: Goronwy R. Jones of Ynysybwl and William J. Fortt of Cilfynydd were miners' agents in collieries around Pontypridd, Glamorgan, in the 1950s and 1960s. Jones had been expelled from the Labour Party in 1941 because of his association with the People's Vigilance Movement, and he subsequently joined the Communist Party.


Scope and content/abstract: Papers of Goronwy R. Jones, 1941-1969, including correspondence, 1941-1969, files relating to trade union activities at several collieries, 1958-1967, notes and notebooks, typescripts relating to the South Wales coal industry, 1962-1967, and printed items, 1958-1963; papers of William J. Fortt, 1958-1968, including papers relating to the South Wales coal industry and the South Wales Area of the National Union of Mineworkers, notes, drafts of speeches and press cuttings.


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: Goronwy R. Jones; and William J. Fortt.

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 in Minor Lists and Summaries 1995, pp. 47-48, at the National Library of Wales. The catalogue is available online.

Detailed catalogue


Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records donated to the National Library of Wales have been retained.

Accruals: Accruals are not expected.

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: Donated by Prof. L. J. Williams, Department of Economics, University of Wales, Aberystwyth, 1994.



Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds.

Archivist's note: Compiled by Rhys Jones for the ANW project. The following source was used to compile this description: National Library of Wales, Minor Lists and Summaries 1995.

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

Date(s) of descriptions: May 2003

Coal miners | Trades unions | Wales | Pontypridd
Coal mines and mining | Wales | Glamorgan
Communism | Wales, South
Industrial relations | Wales | Pontypridd
Trades unions | Wales | Pontypridd
Trades unions | Wales, South

Personal names
Fortt , William J.
Jones , Goronwy R. , of Ynysybwl

Corporate names
National Union of Mineworkers | South Wales Area

Pontypridd (Wales)

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