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Ceredigion Archives
Aberystwyth Harbour Records, and Additional Deposit

Reference code(s): GB 0212 CDD/ABM/HA1 and ADDNL

Held at: Ceredigion Archives

Title: Aberystwyth Harbour Records, and Additional Deposit

Short Title: Aberystwyth Harbour Records, and Additional Deposit

Creation date(s): 1893-1979

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: Information to be supplied

Name of creator(s): Aberystwyth Harbour

CONTEXT

Administrative/Biographical history: An Act of Parliament in 1780 sought to preserve Aberystwyth Harbour; in 1789, Edward Humphreys was appointed the new harbourmaster. In the late 18th century, the engineer Hamilton tried to improve the state of Aberystwyth Harbour. Aberdovey Steam Packet Company was one of the major steamship companies in this area. It owned the S.S. Countess of Lisburne, the S.S. Dora and the S.S. Grosvenor. The ships sailed regularly between Aberystwyth and Liverpool, carrying grain, cheese, salmon, wine, whisky, and fruit. The S.S. Dora was torpedoed in the First World War.

CONTENT

Scope and content/abstract: Records relating to Aberystwyth harbour, Cardiganshire, mainly to the Aberystwyth and Aberdovey Steam Packet Company and ships owned by the company, 1893-1979, including ships' manifests relating to the Countess of Lisburne, 1903-1908; ships' manifests relating to the S.S. Dora, 1908-1911; ships' manifests relating to the S.S. Grosvenor, 1908-1914; financial harbour records; 1900-1965; correspondence 1893-1909; legal and administrative papers, 1885-1914; records relating to shipping, 1926-1972; logbook of Aberystwyth harbour, 1929-1950; and meteorological registers, 1938-1979.

ACCESS AND USE

Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: ships' manifests in chronological order; financial harbour records; harbour correspondence; legal and administrative papers, financial papers, and correspondence of Aberystwyth and Aberdovey Steam Packet Company; consignment notes; and advice, in chronological order.

Conditions governing access: No restrictions

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply

Finding aids: A hard copy of the Box List is available at Ceredigion Archives. The catalogue is available online.

Detailed catalogue

Language codes: eng

ARCHIVAL INFORMATION

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

Accruals: Accruals are not expected

Archival history: The precise relationship between the harbour records and those of the Aberystwyth and Aberdovey Steam Packet Company is not clear. It is not known if they came together by design or by chance.

Immediate source of acquisition: Transferred to the Cardiganshire Record Office per Ceredigion Museum in 1984 and deposited by the Harbour Maste per RCAHMW, Aberystwyth, in July 1994.

ALLIED MATERIALS

Related material: Further records are Ceredigion Archives, see ABM/PL/1-8; ADX 146; and SMB/A/VI/94-109.

DESCRIPTION NOTES

Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds

Archivist's note: Compiled by Annette Strauch for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Ceredigion Archives online catalogue (http://archifdy-ceredigion.org.uk/schedules-js.html), Aberystwyth Harbour Records, viewed 13 November 2003; Lewis, W. J., Born on a Perilous Rock, Aberystwyth Past and Present (Aberystwyth, 1980); Jenkins, J. Geraint, Maritime Heritage (Llandysul, 1982).

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

Date(s) of descriptions: November 2003


INDEX ENTRIES
Subjects
Aberystwyth Harbour | Records and correspondence
Aberystwyth and Aberdovey Steam Packet Company | Records and correspondence
Harbours | Wales | Aberystwyth
Marine meteorological | Wales | Aberystwyth
Shipping articles | Wales | Aberystwyth
Shipping | Wales | Aberystwyth

Personal names

Corporate names
Aberystwyth Harbour
Aberystwyth and Aberdovey Steam Packet Company

Places
Aberystwyth (Wales)

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