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Pembrokeshire Record Office
Harcourt Roberts papers

Reference code(s): GB 0213 D/HR

Held at: Pembrokeshire Record Office

Title: Harcourt Roberts Papers

Short Title: Harcourt Roberts papers

Creation date(s): 1817-1948

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: (Information to be supplied)

Name of creator(s): T. W. Harcourt Roberts


Administrative/Biographical history: T. W. Harcourt Roberts was the general manager of Hook Colliery in the mid 20th century. The Roberts family lived on the Little Milford Estate in Freystrop, Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire. Hook Colliery, Llangwm, Pembrokeshire, was opened in 1850, and operated until 1947. An attempt was made in the 1950s to re-open it as a private mine by Hook Colliery Co., under T. W. Harcourt Roberts. The Pembrokeshire Portland Cement scheme was a proposed development in the borough of Pembroke.


Scope and content/abstract: Papers of T. W. Harcourt Roberts, 1817-1948, including papers relating to the Hook Colliery, 1884-1948; papers relating to Pembrokeshire Portland Cement Scheme, 1946-1948; records of the Little Milford estate, 1886-1935; and postcards, 1902-1915.


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Arranged into three groups: Group one consists of Pembrokeshire Portland Cement records; Group two consists of Hook Colliery and Pembrokeshire Portland Cement records; Group three consists of postcards.

Conditions governing access: No restrictions

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply.

Finding aids: A hard copy is available in Pembrokeshire Record Office.


Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records deposited at Pembrokeshire Record Office have been retained.

Accruals: Accruals are not expected

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: Deposited by Mr T. W Harcourt Roberts per Mr G. A. Dickman, Pembrokeshire County Librarian, 1968; further deposits made by Mrs Harcourt Roberts, Little Milford, Pembrokeshire, 1974.


Related material: Further records relating to Hook Colliery and the Roberts family of Little Milford are Pembrokeshire Record Office, D/RTP/LM and National Library of Wales, Hook Colliery Records.


Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds

Archivist's note: Compiled by Richard Burman for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Pembrokeshire Record Office, Harcourt Roberts Papers, catalogue; Jones, Francis, Historic Houses of Pembrokeshire and their Families (Newport, 1996); Harry, John, Pembrokeshire Coalfield ([Haverfordwest], 1990).

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

Date(s) of descriptions: June 2005

Coal mines and mining | Wales | Haverfordwest
Hook Colliery Co. | Archives
Portland cement industry | Wales

Personal names
Harcourt Roberts , T. W. , [alive 1948-1968]

Corporate names
Hook Colliery Co.
Little Milford Estate (Wales)

Freystrop (Wales)
Hook (Wales)
Hook Colliery (Wales)
Llangwm (Pembrokeshire, Wales)

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