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Pembrokeshire Record Office
West Wales Naturalists' Trust and Dyfed Wildlife Trust, records

Reference code(s): GB 0213 HDSO/52

Held at: Pembrokeshire Record Office

Title: Records of the West Wales Naturalists' Trust

Short Title: West Wales Naturalists' Trust and Dyfed Wildlife Trust, records

Creation date(s): 1938-1999

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: (59 items)

Name of creator(s): West Wales Naturalists' Trust; Dyfed Wildlife Trust

CONTEXT

Administrative/Biographical history: The West Wales Field Society was established in 1938, concerned with wildlife conservation in Pembrokeshire, Cardiganshire and Carmarthenshire. In the 1960s, it became the West Wales Naturalists' Trust. It later became the West Wales Trust for Nature Conservation, then Dyfed Wildlife Trust. In about 1996 it changed its name to the West Wales Wildlife Trust (or Wildlife Trust for West Wales). In about 2005 it merged with Glamorgan Wildlife Trust to form the Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales. The Trust manages nature reserves including Skomer and Skokholm islands.

CONTENT

Scope and content/abstract: Records of the West Wales Naturalists' Trust under its various names, 1938-1999, including minutes of the Council of Management, 1938-1989, the Executive Committee, 1976-1994, and other committees and boards, 1963-1999; correspondence and other papers, 1947-1989; bulletins, 1946-1974; ephemera, 1947-[1990s]; meeting attendance record, 1938-1953; deeds, 1944-1947; and miscellaneous papers relating to Skomer, Skokholm and other reserves, 1947-1998.

ACCESS AND USE

Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Arranged in deposit order

Conditions governing access: No restrictions

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply

Finding aids: Hard copies of the catalogue are available at Pembrokeshire Record Office.

ARCHIVAL INFORMATION

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

Accruals: Accruals are not expected

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: Deposited by the West Wales Wildlife Trust, Haverfordwest, per David Saunders, 1999, and Mr Simon Hancock, Haverfordwest Town Museum, The Castle, Haverfordwest SA61 2EF, 2002; deposited by the Trust, 2001, 2003.

ALLIED MATERIALS

Related material: Further records are Ceredigion Archives, Dyfed Wildlife Trust Records.

DESCRIPTION NOTES

Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds

Archivist's note: Compiled by Rhys Jones for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Pembrokeshire Record Office, Records of the West Wales Naturalists' Trust, catalogue; Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales website (www.wildlifetrust.org.uk/wtsww/), viewed 14 July 2005.

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

Date(s) of descriptions: July 2005


INDEX ENTRIES
Subjects
Dyfed Wildlife Trust | Archives
Naturalists | Wales
Nature conservation | Wales
Wildlife conservation | Wales

Personal names

Corporate names
Dyfed Wildlife Trust

Places
Skomer Island (Wales)

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