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Glamorgan Archives
Cardiff Chess Club records

Reference code(s): GB 0214 DCHESSC

Held at: Glamorgan Archives

Title: Cardiff Chess Club records

Short Title: Cardiff Chess Club records

Creation date(s): 1893-1999

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 0.042 cubic metres (2 boxes)

Name of creator(s): Cardiff Chess Club


Administrative/Biographical history: The Cardiff Chess Club was founded in the late 19th century in Cardiff (Glamorgan), and members still meet at the YMCA in Cardiff, having started doing so in 1901. The Club publishes an annual magazine, 'Club Call'. It is a member of East Glamorgan Chess Association and the Welsh Chess Union.


Scope and content/abstract: Records of the Cardiff Chess Club, 1894-1999: visitors registers, 1894-1984; minute books of annual general and committee meetings, 1938-1966; miscellaneous filing, including accounts, 1936-1945; miscellaneous filing, including receipts, 1893-1900; miscellaneous filing, including papers relating to the South Wales Chess Federation, 1936-1949; miscellaneous filing, including match results, 1963-1976; and 'Club Call' - chess club reports, 1990-1999.


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Arranged as follows: visitors register and minute book of the Cardiff Chess Club; secretary's filing and correspondence; and chess club reports.

Conditions governing access: No restrictions

Conditions governing reproduction: Normal Glamorgan Record Office conditions apply

Finding aids: A full version of the catalogue can be searched online at


Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records which meet the collection policy of the Glamorgan Record Office have been retained

Accruals: Accruals are possible.

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: Deposited by the Cardiff Chess Club at various dates.



Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds.

Archivist's note: Compiled by Hayden Burns for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Glamorgan Record Office, Catalogue of records for the Cardiff Chess Club; Cardiff Chess Club website (, viewed 15 December 2003.

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

Date(s) of descriptions: December 2003

Cardiff Chess Club | Archives
Chess | Wales | Cardiff | Societies, etc.

Personal names

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Cardiff Chess Club
South Wales Chess Federation

Cardiff (Wales)

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