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Glamorgan Archives
Glamorgan County History Trust archives

Reference code(s): GB 0214 DGCHT

Held at: Glamorgan Archives

Title: Glamorgan County History Trust archives

Short Title: Glamorgan County History Trust archives

Creation date(s): [c.1935]-1964

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 8 papers; 1 file

Name of creator(s): Glamorgan County History Trust Ltd


Administrative/Biographical history: On the 8th December 1930, a meeting was convened at Glamorgan County Hall to consider the task of writing a county history for the county of Glamorgan. The proposal was received with enthusiam and an appeal for subscriptions was met with a generous response. An executive committee was set up, and the scale of the history was referred to an editorial board (members of which included Sir Cyril Fox and H. J. Randall), elected on May 19, 1931. After much deliberation, the board decided upon a scheme which approximated to the Victoria County History of England. Professor Glanmor Williams was appointed General Editor in 1959. Preparation of the volumes was protracted, only completed in 1988. The Glamorgan County History is divided into six volumes: Volume 1 (Natural history), published 1936, Volume 2 (Early Glamorgan), 1984, Volume 3 (The Middle Ages), 1971, Volume 4 (Early Industrial), 1974, Volume 5 (Industrial), 1980, and Volume 6 (Glamorgan Society), 1988.


Scope and content/abstract: Records of the Glamorgan County History Trust, [c. 1935]-1964: memorandum concerning the marketing of the county history, with list of executive committee members, 1935; correspondence between Sir Cyril Fox, and fellow members of the editorial board concerning the choice of a contributor for the volume covering the Dark Ages, 1938; and text of lecture [by Professor Glanmor Williams] given to the Standing Conference for Local History, entitled 'The Glamorgan County History', 1964.


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Arranged in chronological order.

Conditions governing access: No restrictions

Conditions governing reproduction: Normal Glamorgan Record Office conditions apply.

Finding aids: A hard copy of the catalogue is available at the Glamorgan Record Office.


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 a private individual, 1983.



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 County History, Vol I., Natural History. ed. W.M. Tattersall (Cardiff, 1936). Glamorgan County History, Vol III., The Middle Ages. ed. T. B. Pugh (Cardiff, 1971).

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

Date(s) of descriptions: January 2004

Historians | Wales
History | Wales | Research

Personal names
Fox , Cyril , 1882-1967 , Sir
Williams , Glanmor

Corporate names
Glamorgan County History Trust

Glamorgan (Wales)

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