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Glamorgan Archives
Sloggett, Thomas Henry, papers

Reference code(s): GB 0214 DXFM

Held at: Glamorgan Archives

Title: Thomas Henry Sloggett Papers

Short Title: Sloggett, Thomas Henry, papers

Creation date(s): 1874-1910 and 1957

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 0.02 cubic metres (20 volumes, 1 file, 2 papers)

Name of creator(s): Thomas Henry Sloggett


Administrative/Biographical history: Captain Thomas Henry Sloggett was master of the British brig Tubal Cain which traded off the China coast in the 1850s. In this capacity, he was responsible for rescuing five Dutch seamen from pirates in 1857. Captain Sloggett was also Marine Surveyor for the Board of Trade at the Port of Cardiff between 1876-1896, responsible for inspecting merchant ships to ensure that they were seaworthy before leaving port.


Scope and content/abstract: Board of Trade pocket journal (reports on seaworthiness of ships in the port of Cardiff, 1876-1891; records of draughts of water of ships leaving the port of Cardiff, 1876-1889); Board of Trade circulars, 1875-1900; press cutting book, 1874-1897; press cutting, 1910; correspondence with Board of Trade concerning Thomas Sloggett's retirement, 1891-1896; and press cutting containing article on Thomas Sloggett, 1957.


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement:

Conditions governing access: No restrictions

Conditions governing reproduction: Normal Glamorgan Archives conditions apply

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


Accruals: Accruals are not expected.

Archival history: The Thomas Henry Sloggett papers passed to his son, George, on his death, and were eventually purchased by a private individual, who in turn sold the collection to the Glamorgan Record Office in 1957.

Immediate source of acquisition: Deposited at the Glamorgan Record Office by a private individual, 1957



Note: The archive includes a newspaper cutting about Sloggett post-dating his death.

Archivist's note: Compiled by David Morris for the ANW project. The following source was used for compilation: Glamorgan Record Office finding aids; newspaper cutting from the Overland China Mail 24/5/1910

Rules or conventions: Description follows Archives Network Wales guidelines based on ISAD(G) second edition; AACR2 and LCSH.

Date(s) of descriptions: August 2004

Docks | Wales | Cardiff
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Sloggett, Thomas Henry, | 1832-1912 | Archives

Personal names
Sloggett , Thomas Henry , 1823-1912

Corporate names
Port of Cardiff

Cardiff (Wales)

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