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Glamorgan Archives
Davies, Rose (County Alderman) papers

Reference code(s): GB 0214 DXIK

Held at: Glamorgan Archives

Title: County Alderman Mrs Rose Davies of Aberdare papers

Short Title: Davies, Rose (County Alderman) papers

Creation date(s): 1894-1958

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 0.02 cubic metres (32 papers, 21 letters, 11 cards, 11 cuttings, 1 broadsheet, 1 booklet, 58 photographs, 1 volume)

Name of creator(s): Rose Davies


Administrative/Biographical history: Rose Davies (1882-1958) was a school teacher and Labour activist who became the first woman member, alderman and Chairman of Glamorgan County Council. In 1920 she was one of the first three women magistrates in Wales. She was both a keen social reformer and supporter of the Women's Liberation Movement.


Scope and content/abstract: Teaching agreement, 1901; teaching testimonial, 1904; Women's Land Army certificate, [c. 1919]; correspondence (including letters from Keir Hardie), 1920-1937; press cuttings, 1914-1958; theatre programme (signed by Keir Hardie), 1903; photographs, 1910-1929; autograph album, 1910-1953; photograph album, 1894-1898.


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement:

Conditions governing access: No restrictions

Conditions governing reproduction: Normal Glamorgan Record Office conditions apply

Finding aids: A handlist available at the Glamorgan Record Office


Accruals: Accruals are not expected

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: Deposited at the Glamorgan Record Office by a private individual, 1962-1964



Archivist's note: Compiled by David Morris for the ANW project. The following sources were used for compilation: Glamorgan Record Office finding aids; Aberdare Leader, 13 December 1958.

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

Date(s) of descriptions: September 2004

Davies, Rose, | of Aberdare, | 1882-1958 | Archives

Personal names
Davies , Rose , 1882-1958
Hardie , James Keir , 1856-1915

Corporate names
Glamorgan (Wales) | County Council
Labour Party Wales

Aberdare (Wales)
Glamorgan (Wales)

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