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Corbett family of Cogan Pill papers

Reference code(s): GB 0214 DXJF

Held at: Glamorgan Archives

Title: Corbett family of Cogan Pill papers

Short Title: Corbett family of Cogan Pill papers

Creation date(s): 1798-1972

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 0.48 cubic metres (47 volumes, 49 photographs, 6 parchments, 32 papers, 3 cards, 2 paintings, 1 bundle, 48 plans, 1 engr

Name of creator(s): Corbett family


Administrative/Biographical history: The Corbetts were a leading Glamorganshire family. John Stuart Corbett (b.1816) was a J.P. and the son of the Venerable Archdeacon Stuart Corbett of York. The family residence was Cogan Pill, near Cardiff, a mansion built by the Herbert family c1550. In 1793 Cogan Pill was purchased by the Earl of Bute.


Scope and content/abstract: Photographs compiled by the Corbett family, 1888-1915; postcard album, c1910; scrapbooks, c 1852-c1900; miscellaneous family papers including the Corbett pedigree, 1869-1880, account books, 1839-1865, recipe books, c1887-1892; Castell Coch timber account book, 1848-1849; Cardiff Castle wine and vintage book, 1887-1902; newspaper cuttings, 1848-1907; printed books (1 annotated), 1799-1865; records relating to Llantrisant Borough including certificates of admission of freeman, 1848 (John Stuart Corbett) and 1869 (James Andrew Corbett), illuminated address, 1890; miscellaneous maps, plans and navigational charts, 1754-1951; Corbett family miscellanea including notebook recording birds observed at Pontcanna, 1908; miscellaneous papers re. Rees family of Sully House, c1871; game books, accounts and lists of game killed at Leckwith, Cogan and elsewhere, 1862-1951; photographs of ecclesiastical subjects, c1865-1944.


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Arranged chronologically by subject

Conditions governing access: No restrictions

Conditions governing reproduction: Normal Glamorgan Record Office conditions apply

Finding aids: A handlist is 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, 1952-1973


Related material: Cardiff Naturalists Society: GB 0214 DCNS


Archivist's note: Compiled by David Morris for the ANW project. The following sources were used for compilation: Glamorgan Record Office finding aids, Nicholas, Thomas The History and Antiquities of Glamorganshire (London 1874)

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

Date(s) of descriptions: September 2004

Corbett family, | of Cogan Pill | Archives
Game and game birds | Wales | Vale of Glamorgan
Ornithology | Wales | Vale of Glamorgan
Photograph albums | Wales

Personal names
Corbett , John Stuart , 1845-1921
Corbett family , of Cogan Pill
Rees family , of Sully House

Corporate names

Cardiff (Wales)
Cogan (Wales)
Llantrisant (Rhondda Cynon Taff, Wales)

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