ANW logo

Archives Network Wales

Search the collections:        Search help | Advanced search   | Browse by repository

Browse the indices: Combined(searchable) Personal names Corporate names Places Subjects

[Cymraeg]

[Home]

[New to Archives?]

[Family history]

[Admin menu]

List of repositories  |  List of collections at Glamorgan Archives  |  Repository home page  |  Contact details

Glamorgan Archives
Cardiff Poor Cripples Aid Society records

Reference code(s): GB 0124 DPC

Held at: Glamorgan Archives

Title: Cardiff Poor Cripples Aid Society records

Short Title: Cardiff Poor Cripples Aid Society records

Creation date(s): 1908-1949

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 0.02 cubic metres (2 volumes)

Name of creator(s): Cardiff Poor Cripples Aid Society

CONTEXT

Administrative/Biographical history: Cardiff Poor Cripples Aids Society was founded in October 1908 following a public meeting held at the Lord Mayors parlour in Cardiff. The organisation, which relied on private donations, provided medical and financial assistance for disabled people as well as finding them employment. The first patron of the Society was John Cory, the great Cardiff shipowner, but one of the biggest influences on its work was Sir James German, chairman between 1924 and 1936, when he took over as president. He was head of a large firm of chartering agents and his office in the Cardiff Exchange was used for meetings. He also used his influence and shipping contacts to raise money for the society. Another leading docks figure, T. Lawton Loveridge, of Loveridge Ltd., ship's chandlers, was also involved in the society. The society was formally disbanded in May 1949, but it did in fact continue its work, although in a very informal way, for some decades after. This was due to the dedication of Lieutenant Colonel Stanley Mathews, MC, and later his son, Jim Mathews. During this time the remaining funds were distributed to the physically impaired in the form of a 'christmas bonus'. When the society was eventually disbanded the remaining funds were handed to a local branch of the Salvation Army.

CONTENT

Scope and content/abstract: Cardiff Poor Cripples Aid Society records comprising of minute books, 1908-1949

ACCESS AND USE

Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Arranged chronologically by record series

Conditions governing access: No restrictions

Conditions governing reproduction: Normal Glamorgan Record conditions apply

Finding aids: Handlist available at the Glamorgan Record Office

ARCHIVAL INFORMATION

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records offered have been accepted and listed

Accruals: Accruals are possible

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: Deposited by a private individual, December 1993

ALLIED MATERIALS

Publication note: Article 'The Cardiff Poor Cripples Aid Society' by Heather Breeze, in Glamorgan Record Office Annual Report, 1994

DESCRIPTION NOTES

Archivist's note: Compiled by Annabel Wickham for the ANW Project; Sources used: Glamorgan Record Office finding aids; Glamorgan Record Office Annual Report, 1994

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

Date(s) of descriptions: January 2006. Amended 2006.


INDEX ENTRIES
Subjects
Cardiff Poor Cripples Aid Society | Archives

Personal names

Corporate names

Places
Cardiff (Wales)

List of repositories  |  List of collections at Glamorgan Archives  |  Repository home page  |  Contact details