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Glamorgan Archives
Cardiff Sympathetic Society records

Reference code(s): GB 0214 D307

Held at: Glamorgan Archives

Title: Cardiff Sympathetic Society records

Short Title: Cardiff Sympathetic Society records

Creation date(s): 1832-1844, 1851

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 0.001 cubic metres (1 volume)

Name of creator(s): Cardiff Sympathetic Society


Administrative/Biographical history: Cardiff Sympathetic Society was founded in 1794. The primary function of the organisation was the care of widows of members of the society. The usual meeting place of the members was the Angel Inn, Cardiff. The society was disbanded in 1851. A detailed history of the society is given in an article in the Glamorgan Record Office Annual Report of 1992.


Scope and content/abstract: Cardiff Sympathetic Society records comprising of copy of rules of the society, 1832; minutes of special meetings of the society leading to its dissolution in 1851


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Arranged chronologically by record series

Conditions governing access: No Restrictions

Conditions governing reproduction: Normal Glamorgan Record Office conditions apply

Finding aids: Handlist available at the Glamorgan Record Office


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

Accruals: Accruals are not expected

Archival history: The volume was purchased in a second hand bookshop in Cardiff in 1942 and taken to Chicago, USA as a present for a family friend. The recipient has been attempting to find a home for the volume since then and finally gave it to british relatives visiting her in May 2004. They, in turn, passed it onto another firend who sent it to the record office

Immediate source of acquisition: deposited by a private individual, 2004


Publication note: Article on Society in Glamorgan record Office Annual Report 1992


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

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

Date(s) of descriptions: March 2006


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