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Howard Chant Papers

Reference code(s): GB 0214 D329

Held at: Glamorgan Archives

Title: Howard Chant Papers

Short Title: Howard Chant Papers

Creation date(s): 1898-1928

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 0.2 cubic metres (5 bundles)

Name of creator(s): Taff Vale Railway


Administrative/Biographical history: The Taff vale Railway Co was established in 1835 with the intention of establishing a railway between ironworks at Merthyr Tydfil and the growing number of coal mines in the industrial valleys in the areas above Taffs Well. Congestion, delay and related financial costs in moving iron products and coal on the Glamorganshire Canal to the Cardiff Docks was restricting growth of both industries. The railway was formerly opened in 1841 connecting Merthyr Tydfil and several side valleys to the west Bute Dock, cardiff and Great Western Railway, and subsequently extended its network up the Rhondda valleys. The Railway became part of British railways in 1947.


Scope and content/abstract: Howard Chant papers comprising of correspondence; notes and related papers


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Arranged chronologically by record series

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


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, 2004



Archivist's note: Compiled by Annabel Wickham for the ANW Project; Sources used: Glamorgan Archives 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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