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John Morel Gibbs papers

Reference code(s): GB 0214 D331

Held at: Glamorgan Archives

Title: John Morel Gibbs papers

Short Title: John Morel Gibbs papers

Creation date(s): 1778-1988

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 0.4 cubic metres (13 boxes, 3 rolls)

Name of creator(s): John Morel Gibbs


Administrative/Biographical history: The largest proportion of this collection consists of research papers and copies compiled for the publication of Morels of Cardiff. The History of a Family Shipping Firm by John Morel Gibbs (National Museum of Wales. Cardiff, 1982). These include both original documents, original manuscript notes and drafts, photocopies and photographic copies apparently arranged according to the method of research and the order of chapters in the publication. As a consequence, any relationship between original records and original sequence has been lost. Most files and bundles of papers have mixed together original records, research notes and copies of original records. Assigning dates to the files, bundles and sometimes individual items has proved difficult. Any identifiable dates for copies of original records documents are given in the body of the text. Overall dates in the right-hand columns apply to original documents and the dates when the research notes and files when they were compiled. Applying dates to the research notes is generally difficult since they were compiled over a period of several years; estimated dates should be interpreted loosely.


Scope and content/abstract: John Morel Gibbs papers comprising of notes; correspondence; newscuttings; photographs; postcards; and other research documents


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 national Museums and Galleries of Wales, Cardiff, 2004


Publication note: The papers were gathered and arranged in preparation for a publication Morels in Cardiff: The history of a Family Shipping Firm by john morel Gibbs (National Museum of Wales, Cardiff, 1982)


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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