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West Glamorgan Archive Service
Gerke Collection

Reference code(s): GB 0216 RISW G

Held at: West Glamorgan Archive Service

Title: Gerke Collection

Short Title: Gerke Collection

Creation date(s): 1769-1829

Level of description: fonds

Extent: 3 items

Name of creator(s): The Morris family


Administrative/Biographical history: The Morris family were copper smelters in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Chauncey Townsend and Company operated lead and copper works in the Lower Swansea Valley, at Middle bank 1755-1764 and Upper bank c. 1757-1777.


Scope and content/abstract: Deeds of properties in Llangyfelach and Llansamlet parishes, 1769-1829


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: The collection was originally catalogued at University College Library, Swansea, where an interpretation of the original order was made. This catalogue lists the items chronologically under the headings stated in Scope and content.

Conditions governing access: No restrictions.

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply.

Finding aids: A hard copy of the catalogue is available at the West Glamorgan Archive Service. The catalogue can be accessed online.

Detailed catalogue


Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records transferred to the West Glamorgan Archive Service have been retained.

Accruals: Accruals are not expected.

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: The records were originally held at The Royal Institution of South Wales, Swansea. From 1966 onwards the records were moved to the library in the University College, Swansea in consignments. They were transferred to West Glamorgan Archive Service in the Spring of 2004 as part of The Royal Institution of South Wales Collection.



Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds.

Archivist's note: Compiled by Katie Millien for the West Glamorgan Archive Service.

Rules or conventions: This description follows ANW guidelines based on ISAD(G) second edition, AACR2 and LCSH.

Date(s) of descriptions: Prior to 16-11-2004; Source amended by ANW, January 2005; This description May 2

Coal mines and mining | Wales, South
Copper industry and trade | Wales | Swansea
Deeds | Wales | Glamorgan
Deeds | Wales | Swansea

Personal names
Townsend , Chauncy , fl. 1769

Corporate names

Llangyfelach (Wales)
Llansamlet (Wales)

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