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West Glamorgan Archive Service
Gilbertson family of Pontardawe, steel and tinplate manufacturers, records

Reference code(s): GB 0216 DD Gil 1

Held at: West Glamorgan Archive Service

Title: Gilbertson family of Pontardawe, steel and tinplate manufacturers, Records

Short Title: Gilbertson family of Pontardawe, steel and tinplate manufacturers, records

Creation date(s): 1883-1932

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 1.8 linear metres

Name of creator(s): Gilbertson family of Pontardawe

CONTEXT

Administrative/Biographical history: William Gilbertson was a leading citizen in Pontardawe and the founder of Messrs. William Gilbertson & Company Limited. Arthur Gilbertson was High Sheriff of Glamorgan in 1892. He also built the Glanryd House of Pontardawe. Their eldest son, Francis William Gilbertson (1873-1929) married Isabel Francis de Winton Thomas (1869-1955) in 1896. She was the eldest daughter of Illtyd Thomas of Glanmor. Francis was the first President of the University College of Swansea 1920-1929. Their ninth son was Charles Geoffrey Gilbertson (1884-1963). Ellen's mother was Edith Moore-Gwyn (née Jephson of Ireland). His cricket team was active in 1922-1931. Before moving to Broadlands House, Bridgend in 1950, the family lived in Gelligron House, Pontardawe, since 1908. Their son, Arthur Geoffrey Gilbertson (1913-1991) was President of The Venerable Order of the Hospital of St John of Jerusalem, Priory for Wales for the Pontypridd area in 1952 and was Sheriff of Glamorgan in 1970.

CONTENT

Scope and content/abstract: Records concerning industrial activities of the Gilbertson family of Pontardawe, steel and tinplate manufacturers, 1883-1932, including letter books, 1890-1929; correspondence, 1883-1932; memorandum of agreement, 1888; plans, 1870-1909; Royal Commission on the Poor Laws and Relief of Distress, 1909, and roll of Honour, 1920.

ACCESS AND USE

Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: Letter books, correspondence, memorandum of agreement, plans, Royal Commission on the Poor Laws and Relief of Distress, and roll of Honour.

Conditions governing access: No restrictions

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply

Finding aids: A hard copy of the catalogue is available at West Glamorgan Archive Service.

ARCHIVAL INFORMATION

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: No information available

Accruals: Accruals are not expected

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: It is the policy of the West Glamorgan Archive Service to withhold the names of depositors.

ALLIED MATERIALS

Related material: For family records relating to the Gilbertson family, see D/D Gil 2 at the West Glamorgan Archive Service.

DESCRIPTION NOTES

Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds

Archivist's note: Compiled by Annette Strauch for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: West Glamorgan Archive Service, Catalogue of the Gilbertson family Papers I; Nicholas, Thomas, Annals and Antiquities of the Counties and County Families of Wales (London, 2000).

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

Date(s) of descriptions: December 2005


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