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Anneira Bevan collection

Reference code(s): GB 0217 SWCC : MNC/PP/2

Held at: Swansea University

Title: Anneira Bevan Collection

Short Title: Anneira Bevan collection

Creation date(s): 1889-

Level of description: fonds

Extent: 1 envelope

Name of creator(s): William Abraham (1842-1922)


Administrative/Biographical history: Correspondence written by William Abraham collected by Anneira Bevan.
Abraham was born in 1842 at Cwmafan and worked as a tinplater and then a miner before being elected as a miners' agent. He was the miners' chairman of the Joint Sliding Scale Association until it terminated in 1903. Abraham was elected MP for the Rhondda division in 1885 and represented Rhondda West 1918-1922. However he is better known as a trade-union leader and in 1898 became the first President of the newly-formed South Wales Miners' Federation. He remained President until 1912.
The letter concerned is signed 'Mabon' and this was the nom de plume of William Abraham, a name he first adopted when he became a well known poet and singer. He died in 1922.


Scope and content/abstract: Correspondence, 1889, consisting of a photocopy of a letter from William Abraham to William Williams dated 1.10.1889 referring to a court case and making arrangements to meet Williams.


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Conditions governing access: Accessible to all researchers by appointment. Please note that some collections contain sensitive information and access may be restricted.

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Rules or conventions: Created following ISAD(G) and Archives Hub Data Creation Guidelines

Date(s) of descriptions: Prior to 16-11-2004

Trades unions | Employees

Personal names
Abraham , William , 1842-1922
Bevan , Anneira

Corporate names
Joint Sliding Scale Association
South Wales Miners' Federation.

Cwmavon (Neath Port Talbot, Wales)
Rhondda (Wales)

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