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Ancient Order of Foresters papers

Reference code(s): GB 0218 Misc. MSS. 1401

Held at: Gwent Archives

Title: Ancient Order of Foresters Papers

Short Title: Ancient Order of Foresters papers

Creation date(s): 1855-1861

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: (Information to be supplied)

Name of creator(s): Ancient Order of Foresters


Administrative/Biographical history: The Royal Foresters was a friendly society originating in Yorkshire, c. 1813; the Ancient Order of Foresters was a breakaway group, formed in 1834. The Foresters is a Friendly Society made up of affiliated branches. The Ancient Order of Foresters provided mutual financial support, including insurance and savings support for its members.


Scope and content/abstract: Papers of the Ancient Order of Foresters, 1855-1861.


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement:

Conditions governing access: No restrictions

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply.

Finding aids: A hard copy of the catalogue is available in Gwent Record Office.


Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records deposited at Gwent Record Office have been retained.

Accruals: Accruals are not expected

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: Source not recorded



Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds

Archivist's note: Compiled by Richard Burman for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Gwent Record Office, Misc. MSS.; Foresters Friendly Society website (, viewed 17 January 2006.

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

Date(s) of descriptions: January 2006

Friendly societies | Wales | Monmouthshire

Personal names

Corporate names
Foresters Friendly Society

Monmouthshire (Wales)

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