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NAS GBH: George B. Hammond papers

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This is a catalogue of a collection of archives held at the Neath Mechanics' Institute, Church Place, Neath. Click here for more information about the Neath Antiquarian Society's archive collections and where they can be seen.

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Reference code: NAS GBH
Held at: Neath Mechanics' Institute
Title: George B. Hammond papers
Creation date(s): 1801-1942
Level of description: Fonds
Extent: 22 items and files

Biographical history: George Hammond was Chairman of the Neath Antiquarian Society in 1929 and was one of the key founder members of the Society. He lived at Pencaerau House near Neath, and was Churchwarden of Llantwit-juxta-Neath parish church.

Scope and content: Research notes of G. B. Hammond relating to church history, William Weston Young and St Margaret's Chapel, Coedffranc, and other historical notes and papers


Detailed description of the contents of this collection at item level:

NAS GBH> GEORGE B. HAMMOND PAPERS

<NAS GBH 1/1-6> Research notes and transcripts relating to church history in the Neath area 1924-1937

<NAS GBH 1/1> Article entitled 'Parish Registers', by George B. Hammond, churchwarden of Llantwit-juxta-Neath parish, Glamorgan, and chairman of the Neath Antiquarian Society; n.d. [early-mid 20th c.]. Endorsed: D74
[3 papers]


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<NAS GBH 1/2> Notebook containing extracts relating to the history of St. Thomas' church, Neath, Glamorgan, taken from the following: vestry books, Neath and Llantwit [Llantwit-juxta-Neath] parish registers, parish magazines and other parochial documents. Also contains newscuttings, monumental inscriptions, correspondence and photographs; 1924
[1 vol., hardback]


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<NAS GBH 1/3> Folder containing notes on incumbents of Neath with Llantwit parish, Glamorgan, taken from notes by Mrs. Jenkins of St. Alban. Also contains draft lists; list of incumbents published in the Herald ( Swansea) 1924 and revised list of incumbents printed in The Guardian (Neath) 1937; newscuttings and correspondence; 1924-1937
[1 folder]


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<NAS GBH 1/4> Transcript of the register of births, marriages and burials from Cadoxton-juxta-Neath, Cilybebyll, Neath and Llantwit-juxta-Neath parishes, Glamorgan, 1653-1679, made by Morgan Evan and transcribed by George Hammond from the original in possession of G.E. Blundell esq. of Nottage Court, Glamorgan. Donated to the Society by George Hammond 1928; 1928
[1 vol., hardback]


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<NAS GBH 1/5> Transcript of the accounts of the churchwardens and overseers of the parish and town of Neath, Glamorgan, 1674-1700, transcribed by George Hammond from originals in the possession of G.E. Blundell esq. of Nottage Court, Glamorgan. Donated to the Society by George Hammond 1928; 1928
[1 vol., hardback]


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<NAS GBH 1/6> Copy of the register of marriages, births and burials [from Cadoxton-juxta-Neath, Cilybebyll, Neath and Llantwit-juxta-Neath parishes, Glamorgan] during the Commonwealth period [made by Morgan Evan] and also containing accounts of churchwardens and overseers [of Neath town and parish, Glamorgan] 1674-1700 [see 1/3 and 1/4 above]. Transcribed by George Hammond; [1928]
[1 vol., hardback]


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<NAS GBH 2/1-4> Research notes relating to William Weston Young 1801, 1924-1938

<NAS GBH 2/1> File of papers relating to William Weston Young, mainly containing correspondence with other antiquarians and academics 1924. Also contains two original letters to William Gwynne of Neath, Glamorgan, written by William Weston Young at Aberdulais [Cadoxton-juxta-Neath parish], Glamorgan, dated 20 Feb 1801 and 13 Mar 1801, regarding arrangements for renting a field to James Lewis; 1801, 1924
[1 file]


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<NAS GBH 2/2> File of papers relating to William Weston Young, mainly containing correspondence with other antiquarians and academics. Also contains notes on the Young family, newscuttings; draft of an essay entitled 'William Weston Young: a short sketch of his life and connection with the Vale of Neath, Swansea, Glamorgan, and the porcelain industry of South Wales'; 1924-1933
[1 file]


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<NAS GBH 2/3> File of papers relating to William Weston Young, mainly containing correspondence with other antiquarians and academics. Also includes magazines articles, notes, family trees and extracts; 1924-1937
[1 file]


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<NAS GBH 2/4> File of papers relating to William Weston Young, mainly containing correspondence with other antiquarians and academics. Also contains death certificate of William Weston Young at Lower Mitton, Worcestershire Mar 1847; certificate extracts for the marriages of Edward Young and Sally Weston at Bristol Sep 1768, and of Thomas Young and Sarah Davies at Minehead, Somerset] May 1772; certificate extracts for the births of John Matthew Young, William Weston Young and William Young, various dates. Also contains detailed extracts from the diaries of William Weston Young; 1924-1938
[1 file]


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<NAS GBH 3/1-3> Research notes relating to St. Margaret's chapel, Coedffranc, Cadoxton-juxta-Neath parish, 1924-1929

<NAS GBH 3/1> File containing: notes (published) on the excavations at the chapel of St. Margaret, Coed Franck [Coedffranc], Cadoxton-juxta-Neath parish, Glamorgan; photograph of remains of stone archway from the chapel [printed by Harry Jones, 8 Windsor Road, Neath, Glamorgan]; and label from British Museum for a portion of bone from a human thigh bone; 1924Endorsed: NAS D25
[1 file]


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<NAS GBH 3/2> File of notes regarding the chapel of St. Margaret at Coedfrank [Coedffranc], Cadoxton-juxta-Neath parish, Glamorgan, including photographs of finds and plans. Also contains notes on William Camden 1551-1623. (These notes were presumably used in preparation for giving lectures to the Neath Antiquarian Society and for publication).; 1924-1925
[1 file]


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<NAS GBH 3/3> File of papers relating to the history and architecture of St. Margaret's chapel, Coedfrank [Coedffranc], Cadoxton-juxta-Neath parish, Glamorgan. Contains transcript of Neath Antiquarian Society lecture given on the chapel by G.B.H. at Neath Public Library, Neath, Glamorgan, on 15 Dec 1926, including photographs of archaeological site and artefacts found there Also contains notes on the chapel and documentary evidence concerning its origins. Also contains newcuttings relating to the chapel and the work of the Neath Antiquarian Society; tracings and of tiles found in the chapel; drawings of mouldings on archstone of the doorway found in the south wall of the chapel; and fragment of flint found outside the west wall of the chapel Jun 1929; 1924-1929
[1 file]


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<NAS GBH 3/4> Notebook containing notes on the history of St. Margaret's chapel, Coedfrank [Coedffranc], Cadoxton-juxta-Neath parish, Glamorgan (probably a draft of an article). Also contains b/w photographs and plans; n.d. [c.1924]
[1 notebook, hardback]


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<NAS GBH 4/1-9> Other historical notes and papers

<NAS GBH 4/1> Notebook containing notes on the history of the tinplate trade. Also contains newscuttings, articles and correspondence (including from Glen Taylor); Aug 1897-Jun 1942. Endorsed: NAS 670
[1 notebook, hardbound]


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<NAS GBH 4/2> Copy of portion of Dynevor's map 1600 of Neath 'from the attested manor map of Neath Abbey of the time of Elizabeth'; scale 1":1¾ furlongs. Endorsed: 'George B. Hammond, section 3, no. 34' and 'copied from a copy by William Leyson c.1837 or c.1840'; n.d. [20th c.]
[paper, colour; 18.5x23.5cm]


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<NAS GBH 4/3> Plan of St. Margaret's Chapel, Coedffranc, drawn by J. Austin German, Neath; scale 1":4']. One copy endorsed 'section 9', 'no. 55' and stamped 'George B. Hammond'; n.d. [20th c.]
[paper, 2 copies; 69x102cm]


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<NAS GBH 4/4> Notes on the genealogy of the Manners' and Vernon families (taken from Burke); n.d. [1920/1930s]
[4 papers]


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<NAS GBH 4/5> Rubbing of incised cross at Llantwit-juxta-Neath parish church, Glamorgan; n.d. [c.1924]
[1 paper]


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<NAS GBH 4/6> Reproduction of c.1800 plan of proposed tinworks situated between Neath and the Dylais taken from NLW Penlle'rgaer 864 and indicating Neath and Dylais rivers, Ynislloi, Lowe Orchard and Aberdulais bridge and mill; [scale 1":5 chains and 1":7']. Attached: letter from John Ballinger of the National Library of Wales to George F. Hammond esq., Pencaerau House, Neath dated 24 May 1928 regarding enquiry about plans held by NLW; 1928
[paper, badly torn; 38x53cm]


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<NAS GBH 4/7> Notebook containing draft of a newspaper article on the history of the Mansell family of Briton Ferry, Glamorgan. Also contains newscuttings, general notes on the family and correspondence, including from C. Mansel of Maesycrugiau Manor, Carmarthenshire; Mar 1929-Nov 1936
[1 notebook, softbound]


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<NAS GBH 4/8> Notebook containing notes on the history of Neath and area, Glamorgan, mainly taken from secondary sources. Topics include: local Bills and Acts, local industry, Gerald of Wales and Neath Abbey; n.d. [1920/1930s]
[1 vol., hardbound]


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<NAS GBH 4/9> Notes by George B. Hammond on Richard Bevan (see G60/98) of Neath, Glamorgan, gent.; n.d. [1930s]
[1 paper]





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