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D/D LE: A. Leslie Evans collection

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A. LESLIE EVANS COLLECTION

Section 1: Original and copy documents collected by A. Leslie Evans

Local Authority Records: Borough of Aberavon

<D/D LE B/A 1> Minute book of the Borough of Aberavon, 1859-1860, including burgess rolls for those years, and rental of lands of the Borough of Aberavon, giving the tenant's name, name of lands, date of the lease and annual rent, 1847, and account of cash received by Thomas Thomas, Common Attorney, for the year ended 29 Sept. 1850. 1847-1860
[1 vol.]

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<D/D LE B/A 2> Minute book for meetings of the Freemen of the Borough of Aberavon, 1899-1901, including a transcript of the rental of Borough lands, 1847 (see D/D LE B/A 1 above). 1847, 1899-1901
[1 vol.]

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<D/D LE B/A 3> Minute book for the Freemen of the Borough of Aberavon. 1901-1904, 1932-1935
[1 vol.]

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<D/D LE B/A 4> Report book of the Surveyor of the Borough of Aberavon. 1898-1900
[1 vol.]

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<D/D LE B/A 5> Volume of notes and translations and transcriptions of charters, seeking to put forward the claims of the Portreeve, Aldermen and Freemen Burgesses to corporation property, including a translation of the charter of Leyson ap Morgan to the inhabitants of Avene (Aberavon) and a translation of charter of Edward le Despenser, 1373, and the opinion of Mr Budd as to whether the Crown could or would alter the rights expressed in the historic charters of Aberavon Borough. 1859
[1 vol.]

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<D/D LE B/A 6> Typed translations of the charters of Aberavon Borough, including the charters of Leyson ap Morgan, Thomas de Avene (1350), Edward le Despenser (1373), and the royal charter of Queen Victoria, 1861. n.d.
[1 file]

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<D/D LE B/A 7, 8> Two copies of the Case and Opinion of Mr F. W. Budd and Mr Richard Bethell (Attorney General) regarding the question of whether the creation of a reformed borough of Aberavon would mean the extinguishment of the current borough, against the will of the burgesses. Sept. 1859
[2 files]

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<D/D LE B/A 9> Copies of Court Orders (Court of Chancery) in a case between the Attorney General at the relation of Edward Jones, informant, and the Portreeve, Aldermen and Burgesses of Avon, and Griffith Williams, John Jones and the Mayor, Aldermen and Burgesses of the Borough of Aberavon, relating to the powers of the Portreeve, Aldermen and Burgesses to dispose of corporation land, and ordering that the new corporation of 1861 was the successor to the ancient corporation. 1863
[2 files]

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<D/D LE B/A 10, 11> Case to 1863 and copy of Court Order (Court of Chancery) in a case between the Mayor, Aldermen and Burgesses of the Borough of Aberavon v. Cadogan Morgan Thomas (since deceased), William John David, John Donague, Morgan Lewis and Thomas Andrew, relating to the sale of corporation land in 1860. 1875
[2 files]

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<D/D LE B/A 12> Photocopies of newspaper cuttings relating to the opinion of Mr J. G. Wood QC as to the rights of the Portreeve, Aldermen and Freemen Burgesses to corporation lands. 1900
[3 papers]

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<D/D LE B/A 13-17> Copy Affidavit of Marmaduke Tennant, and Court Order (Court of Chancery) in a case between the Mayor, Aldermen and Burgesses of Aberavon v. John Charles Jones, relating to the defendant's attempts to prevent the plaintiffs from collecting rents and rates in Aberavon. 1902
[5 files]

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<D/D LE B/A 18, 19> Case for the opinion of Counsel and opinion of Mr Dapho Llewellyn Powell as to whether the Portreeve, Aldermen etc. of the old corporation have any rights to corporation property. 1935
[2 files]

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<D/D LE B/A 20> Copy report of H. Jones on the claims of the Freemen Burgesses of Avon. 1938
[1 file]

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<D/D LE B/A 21> File of correspondence relating to the application by the Coal Commission to mine on Corporation lands, and relating to the claims of the Freemen Burgesses of Avon. 1938
[1 envelope]

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<D/D LE B/A 22> Notice of tolls, rents and stallage payable to the Corporation for goods sold in Aberavon Market, set down in the Aberavon Market Act 1848. 1848
[1 paper]

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<D/D LE B/A 23> Agreement to lease for 5s per acre annual rent dated 20 Sept. 1849; (i) The Portreeve, Aldermen and Burgesses of the Corporation and Borough of Avon; (ii) Eleanor Thomas, widow of Isaac Thomas: Piece of land (3a) 'on Avon Marsh marked 15 from the Sea Wall called Wal-Clian Baglan'
[1 paper]

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<D/D LE B/A 24> Typescript copy of a catalogue for the sale of a number of houses, building land and freehold ground rents in the parishes of Aberavon and Baglan. 14 Feb. 1860
[1 file]

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<D/D LE B/A 25, 26> 'Articles requirable at the Borough Court of a survey of the Rt. Hon'ble Phillip Earl of Pembroke', with transcript. n.d., c. 1666
[2 papers]

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<D/D LE B/A 27> Letter relating to land in Aberavon in the occupation of Thomas Richard. 1837
[1 paper]

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<D/D LE B/A 28> Notes on the pedigree of Leysan ap Morgan, and story of how his charter was discovered and returned to Aberavon. n.d.
[2 papers]

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<D/D LE B/A 29> Transcription of part of the Survey of Avan Borough, 1611, from the Bushby Collection in the Cardiff Central Library. n.d.
[1 paper]

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<D/D LE B/A 30> List of public houses in Aberavon between 1840 and 1880. n.d.
[2 papers]

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<D/D LE B/A 31> Representation of the Minister of Health with respect to the alteration of the boundary of the Borough of Aberavon. 1920
[1 vol.]

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<D/D LE B/A 32> Extract of decree by the Lord Justices in the High Court of Chancery in settlement of the case between the Old Corporation of Afan and the Mayor, Aldermen and Burgesses of Aberavon Borough, stating that a decree of 1863 be reversed in favour of the Old Corporation of Afan. August 1905
[1 paper]

***

Local Authority Records: Borough of Kenfig

<D/D LE B/K 1> Minute Book of the Borough of Kenfig, containing records of the Court of Pleas, the Court Leet with View of Frankpledge and Court Baron of the Borough and Manor of Kenfig, giving lists of grand juries and lists of burgesses. 1817-1853
[1 vol., photocopy]

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<D/D LE B/K 2-3> Copies of Burgess Roll for the Borough of Kenfig. 1887-1921
[2 papers]

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<D/D LE B/K 4> Statement of the total number of Burgesses of the Borough of Kenfig, 1886-1923. n.d.
[1 paper]

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<D/D LE B/K 5> Order under the Municipal Corporations Act 1883 relating to the Borough of Kenfig relating to the election of trustees to oversee the property of the Borough. 9 Sept. 1886
[1 file]

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<D/D LE B/K 6> List of Kenfig Borough records held at the Glamorgan Record Office, Cardiff. 1964
[1 file]

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<D/D LE B/K 7> History of Kenfig village and Borough. n.d., 1980s
[1 vol.]

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Local Authority Records: Borough of Neath

<D/D LE B/N 1> Representation of the Mayor, Aldermen and Burgesses of the Borough of Neath relating to the proposed borough extension. Nov. 1919
[1 vol.]

***

<D/D LE B/N 2> Letter from the Ministry of Health giving notice of the local inquiry to be held with reference to the representation of the Mayor, Aldermen and Burgesses of the Borough of Neath. 1920
[1 paper]

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Local Authority Records: Margam Urban District Council

<D/D LE UD/Ma 1> Order creating the Margam Urban District Council, under Section 34 of the Local Government Act 1894. 30 June 1896
[1 paper]

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<D/D LE UD/Ma 2> List of chairmen of Margam Local Board and Margam UDC, 1894-1921. n.d.
[2 papers, duplicates, typescript]

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Parish records: Aberavon parish

<D/D LE P 68/1-4> Photocopy of documents from the National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth, relating to the Parish of Aberavon, including a form sent by the Bishop of Llandaff to the vicar of Aberavon, asking the number of families in the parish, details of alms houses, schools, curates, and services in the parish. 27 May 1763
[4 papers, duplicates]

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<D/D LE P 68/5> Photocopy of pages from a volume of churchwardens' accounts for the parish of Aberavon, from the ?Penrice and Margam manuscripts, National Library of Wales. 1824
[1 card]

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Parish records: Baglan Parish

<D/D LE P 69/1> Poor Rate Book for Baglan Lower Division, including a table of comparison between rateable values on properties in Margam, Michaelston Lower, Baglan Lower and Aberavon. 1921
[1 vol.]

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Parish records: Margam parish

<D/D LE P 83/1> Volume containing Overseers' accounts for the parish of Margam, 1780-1800, and Vestry Minutes 1794-1795, 1799-1800, 1828. 1780-1828
[1 vol.]

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School records: Eastern Boys' School, Taibach, Port Talbot

<D/D LE E/PT 1> Staff register, giving list of staff, their status, registered number, rate of salary, date of commencement of duties, date of leaving, and days taken as sick leave. 1927-1949
[1 vol.]

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School records: Eastern Senior Mixed School, Taibach, Port Talbot

<D/D LE E/PT 2> Log book, including signature of Richard Burton, an old boy of the school, made on the occasion of a visit in 1953. 1949-1960
[1 vol.]

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School records: Central County Primary School, Port Talbot

<D/D LE E/PT 3> Report by H. M. Inspectors on the Senior Department, Central County Primary School, Port Talbot. Mar. 1958
[1 leaflet]

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School records: Port Talbot Schools Cricket League

<D/D LE E/PT 4> Minute book of the Port Talbot Schools Cricket League. 1936-1938
[1 vol.]

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Deeds and estate records collected by A. Leslie Evans

<D/D LE/X 1, 2> Letters from Robert Hayward and Nicholas Stones to Andrew Clayton, servant to Sir John Moore, Lord Mayor of London, about the price of lead. 1681 and 1682
[2 papers]

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<D/D LE/X 3> Copy Counterpart Lease for 31 years from 25 Mar. 1818 for a consideration of £400 and £29 15s annual rent, dated 19 June 1823; (i) Michael Hicks Beach and William Hicks Beach, both of Williamstup Park, Gloucestershire, esqs., and The Earl of Ilchester, trustees of the Margam Estate; (ii) The Governor and Company of Copper Miners in England: Lands called Morfa Mawr, Brwyna Halt, the Green, 4 fields near Crosswen Pill, with copper works, houses and outhouses, and houses for forge workers at Graig Craddock
[1 file]

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<D/D LE/X 4> Counterpart Lease for the lives of Griffith John, and his two sons Griffith and John, for £2 4s annual rent dated 16 Mar. 1838; (i) Thomas Richards of Lower Court, Margam, farmer; (ii) Griffith John of Cadoxton-juxta-Neath, collier: Piece of land measuring 50 feet by 44 feet, part of a field called the Croft, in Aberavon Parish, for building; Includes plan
[1 parchment]

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<D/D LE/X 5> Assignment and Underlease for £255 dated 23 Oct. 1843; (i) John Jones of Aberavon, blacksmith; (ii) William Davies of Cwmavon, innkeeper: Piece of land in Cwmavon leased by the Earl of Jersey, containing a chapel and cottage, and land adjoining Aberavon Town Hall
[1 parchment file]

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<D/D LE/X 6> Lease for 99 years from 25 Mar. 1822 for 3s 11d annual rent dated 31 Jan. 1853; (i) The Portreeve, Aldermen and Burgesses of Aberavon; (ii) Sarah Evans of Aberavon, widow: Piece of land, part of Cae Green, in the parish of Aberavon, measuring 14p, with a house and shed built there; Includes plan
[1 parchment]

***

<D/D LE/X 7> Copy Conveyance dated 13 June 1853; (i) The Rev. David Evans, clerk, vicar of Aberavon, with; (ii) The Bishop of Llandaff, with; (iii) Griffith Llewellyn of Baglan Hall, esq., patron of Aberavon Church, to; (iv) The Minister and Churchwardens of Aberavon: Piece of land beside the Vicarage, Aberavon, for the Aberavon National Schools; Includes plan
[1 file]

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<D/D LE/X 8> Draft Surrender of Lease dated – 1858; (i) Thomas Chandler and Hugh Thomas Cameron, with; (ii) Charles Lee of London, James Wyld of Charing Cross, gent., Robert Taylor of Lambeth Terrace, gent., Henry Sadler Mitchell of London, gent., James Tressam Barker of London, India rubber manufacturers, and John Maxwell of London, gent., to; (iii) Christopher Rice Mansel Talbot of Margam, esq., MP: The site of an ancient corn mill called Melin David Gitto in the parish of Margam, since pulled down and a factory built on the site
[1 file]

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<D/D LE/X 9> Lease for 99 years from 29 Sept. 1858 for £1 2s annual rent dated 20 June 1859; (i) Alfred Cox of Bristol, gent., with; (ii) The Portreeve, Aldermen and Burgesses of Aberavon; (iii) David Evans of Aberavon, Collier: Piece of land by the slaughter house in Aberavon, for building; Includes plan
[1 parchment]

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<D/D LE/X 10> Mortgage for £125 dated 19 Sept. 1862; (i) John Thomas of Pantdu, Michaelston-super-Avon, member of the Avon Vale Permanent Benefit Building Society, to; (ii) William Llewellyn Powell, esq., John Vintin provision merchant and John Rees, builder, all of Taibach: A house currently in the process of being built on the mountain, Aberavon
[1 parchment]

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<D/D LE/X 11> Draft agreement to surrender lease dated – 1865; (i) William Augustus Ford of London, esq. and Horace Alfred Ford of Swansea, esq., with; (ii) Samuel Ford of Brighton, esq., to; (iii) Christopher Rice Mansel Talbot of Margam Park and Penrice Castle, esq.: The Bryndu Colliery
[1 file]

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<D/D LE/X 12, 13> Lease and Counterpart Lease for 999 years for 5s annual rent dated 16 Jan. 1869; (i) The Trustees of the Avon Vale Building Society; (ii) John Thomas of Pantddu, blocklayer; (iii) William Thomas of Pantddu, blocklayer: Piece of land near Pantddu, for a house; Includes plan
[2 parchments]

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<D/D LE/X 14> Mortgage for £100 dated 10 July 1869; (i) John Thomas of Pantddu, blocklayer; (ii) Trustees of the Prince of Wales Building Society: Piece of land near Pantddu, for a house
[1 parchment]

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<D/D LE/X 15> Mortgage for £60 dated 26 July 1869; (i) William Thomas of Pantddu, blocklayer; (ii) Trustees of the Streams of Love Benefit Society: Piece of land near Pantddu, for a house
[1 parchment]

***

<D/D LE/X 16> Lease for 99 years from 29 Sept. 1869 for £3 10s annual rent dated 24 Nov. 1869; (i) Benjamin Morgan Davies of Aberavon, gent.; (ii) Frederick Evans of Margam, wheelwright: Piece of land on Wern Street, Aberavon, called Croft-y-Capel, for building; Includes plan; Endorsed: Note by A. Leslie Evans to the effect that this was the site of Caradoc's Chapel
[1 parchment]

***

<D/D LE/X 17> Mortgage for £1000 dated 17 Feb. 1876; (i) Mrs A. R. Devoy; (ii) E. W. Stanley: No. 1, Fitzroy Square, Middlesex, and a coachhouse and stable in Grafton Mews, Fitzroy Square; Endorsed: reconveyance in satisfaction of mortgage, dated 18 June 1884
[1 parchment file]

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<D/D LE/X 18> Abstract of title of Mr Frederick Evans to a leasehold house and premises at Croft y Capel, Aberavon. 1870
[1 file]

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<D/D LE/X 19> Probate of the Will of Morgan Evan of Tythegston, yeoman, including bequests to his wife Mary Evan, niece Sarah Hannah Jones, and sister Mary Griffiths. Properties include Colliers Arms, Tythegston, and 2 houses in Pyle. made 5 Oct. 1870, died 5 Jan. 1973, proved 1 Feb. 1873
[1 parchment file]

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<D/D LE/X 20> Account of charges for legal advice etc. due to M. Scale from C. R. M. Talbot, in the matter of C. R. M. Talbot v. Williams. 1875
[1 file]

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<D/D LE/X 21> Draft Lease for 95 years from 25 Mar. 1877 for £10 annual rent dated 1 Apr. 1878; (i) Christopher Rice Mansel Talbot of Margam Park, esq., MP, to; (ii) Robert Nicholl Byass of Daylesford House, Worcestershire, Arthur Byass of London, esq., Richard Knight Prichard of Craig Avon, esq., Thomas Davies Daniel of Aberavon, gent., Josiah Rees Jenkins of The Grange, Swansea, tinplate manufacturer, John Felton of Pyle Cottage, Pyle, gent., and Marmaduke Tennant of Aberavon, gent.: Piece of rough land to the south of Court Farm in the parish of Margam, for a branch railway and sidings to connect the Mansel Tinplate Works to the Docks; Includes plan
[1 file]

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<D/D LE/X 22> Port Talbot Company: schedule of documents handed over by Mr Beattie and sent to Captain Fitzmaurice. after 1879
[1 file]

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<D/D LE/X 23> Draft Lease for 80 years from 24 June 1880 for £100 annual rent dated 19 June 1880; (i) Christopher Rice Mansel Talbot of Margam Park, esq., to; (ii) Edward Davies of Taibach, tinplate manufacturer: Piece of land, part of Upper Court (Cwrt Uchaf) Farm, for a tinplate works, and to build a railway; Includes plan
[1 file]

***

<D/D LE/X 24/1> Draft Lease for 80 years from 25 Mar. 1880 for £152 10s annual rent dated 19 June 1880; (i) Christopher Rice Mansel Talbot of Margam Park, esq., to ; (ii) David Roderick David of The Groes, Margam, grocer: Piece of land, part of Upper Court (Cwrt Uchaf) farm for a tinplate works
[1 file]

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<D/D LE/X 24/2> Licence from Christopher Rice Mansel Talbot of Margam, esq., MP, to Rees Lewis, son of Thomas Lewis of Taibach, pilot, deceased, to devise half a piece of land at Alma Terrace, Taibach, to Lewis Thomas of Taibach, postmaster. 2 Jan. 1882
[1 paper]

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<D/D LE/X 25> Lease for 21 years from £600 annual rent dated 5 July 1883; (i) Thomas Frederick Bolton of Ambleside, Westmoreland, esq., ; (ii) Edward Ebenezer Price of London, chartered accountant; (iii) Thomas Davies Daniel of Aberavon, iron master: Premises in Cwmavon called the Rail Mill, Great Western Mill, Ty Isha Row, Merthyr Row, Jersey Row, Undeb Row, (Cwmavon) and a tip; Includes plan
[1 parchment file]

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<D/D LE/X 26> Bill of costs for proving the Will of John Jones, ex police constable, the uncle of the Rev. William Jones of Ynys y Gwas, Methodist Minister of Tabernacl Chapel, Cwmavon. 1885
[1 file]

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<D/D LE/X 27> Draft Lease for 99 years from 25 Mar. 1886 for £1 annual rent dated 15 June 1886; (i) Christopher Rice Mansel Talbot of Margam Park, esq., to; (ii) Sidney Hutchinson Byass of Craig Avon, esq., president of the Aberavon and District Mechanic's Institute, Llewelyn Howell of Aberavon, tinplate manufacturer (vice president), and James Maddan of Aberavon, bank manager (secretary): Piece of land (30p), part of Cae Grigos, near Aberavon, in the parish of Margam, next to a Calvinistic Methodist chapel on the road from Aberavon to Taibach, for building a mechanic's institute (the Victoria Institute); Includes plan
[1 file]

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<D/D LE/X 28> Lease for 99 years from 25 Mar. 1887 for £2 13s annual rent dated 7 June 1887; (i) Christopher Rice Mansel Talbot of Margam, esq., ; (ii) John David of 23 Plough Terrace, Port Talbot, superintendent of railway traffic: Piece of land for a house on Cae Owen, in Upper Plough Terrace
[1 paper]

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<D/D LE/X 29> Mortgage for £100 dated 13 Jan. 1893; (i) John Jones of Aberavon, fireman; (ii) Trustees of the Loyal Longdon Lodge: House in Water Street, Aberavon
[1 parchment]

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<D/D LE/X 30> Probate of the Will of Hopkin Williams of Stormey, farmer, including bequests to his daughter Mary Alice Jones wife of Henry Jones, his wife, and his brother Rees Williams,. made 11 Feb. 1888, died 11 Mar. 1897, proved 15 May 1897
[1 parchment file]

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<D/D LE/X 31> Report on accounts for the Margam Estate and Margam Home Farm. 1903
[1 file]

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<D/D LE/X 32> License to assign leasehold premises called 6 and 8 Prichard Street, Aberavon, Emily Charlotte Talbot to Daniel Jones of Taibach, blacksmith. 10 Mar. 1904
[1 paper]

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<D/D LE/X 33> Counterpart Lease for 99 years from 25 Mar. 1908 for £2 10s annual rent dated 15 Sept. 1908; (i) Miss Emily C. Talbot of Margam, spinster; (ii) Francis William Foley of Water Street, Aberavon, builder: No. 19 Castle Place, now known as 37 Castle Street, Aberavon; Includes plan
[1 paper]

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<D/D LE/X 34> Will of John Singleton of 63 High Street, Aberavon, boot dealer, including bequests to David Singleton, Evan Lewis Singleton, Edward Singleton and John Singleton his sons. made 1 Nov. 1920
[1 paper]

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<D/D LE/X 35> Conveyance for £210 dated 10 Dec. 1920; (i) The Rev. George Ivor Rhys Jones of Talgarth, clerk; (ii) Charlotte Clarke of Charles Street, Aberavon, widow: 14 Charles Street, Aberavon
[1 paper]

Baglan Estate

<D/D LE/X 36, 37> Particulars for the sale of part of the Baglan Estate (the property of the Llewellyn family), in the parishes of Aberavon, Baglan and Llantwit-juxta-Neath, including building land and houses in Baglan, moorland, farms and land on Aberavon Moors. Includes list of properties, giving details of the tenure, tenant's name, date of the lease, and annual rent. Also includes plan. 1919
[1 vol., 1 plan]

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<D/D LE/X 38> Letter book of Griffith Llewellyn of Baglan Hall, Port Talbot. 1847-1849
[1 vol.]

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Margam Estate

<D/D LE/X 39> Correspondence between John Felton (agent for the Margam Estate) to Mr Williams about his loan (see D/D LE/X 52 below). 1870-1875
[1 bundle]

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<D/D LE/X 40> Correspondence between John Felton (agent for the Margam Estate) and Thomas Rees and John Jones of Tymawr relating to a boundary dispute at Tymawr. 1874-1889
[1 bundle]

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<D/D LE/X 41/1> Copy opinion on case and evidence in a case Talbot v Ford. 1865
[1 file]

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<D/D LE/X 41/2-4> Margam Estate fortnightly wage accounts. 20 Apr. and 28 Dec. 1935, and 11 Jan. 1936
[3 papers]

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Port Talbot harbour records

<D/D LE/X 42> Proposals by the Governor and Company of Copper Miners in England to C. R. M. Talbot esq. as to the improvement of the harbour of Port Talbot and the construction of works connected therewith. 1868
[1 file]

***

<D/D LE/X 43> Bundle of papers collected by A. Leslie Evans relating to Port Talbot Harbour, including: Copy deed of mutual release of rights to collect tolls, dated 31 Dec. 1877; the Governor and Company of Copper Miners in England in liquidation to the Port Talbot Company; Agreement to lease of land, buildings, tramroad etc. at Port Talbot, the Port Talbot Company to James Shaw, James Spence and John Dixon, dated 18 June 1879; Lease for 99 years from 25 Mar. 1880 for £2 annual rent dated 15 May 1880; The Port Talbot Company to William Pearce of Aberavon, sail maker; a site near the lock gates at Port Talbot for a sail maker's loft. Includes plan.; Agreement dated 23 Sept. 1891, the Port Talbot Co. to Wright, Butler and Co. Ltd.; giving an exemption from tolls, licence for dredging, and provisions against competition; Letters relating to the Cwmavon Railway and the Port Talbot Company and the building of Oakwood's Railway, wharves etc., 1896. 1877-1896
[1 bundle]

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<D/D LE/X 44> Bundle of correspondence relating to the Port Talbot Harbour Company, collected by A. Leslie Evans. 1869-1890
[1 bundle]

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Papers relating to the Ynysavon Colliery

<D/D LE/X 45> Bundle of accounts relating to output of Ynysafon Colliery, Cwmavon, with royalties and output indicated. Refers to long stoppage, perhaps because of the removal of a road during the making of the railway. 1893-1907
[1 bundle]

***

Papers relating to Vivian and Son's extraction of sand on the Margam Estate

<D/D LE/X 46> Bundle of correspondence, bills and accounts relating to Vivian and Son's extraction of sand at Morfa Sidings, Margam. 1900-1915
[1 bundle]

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The Philanthropic Institution, Afan Lodge, Aberavon

<D/D LE/X 47> Minutes of the Merthyr Unity Philanthropic Institution, Taibach, held at the Talbot Hotel. Includes lists of names of members. 1875-1891
[1 vol.]

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The Gymdeithas Ddi-Gyfrinach

<D/D LE/X 48> Rules of the Gymdeithas Ddi-Gyfrinach, held at the Workmen's Hall, Taibach (established in 1841). 1877
[1 booklet]

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Glamorganshire Reformatory School

<D/D LE/X 49> Report of the managing committee of the Glamorganshire Reformatory School, giving list of committee members, details of admissions (giving initials rather than whole names), with county of origin, term of imprisonment and competence in reading and writing. Also gives details of donations, medical report and statement of accounts. 1871
[1 booklet]

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Houses in the Port Talbot area

<D/D LE/X 50> Bundle of letters and plans relating to houses built at Plough Terrace (Station Road, Port Talbot), on Plough Field and part of Margam Terrace. 1884-1885
[1 bundle]

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<D/D LE/X 51> Letters of Philip and Beth Heycock relating to their house in Port Talbot. 1870s
[1 bundle]

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<D/D LE/X 52> Correspondence with John Felton (agent of the Margam Estate) relating to cottage sites at Pwllyglaw, including the Bill of Complaint, 1874, for a case in Chancery, Talbot v Williams, relating to an unpaid loan (see D/D LE/X 39 above). 1874-1891
[1 bundle]

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<D/D LE/X 53> Letters, plans etc. relating to houses and street building in Port Talbot, including Maes-y-Cwrt Terrace, Cwrt Uchaf Terrace and West End, Taibach. Also letter and list of chapel trustees for Saron Calvinistic Methodist Chapel, Penycae; letter about mechanic's institute, Aberavon; correspondence and plan for a schoolroom to be built for the English Calvinistic Methodist church at the Wharf, Aberavon, also: Lease for the lives of William Ware, John Ware and David Ware, for £1 annual rent dated 20 Oct. 1845; Christopher Rice Mansel Talbot of Margam, esq., to William Ware of Mynydd Kenfig, blacksmith; piece of land lately enclosed from Mynydd Kenfig, for 2 houses. Includes plan.; Lease for 99 years from 29 Sept. 1885 for 5s annual rent dated – 1885; Christopher Rice Mansel Talbot of Margam, esq., to The School Board for the District or Parish of Margam; a piece of land situated at Bryn Troed Gam in the parish of Margam, including the schoolrooms and other buildings there (Bryn Schoolroom). Includes plan.. 1845-1890
[1 bundle]

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<D/D LE/X 54> Bundle of lease agreements and licences of houses in Port Talbot and Pyle including: Agreement to lease for monthly tenancy from 2 Mar. 1894 for 6s 2d annual rent dated 27 Feb. 1894, Emily Charlotte Talbot to William Brown of Heol Las, Pyle, labourer; a cottage at Heol Las in Pyle and Kenfig parish; Agreement to lease for monthly tenancy from 30 Apr. 1898 for 16s annual rent dated 17 Mar. 1898, Emily Charlotte Talbot to John Wellington jnr. of Mansel Tin Works, furnaceman; house at 2 South Parade near the old Margam Tin Works in the parish of Margam; Agreement to lease for monthly tenancy from 3 Nov. 1890 for 1s 6d annual rent dated 3 Nov. 1890, Emily Charlotte Talbot to David Williams of Farteg Fach, Margam, collier; house called 6 Cross Row, Bryn Troed Gam, Margam; Agreement to lease dated 24 June 1901, Emily Charlotte Talbot to Martha David, single woman; house called 18 Groes y Brombil, Margam (bottom half of the document missing); Licence from Emily Charlotte Talbot to William Henry Thomas of 10 High Street, Taibach, grocer, to assign house at 4 Brook Street, Port Talbot to Margaret Edwards of Brig-y-don, Porthcawl, widow, dated 18 July 1901; Licence from Emily Charlotte Talbot to David Anderson of 7 St Mary's Place, Aberavon, builder, to assign 7 St Mary's Place to Francis William Foley of Aberavon, builder, dated 3 June 1905. 1894-1905
[1 bundle of 6 papers]

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<D/D LE/X 55> Humble petition of the tenants of Christopher Rice Mansel Talbot esq. in the parishes of Pyle and Kenfig and Tythegston, mentioning the hard economic conditions they were in, and that their leases were about to expire, begging to have them re-negotiated at favourable rents. n.d., 1885
[1 paper]

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Leases of chapels in Port Talbot and Kenfig Hill

<D/D LE/X 56> Draft lease for 99 years from 25 Dec. 1878 for 10s annual rent dated 8 Feb. 1879; (i) Christopher Rice Mansel Talbot of Margam Park, esq., MP., to; (ii) Rees Griffith the elder, Rees Griffith the younger, William Loveluck, Thomas Loveluck, Edward Williams, William John, the Rev. Lewis Jones, the Rev. John Thomas Jones, the Rev. William John, the Rev. William Jenkins Mit, the Rev. Llewellyn Llewellyn, the Rev. Ebenezer Jones, trustees: Piece of land at Penybryn in the parish of Margam (6½ perches) with the (Calvinistic Methodist) chapel erected there
[1 paper]

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<D/D LE/X 57> Draft Lease for 99 years from 25 Dec. 1878 for £1 10s annual rent dated 8 Feb. 1879; (i) Christopher Rice Mansel Talbot of Margam Park, esq., MP, to; (ii) Evan Williams, William Thomas, Evan Maddock, Jonathan Maddock, John Joseph, William Evans, John Lewis, David Jenkins, the Rev. William Jones, the Rev. Thomas Howell, the Rev. Jenkin Jenkins and the Rev. John Rowlands, trustees: Piece of land at Bryngyrnos in the parish of Margam (1r 10p) with a chapel and house built there (Bryn Seion Calvinistic Methodist chapel)
[1 paper]

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<D/D LE/X 58> Draft Lease for 99 years from 25 Mar. 1879 for 5s annual rent dated – 1879; (i) Christopher Rice Mansel Talbot of Margam Park, esq., MP, to; (ii) Lewis Jones, David David, Christopher Jenkin, Thomas William, Rees Jenkin, Evan Evans, Jenkin Jenkin, William Jenkins, John Jenkins, Gwillim David, the Rev. Daniel Williams, and David Davies, trustees: Piece of land at Kenfig Hill in the parish of Tythegston (1r 23p) on the road from Pyle to Rhyd Yorath Goch, with an Independent chapel called Elim
[1 paper]

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Papers relating to collieries and minerals

<D/D LE/X 59> Notes on a lease of minerals under lands called Cwmdu Canol in the parishes of Llangynwyd and Bettws. 1877
[1 paper]

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<D/D LE/X 60> Copy Assignment of Lease for £7500 dated 21 Sept. 1896; (i) William Harris Morgan of Nolton Villa, Bridgend, colliery proprietor, to; (ii) Robert Gibb of Tyr Eglwys, Glyncorrwg, colliery proprietor: Minerals lying beneath Glyn-y-Cymmer Farm in the parish of Llangynwyd, called Number 2 Seam, the Rider and Wern Pistill Seam
[1 file]

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<D/D LE/X 61> Papers relating to the payment of rents on Penllwyngwent Colliery. 1897-1898
[1 bundle]

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<D/D LE/X 62> Letter about the Workmen's Compensation Act 1897 and accident insurance . 1898
[1 paper]

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<D/D LE/X 63> Covering letter to accompany cheque in payment of coal from the Aberbaidan Colliery sold to the Elba Steel Works, Gowerton. 1900
[1 paper]

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<D/D LE/X 64> Plan of the lower Goetre Valley, near Taibach, showing Dyffryn Isaf, Dyffryn Uchaf, Dyffryn Mill, Pant-y-Moch, Dyffryn Cottages and Tir Caradoc, and indicating the site of a proposed coal level at Goetre Level. n.d., ?1880s
[1 plan]

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Railways

<D/D LE/X 65> Specifications for the supply of rails for the Seville and Cordova Railway Company. 1858
[1 file]

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<D/D LE/X 66> Letter relating to a dispute between the Margam Estate and the GWR about a level crossing at Port Talbot Station. 1894
[1 paper]

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<D/D LE/X 67> Letters and accounts relating to the Avon Vale Tinplate Works and the Mansel Works. 1873-1900
[1 bundle]

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Swansea Grammar School

<D/D LE/X 68> Copy Reconveyance in satisfaction of mortgage dated 30 July 1898; (i) Miss Emily Charlotte Talbot of Margam, spinster, to; (ii) Sir John Jones Jenkins of the Grange, Richard Martin of 8 Sketty Road, esq., William Williams of Maesygwernen, Morriston, esq., William Henry Edwards of The Poplars, Morriston, esq., Thomas Freeman of Corrymore, Swansea, esq., Walter Lewis of Bryn Road, Swansea, esq., Robert Searles Lindley of Ffynone, esq., John Adams Rawlings of Preswylfa, physician, Frederick Rocke of Brynsifi, esq., Howel Watkins of Brigydon, esq., David Harris of Crown Villas, Morriston, esq., Joseph Rosser of Grove Place, esq., William Morris of Woodfield, Morriston, esq., Frederick Sillery Bishop of Glanrafon, esq., all of Swansea, - Conway of Redcroft, Llandaff, esq., Edward Anwyll of Aberystwyth, esq., Rees Harries of Pontarddulais, esq., John Powell of Brynmill Crescent, Swansea, esq., William Walters of Penlan, Swansea, esq., Edward Rice Daniel of Cwmgelli, Swansea, esq., William Llewellyn Morgan of Mirador, Swansea, Col. R. E. and Thomas Druslwyn Griffiths of Druslwyn House, Swansea, physician (The Governing Body of Swansea Intermediate and Technical Education Fund): Mortgaged premises at Swansea Grammar School
[1 file]

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Bundle of deeds of premises in Porthcawl, Bridgend and Aberavon, collected by A. Leslie Evans

<D/D LE/X 69> Statutory declaration of Mr L. C. du Cane as to payment of the portions of the younger children of the late Sir J. J. Guest deceased. 12 Sept. 1912
[1 file]

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<D/D LE/X 70> Conveyance for £684 dated 22 Oct. 1912; (i) Ivor Bertie, Baron Wimborne; (ii) Lord Ashby St Ledgers; (iii) Richard George Penn, Earl Howe, and William Henry, Baron de Ramsey; (iv) Thomas Lewis Nicholl of Porthcawl, butcher: Two pasture fields at Newton Porthcawl, nos. 372 and 417 on the Ordnance Survey map; Includes plan
[1 parchment]

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<D/D LE/X 71> Agreement to lease dated 8 Dec. 1930; (i) Ellen Nichols of Porthcawl, spinster, and Catherine Rees of Porthcawl, widow, to; (ii) Stephen Edwards of Port Talbot, smallholder: Two pasture fields at Newton Porthcawl, nos. 372 and 417 on the Ordnance Survey map
[1 file]

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<D/D LE/X 72> Deed of covenant regulating building development on field no. 372 on the 2nd Edition O.S. map in the parish of Newton Nottage. 30 June 1933
[1 paper]

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<D/D LE/X 73> Plan of proposed development at Porthcawl. n.d., 1930s
[1 plan]

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<D/D LE/X 74> Abstract of the title of Ernest Joseph esq. to freehold lands situate near the Shortlands Road and Pwll-y-Waun, Newton in the parish of Newton Nottage in the County of Glamorgan. 1934
[1 file]

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<D/D LE/X 75> Mortgage for £150 dated 22 Feb. 1938; (i) Messrs. H. E. Richards and T. L. Richards to; (ii) Messrs. W. P. David and J. R. Snape, solicitors: House and land on Queen's Road, Porthcawl
[1 paper]

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<D/D LE/X 76> Statutory Receipt for the mortgage money owing by Herbert Richards. 24 July 1943
[1 paper]

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<D/D LE/X 77> Conveyance for £2200 dated 26 July 1943; (i) Herbert Richards of Porthcawl, and Cissie Ava Richards of Porthcawl, widow, to; (ii) Thomas Morgan Rees and Sarah Ann Rees his wife of Port Talbot: Pieces of land at Porthcawl, Newton Nottage parish, nos. 372 and 417 on the (2nd Edition) O.S. map; Includes plan
[1 paper]

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<D/D LE/X 78> Land charge certificates relating to fields nos. 372 and 417 at Porthcawl. 1943
[1 file]

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<D/D LE/X 79> Particulars for the sale of 29 Poplar Crescent, Porthcawl. 7 Oct. 1943
[1 paper]

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<D/D LE/X 80> Conveyance for £60 10s dated 10 Nov. 1944; (i) Timothy James of Porthcawl, clerk, to ; (ii) Jane Williams of Porthcawl, spinster: House called The Bryn, Suffolk Place, Porthcawl
[1 paper]

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<D/D LE/X 81> Draft Lease for 21 years for £150 annual rent dated 15 Jan. 1946; (i) Jane Elizabeth Duck of Newton, to; (ii) Messrs. F. E. Duck Ltd. of Porthcawl: No. 57, John Street, Porthcawl
[2 papers]

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<D/D LE/X 82> Agreement to let for annual tenancy dated 25 Jan. 1957; (i) Teresa Borza of Porthcawl, widow, to; (ii) Elvira Hughes of Pembroke Dock, single woman: 26 The Esplanade, Porthcawl
[1 paper]

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<D/D LE/X 83> Contract for sale of freehold land near Bryntirion, Bridgend, Mr Arthur Watkins to the Rev. N. H. Parcell. 27 July 1932
[1 paper]

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<D/D LE/X 84> Agreement to let for annual tenancy dated 24 Jan. 1934; (i) Ernest Oscar Hillier of Eastleigh, Hants., to ; (ii) Glyn Parry of Bridgend: House called Dorseteet, Merthyr Mawr Road, Bridgend
[1 paper]

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<D/D LE/X 85> Schedule of deeds and documents relating to farm in Water Street, Aberavon, giving details of documents from 1715-1855, with covering letter and plan. 1965
[1 file]

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Poetry

<D/D LE/X 86> Envelope containing poems entitled 'The Tyranny of Margam Abbey' by Rhys Llewelyn and 'Yr Ysbrydegydd' (the spiritualist), by John Thomas of Aberavon. 1940s
[1 envelope]

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Bundle of documents collected by A. Leslie Evans from William Thomas of Galltcwm Farm, Margam

<D/D LE/X 87> Documents collected by A. Leslie Evans from William Thomas of Galltcwm Farm, Margam, including official declaration of Elizabeth Thomas, postal worker, 1871, notes relating to the construction of a reservoir near Taibach 1891, copy letters written and received by William Thomas as surveyor for Margam UDC, letters from Margam School Board to William Thomas relating to his tender to clean and paint the school at Bryn, 1893-1894, 4 volumes of historical essay on nonconformism in the Bryn area, written in Welsh, and agreement for the erection of houses at the rear of Maes-y-Cwrt, Port Talbot, by William Thomas, 1894. 1871-1894
[1 bundle]

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Photographic copies of documents held at other repositories

<D/D LE/X 88> Lease for 70 years for 20s annual rent dated 7 Nov. 1520; (i) John ap Griffith, Abbot of Margam Abbey, to; (ii) John Loughor : Piece of land (in the manor of Hafod-y-Porth and parish of Margam), not named (copied from original in the National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth)
[1 paper, Latin]

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<D/D LE/X 89> Survey of the Borough of Afan giving the names of tenants and their tenements, and annual rents. Copied from originals in the National Library of Wales in Aberystwyth.. 28 Sept. 1570
[4 papers, Latin]

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<D/D LE/X 90> Administration bond for the administration of the estate of George Williams late of Blaen Baglan in the parish of Baglan by David Williams. Copied from and original in the National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth.. 23 Feb. 1682
[1 paper, Latin and English]

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<D/D LE/X 91> Letter of condolence and verses on the death of Mrs Mansel of Briton Ferry written by Thomas Hopkin to Phillip Williams of Dyffryn near Neath. 15 Feb. 1685
[2 papers]

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<D/D LE/X 92> Will of Edward Williams of Blaen Baglan, gent., copied from originals at the National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth. made 4 Dec. 1691, proved 5 Apr. 1692
[1 paper]

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<D/D LE/X 93> Will of Isaac Williams of Newton Nottage, gent., copied from originals at the National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth. made 3 June 1727, proved 13 June 1728
[2 papers]

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<D/D LE/X 94> Administration of the estate of Leyson Lougher of Blaen Baglan by his son Abraham Lougher, copied from originals at the National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth. 1751
[1 paper]

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<D/D LE/X 95> Lease for the lives of the lessee, Catherine Rees and Barbara Rees daughters of David Rees of Neath, for £4 8s 6d annual rent, 2 fat geese or 1s 6d, suits of mill and court, and a heriot or 10s, dated 26 Feb. 1746; (i) Bussy lord Mansel baron of Margam, and the Rev. Thomas Talbot, Rector of Collingborne Ducis, Wilts., clerk,; (ii) Jenkin Thomas of Swansea, shipwright; (iii) John David of Tonygrose in the parish of Margam, yeoman: Piece of land called Tyr Pullard (8 acres), in the manor of Hafod y Porth and parish of Margam, identified as being in Taibach, near the Old Bar, and to the south and east of the Eastern School (copied from an original in the National Library of Wales)
[1 paper]

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<D/D LE/X 96> Copies of documents from the Public Record Office relating to the Williams family of Blaen Baglan, including Star Chamber court records reference Sta. Cha. 5/N.66/27, Sta. Cha. S/W 19/25, Sta. Cha. 7/31A9 and Sta. Cha. 5/N.62/10. Includes note 'see my book on Baglan 60-1' (written by A. Leslie Evans). 1584
[1 roll of 12 papers; photographic copies]

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Hand-written copies of original documents

<D/D LE/X 97/1> Note book including extracts from deeds relating to the Water Street English Baptist Church 1870-1967 (collected in preparation for a historical sketch to commemorate the chapel's centenary). collected 1972
[1 booklet]

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<D/D LE/X 97/2> Part of a typed copy of a lease of lands in Cwmavon and Aberavon leased by the Earl of Jersey to John Vigurs of Rosehill, Madron, Cornwall. 1840
[1 file]

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<D/D LE/X 98> Wallet file containing copies of documents given to A. Leslie Evans by the late Mr H. Jones of Aberavon, solicitor, relating to the pseudo-claims of John Charles Jones in the early 1900s to property of Aberavon owned before the 1861 charter drawn up on the incorporation of the new borough (see also D/D LE B/A 1-31)
[1 file]

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Miscellaneous original documents

<D/D LE/X 99/1-6> Letters written to Alderman John Moore of London, including letters from George Frogatt, Will Raikes and Robert Raikes of Hull to John Moore in London relating to the shipping of goods, unnamed, and the correction of account books, dated 17 Oct. 1667, 23 Mar. 1668, 26 and June 1669 ; Letter from George Moore (his brother) in London to John Moore requesting more time to repay his loan. Refers to the recent fire of London. Dated 5 Nov. 1667; Letter from Edward Ashe of Tydswall to John Moore with a bill for lead sold recently, dated 2 July 1669
[6 papers]

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<D/D LE/X 100> Bundle of printed material entitled 'miscellaneous – notices, letters, specifications &c mainly re Cwmafan', including printed notices of shows of the Cwmavon Cottage Gardening Society, notices relating to thefts of property belonging to the Company of Copper Miners of England, annual meeting of the Church Pastoral Aid Society, advertisement for baths at Cwmavon Works, notice (in Welsh and in English) of the British and Foreign Bible Society annual general meeting, pigs in the pound, 1850s, and advertisements and programmes for flower shows, concerts and literary events, 1860s-1880s. 1850s-1880s
[1 bundle]

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<D/D LE/X 101> Bundle of correspondence relating to the Rio Tinto company, Cwmavon. 1888
[1 bundle]

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<D/D LE/X 102> Bundle of original documents including the following: Address presented to Frederick Augustus Gray esq. of Taibach, on his leaving Morfa Colliery for the post of one of Her Majesty's Inspectors of Mines, 1887; Demand notes for Aberavon Corporation water rates; List of places where posters were stuck up and delivered, 1836, Brochure for the Swansea and Mumbles Railway 1896; Programme for a concert given by Bryndu Schools, Kenfig Hill, 1886; Photocopy of allotment of seats in Margam Church (giving names of each member of the congregation), with estimation of its total capacity, n.d., ?late 18th century; Royalty accounts for Bryndu Colliery, Margam, 1910, 1911; Posters advertising the Court Leet for the manors of Margam and Hafod-y-Porth, Kenfig, Laleston, Newcastle, Tythegston, Llangewydd, Horgrove, Stormy, North Cornelly, South Cornelly, Pyle, Kenfig Higher, and Sker, 1924 and 1928; Notice relating to the impounding of pigs straying through Cwmavon, 1854, notice of the intended opening of Tymaen Infant School, 1855, notice relating to the delivery of coal to cottages in Cwmavon 1855, notice forbidding riding on mineral railway trucks, Cwmavon, 1857, and notice of forthcoming meeting of the British and Foreign Bible Society at the Town Hall, Aberavon, n.d.. 1854-1928
[1 envelope]

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<D/D LE/X 103> Notes, press cuttings and printed material regarding shipping and trade, predominantly relating to Port Talbot Docks, including list of sailing ships loaded at Port Talbot, 1903, copy of 'An Act for improving the Port and Harbour of Aberavon, in the County of Glamorgan' 1834, index of official numbers of ships entering Port Talbot and an essay on port management and operations at Cardiff, 1938. n.d. and 1930s
[1 bundle]

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<D/D LE/X 104> Typed copy of Register of Electors eligible to vote in Parliamentary elections for the County of Glamorgan in the year 1845/6, for the parishes of Kenfig Borough, Pyle and Kenfig, Briton Ferry, Baglan Higher and Lower, Margam, Aberavon, and Tythegston Higher. n.d.
[1 envelope]

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<D/D LE/X 105> Box file containing correspondence and items collected by Martin Phillips, including ; Unbound exercise book containing rough notes, including a list of Welsh patents 1818-1850; extracts from The Cambrian newspaper, 1835-1841; British copper exports, 1831; Exercise book containing rough notes, including extract from The Cambrian, March 31 1804 re sale of lease on copperworks; notes from two volumes of Acts with Mr J.B. Hammond of Neath - 1825 Act for building a railway from Duffryn Llynvi to Porthcawl - 1843 Act for improving and maintaining Neath Harbour - further Act re making of railways, maintaining docks, 1845-1861; Exercise Book containing rough notes, including "Extracts from documents dated 1840 in possession of Mr Charles Jenkins JP of Cwmavon re indenture made between the Earl of Jersey and George Vigurs of Rosehill (Cornwall) re land in Michaelston-super-Avon and Baglan; extract of Counterpart of lease for 85 years (31 Dec 1832) between Portreeve, Aldermen Burgesses of Borough of Avan and John Vigurs of land, part of Aberavon Burrows; Exercise Book containing rough notes made by John Lane of Aberavon, including "Collieries and premises in Llangonoyd 1824; copy of letter and accounts from William Bevan to the Pyle Iron log" after report on mineral property there; notes on Report into "Quantity of Coal Workable in Cefn property"; Exercise Book containing rough notes including notes on the "History of Cwmavon"; a list of the Friendly Societies in Glamorgan, 1794-1856; field names from note book with A.J. Richards; Exercise Book containing rough notes by Martin Phillips (Feb 1933) entitled "Old Maps of the District"; extracts from Kenfig Borough Records, copied by A.J. Richard - Court of Pleas; Surveyor's Highway Book, hamlet of Margam (1814-1867), extract; Exercise Book containing rough notes by Martin Phillips on "Folklore of the District - local mining superstitions"; also contains 13 letters, mostly to Martin Phillips, 7 Sep 1931 - 18 Jun 1934; The Cambrian newspaper, July 7 1899, 4pp; Newspaper cutting: "Five Mysteries of Life - The Riddle of the Standing Stones", 8 Oct 1954; Illustrated Magazine article entitled "Great Moments of my Life" by Sir Mortimer Wheeler, archaeologist, 29 Jan 1955; Press cuttings: "Historical Plan of Monastic Grange" (Margam), horse racing stakes, "Ruins of a Monastic Grange" (Margam), "Old keys picked up with sand" (Margam), photograph: William Randolph Hearst, Marion Davies and Constance Talmadge on visit to St Donats Castle, photograph of Margam Grange, "Roman Fort and Roman Cat" (Neath), "John Wesley 1703-1791. The Founder of Methodism" by the Rev Dr Arthur S. Yates, and poem entitled: "Early November" by Huw Menai; List of pig iron shipped from Porthcawl, and list of "The Present cost of the harbour including the repairing and the haulage of the coal to the coke ovens"; "Letters of inquiry respecting horizontal engines for Bryn and CMR Slants, August 1858. Includes one letter from Isaac N Boulton to Cwmavon Copper Co, 7 August 1858, letter sent from Henry R. Jennings to B.T. Hames Tinmine owners re family history connections in Cornwall, 18 May 1932, and letter from Henry Clarke (Baglan Lodge, Briton Ferry) to Mr Rees re arrival of plants, 7 Aug 1886; Rough notes re accident involving the Gloucester Mail coach and a pig in Aberavon, 11 Aug 1847; also re forwarding of a silver medal from the India Office to Mrs Martha Thomas (widow of Sgt W. Thomas); Press cutting "Old Comrades of Glamorgan Yeomanry Hold Annual Dinner", Gazette, 27 Oct 1961; Letter to Martin Phillips re publishing of book on Aberavon, 1 Sep 1931; Poem entitled "Ty'r Arglwydd"; Rough list of dates since 1872 - Death of Richard Morgan, by A. Leslie Evans; Printed public information notice: "Blast Furnaces of the United Kingdom, Built and in Blast" 31 March 1885; Catalogue "Literature and History of Wales" catalogue 51, Winter 1935; Letter from H.A. Hill to Martin Phillips re enclosure of musical setting to Tennyson's "Crossing the Bar", 25 July 1934; Three letters sent from G.A. Taylor to Martin Phillips; a)letter re notes sent by Martin Phillips on Briton Ferry Tinworks, April 7 1933 b)letter re Taibach Copper Works clock 1776 and the Margam Estate, 13 April 1933 c)letter re lease granted by Herbert Mackworth to Gor and Company of Copper Mines of 31 May 1742; May 27 1933; Leaflet published by Taibach ILP "To the Electors of Margam Parish", Margam Urban District Council Meeting held on Monday, Aug 12 1912; Three copies of the Rules and Regulations of the Cwmavon Drawing School (lists President, Treasurer and Honorary Members); "The Works of the Governor and Company of Copper Miners in England, Cwmavon, Taibach", Dec 1857; "Aberavon and District Horticultural, Poultry and Industrial Society", schedule of prizes, rules and regulations of its first annual show, Aberavon, 17 Aug 1882; "Aberavon and District Horticultural, Poultry and Industrial Society", catalogue of exhibits in Cae Grigson, Aberavon, 17 Aug 1882; Letters and rough notes sent to Martin Phillips from Rhys Jenkins: a)letter re progress of research into Redbrook, 22 Dec 1934 b)letter re History of the English Copper Company, 5 Jan 1935 cletter re batch of cuttings and manuscript sent by Martin Phillips to Rhys Jenkins, 27 Dec 1934 d)Rough notes on visit to Cwmavon, Aberavon and Port Talbot, 13 April 1876. Copied by Rhys Jenkins from his pocket notebook, 27 Dec 1934; Memorandum. List of instructions from James Shaw, staying at the North Western Hotel Liverpool, concerning date and time of his return to Cwmavon, 13 April 1881; Envelope containing typescript copy of Wage Agreement for Brombil Colliery 1873, between H. Vivian and Sons and the colliers; Press cutting. Obituary of Robert Garfield Williams on 9 Oct 1955, Western Mail, 13 October 1955, and articles entitled "Other 'coronacions'" and "Lloyds of Dolobran", 15 Dec 1952. 31 May 1742-1955
[1 box file of 43 items]

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Section 2: Notes and publications by A. Leslie Evans

Published and unpublished writings by A. Leslie Evans

<D/D LE 1> Margam Abbey: hand-written volume, numbered 59. Noted on inside cover: 'This essay is to form the basis of lectures on the Abbey given by myself at Cornelly, Pyle and Port Talbot, 1952'. 1952
[1 vol.]

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<D/D LE 2> Hand-written volume numbered 60, and entitled 'Lectures delivered at Pyle 1952 on "A Survey of Local History"', on the early history of Wales, and the Kenfig area. Includes list of Portreeves of Kenfig Borough, and excerpts from the borough ordinances. 1952
[1 vol.]

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<D/D LE 3-5> The Borough of Port Talbot: hand-written volumes numbered 61, 62 and 63. Aug 1953
[3 vols.]

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<D/D LE 6> Margam Abbey: hand-written volume numbered 64. n.d., 1950s
[1 vol.]

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<D/D LE 7, 8> Hand-written volumes entitled The Lords of Avon. 1954
[2 vols.]

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<D/D LE 9> Margam Abbey: typewritten history. 1952-1955
[1 file]

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<D/D LE 10> Typed essay entitled The Administration of Justice in the Port Talbot District in Bygone Days. 1954
[1 file]

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<D/D LE 11> Typed version of The Story of Taibach and District. 1962-1963
[1 vol.]

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<D/D LE 12> The Story of Baglan (Port Talbot) galley proof version. Jan 1970
[1 vol.]

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<D/D LE 13, 14> Mayors and Portreeves of Aberavon and Port Talbot. 1987
[2 vols., duplicates]

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<D/D LE 15> Aberavon 1972 and other poems. 1994
[1 vol.]

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<D/D LE 16, 17> Collected poems (corrected proof and finished book). 1992
[1 vol., 1 bundle]

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<D/D LE 18> Hand-written essay entitled Some reflections on local sport and children's games. n.d.
[1 vol.]

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Published and unpublished works by other people

<D/D LE 19> Hanes bywyd Siencyn Penhydd, neu Mr Jenkin Thomas, Penhydd, Morgannwg gan Edward Matthews, Caerdydd (Biography of Siencyn Penhydd, alias Mr Jenkin Thomas of Penhydd), Wrexham, 1855
[1 vol., in Welsh]

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<D/D LE 20> Contemporary portraits and biographies of men and women of South Wales and Monmouthshire published by the Western Mail, Cardiff, 1897
[1 vol.]

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<D/D LE 21> Enwogion Cymreig 1700-1900, Cyfrol 1, A-Hughes, Ellis gan y Parch. T. Morgan, (Sciwen) (Biographical dictionary of famous Welsh people, vol. 1, A-Hughes, Ellis) Morriston, 1907
[1 printed vol., in Welsh]

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<D/D LE 22> Y Cofiadur, sef cylchgrawn Cymdeithas Hanes Annibynwyr Cymru, rhifyn 18, Mawrth 1948 (Journal of the Historical Society of the Welsh Independents, no. 18, March 1948)
[1 vol., in Welsh]

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<D/D LE 23> The Cupid, being the histories of the Maid of Cefn Ydfa and the Maid of Sker by Thomas Morgan. 1876
[1 bundle, photocopied]

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<D/D LE 24> Copy of a thesis by Angela V. John entitled Tourists in South Wales 1774-1854: their accounts of the land and its people. Mar. 1969
[1 envelope]

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Manuscript and typescript notes by A. Leslie Evans

<D/D LE 25> Alphabetical indexes to the volumes of historical notes Subjects A-L. n.d.
[1 vol.]

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<D/D LE 26> Alphabetical indexes to the volumes of historical notes Subjects M-Z. n.d.
[1 vol.]

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<D/D LE 27> Notebook marked A/B: Includes notes on Mari St Helena of Taibach (19th century); Steel Co. of Wales Bulletin 1950; the Ark Royal Aircraft Carrier built with steel rolled mainly at Port Talbot; Extract from Evening Post 1962 re removal of 70,000 tonnes of slag from old Gowerton tips. n.d.
[1 vol.]

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<D/D LE 28> Notebook marked C: Includes notes on Taibach memorial inscriptions; travelling theatre companies; Calendar of State Papers (Domestic) 19 Sep 1578 - 1 Oct 1600, includes report of a duel fought by Sir Robert Mansel (v. Sir John Haydon? of Norfolk); Calendar Close Rolls, Edward II, refers to the destruction of Neath and Kenfig castles in 1322 in a rising against Hugh le Despenser; notes on the Taibach copperworks strike of 1869 and the Vivians' response. n.d.
[1 vol.]

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<D/D LE 29> Notebook marked D: Includes notes on history of All Saints Church at Cwmavon; former Cwmavon doctors; Ty Maen Infant School in Pelly Street; Margam Abbey Bells and Margam Abbey; Mari Llwyd; finding of footprint of a Zanclodon flesh-eating dinosaur near Pyle; copy of letter to the Editor of The Cambrian, 19 Dec 1839 re the loss of ships in Porthcawl harbour during a storm (includes list of ships' names, their home port, tonnage and master's signature). n.d.
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<D/D LE 30> E: Includes notes on "Account of city of Kenfig posted on a wall of Prince of Wales Inn"; dissolution by the municipal corporation Act of 1883 of the ancient borough of Kenfig; early Norman castles (Aberavon castle and Kenfig); extracts from The Cambrian and South Wales Daily Post newspapers re Baglan school; obituary notices; stoppage of the Celluloid Work and conviction of Joseph Windred of Harrow, 12 May 1814 (transported to New South Wales, Australia). n.d.
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<D/D LE 31> Notebook marked F: Includes notes on Taibach; gypsies; copy of a letter of 13 February 1866 from W. Edmunds, Mines Royal Company, Neath; drawing of the gate to Briton Ferry Iron Works. n.d.
[1 vol.]

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<D/D LE 32> Notebook marked G/H: Includes notes on Taibach old Infants School, on Ffrwdwyllt; local colliery levels; Margam Abbey; notes taken from The Cambrian, May 1867. n.d.
[1 vol.]

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<D/D LE 33> Notebook marked I: contains notes including Monumental Inscriptions from graves in Margam Churchyard; notes on 1950 Forestry Commission purchases in Dyffryn Valley for afforestation; also notes on "unusual phenomena witnessed locally" (blue sun, blue moon and nocturnal rainbow over Swansea Bay) 1950. n.d.
[1 vol.]

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<D/D LE 34> Notebook marked J: contains notes on genealogy of the Loughers of Pembroke; "Details from Scrapbook of Son of Ewan Davies, solicitor; on Margam, Blackpill and Taibach; schools and chapels.. n.d.
[1 vol.]

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<D/D LE 35> Notebook marked K: contains notes on Clergy of St Mary's Church in Aberavon; clergy of Margam; notes taken from "The Annals of Tewkesbury 7 August 1242. Episcopal Acts Relating to Welsh Dioceses. Vol. ii p.721. n.d.
[1 vol.]

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<D/D LE 36> Notebook marked L: contains notes from the "Book of Hergest, otherwise called the Book of Margam, translated out of the Welsh; notes from the customs outport records, west coast 1926, Swansea; notes of a Swansea Collector, 1719-1784. n.d.
[1 vol.]

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<D/D LE 37> Notebook marked M: contains miscellaneous notes including notes on the Mansels of Briton Ferry, the Busseys and Herberts; Court Leet Presentments for the Borough and Manor of Avon, county of Glamorgan, 1750s-1797. n.d.
[1 vol.]

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<D/D LE 38> Notebook marked N: contains miscellaneous notes including extracts from The Cambrian 25 July 1840 on a new Welsh Wesleyan Chapel at Aberavon opened on 12 July; Portreeves of Avon Quarter Session Rolls, 1826-1828; Leet Court Presentments, 1700-1708. n.d.
[1 vol.]

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<D/D LE 39> Notebook marked O: contains miscellaneous notes including extracts from Pyle, Kenfig, Court Baron and Leet; Kenfig Borough Court Records, 1729-1781; petition of Inhabitants of Margam Parish to T. M. Talbot re repair of Abbey. n.d.
[1 vol.]

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<D/D LE 40> Notebook marked P: contains miscellaneous notes including notes from Weekly Mail, 1912, on Welsh Folk Song Society, during Carmarthen Eisteddfod of 1911; notes on Blaen Baglan, Old House on Jersey Estate with notes on underground passage connecting the old house with Neath Abbey. n.d.
[1 vol.]

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<D/D LE 41> Notebook marked R: contains miscellaneous notes including notes on Swansea Bay Regatta 8th June 1929; notes on local entertainment (amusements, cinema, theatre); notes from the Western Mail, 23 Feb 1933, letter on Dic Penderyn by Martin Phillips. n.d.
[1 vol.]

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<D/D LE 42> Notebook marked S: contains miscellaneous notes including notes on Cistercian abbeys, Jan 1909; extract from "Some notes on the Literary Association of the Aberavon District, Welsh Bible Society Journal"; notes on Edward Dafydd of Margam ("a Royalist during the Civil War"); notes on local literature from 14th - 19th centuries. n.d.
[1 vol.]

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<D/D LE 43> Notebook marked T: contains miscellaneous notes including notes from Pepys' Diary re naval exploits of English Admiral Mansel; also, extracts from Annales de Margam. Rolls series 1863 pertaining to Wales e.g. invasion of Wales by Henry I (written in Latin), and date of murder of Thomas à Becket in 1171 and Great Famine of 1176. n.d.
[1 vol.]

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<D/D LE 44> Notebook marked U: contains miscellaneous notes including notes on Matthew Paris; loose translation of Herbert Fitzmatthews' death; also includes notes from the Calendar of the Rolls of Particular Leases. Augmentation office; Star Chamber, Deputy Keeper's Report on Watkin Lougher and Sir Edward Stradling being accused of condoning a murder. n.d.
[1 vol.]

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<D/D LE 45> Notebook marked V: contains miscellaneous notes, including notes from the State Papers of 1535 on Sir Rice Mansel; notes from a letter from Cessell Maunscell (Mansel) to Thomas Cromwell, 3 Aug 1535; notes on Calendar Papal Register of 1445. n.d.
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<D/D LE 46> Notebook marked W: contains miscellaneous notes, including notes from Calendar State Papers for 1581-1590 re the Mansel family of Margam; also contains notes written in Latin from "Royal Letters", Aug 22 1234 to Llewelyn "Prince of Aberafan". n.d.
[1 vol.]

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<D/D LE 47> Notebook marked X: contains miscellaneous notes, including notes from "Ceramics of Swansea and Nantgarw by W. Turner; notes from the Swansea Scientific Society proceedings of May 1929; and notes on news, comment on Llangynwyd - lament on Catholic taste of Miss Talbot. n.d.
[1 vol.]

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<D/D LE 48> Notebook marked Y: Includes notes and press cuttings on the finding of Roman coins at Sker, 1954; extracts from Who's Who in Wales 1920; Abbeys. n.d.
[1 vol.]

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<D/D LE 49> Notebook marked Z: Includes notes on the Turbervilles; children's games in Llangynnwyd, Cardiff Times, May 11 1912; burial register (fly leaf) 1787 and 1812. n.d.
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Set of nine notebooks marked with Greek letters

<D/D LE 50> a: Including notes on the Welsh lexicographer John Walters, genealogy of Avenes, details of old font in Baglan church, and notes on the Baglan Estate and its owners. n.d.
[1 vol.]

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<D/D LE 51> b: Notes from the Margam manorial papers in the Penrice and Margam papers in the National Library, notes on wrecks, on Baglan and Michaelston parishes, and on Ebenezer Chapel, Port Talbot. n.d.
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<D/D LE 52> g: Notes on Pyle, Kenfig and Aberavon parishes. n.d.
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<D/D LE 53> D: Notes on geology of Baglan, Welsh long houses, Margam masons' marks and local archaeological finds. n.d.
[1 vol.]

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<D/D LE 54> l: Notes on coal mining disasters. n.d.
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<D/D LE 55> m: Notes on ships and local shipwrecks. n.d.
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<D/D LE 56> p: Notes on local Nonconformist meeting-houses, archaeological finds, notes from Margam rentals. n.d.
[1 vol.]

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<D/D LE 57> S: Extracts from the Margam vestry records, notes on local government in Taibach, and notes from Margam UDC records. n.d.
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<D/D LE 58> j: Extracts from Margam Estate accounts, and genealogical notes and family trees of local families. n.d.
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Boxed set of exercise books numbered 1-59

<D/D LE 59> 1. Includes rough notes from Major David (Maegwyn's) scrap book; C.R.M. Talbot's death and will; election riot; Taibach Post Office Money Order book 1947. n.d.
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<D/D LE 60> 2. Includes notes on Margam earthworks; agriculture of Wales; and a Cambrian Traveller's Guide of 1813. n.d.
[1 vol.]

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<D/D LE 61> 3. Includes notes on Guides to South Wales; various cuttings from Western Mail all on the history of South Wales and families such as the Vivians and the Herberts, 1941-1946; notes on R.D. Blackmore's Maid of Sker re wrecks. n.d.
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<D/D LE 62> 4. Includes notes from parish registers - Earliest Dates; Bushby mss, Cardiff Library re Besanding election 1740-13; Avan Bridge Portreeves, courts; church goods 1552-3; Glamorgan gaol files - murder at Abbey 1542. n.d.
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<D/D LE 63> 5. Includes notes on Ordnance Survey references; Siencyn Penhydd; Hanes Methodistiaeth; Boundary Report 1832. n.d.
[1 vol.]

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<D/D LE 64> 6. Includes notes on P.H. Burton's play - Margam Abbey; Ordnance Survey notes from name books; Captain Bedford - Bristol Channel; case for Sir Humphrey Mackworth v. Mansel 1705; C.R.M. Talbot as MP; and B.H. Grime's Prehistory of Wales. n.d.
[1 vol.]

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<D/D LE 65> 7. Includes notes on Welsh piety; Billy Beynon's fights; economic history of South Wales - Margam Abbey Works; Avan Charter; Annals of Margam. A.C. 1848; Margam Abbey Trans Cymmrodorion 1843. n.d.
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<D/D LE 66> 8. Includes notes on posthumous stone, Margam, 1926; Montague wreck; old Glamorgan militia; Aberavon Market 1849; fire 1907; Defoe's Towns - Bodvoc Stone; Margam mss - notes from 4th series Longavely Farm 1686. n.d.
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<D/D LE 67> 9. Includes notes on Rebecc. inn, Aberavon; report of the Road Commissioners 1844; Margam stones - sizes etc. n.d.
[1 vol.]

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<D/D LE 68> 10. Includes notes on Parochialia (Llwyd) Arch. Cambs. Supplement 1911; Pioneers of Welsh Coalfield; Elizabeth Phillips; Pyle Iron Works; South Wales coalfield c. 1921 - Brogdens, Baldwins local collieries; local oddfellows lodges. n.d.
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<D/D LE 69> 11. Rough notes from lectures on locality given by the late Arthur J. Richard MA and the Rev E.W. Pearce (on Porthcawl). n.d.
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<D/D LE 70> 12. Rough notes from Neath Antiquarian Society Transactions - on Briton Ferry; notes by A. Leslie Evans on "Robert Mansel" by E.P. Stratham; Sker; wrecks; Margam stone. n.d.
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<D/D LE 71> 13. Includes notes on Talbot Hotel lease 1894; Caer Groes (Taibach); Margam and Penrice mss; appendix - old friendly societies - Bridges; notes Margam mss: - first and second series; third and fourth. n.d.
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<D/D LE 72> 14. Includes notes on Neath Antiquarian Society Transactions 1930-1933; Neath Abbey, Edward II - chapels - Edward VI; Vernon House and Price-Mansel family; Piracy in South Wales; Powel's Cambria; Bandy match 1817; Iolo Morgannwg. n.d.
[1 vol.]

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<D/D LE 73> 15. Includes notes by A. Leslie Evans from Cyril and Aileen Fox "Forts and Farms on Margam Mountain", "Margam Abbey" by John Prichard, Cardiff Nat.S.T. 1881; Roman military equipment. n.d.
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<D/D LE 74> 16. Includes notes on the Bruts; the Black Death; y Foel - copper smoke dispute 1893-4; Guide to Port Talbot, 1924; Avan Forges; Aberavon Benefit Building Society 1855. n.d.
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<D/D LE 75> 17. Includes notes on Margam Abbey from (Gamwell) Arch. Cambs; Annals of Margam; extracts from A.G. Richards' "The Wayfarer" March 1925 and on Afan Castle from A.G. Richards' "Wayfarer" Summer 1927 (Early Norman Castles). n.d.
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<D/D LE 76> 18. Includes notes on population data (Porthsyllydd); Briton Ferry Dock opening 1861; sanitation at Aberavon 1862; Cwmavon - Great Western Puddling Mill 1872. n.d.
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<D/D LE 77> 19. Includes notes from "The Lords of Afan" (Clark, Arch. Cambs 1867); articles from "The Wayfarer", a) place names, b) local antiquities - Llangynwyd Castle, c) local antiquities - Kenfig Castle; rules of Cistercian Order. n.d.
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<D/D LE 78> 20. Includes extracts from Clark's "Glamorgan Cartae" v.6.2205 MDX (Survey of Havod y Porth and Margam 12/12/1633; rough map of old local sea walls etc; Croes Genol (Ganol) and Cynan's Cross. n.d.
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<D/D LE 79> 21. Includes notes on Margam and Penrice mss, 4th series parts I and II; notes from schedule; Edward II in Glamorgan (Rev G.G. Griffiths); Normans in Glamorgan (L. Nicholl); English Gothic churches; Penrhys shrine (cutting) Western Mail June 9, 1951. n.d.
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<D/D LE 80> 22. Includes notes from an essay by A.V. Richard from The Wayfarer on local Scandinavian influences; the Abbey Works 1949 - includes a coloured picture of Saltings area near old Sidings Pool, Margam 1948. n.d.
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<D/D LE 81> 23. Includes notes from "Star Chamber Proceedings - Williams, Blaen Baglan; Mottley's Tales of the Cymry;; M. Trevelyan's Lore of Wales; Iolo Morgannwg (Gg Williams); (Removal of Margam Village). n.d.
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<D/D LE 82> 24. Includes local Calvary stones (Cardiff Nat. Soc. Trans. 1904); Wilkin's South Wales Coal Trade; local explosions; Morfa Pit - Timothy Charles crushed 1860; "Cossack" stranded at Margam 1860. n.d.
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<D/D LE 83> 25. Includes notes from Archaeologia Cambrensis 1864 - on Robert Mansel; Piracy in Glamorgan; tobacco grown at Margam - Muir; review of Buch's "Margam Abbey" 1898. n.d.
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<D/D LE 84> 26. Includes notes from G.E. Lloyd's History of Wales; Westwood - Lapidarium Walliae (Stones of Wales); notes from D. Rhys Phillips's Vale of Neath. n.d.
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<D/D LE 85> 27. Includes entries from Eastern School (Taibach) log book; Heraldry Notes. n.d.
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<D/D LE 86> 28. Includes entries from Groes School (Margam) log books, 1881-1919; Head Teachers. n.d.
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<D/D LE 87> 29. Includes entries from log books of the central and Margam Tinplate Works Schools, 1874-1921; manuscript - summary of inspector's report on the Margam Tin Works School, 2 December 1874. n.d.
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<D/D LE 88> 30. Includes notes from "Wyndhams Tour, 1781" (Pyle Inn, Pumpkin's Stone, Margam Orangery); Industrial Survey of South Wales - Port Talbot, Porthcawl; Wales and the Wars of the Roses (Hywel Evans) - Herberts; Welsh folklore and customs - T. Gwynn Jones; Bards and Margam Abbey - notes from lecture given by Prof G.J. Williams, 6 March 1956. n.d.
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<D/D LE 89> 31. Includes extracts from the Handbook of South Wales Association for the Improvement of Roads, instituted 1789; Llyfr Baglan, notes; Arch Cambs, chronicle 13th century - 1862 (Margam, Kenfig). n.d.
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<D/D LE 90> 32. Includes extracts from Dagdales Monasticon (Cistercians; Margam Abbey); Grant Francis - Swansea charters; Aberavon census 1901; Acts relative to Port Talbot docks, 1834, 1836; Road Act 1827, 1831, 1764. n.d.
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<D/D LE 91> 33. Includes notes from C. Wilkin's History of Iron, Steel and Tinplate Trade of Wales; Afan Bridge, Cwmavon, Vivians, Port Talbot; Afan Glee Society, 1919; Odeon Cinema opened 1938; Port Talbot Soccer Club formed 1949. n.d.
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<D/D LE 92> 34. Translation of excerpts from Hanes Morgannwg (1873) - Port Talbot area. n.d.
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<D/D LE 93> 35. Includes notes from A.G. Richard's article from The Wayfarer 1925 on prehistory of the area, Celts etc; rough copy of old plan of Aberavon; C.R.M. Talbot's description of Aberavon; Penrice and Margam mss 4th 5,II. n.d.
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<D/D LE 94> 36. Includes notes from A.G. Richard's in Wayfarer of 1926 on local sculptured crosses; Margam stone - Westwood Arch Cambs, 1848, 1846; P.S. Thomas - truck system; Trade Unions - Mabon; copy O.S. map 1900, Aberavon, Taibach, Cwmavon; a hanging on the Foel. n.d.
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<D/D LE 95> 37. Includes notes on the history and development of G.K.B (Port Talbot); Morfa explosion 1890 - Western Mail (with names of victims); highways accounts - Margam parish, 1815-1856; Rhydderch ap Morgan (author of Gemau Margam, 1872). n.d.
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<D/D LE 96> 38. Includes notes on Local Hill Forts - H.N. Savory, Bu 11th.Bd. Celtic studies, 1949; Baglan Church and Eagle Café 1895; Evolution of Bristol Channel - Dr F.I. North raised beaches, submerged forests, Avon as a tributary of the Severn dunes, lost land; psychic phenomena. n.d.
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<D/D LE 97> 39. Includes notes on a brief account of Margam Abbey - for school use; A.G. Richard - life before the Norman Conquest - Wayfarer, Mich 1926. n.d.
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<D/D LE 98> 40: Includes notes from Carlisle's Topographical Dictionary of 1811 - Sker to Briton Ferry; Hall's Book of South Wales 1861 - Pyle Abbey, Ceffyl Pren, Cistercians; Wm Rees - South Wales and the Marches Englishry and Welshry. Military Service, Mills, Tolls, Sheep, Black Death 1348-1361-1369, weights and measures, Forests, Sergeantry, Early local manors/Lordships. n.d.
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<D/D LE 99> 41: Includes notes from Green - Churches of Llandaff, Margam Abbey, Briton Ferry, Kenfig; Star Chamber Proceedings (Ifan ab O. Edward); Aberavon wreck; Tanner's Nolitia monastic. - Abbey officials, sexton, cellarer, Almoner etc, scandalous disposal of monastic libraries; Brynymor Jones - Historical Sketches of Glamorgan; Rev D. Bryant - Marcher Lordship of Glamorgan, Caradoc and Afan Lands, Welsh uprisings 1136 to Glyndoor. n.d.
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<D/D LE 100> 42: Includes notes on Pyle C.M. Chapel; Glamorgan Freeholders, 1756; Shipbuilding - Taibach 1853; Horse Racing - Swansea, 1839; New School, Pyle; Chapel of Ease - Holy Cross centenary; Rear of Book - Aberavon: Ivorites Eisteddfod 1853 - New Market Hall. n.d.
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<D/D LE 101> 43: Includes notes on Abbey Works in 1949; Sir A.P. Vivian's obituary, 1926; J. Evans Jones, 1804, Margam Abbey refectory enclosed as a larder for late mansion house; Bardy; Margam Parish Rates Register, 1887 - details of houses, tenants, etc. n.d.
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<D/D LE 102> 44: Includes copy of printed sheet issued for the Jubilee of St Mary's Church, Aberavon (1859-1909). n.d.
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<D/D LE 103> 45: Includes Taibach index of notes and transactions etc; notes re Eastern School - last page. n.d.
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<D/D LE 104> 46: Includes final pages of Wm Thomas (Galltcwm) Gleanings from the Fields of Past Years, 1912; Taibach/Port Talbot early post offices; Taibach stocks; coal seams; 1893 boating disaster, last page. n.d.
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<D/D LE 105> 47: Includes notes from Kelly's Directory of 1926; Briton Ferry local schools; Aberavon smallpox; Quarter Session Rolls, 1733 - Rev Chas Caine, Margam; school log books at Glamorgan Record Office; Nottage Court and Sker House; Worrall's Directory. n.d.
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<D/D LE 106> 48: Includes notes on Penrice and Margam mss; restoration of Abbey North Aisle, 1805, Fort fixed; suggested removal of Chapter House 1794; coal shipped 1730-7; Briton Ferry - name; Taibach families with English roots; the Round Chapel - four in Britain; Abbey Works 1951; Richard Burton; Report on poor sanitation Kenfig Hill. n.d.
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<D/D LE 107/1> 49: Includes notes from Bushby Collection, Cardiff Library; John Thomas - notes in Gemau Margam; local Baptist ministers; Telford and South Wales roads; Sir John Sebright; charities return (local); G.J. Williams Traddodiad Llenyddol Morgannwg (literary tradition of Glamorgan) and Edward David (Dafydd), Margam poet, Sion Mawddwy. n.d.
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<D/D LE 107/2> 50: Includes notes on chapels and their ministers in the Port Talbot region. n.d.
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<D/D LE 108> 51: Includes Royal Commission on Land Report 1893; Gilbert Denys - Seizing of Avan lands 1376; Welsh bygones - Kenfig Mace, stocks, tolls, pack horses, sledge cars, cockfighting, rush lights; Port Talbot docks trade 1950; local police - senior officers Port Talbot. n.d.
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<D/D LE 109> 52: Includes obituary for Rev John Williams, Margam 1794; lists of local incumbents; Mansel Franklin mss (National Library of Wales) - Afan Wales; Penrice and Margam mss, Sched. II, Wreck 1698/9, T.M. Talbot and purchase of Sker House, thieves in Margam Abbey 1822; Mansel Franklin mss - concealment of Afan Charter in Block, 1831; 1906 earthquake South Wales; Margam Vestry Records 1775-1838. n.d.
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<D/D LE 110> 53: Includes Ystoriau Schuria - Lewis Davies; Dissent in Porthcawl; wreck of Perseverance 1808; Prizefight 1811. n.d.
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<D/D LE 111> 54: Includes Turbevilles/Loughers; R. Morgan Sker; Regnal years - Elizabeth, James I, Charles I, Henry VIII, William and Mary. n.d.
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<D/D LE 112> 55: Includes translation of Aenon Afan - account of industrial and social growth of Cwmavon. n.d.
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<D/D LE 113> 56: Includes rough draft of translation of Gemau Margam (Margam Gems) by Rhydderch ap Morgan (Rev Richard Morgan); entry for Taibach Eisteddfod. n.d.
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<D/D LE 114> 57: Includes report on Employment of Children 1842; local wrecks. n.d.
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<D/D LE 115> 58: Includes Notes from the Home of the Monk (Rev D.H.S. Cranage) 1934, on library, clothing, infirmary, games, Henry VIII, Thomas Cromwell and Commissioners, suppression 1536 (lesser monasteries), Cistercian architecture - J. Bilson. n.d.
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<D/D LE 116> 59: Includes Welsh attack on Neath, 1294/5; attacks on Kenfig and Neath; Abbot of Margam's loss, Kenfig; attacks on Llangynwyd; Leyshon D'Avene and Sully; Lords of Baglan; old Cowbridge - Cory's Gang, Margam; Chris Turberville, Sker, refuses oath of supremacy; Llwyd assertion that Morgan ap Caradoc was founder of Margam Abbey; Hopkins' pedigree. n.d.
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Miscellaneous notebooks of manuscript notes

<D/D LE 117, 118> Essay entitled Folklore of the district by Martin Phillips, copied out by A. Leslie Evans. 1933
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<D/D LE 119> Essay on the history of the Margam area by K. Breeze, written under guidance of A. Leslie Evans. 1950
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<D/D LE 120> Notes on the history of Cwmavon, ownership of houses in Taibach, the Sutton family of Port Talbot, notes from Baglan overseers' accounts and notes on deeds formerly held in Margam Estate Office. n.d.
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Sequence of numbered scrap books of presscuttings collected by A. L Evans

<D/D LE 121> 1: Cuttings relating to the history of Aberavon borough, coat of arms, general area, development of trade, growth of the town, Twll-yn-y-Wal house, and Margam Abbey. 1920s-1950s
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<D/D LE 122> 2: Cuttings about the history of Port Talbot, Baglan and Margam, and an archaeological find in Neath. 1940s-1950s
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<D/D LE 123> 3: Entitled 'Gemau Margam' (gems of Margam), including items about religious movements in the area, local thatched cottages, ships, the North Dock, Nelson, and local schools. 1930s-1950s
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<D/D LE 124> 4: Entitled 'Taibach and Margam', containing items of general interest relating to industry, local personalities, archaeology, and the local area. 1950s
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<D/D LE 125> 5: Entitled 'Port Talbot General', containing miscellaneous items of local interest. 1929-1996
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<D/D LE 126> 6: Entitled 'Port Talbot district: Briton Ferry, Cwmavon, Bryn, Pontrhydyfen, Baglan, Pyle, Llangynwyd, K(enfig) Hill, Porthcawl'. 1920s-1970s
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<D/D LE 127> 7: Entitled 'Abbey Works – local industries'. 1920s-1960s
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<D/D LE 128> 8: Entitled 'Pyle, Kenfig, Porthcawl'. 1950s-1960s
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<D/D LE 129> 9: Entitled 'General', containing miscellaneous items of Welsh and local interest. 1950s
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<D/D LE 130> 10: Entitled 'Port Talbot', including items about sport, local government and local archaeological discoveries. 1930s-1960s
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<D/D LE 131> 11: Contains items relating to Port Talbot. 1950s-1960s
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<D/D LE 132> 12: Entitled 'Cwmavon'. 1920s-1960s
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<D/D LE 133> 12a: Entitled 'Sport & Geoff Evans History on your doorstep', relating to local sporting heroes, and a magazine series on local history by Geoff Evans. 1950s-1980s
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<D/D LE 134> 13: Entitled 'Baglan and Briton Ferry'. 1930s-1960s
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<D/D LE 135> 14: Entitled 'Port Talbot, Margam, Taibach'. 1930s-1960s
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<D/D LE 136> 15: Entitled 'Welsh Lore', containing cuttings and notes on Welsh and English customs. 1920s-1960s
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<D/D LE 137> 16: Entitled 'Port Talbot: Communications, shipping, docks, wrecks'. 1930s-1990s
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<D/D LE 138> 18: Entitled 'Port Talbot churches and chapels'. 1950s-1970s
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<D/D LE 139> 19: Entitled 'Sand & Smoke nuisance, and housing, Port Talbot'. 1940s-1970s
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<D/D LE 140> 20: Entitled 'Port Talbot general; Baglan at rear'. 1960s-1970s
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<D/D LE 141> 21: Entitled 'Industry – Port Talbot and district'. 1930s-1980s
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<D/D LE 142> 22: Entitled 'Briton Ferry & Maesteg'. 1950s-1960s
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<D/D LE 143> 23: Entitled 'Cwmavon & Pontrhydyfen'. 1950s-1980s
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<D/D LE 144> 24: Entitled 'Port Talbot cultural activities, drama, choral societies, music, writers, cinemas, societies'. 1950s-1990s
[1 vol.]

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<D/D LE 145> 30: Entitled 'Aberavon & Town Centre' relating to demolition and rebuilding in Aberavon centre. 1970s
[1 vol.]

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Unnumbered scrap books

<D/D LE 146> "Cartrefi Cymru" (Welsh homes) – cuttings about Welsh domestic architecture and furniture. n.d.
[1 vol.]

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<D/D LE 147> "Cestyll Cymru" (Welsh castles), also including items about Neath and Margam abbeys. n.d.
[1 vol.]

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<D/D LE 148> "Eglwysi cadeiriol a Hen Abatai Cymru" (Cathedrals and old abbeys of Wales) – photographs and cuttings. n.d.
[1 vol.]

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<D/D LE 149> "Enwogion Cymru" – cuttings about famous Welsh people. n.d.
[1 vol.]

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<D/D LE 150> "Hen Arferion yng Nghymru" (Welsh traditions). n.d.
[1 vol.]

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<D/D LE 151> "Siroedd Cymru" (Welsh counties). n.d.
[1 vol.]

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<D/D LE 152> Entitled 'Personalities (Port Talbot area): Lord Heycock, (Richard) Burton.'. 1960s-1990s
[1 vol.]

***

<D/D LE 153> Entitled 'Kenfig, Pyle, Porthcawl'. 1960s-1980s
[1 vol.]

***

<D/D LE 154> Entitled 'Wales long ago', a magazine series on welsh ancient history. 1960s
[1 vol.]

***

<D/D LE 155> Untitled, relates to archaeology of Neath, Margam and Aberavon. n.d.
[1 vol.]

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<D/D LE 156> Scrap book entitled 'News concerning Port Talbot', including articles and picture of farms at Brombil, Eglwysnunyd, Margam Castle, and the Port Talbot Eisteddfod. n.d.
[1 vol.]

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Files of newspaper cuttings

<D/D LE 157> File entitled 'Briton Ferry and Baglan', but containing items on a new guide book for Neath, and the opening of Neath Civic Centre in 1966. 1964-1966
[1 file]

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<D/D LE 158> File of cuttings relating to the history of Pyle, Kenfig and Porthcawl. 1920s-1970s
[1 file]

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<D/D LE 159> File entitled 'Port Talbot, general', including press cuttings (mainly relating to mining in the Gwynfi valley) and local and Parliamentary election manifestos. 1920s-1980s
[1 file]

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<D/D LE 160> File containing cuttings relating to industry in Port Talbot. 1960s-1970s
[1 file]

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<D/D LE 161> File entitled 'cuttings – local churches/chapels & misc.', including orders of service for services in St Mary's church, Aberavon. 1918, 1920, 1967, 1969
[1 file]

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<D/D LE 162> File entitled 'Sport cuttings', relating to local sporting achievement. 1940s-1980s
[1 file]

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<D/D LE 163> File entitled 'Transactions', containing newspaper cuttings relating to local legends, pictures of Afan District Council 1973, local actors and novelists, local industry, old pictures of Taibach and Aberavon, old charities, Margam Orangery, archaeological finds and local personalities. 1950s-1980s
[1 file]

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<D/D LE 164> File entitled 'Newspaper cuttings (general)', including articles on iron smelting, a new shopping centre for Aberavon, Welsh customs, Welsh influences in world affairs, local politics, eisteddfodau, and also a picture of Taibach by A. Leslie Evans. 1950s-1980s
[1 folder]

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<D/D LE 165/1> Envelope entitled 'cuttings, mainly P. Talbot Express', including articles about industry, sport, local customs, memorials and gravestones, and local buildings. 1949-1950
[1 envelope]

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<D/D LE 165/2> Bundle of unsorted newspaper cuttings including articles on the monks of Llanthony, Port Talbot shipping, notes on Neath, the explosion at the Morfa Colliery, Margam, 1890, an elephant carcass washed up on Aberavon Sands, an explosion at Cymmer, 1876, the history of Margam, Sker House, Blaen Baglan House, shipwrecks, the grave of the 'Maid of Sker' and the discovery of the ancient castle of Neath. 1960s-1990s
[1 bundle]

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Files and volumes of notes and articles on local history

<D/D LE 166> File entitled 'Local wrecks', containing pictures by A. Leslie Evans, and photographs, of shipwrecks, copy of the West Glamorgan Archive Service list of Margam Estate documents (reference D/D Ma – see the list on the searchroom shelves for full details), handwritten notes on schools in the Margam area, markets in the Aberavon – Kenfig area, Aberavon post office, notes by the late David Eaton given to A. Leslie Evans, photograph of ballot paper and notice of elections for school board, purchase of new lifeboat, wreckers, pirates and shipwrecks. n.d.
[1 file]

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<D/D LE 167> Typed glossary of place-names in the Aberavon – Margam – Cwmavon – Llangynwyd area with details of early instances of the name, anecdotal references and topographical details, annotated with handwritten notes, including a note 'Essay by the late Arthur G. Richard M.A., formerly of P. Talbot Sec. School'. n.d.
[1 vol.]

***

<D/D LE 168> Volume entitled 'Local epitaphs & c., (many copied by late John Garrett of Grange St.)', containing epitaphs from tombstones in Aberavon, Baglan, Cwmavon, Margam, Pyle and Kenfig. n.d.
[1 vol.]

***

<D/D LE 169> Typed monograph entitled 'Bygones of Aberavon and Kenfig' by A. Leslie Evans. 1995
[1 file]

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<D/D LE 170> Typed monograph entitled 'Writers of the Afan District – notes compiled by Sally Roberts Jones', an alphabetical list of local literary figures with biographical notes about each one. 1977
[1 vol.]

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<D/D LE 171> Typed monograph entitled 'Chronological notes on the parish of Newton Nottage and its neighbours in Glamorgan by W. Donnan'. 1956
[1 file]

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<D/D LE 172> Volume of notes on the general organisation of a castle, by A. Leslie Evans. n.d.
[1 vol.]

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<D/D LE 173> Monograph on Sker House by A. Leslie Evans. 1955
[1 file]

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<D/D LE 174> File of notes entitled '(a) The administration of justice in Port Talbot & district (b) Ordinances of Borough of Avan 1643, 1709' by A. Leslie Evans. n.d.
[1 file]

***

<D/D LE 175> Rough sketches and plan with measurements of a house in the parish of Margam called Twll yn y Wal (demolished during the 1960s). 1949
[1 small vol.]

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<D/D LE 176> Envelope containing 'photostat copy of the late John Thomas' (99) translation of John Rowlands' essay (1852) of the Establishment & growth (development) of the Copper Works, Cwmavon...'. copied 1996
[1 envelope]

***

<D/D LE 177> Typed copy of a monograph by A. Leslie Evans on smuggling, wrecks and pirates in the Bristol Channel (missing the first 4 pages). n.d.
[1 envelope]

***

<D/D LE 178> Monograph by A. Leslie Evans entitled 'Illustrations of the History of Glamorgan drawn from the County Archives', including sections on the development of roads in Glamorgan 1745-1889, Poor Law and public health in Glamorgan during the 19th century, Education, and Parliamentary elections in Glamorgan before the Reform Act of 1832. n.d.
[1 file]

***

<D/D LE 179> Translation into English of Gemau Margam by A. Leslie Evans, including history and topography of Taibach, its industry, and a vision of how it could be. n.d.
[1 booklet]

***

<D/D LE 180> Copies of the coat of arms of the old Borough of Aberavon granted 1953, and of one of the old coats of arms used by the borough previous to 1953, with descriptions and explanatory notes. n.d.
[1 bundle]

***

<D/D LE 181> Monograph entitled 'Port Talbot', notes on the establishment of the Borough and explanation of the name Aberavon, by J. T. Jones . n.d.
[1 bundle]

***

<D/D LE 182> Monograph about the charters of Aberavon. n.d.
[1 file]

***

<D/D LE 183> Monograph on the fisheries of Afan, by J. T. Jones. n.d.
[1 file]

***

<D/D LE 184> Monograph by J. T. Jones entitled 'Notes re Afan & Margam'. n.d.
[1 file]

***

<D/D LE 185> Monograph entitled 'Baglan: Industry', brief notes about industry in Baglan. n.d.
[4 papers]

***

<D/D LE 186> Notes on the impressions of Baglan written by visitors. n.d.
[5 papers]

***

<D/D LE 187> Notes and printed items relating to Baglan and Aberavon, collected by J. T. Jones, including legends of giants at Baglan, general notes on the organisation of medieval fairs and markets, bardic tradition in the Baglan area, history of Blaen Baglan, antiquities of Baglan, Baglan church, a list of chaplains of Avan and joint incumbents of Aberavon and Baglan, a description of Baglan 1833, notes on Aberavon, post 1921, notes on the discovery of the Aberavon Charter of Leisan ap Morgan, and the granting of the subsequent charters, and the merging of Aberavon Borough with Margam UDC in 1921, and a list of the lords of Baglan. n.d.
[1 envelope]

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<D/D LE 188> Copy of the Rev. J. E. Jenkins' accounts of Vale of Glamorgan parishes, printed 1900, including short accounts of Southerndown, St Brides, Dunraven, wells, wrecks, schools, Newton Nottage, Ogmore, Ewenny, Merthyr Mawr, Candleston and Wick. n.d.
[1 file]

***

<D/D LE 189> Notes on the chapels and churches of Port Talbot area (in Welsh and English) written by A. Leslie Evans for the National Eisteddfod held at Margam in 1966. 1966
[1 envelope]

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<D/D LE 190> Bundle of notes relating to Aberavon, including lists of early mining records, list of vessels wrecked and saved in the Newton Nottage area, notes on Cae Dan y Graig, Margam, the course of the River Afan, the change of the name from Aberavon to Port Talbot in 1921, diagram of a clay mill at Baglan with covering letter, notes on Port Talbot Libraries, note of imports and exports (from Port Talbot Docks?) from 1918-1948, notes on Hopkin B. Jones who played centre-back for Aberavon, family tree of the Lougher family, details of trustees of Eglwys Moriah, Aberavon, and the village of Groes
[1 bundle]

***

<D/D LE 191> Bundle of papers and notes relating to the late Martin Phillips of Port Talbot, a local historian. 1967
[1 bundle]

***

<D/D LE 192> Bundle of miscellaneous historical notes, including 'thoughts on the County Hall', including ground plan, notes on the history of Llancaiach Fawr, notes on the churches of Port Talbot and district, excavations at Roman Carmarthen, 1969, notes on the Globe (hotel), Aberavon, 1971, local clockmakers, 1967, a list of local ghosts, a pamphlet (copy) entitled Co-operative Heritage Wales: Bryn Colliery Society 1870-1940, entries taken from the 1846 electoral list for the parishes of Margam and Michaelston-super-Avon, transcripts of Star Chamber records relating to George Williams of Blaen Baglan 1584, chart entitled A calendar relating the history of Margam Park to selected national events, people and buildings by B. W. Savory, 1977, press cutting relating to the appeal of the people of Aberavon against the new charter in 1861 (see also D/D LE B/A 1-21), and notes on Taibach Youth Club, 1989. 1960s-1980s
[1 bundle]

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<D/D LE 193> File containing the following: note of the grant of arms to the Borough of Port Talbot, 1953; short articles on the early organisation of the borough of Afan and the sites and history of sea walls in the area, Port Talbot Docks, notes on the origins of the name of Sarnvan Farm; 'An Act to enable the Port Talbot Company to raise further Monies, and to amend the Acts relating to the same Port' 19 June 1840; Chapel histories: Hanes Eglwys y Tabernacl, Cwmafon, 1837-1937 gan y Gweinidog y Parch Hugh Jones (in Welsh); Centenary 1847-1947: Wesley Methodist Church, Cwmavon and Eglwys y Methodistiaid Calfinaid Grove Place, Port Talbot: 'y Deugain Mlynedd hyn', 1898-1938 (in Welsh); Order of service for a memorial service for the life of Richard Walter Jenkins (Richard Burton), at Bethel, Pontrhydyfen, 11 Aug. 1984. 1840-1984
[1 wallet file]

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<D/D LE 194> A survey of social & community activities in Port Talbot, compiled by members of the Central Junior Club, Port Talbot. 1957
[1 file]

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<D/D LE 195/1> Notes, letters and press cuttings relating to Dic Penderyn (Richard Lewis) collected by Martin Phillips. 1930s
[1 envelope]

***

<D/D LE 195/2> Bundle of typed articles by A. Leslie Evans, including one on William Abraham (Mabon) of Cwmavon, notes on the wrecking of the Samtampa off Sker and the loss of the Mumbles Lifeboat and crew in 1947, prepared for a memorial plaque dedication service in 1990, draft typed pages from a history of Taibach (The history of Taibach and district, see D/D LE 11 above), 'Lines suggested on seeing the Old Church at Aberavon being taken down, May 1858, by Thomas Bleddyn Jones, a well-known local bard; list of captains of Port Talbot Golf Club, 1919-1964, list of local footpaths and their lengths, list of watercolours painted by A. Leslie Evans and given by him to the Port Talbot Historical Society for display at the Civic Centre, article entitled 'The parish church St James, Pyle' by A. Leslie Evans, 1971. 1960s-1990s
[1 bundle]

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<D/D LE 195/3> Wallet file entitled 'varia', containing the following: Article by the Rev. Dd. Williams on Cistercian seals; Letter on the former New Inn, Cwmavon, now Craven Lodge; Note of obituary of George Heycock, Taibach, died 1863; Letter re. Lt. Lewis Roper Fitzmaurice (old Port Talbot Harbour Master); Notes on Vivian family by Sally Roberts Jones; Cutting re Llewellyn Almshouses, Neath, and Tonmawr Mystery Animal, n.d., c. 1984; Chapter on Joseph Bradley, born Taibach, from Rev. Samlet Williams' Hanes Llansamlet.; Notes from Gerald Lahire on finds at Morfa Beach; Notes from Brian Griffith, Pyle, on Stormy Down area; Notes by A. Leslie Evans from Kenfig Court Book 1817-54 (see D/D LE B/K 1); Notes on Yorwerth family of Kenfig; Photostat of article by Philip Jenkins of Baglan on Regions and Cantrefs of Glamorgan from Cambridge Medieval Celtic Studies 1958; Index to various historical subjects, Swansea Central Library; Small note books re. Aberavon by late J. T. Jones. 1950s-1980s
[1 wallet file]

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<D/D LE 195/4> Envelope containing the following: 2 copies of an article 'early adult education in the Port Talbot District' by D. T. Eaton (typed); list of municipal appointments for the Borough of Port Talbot after amalgamation in 1921/22; Typed article, 'Some aspects of the Poor Law in the parishes of Baglan and Margam before the Poor Law Amendment Act of 1834' by M. J. Davies; Transcript of part of the diaries of William Llewellyn, gamekeeper, of Brombil, a typed article about him, and a covering letter from W. Morgan Richards, in Welsh, 1966. 1960s-1970s
[1 envelope]

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<D/D LE 195/5> Wallet file containing the following: 'Some stirring events in the early maritime history of South Wales' by P. D. Fagan (typed article); 'Some reminiscences of Richard Burton' by A. Leslie Evans (typed article); Extracts from the Margam UDC minutes reproduced in the Port Talbot Historical Society transactions 1984; List of parish registers in Glamorgan; Article entitled 'William Abraham (Mabon)' by A. Leslie Evans; Note by A. Leslie Evans for a memorial service and unveiling of a memorial in 1990 to the miners killed in the Morfa Colliery between 1849 and 1890; Watercolour picture of Siencyn Penhydd (Jenkin Thomas of Penhydd); List of coal mines in the Port Talbot area (NCB South Western Division no. 2 area) and their pithead output in 1949; Genealogy of the Nans family of Port Talbot, the Moore family of Taibach, the Mainwaring family of Port Talbot and the Bamsey family of Port Talbot; Envelope containing correspondence, genealogical notes and family trees relating to the Wellington family (originally from Gloucestershire); 'Hanes alarus am ddeunaw ar hugain o golliers a gollasant eu bywydau yn mhwll y Morfa, Aberafan, dydd Sadwrn, Hydref 17 1863' (ballad recording the story of how 39 miners lost their lives in Morfa Pit, 17 Oct. 1863; Rules of the Cwmavon Brass Band, c. 1880. 1940s-1980s
[1 wallet file]

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Songs

<D/D LE 196> 'Margam Bando Boys' gan y diweddar T. Bleddyn Jones, Aberafan – a popular song, in Welsh. Includes note 'I heard it sung by a Taibach man in 1949, in Taibach Working Men's Club. A. Leslie Evans, 1956'. 1870
[1 envelope]

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Printed material (including programmes and brochures)

<D/D LE 197> The Trinity Hospital in Mile End: an object lesson in national history, by C. R. Ashbee. 1896
[1 vol.]

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<D/D LE 198> Poem in memory of Mrs Maddock of Troed-yr-Rhiw Farm, Margam. 1909
[1 paper]

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<D/D LE 199/1> Leaflet advertising the National Eisteddfod, Penybont (Bridgend). 1948
[1 paper]

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<D/D LE 199/2> Souvenir brochure for the National Eisteddfod at Margam. 1966
[1 booklet]

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<D/D LE 200> Official guide to Margam Museum, issued by the Ministry of Works. 1949
[1 vol.]

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<D/D LE 201> Souvenir brochure for the Festival of Wales, Maesteg and District. 1958
[1 vol.]

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<D/D LE 202> Cambrian Archaeological Association: list of members. 1960
[1 vol.]

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<D/D LE 203> Souvenir brochure for the consecration of the church of Our Lady and St Patrick, Maesteg. 1963
[1 vol.]

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<D/D LE 204> Off-print from the Glamorgan County Naturalists' Trust Bulletin relating to the gardens of Margam, entitled Margam Park. 1973
[1 paper]

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<D/D LE 205> Cyfarfod sefydlu'r parch. Delville L. Evans yng Nghapel Gibeon, Taibach, Port Talbot. 1974
[1 card]

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<D/D LE 206> West Glamorgan souvenir brochure for the Queen's Silver Jubilee, including articles relating to previous royal visits to the area. 1977
[1 vol.]

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<D/D LE 207> Order of service for the consecration of St David's Church, Margam by the Bishop of Llandaff. 1979
[1 booklet]

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<D/D LE 208> Invitation and programme for a celebration ball for the Rotary Club of Port Talbot. 1980
[1 card]

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<D/D LE 209> Poems of South Wales by Norman G. Jones. n.d., c. 1993
[1 booklet]

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<D/D LE 210> Parish magazine for St Theodore's, Port Talbot. 1996
[1 booklet]

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<D/D LE 211> West Glamorgan County Archive Service: Annual report of the County Archivist. 1996
[1 vol.]

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<D/D LE 212/1, 2> Visit Margam Abbey, a brief souvenir guide, and Margam Country Park, a promotional leaflet. n.d. and 1996
[1 paper]

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<D/D LE 213/1> Promotional brochure advertising tourism in the Port Talbot area. n.d.
[1 paper]

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<D/D LE 213/2> Porthcawl for happy healthy holidays – promotional guide book. n.d., 1960s
[1 vol.]

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<D/D LE 213/3> The Medieval Village at Cosmeston, a brief guide by the Glamorgan Gwent Archaeological Trust. 1983
[1 booklet]

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Photographs of Aberavon

<D/D LE 214> Copy of photograph of St Mary's Church, Aberavon, before rebuilding. n.d., 19th century
[1 photograph]

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<D/D LE 215-218> Aberavon beach. n.d., and c. 1900
[4 photographs]

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<D/D LE 219-221> Station Road, Aberavon. c. 1900
[3 photographs]

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<D/D LE 222> The Causeway, Aberavon, showing thatched houses, and Capel Moriah. n.d.
[1 photograph]

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<D/D LE 223> Port Talbot centre. c. 1900
[1 photograph]

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<D/D LE 224> Bethany C. M. Church and reading room. c. 1900
[1 photograph]

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<D/D LE 225> Water Street. c. 1900
[1 photograph]

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<D/D LE 226> Gwyn Terrace, Water Street. n.d.
[1 photograph]

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<D/D LE 227> The first car at the Castle Hotel. 1901
[1 photograph]

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<D/D LE 228, 229> Ysgathan Road. 1959
[2 photographs]

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<D/D LE 230> Level crossing gates of the Rhondda and Swansea Bay Railway in Port Talbot (picture taken in the year of the railway's closure). 1963
[1 photograph]

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<D/D LE 232> Port Talbot town centre. 1979
[1 photograph]

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<D/D LE 233> South Parade. 1980
[1 photograph]

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<D/D LE 234> Building work in the centre of Aberavon. 1987
[1 photograph]

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<D/D LE 235> The old Aberavon fire station. 1987
[1 photograph]

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<D/D LE 236> Burgess Green Inn. 1987
[1 photograph]

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<D/D LE 237> Road at the end of Pembroke Terrace. 1987
[1 photograph]

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<D/D LE 238> Views of Aberavon from the mountains. 1987
[1 photograph]

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<D/D LE 239> St Theodore's Church, Port Talbot. n.d.
[1 photograph]

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<D/D LE 240> View across Port Talbot from the mountain. n.d.
[1 photograph]

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<D/D LE 241> Unidentified housing, newly built. n.d.
[1 photograph]

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<D/D LE 242> Reredos of St Mary's Church, Aberavon. n.d.
[1 photograph]

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Photographs of Baglan

<D/D LE 243, 244> Two pictures of Baglan, taken from the Moors. 1969
[2 photographs]

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Photographs of Cwmavon

<D/D LE 245> Cornish Row, Cwmavon. c. 1950
[1 photograph]

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<D/D LE 246> Photograph of part of a watercolour by A. Leslie Evans of Cwmavon showing All Saints' Church. c. 1963
[1 photograph]

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<D/D LE 247> Cwmavon centre and All Saints' church. 1976
[1 photograph]

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<D/D LE 248> Copper House Inn. 1987
[1 photograph]

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<D/D LE 249> Cwmavon village, showing the church. n.d.
[1 photograph]

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<D/D LE 250> Mansel (Byass) works. n.d.
[1 photograph]

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<D/D LE 251> Photograph of a watercolour of Cwmavon Square. n.d.
[1 photograph]

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Photographs of Margam Abbey and Castle

<D/D LE 252> Old banqueting hall façade, Margam Castle. 1951
[1 photograph]

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<D/D LE 253-255> Margam chapter house. 1951 and 1959
[3 photographs]

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<D/D LE 256> View of Margam Abbey cloisters through the chapter house. 1957
[1 photograph]

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<D/D LE 257> Margam Orangery. 1929 and 1980s
[1 photograph, 1 postcard]

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<D/D LE 258> Detail of chimneys on Margam Castle. 1983
[1 photograph]

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<D/D LE 259> Tree at the back of Margam Castle. 1984
[1 photograph]

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<D/D LE 260> View of Margam Abbey, Margam Castle and Yr Hen Eglwys from the mountain. 1984
[1 photograph]

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<D/D LE 261> Urn by Margam Orangery. 1984
[1 photograph]

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<D/D LE 262> Sculpture, Margam Park. 1987
[1 photograph]

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<D/D LE 263> West end of Margam Abbey. n.d.
[1 postcard]

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<D/D LE 264> Margam Castle across the pond. n.d.
[1 postcard]

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<D/D LE 265, 266> Margam Castle. n.d.
[2 photographs]

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<D/D LE 267> Façade of the Old Banqueting Hall. 1951
[1 photograph]

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Photographs of Taibach

<D/D LE 268> View of Taibach looking from sea level towards the mountains. n.d., c. 1900
[1 photograph]

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<D/D LE 269> View across Taibach from the mountain. ?1902-1904
[1 photograph]

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<D/D LE 270> Taibach Library. 1963
[1 photograph]

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<D/D LE 271, 272> Dyffryn Road. 1963
[2 photographs]

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<D/D LE 273-277> Commercial Road. 1963, n.d.
[5 photographs]

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<D/D LE 278> Gibeon Chapel, Taibach. 1980
[1 photograph]

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<D/D LE 279> Malthouses, Taibach. 1986
[1 photograph]

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<D/D LE 280> Chemists, and the Bell Inn. 1986
[1 photograph]

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<D/D LE 281> Alma Terrace, including A. Leslie Evans' birthplace. 1987
[1 photograph]

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<D/D LE 282> Field Terrace. 1987
[1 photograph]

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<D/D LE 283> Margam Road, M4. 1987
[1 photograph]

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<D/D LE 284> Ffrwdwyllt Cottages. 1987
[1 photograph]

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<D/D LE 285> Taibach Rugby Club. n.d.
[1 photograph]

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<D/D LE 286-288> Somerset Inn (ex Sker Inn). n.d.
[3 photographs]

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<D/D LE 289> The road south from Taibach. n.d.
[1 photograph]

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<D/D LE 290> Sand haulage, Old Sidings Bank, Margam. n.d.
[1 photograph]

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<D/D LE 291> Beulah: Groes Chapel. n.d.
[1 photograph]

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<D/D LE 292> Dyffryn Chapel. n.d.
[1 photograph]

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Photographs of farms, valleys and individual buildings

<D/D LE 293> Press cutting with picture of Twll yn y Wal cottage, Margam. 1934
[1 paper]

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<D/D LE 294> Ty Fry Cottage and Brombil Farm, Margam. 1935
[1 photograph]

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<D/D LE 295> Kenfig Castle. 1953
[1 photograph]

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<D/D LE 296, 297> Goetre Valley. 1978 and 1983
[2 photographs]

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<D/D LE 298> Pant y Moch Farm. 1980
[1 photograph]

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<D/D LE 299> Dyffryn Uchaf, Goetre. 1982
[1 photograph]

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<D/D LE 300-304> Photographs of Eglwys Nunnydd, Margam. 1986
[5 photographs]

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<D/D LE 305> Photograph of watercolour of cottages near Goetre cemetery. 1987
[1 photograph]

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<D/D LE 306> Margam Old Post Office. 1987
[1 photograph]

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<D/D LE 307> Plâs Baglan. 1991
[1 photograph]

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<D/D LE 308> Morfa Mawr Farm, Margam, demolished in 1975. n.d.
[1 photograph]

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<D/D LE 309> 'Capel y Papistiad', Margam: west window and door. n.d.
[1 photograph]

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<D/D LE 310> Thatched cottages, in ruins. n.d.
[1 photograph]

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<D/D LE 311> Copy of a photograph of the Goetre Valley showing Goetre Mill. n.d.
[1 photograph]

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<D/D LE 312> Dyffryn Uchaf, Goetre. n.d.
[1 paper]

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<D/D LE 313> Barn, at St Fagan's Museum. n.d.
[1 photograph]

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<D/D LE 314> Llangynwyd church. n.d.
[1 photograph]

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<D/D LE 315> An old mill, in St Fagan's Museum. n.d.
[1 photograph]

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<D/D LE 316> Old cottages, unidentified. n.d.
[1 photograph]

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<D/D LE 317> View near Cymmer, Port Talbot. n.d.
[1 photograph]

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Photographs of industrial and maritime subjects

<D/D LE 318, 319> Steelworks, Margam. 1963, 1978
[2 photographs]

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<D/D LE 320> BP works, Baglan. 1969
[1 photograph]

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<D/D LE 321> Photograph of sketch of Port Talbot Harbour. n.d.
[1 photograph]

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<D/D LE 322> Ship Stathan in the harbour. n.d.
[1 photograph]

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<D/D LE 323> Model of Margam Steelworks. n.d.
[1 photograph]

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Photographs of areas outside Port Talbot

<D/D LE 324, 325> Cardiff castle and civic centre. 1930s
[2 photographs]

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<D/D LE 326> Fox hunt meeting at Mawldam. 1959
[1 photograph]

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<D/D LE 329, 330> Cilhepste Falls, Glynneath. n.d.
[2 postcards]

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<D/D LE 327, 328> Aberdulais Basin near Neath. 1987
[2 photographs]

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<D/D LE 331> Postcard including views of Neath. n.d.
[1 postcard]

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<D/D LE 332> Pobbles Bay, Gower. n.d.
[1 postcard]

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<D/D LE 333> Christmas card with as its illustration a page from the Margam illustrated litany. n.d.
[1 card]

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<D/D LE 334> Cow creamer jug in Swansea Museum. n.d.
[1 photograph]

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Photographs of wrecks off the Port Talbot coast

<D/D LE 335> Envelope containing photographs of the wrecks of the Amazon, Brodland, SS Ethelwalda, Prince Ivanhoe, and Michael Swenden. 1908-1970s
[1 envelope]

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Panoramic views over Port Talbot

<D/D LE 336-358> Envelope of photographs of views across Port Talbot, including schools, the steelworks, housing and shops, many marked on the back 'Port Talbot 1962'. n.d. and 1962
[1 envelope of 23 photographs]

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Taibach Working Men's Club

<D/D LE 359-372> Envelope containing photographs of the Taibach Working Men's Club building and its committee members. n.d., 1950s-1960s, and 1966
[1 envelope of 14 photographs]

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Photographs for a publication about Aberavon and Kenfig

<D/D LE 373-382> Envelope of photographs entitled 'Photos for Aberavon/Kenfig Book??', containing photographs of an old mill in St Fagan's Museum, 1952, a foxhunting meet at the Angel Inn, Mawdlam, 1959, two people in the Angel Inn, Mawdlam, 1959, a reversed print of Taibach at night, 1958, Aberavon Beach 1961, Margam Church 1981, Pontrhydyfen Aqueduct, 1981, Water Street, Aberavon, a shipwreck entitled 'the toll of the sea', and people at dinner, unidentified. 1952-1981, n.d.
[1 envelope of 10 photographs]

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Envelopes of photographs collected by A. Leslie Evans

<D/D LE 383> Envelope of photographs entitled 'photos of Pyle, Kenfig, Maudlam, Sker, Porthcawl', including photographs of Sker House, Mawdlam Church, the village of Kenfig, houses at Ty Maen, South Cornelly, foxhunt meet at Mawdlam, Kenfig Pool, Kenfig castle ruins, barn at Sker called Ty'r Ychen, Kenfig River, and Pyle church (interior). n.d., 1950s-1970s
[1 envelope of 31 photographs]

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<D/D LE 384> Envelope of photographs entitled 'photos of Port Talbot, Cwmavon & Baglan', containing photographs of Cwmavon c. 1890, a cross in Margam village street, from an ink sketch dated 1645, Incline Road, Taibach, Merthyr Mawr church, Margam Abbey, Margam Castle, the Chapter House, the orangery, a model of how Margam Abbey may have looked in Medieval times, the old church at Baglan, and Smyrna chapel, Taibach: building and foundation stone. n.d., 1950-1990
[1 envelope of 47 photographs]

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Photographs of events and people

<D/D LE 385> Photographs of events and people including The Rev. Edward Roberts, the laying of a foundation stone for the new market, 1908, the Mayor J. Gwynfor Lewis at the raising of a memorial cross on the grave of Dic Penderyn, 1961, visit of the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh to ?Port Talbot, ?1960s, the memorial to the miners who died in the Morfa Colliery explosion in 1890 (?1990) , people in Taibach Working Men's Club, photographs of pupils at Port Talbot Eastern School 1925 and Dyffryn Comprehensive School with A. Leslie Evans as head teacher, 1970s, Taibach and Port Talbot Temperance Brass Band, 1906, people marching past the Grand Hotel, n.d., and Taibach Rugby Club 1955. 1908-1990 and n.d.
[16 photographs]

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Miscellaneous photographs of the Port Talbot area collected or taken by A. Leslie Evans

<D/D LE 386> Photograph of Taibach village street, looking north. c. 1884
[1 photograph]

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<D/D LE 387> Framed photograph of Taibach Working Men's Club, Dyffryn Road, Port Talbot. 1922
[1 photograph, framed]

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<D/D LE 388> Photograph of a large dune and saltings near pumping station (Morfa Bank), Margam. 1946
[1 photograph]

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<D/D LE 389> View from Margam Mountain showing the chapter house and park. 1949
[1 photograph]

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<D/D LE 390> St James' Church, Pyle. 1951
[1 photograph]

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<D/D LE 391> Photograph of Groes, showing Beulah Chapel. c. 1960
[1 photograph]

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<D/D LE 392, 393> Eastern school, Port Talbot. 1960
[2 photographs]

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<D/D LE 394> Photograph of a newly excavated boundary stone discovered on Water Street (Port Talbot). 1993
[1 photograph]

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<D/D LE 395> Photograph of the wreck of the Ethelwalda off Port Talbot harbour. n.d.
[1 photograph]

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<D/D LE 396> Photograph of model of Twll-yn-y-Wal cottage, Margam. Includes note that it the house was used as a school early in the 19th century, that it was demolished 1951, and that it was the former home of F. Betsan Nicholas who died in 1894. n.d.
[1 photograph]

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<D/D LE 397> Photograph of the ?east window of the 15th century Capel Mair (yr hen egwlys) on the hillside above Margam Pond. n.d.
[1 photograph]

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<D/D LE 398> Photograph of a painting of a cottage in Brombil 'where Mainwaring lived till c. 1950'. n.d.
[1 photograph]

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<D/D LE 399> Photograph of a model of C. R. M. Talbot's yacht Lynx. n.d.
[1 photograph]

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<D/D LE 400> Cottage near Goytre Mill, Margam. n.d., 19th century
[1 photograph]

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<D/D LE 401, 402> Two scanned copies of a photograph of Margam Castle. n.d.
[2 papers]

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<D/D LE 403-406> Four scanned copies of an aerial photograph of Taibach looking towards the south east. n.d.
[4 papers]

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Drawings, paintings and pencil sketches (originals and copies)

<D/D LE 407> Negative print of a drawing of a cross in Margam village street, after a pen and ink drawing in R. Symonds's diary. 1645
[1 paper]

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<D/D LE 408> Reproduction of a watercolour painting of Briton Ferry church with Briton Ferry House in the background, by Thomas Hornor. 1919
[1 paper]

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<D/D LE 409/1, 2> Negative and positive prints of a pencil drawing of Capel Bayden in the parish of Llangynwyd, the original being part of the Dd. Jones collection in Cardiff Library. 1882
[2 papers]

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<D/D LE 410> Print of a pen drawing (?from the Dd. Jones collection in Cardiff Library) of Llangynwyd Church. 1884
[1 paper]

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<D/D LE 411> Negative print of a pencil drawing of Briton Ferry Church (?from the Dd. Jones collection in Cardiff Library). 1889
[1 paper]

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<D/D LE 412, 413> Positive and negative prints of a pencil drawing from the Dd. Jones collection in Cardiff Library of Glyncorrwg Church. 1889
[2 papers]

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<D/D LE 414> Pencil and ink reconstruction of the south transept of Margam Abbey, ?by A. Leslie Evans. n.d.
[1 paper]

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<D/D LE 415> Drawing of monks in a scriptorium. n.d.
[1 paper]

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<D/D LE 416> Photocopy of line drawing by A. Leslie Evans entitled 'Goytre Mill 1926'. n.d.
[1 paper]

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<D/D LE 417> Photocopy of a line drawing of Twll yn y Wal cottage, Margam, by A. Leslie Evans. n.d., ?1950s
[1 paper]

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<D/D LE 418> Photocopy of a line drawing entitled 'Site of Abbey Works – where Taibach boys roamed!', by A. Bowring. 7 Apr. 1960
[1 paper]

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<D/D LE 419> Photocopy of a line drawing of Groes Chapel, by A. Leslie Evans. n.d., ?1960s
[1 paper]

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<D/D LE 420> Photocopy of a line drawing of Port Talbot Railway Bridge, Taibach, 1973 (by A. Leslie Evans). 1973
[1 paper]

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<D/D LE 421> Photocopy of a charcoal drawing of Port Talbot Docks. n.d.
[1 paper]

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<D/D LE 422/1-3> Photocopy of a drawing entitled 'general view, Port Talbot, 1907, with acknowledgements to F. Footit, esq., for supplying original old print. Ted Nash '97'. 1997
[3 papers]

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<D/D LE 423> Book of pencil sketches by A. Leslie Evans, including Gyfylchi Chapel, 1951, a Norman arch at St Brides-super-Ely, Pyle Inn, a Roman Bath at Margam, 1952, and a shrine in St Brides-super-Ely. 1950s
[1 vol.]

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<D/D LE 424> Pencil crayon drawing entitled 'Sketch of 'the Side', Taibach, by Will Moore, 1968 – as he remembered it. The last of these rows and houses were demolished by 1967-8 (Balaclava and Inkerman Row End). 1968
[2 papers]

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<D/D LE 425> Bundle of papers (originally rolled) including pictures of Llangynwyd Church prior to restoration and Llangeinor Church prior to restoration by G. W. G. Holliday, 1892, and a copy of a small book entitled Watercolours from a family scrap-album by John Petherick, 1959. 1892, 1959
[1 bundle]

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<D/D LE 426/1> Photocopy of a pencil drawing of an unidentified woman. n.d.
[1 paper]

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<D/D LE 426/2> Photocopy of pencil drawing of Maudlam village street. 1909
[1 paper]

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<D/D LE 426/3> Photocopy of a pen and ink drawing of Margam village and the Abbey. n.d.
[1 paper]

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Engravings and prints collected by A. Leslie Evans

<D/D LE 427> Engraving of Coity Castle, by Sparrow. 1774
[1 paper]

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<D/D LE 428> Copy of an engraving entitled 'Copper works – a view near Aberavon, Glamorganshire, South Wales, drawn and engraved by L. Hassell', showing the Taibach works. 1798
[1 paper]

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Estate Maps

<D/D LE 429> Copy of a page from the Margam Estate map book of 1814 by R. W. Hall (see D/D Ma/E 1, 2) showing Margam Park, the abbey and Margam village. Includes table giving tenants' names, field names, acreages and details of annual rents. 1814
[1 map, rolled]

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<D/D LE 430> Copy of map by Thomas Telford of the area of Swansea Bay between Crymlyn Burrows and Baglan, showing the mouth of the River Neath, Briton Ferry and Briton Ferry House. 1824
[1 map, rolled]

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Tithe Maps

<D/D LE 431> Copy of part of the Michaelston-super-Avon Tithe Map, showing Cwmavon Works. n.d., 1840s
[1 map]

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<D/D LE 432> Copy of the Aberavon Tithe Map, in 9 sections. 1841
[1 roll of 9 maps]

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Ordnance Survey maps

<D/D LE 433> 25 NE, 25 SE, 25 SW, 33 NE, 33 NW scale 6" to the mile (1:10560): 3rd edition, 1921
[5 maps]

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<D/D LE 434> 25 NE, 25 NW, 25 SE, 25 SW (2 copies), 33 NE, 33 NW, 33 SW, scale 6" to the mile (1:10560): provisional edition, 1947-1950
[8 maps]

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<D/D LE 435> Geological Survey maps, scale 6" to the mile (1:10560) 25 SW (positive and negative copies), 1900, 33 NE, 1921
[2 maps]

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<D/D LE 436> Geological map of the South Wales Coalfield, including details of faults and thrusts, and underlying rock series. n.d.
[1 map]

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Maps showing boundaries and roads

<D/D LE 437/1> Copy of a map showing the boundaries of the Borough of Kenfig and proposed new boundaries, intended to accompany a report to Parliament concerning the viability of Kenfig as a corporation at the time of the Municipal Corporations Act. n.d., c. 1835
[1 plan, photocopy]

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<D/D LE 437/2> Copy of a plan showing position of works at Taibach. n.d., original of c. 1855
[1 paper]

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<D/D LE 438> Plan of properties on Clarence Street, ?Port Talbot, including the site of a Bible Christian chapel, and a proposed theatre. 1889
[1 plan]

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<D/D LE 439> Map showing the boundaries of Port Talbot Borough's Margam Ward, based on a 3rd edition Ordnance Survey Map. n.d., post 1921
[1 map]

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<D/D LE 440> Plan showing properties on the road from Aberavon to Pwll-y-Glaw, scale 41.66 feet to one inch (1:500). n.d.
[1 plan]

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<D/D LE 441> Copy of O.S. 1:2500 sheet SS 7887-7987 entitled 'plan received re. Right of way in the Brombil Valley'. 1994
[1 plan]

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<D/D LE 442> Plan with accompanying letter relating to the proposed route of a pipeline for the River Afan Outfall Scheme. n.d., 1980s
[2 papers]

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<D/D LE 443> Street plan of Port Talbot, including Taibach, Goytre, Pontrhydyfen, Bryn, Cwmavon, Velindre, Sandfields and Baglan. Includes street index. n.d., 1970s
[1 map]

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Architectural plans

<D/D LE 444> Plan of Baglan Hall, including south, west and east elevations, and plans of the ground floor, first floor and second floor, scale 16 feet to one inch, prepared prior to its demolition on 4 Feb. 1958, with covering letter describing a lift in the house. 1958 and 1983
[1 plan, 1 paper]

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<D/D LE 445-450> Wallet file containing plans of the church at Llantwit Major, including plan of the pre-Norman church, the transitional period early 13th century, the 13th century rebuilding, and 14th century alterations, and Ewenny Priory, plan of church and site plan of the entire priory site, based on Carter's plan, 1803, including family tree of the Canne and Turberville families. n.d.
[1 file of 6 plans]

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Correspondence received by A. Leslie Evans

<D/D LE 451> Envelope containing notes and family tree for the Yorwerth/Yorath family of Llangynwyd, ancestors of A. Leslie Evans. n.d.
[1 envelope]

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<D/D LE 452> Letter from the Glamorgan Gwent Archaeological Trust with a report on the excavation and survey of the village of Margam. 1978
[1 envelope]

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<D/D LE 453> Letter from the Glamorgan Gwent Archaeological Trust with a report on the excavation of the Hen Gastell site on the west bank of the River Neath opposite Briton Ferry. 1994
[1 envelope]

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<D/D LE 454> Correspondence received by A. Leslie Evans, some being enquiries about local historical matters, some in appreciation of publications written by A. Leslie Evans. 1960s-1990s
[1 bundle]

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<D/D LE 455> Wallet file containing newsletters, minutes and correspondence of the Kenfig Society (founded in 1989 by the suggestion of A. Leslie Evans, who was the first president of the society. The aims were to promote study and awareness of the history, botany, geography etc. of the Kenfig area). 1989-1996
[1 wallet file]

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Miscellanea

<D/D LE 456> Manuscript for a romantic novel set in southern Africa, apparently in the process of being checked by A. Leslie Evans. n.d.
[1 bundle of 59 papers]

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<D/D LE 457> Volume containing lesson plans and notes for history lessons. n.d.
[1 vol.]

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<D/D LE 458> School exercise books of A. Leslie Evans 1920s-1930s
[7 vols.]

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Original records

<D/D LE 459> Poor rate for Kenfig parish. 1844-1845
[1 vol; fragile condition]

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<D/D LE 460> (Draft) surrender of lease, (i) William Henry Forester of Swansea, iron merchant and William Morgan of Cefn Iron Works, parish of Tythegstone to (ii) C R M Talbot of Margam Park, Two pieces of land totalling 16a, occupied by the furnaces, dwellinghouse and office of the Cefn Iron Company. 11 Dec 1880
[1 ms doct of 4pp]

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<D/D LE 461> Two fragmentary accounts from Bryndu Colliery Company, Cefn Cribbwr, Bridgend. 1909 and n.d.
[2 loose papers]

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Copy records

<D/D LE 462> Transcriptions of Margam Estate accounts 1820/1 for Kenfig Borough (some on papers taken from the original estate accounts), with accompanying letter. 1959
[3 papers and 1 letter]

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<D/D LE 463> Copies of Penrice and Margam MSS 33 and 199 from the National Library of Wales Aberystwyth: Grant of 30a by Hugh of Hereford to the monks of Margam Abbey, 1166x1183; Quitclaim of Alice Peruath of one messuage in Kenfig, 1320/1
[2 photographs, mounted on card]

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Essay

<D/D LE 464> Essay on British Borough Charters, by A Leslie Evans. n.d.(1986)
[32 pp]

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Additional papers

<D/D LE 465> Bundle of newspaper cuttings relating to A. Leslie Evans. 1937-1997
[1 bundle]

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<D/D LE 466> Bundle of papers relating to A. Leslie Evans school career as both pupil and teacher. Includes examination certificates, references, the Bridge newsletter for Taibach L.E.A Youth Centre and a notebook containing details of old sports and games. 1925-1933
[1 bundle]

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<D/D LE 467> Unpublished stories written and illustrated by A. Leslie Evans. n.d. and 1944
[1 bundle]

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Photographs

468> Bundle of photographs of staff and pupils at Port Talbot Central School. 1937-1962
[1 bundle]

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<D/D LE 469> Photograph of Taibach Committee members. 1949
[1 photograph]

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<D/D LE 470> Bundle of photographs of groups of men from the Taibach Working Men's Club. 1957-1981
[1 bundle]

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<D/D LE 471> Bundle of miscellaneous group photographs. 1970s-1990s
[1 bundle]

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<D/D LE 472> Photograph of the Port Talbot Historical Society members at the New Civic Centre. 1991
[1 photograph]

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<D/D LE 473> Bundle of photographs sent to A. Leslie Evans from Evelyn Gudgin, including a photograph and newspaper cutting of Mr George Thomas, Speaker of the House of Commons along with a covering letter and a photograph of the Sunday School parade on Whitsun Monday along the High Street, Port Talbot and the Morgan's milk cart and horse 1983
[1 bundle]

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<D/D LE 474> Bundle of miscellaneous photographs including the demolition of Richard Street, Aberavon; the old Primitive Methodist Chapel, Wern Road; St Mary's Communion table; Ysguthan Road shop. n.d. c.1950s
[1 bundle]

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