GB 0210 TEMPION
South Wales Women's Temperance Union Papers,
- 1839-1965 / (Creation)
Level of description
Extent and medium
0.045 cubic metres (5 boxes).
Name of creator
The South Wales Women's Temperance Union (Undeb Dirwest Merched y De), was founded in 1901. Sarah Jane Rees, 'Cranogwen' (1839-1916), was the dominant figure at the beginning. The Union developed quickly, setting up ten branches within the first few months, rising to 140 branches within 15 years. The papers reflect the work of the Union, including its role as a charity support, particularly concerning the Cwmdonkin Shelter Fund and the Cranogwen Rescue and Preventive Fund. Membership of the Union declined in the second half of the twentieth century, and by the early 1960s it was agreed that, rather than close down the Union, it would be absorbed into the South Wales Temperance & Band of Hope Union, under the latter's title.
Immediate source of acquisition or transfer
Donated by E. Lloyd Jones, Skewen, in 1969.
Content and structure area
Scope and content
Papers of the South Wales Women's Temperance Union, including correspondence, 1911-1965; minute books and accounts of meetings, 1931-1957; account books, 1916-1966; printed material, 1948-1957; hymn sheets, 1839-1966; and posters, 1932-1957.
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling
Action: All records donated to NLW have been retained.
Accruals are not expected.
System of arrangement
Arranged into the following: correspondence; meetings; account books; address book; printed material: annual reports; hymn sheets; miscellaneous printed material; posters; miscellaneous papers.
Conditions of access and use area
Conditions governing access
Readers consulting modern papers in the National Library of Wales are required to sign the 'Modern papers - data protection' form.
Conditions governing reproduction
Usual copyright regulations apply.
Language of material
Script of material
Language and script notes
Physical characteristics and technical requirements
A hard copy of the catalogue is available at the National Library of Wales.
Allied materials area
Existence and location of originals
Existence and location of copies
Related units of description
Title supplied from contents of fonds.
Virtua system control number
Name access points
- Undeb Dirwestol Merched y De. (Creator)
Genre access points
Description control area
Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru = The National Library of Wales
Rules and/or conventions used
Description follows ANW guidelines based on ISAD(G) 2nd ed.; AACR2; and LCSH
Level of detail
Dates of creation revision deletion
Compiled by Annette Strauch for the ANW project. The following source was used in the compilation of this description: NLW, Schedule of South Wales Women's Temperance Union Papers;