Sunday, 1 May 2016

Maritime Libraries in the UK - Wales

The Maritime Libraries post seems popular, so I've asked for permission to add content from the book. Keep an eye out for future posts that highlight various archives around the UK.
Disclaimer: as this material was published in 2004, I have tried to update the websites (2016), but internet addresses often change.

The title is:
Maritime Information : a guide to libraries and sources of information in the United Kingdom. by Fenton, Briody and Macdonald. 2004. 1901703452


Archives for Wales:

Almwich Industrial Heritage Trust (AIHT)
Copyright: Penny Allen
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Special Collections: Local ship builders Treweek, Cox, Paynter, and William Thomas; ship owners; mine owners and workers; breweries; tobacco companies.

Angelesy County Record Office.
Special Collections: Crew lists, port of Beaumaris, Register General of Shipping and Seamen; Board of Trade Marine maps and plans; Records of ports and harbours; Records of seafaring careers of individual seafarers; Records of ships; Anglesey RNLI.
Specific companies and groups: William Thomas and Sons. Amlwch Port; W.H. Owen (1825-1896), Plas Penrhyn, owners of many Liverpool-based ships.

Bangor University College
Archifdy Y Brifysgol / Archives Department
Special Collections: Penrhyn estate documents, 13th-20th centures; Charts from 17th-20th centuries

Caernarfon Harbour Trust
Special Collections: Documents of maritime interest deposited with Gwynedd Archive Service, Caernarfon

Carmarthenshire Archive Service
suggest contacting via : (broken link)
Special Collections: Register of ships, Carmarthen, 1839-1849; Register of ships, Llanelli, 1824-1885; Register of fishing boats, Llanelli, 1902-1943; Register of transactions, Llanelli 1825-1931; Shipping lists 1863-1913; Crew agreements of Carmarthen and Llanelli registered ships.

Ceredigion Archives
Special Collections: Records of HM Customs and Excise: shipping registers for Aberystwyth, 1824-1925; record of sailings from Aberystwyth, 1794-1799; some crew agreements, 1863-1897; log books: Aberystwyth harbour records, c.1900-1914; Marine Board of Trade maps, 19th-20th century; shipping register for Cardigan, 1855-1869; port book for Aberystwyth, 1854-1901 (with gaps).

Flintshire Record Office
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Subject Coverage: Shipping; shipbuilding; River Dee; fishing; wharves; docks; harbours; ports; lighthouses and piers.
Special Collections: Dee and Clwyd River Authority MSS; Shipping records (Registrar of Shipping and Seamen); Shipping registers; Board of Trade marine maps; Photographs.
Specific Companies and groups: Dee and Clwyd River Authority; J. Crichton and Co. Ltd. shipbuilders. Saltney (mainly photographs)

Gwent County Record Office
Special Collections: West Wales Steamship Company records, 1910-1997; Newport Dock Company; deeds, 1829-1851; History of the ports and docks of Newport, Alexandra and Chepstow; Bills of sale of the ships Unity, Tredegar and Nye, 1807-1829; Share certificates and notices of the AGM of the Great Ship Co. Ltd., 1859; Agreements, crew lists etc. of the ships Sir George Eliot and Lady Tredegar registered at Newport, 1889-1899; Deed of partnership of Alexandra Docks, Newport, 1910-1981; Notes by TT Birkbeck re HMS Foudroyant; Notes by Sir H Nicholas re Lord Nelson, including extracts of his letters.

Gwynedd Archives Service - Dolgellau
Special Collections: Crew lists, merchant ships agreements and official log books of Aber Dyfi ships, 1863-1913 Barmouth; Harbour Trust papers, 1797-1930; Lister family papers including documents relating to the List fleet, 1890-1911 and collection of photographs; Maritime records from the Sailors' Institute, Barmouth including sea charts (19th century); Mercantile Navy Lists' and maritime directories, 1896-1917; Lloyd's Registers, 1910-1917; Slate quarrying; Tryweryn Papers.

Holyhead Maritime Museum
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Special Collections:Artefacts belonging to Captain John MacGregor Skinner, 1760-1832
Specific companies and groups: LNWR, LMS, British Railways; Sealink and Stena Line.

Museum of Welsh Life
Special Collections: Welsh life including freshwater and inshore fishing, coracles and nets.

National Waterfront Museum

National Library of Wales
Special Collections: Welsh Political Archive; maritime resources

See also:
Maritime Libraries in the UK :

Aberdeen,  Cumbria,  East India Company,  Liverpool,  ShipwrecksWales

“Reproduced by kind permission of the Maritime Information Association”

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