Fonds GB 0210 PEMELD - Pembrokeshire Coalfield (Hook Colliery) Papers,

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Pembrokeshire Coalfield (Hook Colliery) Papers,


  • 1907-1957 (mainly 1932-1957) (accumulated [c. 1948]-1957) / (Creation)

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Extent and medium

0.038 cubic metres (1 box, 1 roll)

Context area

Name of creator

Administrative history

Hook Colliery, Llangwm, Pembrokshire, was opened in 1850, and operated until 1947. An attempt was made in the 1950s to re-open it as a private mine by Hook Colliery Co., under T. W. Harcourt Roberts., geologist and mining engineer, and General Manager and Managing Director of Hook Colliery, Pembrokeshire.

Archival history

The papers were assembled by T. W. Harcourt Roberts.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Dylans Bookstore; Swansea; Purchase; 1985

Content and structure area

Scope and content

Correspondence and papers, 1907-1957, relating mainly to the proposed re-opening during the 1950s of the Pembrokeshire anthracite coalfield and the Hook Colliery, Pembrokeshire, including a report, surveys and notes, 1932-1957; correspondence, 1951-1957; and miscellaneous charts and maps, 1907-1945.

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling

Action: All records purchased by the National Library of Wales have been retained.


Accruals are not expected.

System of arrangement

Arranged by record type or subject.

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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.

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Finding aids

A hard copy of the catalogue is available in Minor Lists and Summaries, 1986, p. 55, at the National Library of Wales.

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Existence and location of copies

Related units of description

Further records of the Hook Colliery are Pembrokeshire Record Office, D/EE/7/250-291, and D/RTM/HPO/289-296.

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Title supplied from contents of fonds.

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Institution identifier

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

May 2003.


  • English



Archivist's note

Compiled by Richard Burman for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: NLW, Minor Lists and Summaries, 1986; Edwards, George, The Coal Industry in Pembrokeshire (Shrewsbury, 1983);

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  • Text: Pembrokeshire Coalfield (Hook Colliery) Papers.