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New documents are always arriving at the archives, and we're very pleased about that! If you have a document or collection you would like to deposit please contact us.
We have listed our new acquisitions below, and the list will be updated regularly. It takes us a while to get documents ready for the public, therefore you may not find the items on this page in the on-line collections. If you would like to know more about anything listed below please contact us.

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Portrait of a seated man in uniform tentatively identified at David Owen Jones, sent at New Year 1920 (Ref: ADX/1772)
Portrait of a seated man in uniform tentatively identified at David Owen Jones.On the reverse is a shirt verse and "With Best Wishes for a Happy and Prosperous New Year from David Owen Jones as a small token in memory of 44 years service. New Year's Day 1920
Acc.No: 4032   Date of material: 1920   Extent: 1 item   Access: open Not yet in the catalogue

Letter from Henllan prisoner of war camp from K.H.Zerfass (Ref: ADX/ 1771)
A Prisoner of War Post letter sent from POW-Camp 70, Henllan Bridge, Llandyssul by K.H.Zerfass to Hubert Konig of Kasbach/Linz am Rhein, Germany
Acc.No: 4031   Date of material: 1947   Extent: 1 item   Access: open Not yet in the catalogue

Capt. James' paintings (Ref: ADX/1770)
Electronic scans of original paintings and sketches by Captain William James of Aberystwyth (1842-1917).
   
   The paintings are mostly topographical in nature and depict local views, mostly with a maritime perspective (Aberystwyth Harbour, Trefechan etc.), Llanbadarn Fawr, and ships, in port or on the open sea.

Acc.No: 4030   Date of material: pre-1917   Extent: 70 electronic files   Access: Open Not yet in the catalogue

Dogfennau Capel Beulah (Ref: ANC/93/1-13)
Capel Beulah Congregational Chapel
   
   1. Addroddiadau Blynyddol 1899-2019
   
   2. Cyfrifon y capel cyntaf Glandwr Isaf 1847-1878
   
   3. Cyfrif Adeiladu y capel 1885
   
   4. Records of Rev. Dalis Davies 3.1 1888-1920 2. 1920-1931 ( aelodau, priodasau,bedyddiadau, claddwydiau derbyniadau arianol a.y.y.b )
   
   5. Cyfrifon 1892-4
   
   6. Addroddiad olaf y Parch Dalis Davies Capel Beulah a Capel Brynmair 1930
   
   7. Cronfa Mans : Addewidion a chyfraniadau gan aeloda a chyfeillion Beulah t.1960 ?
   
   8. Cynlliniau ty newydd I'r gweinidog 1973
   
   9. Capel Beulah, conveyances of land (photocopies ) 1859, 1872
   
   10. Dogfennau amrywiol
   
   11. "Capel Beulah : Misc Finance" to be further appraised
   
   12. "Capel Beulah : Pwllgor Gwragedd, Llythyrion amrywiol, digfennau" to be further appraised.
   
   13. "Capel Beulah : Cyfrifon" to be further appraised.

Acc.No: 4029   Date of material: 1847-2019   Extent: 3 boxes   Access: Some Data Protection issues to be considered after 1930 Not yet in the catalogue

Ephemera of the Aberystwyth branch of Cats Protection (Ref: DSO/181)
Ephemera associated with the early years of the Aberystwyth branch of Cats Protection.
   
   1. Minutes and Agendas ( incomplete ) May 2003 - April 2004
   
   2. Newsletters 2002-2003
   
   3. Posters, headed paper, membership form

Acc.No: 4028   Date of material: 2002-2004   Extent: I envelope   Access: Some DP issues. Needs an undertaking before use Not yet in the catalogue

The Cardigan Elector - election leaflet (Ref: ADX/1769)
"The Cardigan Elector", a free ( 'gratis') leaflet promoting the election of Captain Ernest Evans the official Liberal candidate.
Acc.No: 4027   Date of material: 3 December 1923   Extent: 1 item   Access: open Not yet in the catalogue

Propoganda leaflet "A Last Appeal to Reason by Adolf Hitler" (Ref: ADX/1768)
"A Last Appeal to Reason by Adolf Hitler, Speech before the Reichstag 19th July 1940". An English language propoganda leaflet probably dropped from a German bomber near the east coast of England with an ink inscription "Sheila M Ford August 4th 1940 Found in Deer Park by Daddy, Air Raid Warden". Several others are known to exist.
Acc.No: 4026   Date of material: 1940   Extent: 1 item   Access: open Not yet in the catalogue

"A Nation of Singing Birds" by Ronald Rees (Ref: ADX/1767)
"A Nation of Singing Birds : Sermon and Song in Wales and Among the Welsh in America " by Ronald Rees. Y Lolfa press.
Acc.No: 4025   Date of material: 2021   Extent: 1 volume   Access: open Not yet in the catalogue

Magic Lantern slide : The Promenade Aberystwyth (Ref: ADX/1766)
A positive slide showing the bandstand, donkeys and houses on Marine Terrace.
Acc.No: 4024   Date of material: n.d. c. 1910 ?   Extent: 1 item   Access: open Not yet in the catalogue

Account Book of the Ann and Mary and letter from Ann Jenkins to her husband. (Ref: ADX/1765)
1.Account Book of the Ann and Mary by John Jenkins, possibly of Aberporth. The depositor believes him to be one of the Jenkins Brothers, Boatbuilders, whose company moved from Aberporth to Cardiff. 1867
   
   2. Letter from Ann Jenkins to her husband. 8 December 1865

Acc.No: 4023   Date of material: 1865-1867   Extent: 2 items   Access: open Not yet in the catalogue

Pobol Y Topie Bont-Goch Lives by Richard E. Huws (Ref: ADX/1764)
Pobol Y Topie Bont-Goch Lives by Richard E Huws, signed presentation copy. Gwasg Pantgwyn 2020 : a selection of biographies of people who lived in Bont-goch, Ceredigion
Acc.No: 4022   Date of material: 2020   Extent: 1 book   Access: open Not yet in the catalogue

Documents and ephemera relating to Llanafan (Ref: ADX/1763)
Items from the depositor's family and wider community relating to the school, chapel and Women's Institute at Llanafan. To be listed.
Acc.No: 4021   Date of material: tbc   Extent: 1 box   Access: tbc Not yet in the catalogue

Aberystwyth Canine Society Golden Jubilee Dog Show souvenir programme and catalogue, and first prize card. (Ref: ADX/1743)
Aberystwyth Canine Society Golden Jubilee Dog Show souvenir programme and catalogue, and first prize card.
Acc.No: 4020   Date of material: 1958   Extent: 2 items   Access: open Not yet in the catalogue

Map of Pengarnuchaf and Penbank, Llanbadarn Trefeglwys [though not located on modern map] (Ref: ADX/1742)
A map of Pengarnuchaf and Penbank, Llanbadarn Trefeglwys the former belonging to Mr Thomas Davies, the latter to Mr John Davies
Acc.No: 4019   Date of material: c.1830 ?   Extent: 1 item   Access: open Not yet in the catalogue

Photographs of members of the Corfield family with genealogical notes by the depositor (Ref: ADX/1741)
1. John William Corfield 1866-1946.
   
   2. William Henry Corfield 1894 - 1968
   
   3. Tom Corfield 1935 -
   
   
   
   The family, originally from Mongomeryshire took the tenancy of Tancastell farm, Rhydyfelin in 1933. The family later moved to
   
   Marian House Llanfarian. Tom worked as the stage manager in Thteatr y Werin.

Acc.No: 4018   Date of material: c. 1945 and earlier   Extent: 4 items   Access: open Not yet in the catalogue

Wales and the Incorporated Church Building Society (Ref: ADX/1740)
Book: Wales and the Incorporated Church Building Society 1818-1982 by Neil Fairlamb
   
   Published by the author, April 2021

Acc.No: 4017   Date of material: 2021   Extent: 1 vol   Access: Open Not yet in the catalogue

Photographs connected with the Pontrhydygroes/Ysbyty Ystwyth area (Ref: ADX/1739)
Photographs connected with the Pontrhydygroes/Ysbyty Ystwyth/Cwm Ystwyth/Pontrhydfendigaid/Tregaron/Rhayader/Elan Valley//Ystrad Fflur/Aberaeon/ Clywedog area/ North Wales/Eisteddfod Bro Madog and Lampeter.
Acc.No: 4016   Date of material: April 1984 to June 1994   Extent: I box   Access: open Not yet in the catalogue

Allt y Mynydd ('The Sanatorium'), Llanybydder (Ref: ADX/1738)
1. Programme of the celebration of Allt-y-Mynydd centenary (1908-2008), formerly a tuberculosis sanatorium and a hospital for patients with mental and physical disabilities, and a care home from 1986.
   
   
   
   2. Photograph of nine medical/nursing staff at the Sanatorium, c. 1930s?

Acc.No: 4015   Date of material:    Extent: 2 items   Access: Open Not yet in the catalogue

Items relating to the Hafod Estate (Ref: ADX/1737)
1. 'Fall at Devil's Bridge' by Emma Smith (b. 1787). Original drawing, framed. C. 1810. Also photocopy from the sales catalogue where the drawing was listed for sale.
   
   2. Book: The Life and Works of Walter George Tarrant [owner of Hafod Estate 1941-42] by Richard Norris. 2008

Acc.No: 4014   Date of material: 1810 and 2008   Extent: 2 items   Access: Open Not yet in the catalogue

Publications by The Rev. Dr. Canon David H. Williams (further items) (Ref: ADX/1667/3-5)
3. An Island Monastery: Santa Maria de la Real, Majorca - An Introduction to its History. Abertillery, 2020
   
   4. Ecclesiastical Map of Medieval Gwent (2002)
   
   5. Offprint: 'Monmouthshire Parish and Manorial Boundary Marks' in The Monmouthshire Antiquary, vol. XXXV (2019-2020)

Acc.No: 4013   Date of material: 2002-2020   Extent: 3 items (accruing)   Access: Open Not yet in the catalogue

The Nature of our Village Map showing diversity of wildlife in Penparcau (Ref: CSC/RO (TBC))
Map prepared in response to the 2020 Ceredigion Explore Your Archives invitation to 'Make Us a Map". The map shows a selection of the variety of flora and fauna found in Penparcau and was created by the depositor. It uses colours made from berries, galls and acorns.With explanatory note.
Acc.No: 4012   Date of material: April 2021   Extent: 2 items   Access: open Not yet in the catalogue

Letter from Fred Blight, Eiddwen, Tregaron to a friend "Bob" (Ref: ADX/1736)
Letter on various subjects . Refers to Queen Elizabeth as "that horse mad young woman", discusses the death of three ex-colleagues, the possible unhealthiness of Tregaron, an anecdote about another acquaintance who died rather than be evicted from his abode at Falcondale, a collection of prints and his own decline and anticipated demise.
   
   This letter appears to be by Frederick M.S. Blight whose death is registered in Carmarthen in the June Quarter of 1963 aged 88 The 1939 Register reveals Mr Blight as a retired Civil Servant and Post Office worker which may explain his anticipated delight in annoying the Head Postmaster at Aberystwyth over the closure of Tregaron P.O. on the day he expected to pick up his pension. In the letter he talks of

Acc.No: 4011   Date of material: 11 June 1957   Extent: 1 item   Access: open Not yet in the catalogue

The History of St. Dogmaels (Ref: ADX/1735)
Book: The History of St. Dogmaels by the Rev. Henry J. Vincent, compiled/edited by Glen K. Johnson
   
   Gwasg Teifi Press

Acc.No: 4010   Date of material: 2009   Extent: 1 vol   Access: Open Not yet in the catalogue

Tablau Llanw / Tide Tables 2021 (Ref: CSC/TM/1/5)
Tablau Llanw Ceredigion Tide Tables 2021 (2 copies)
Acc.No: 4009   Date of material: 2021   Extent: 2 items   Access: Open Show catalogue(CSC/TM/1) 

Richard James, Dyffryn Aur (Ref: ADX/1734)
Bilingual pamphlet / pamffled dwyieithog: Richard James, Dyffryn Aur - Cymwynaswr Mwyaf Llanrwst / Llanrwst's Greatest Benefactor, gan/by Rosslyn Morgan, Clerc y Dref / Town Clerk, Llanrwst.
Acc.No: 4008   Date of material: 2020   Extent: 1 item   Access: Open Not yet in the catalogue

Photographs and video footage of Swyddfa'r Sir (Ref: CSC/DECS/RO/27)
Photographs and videos of the interior of the old Queen's Hotel (Swyddfa'r Sir, the old Council offices) in Aberystwyth after it was vacated by everyone save Ceredition Archives. Taken by Ania Skarzynska, Senior Archivist, Ceredigion Archives
Acc.No: 4007   Date of material: 2013   Extent:    Access: Open Not yet in the catalogue

Parish magazines (Llanddeiniol, Llanrhystud, Llansantffraed) and assorted ephemera (Ref: EC/9 (further items) ADX/1445 addl)
Parish magazines, funeral cards, village calendars and other ephemera
Acc.No: 4006   Date of material:    Extent:    Access: Open Not yet in the catalogue

Ysgol Sul Llansatffraid Sunday School (Ref: CPR/LSF/20)
Cofrestr Ysgol Sul Llansantffraid /
   
   Llansatffraid Sunday School Register
   
   
   
   1907-1908 and 1921-1963

Acc.No: 4005   Date of material: 1907-1963   Extent: 1 vol   Access: DP restrictions Not yet in the catalogue

Ceredigion Destination Management Plan / Cynllun Rheoli Cyrchfan 2013-2020 (Ref: CSC/TM/2)
Bilingual brochure outlining the tourism and visitor economy strategy for the county, with Ceredigion County Council a leading partner.
   
   2 copies

Acc.No: 4004   Date of material: 2013   Extent: 2 items   Access: Open Not yet in the catalogue

Invoices/Receipts (Ref: DB/118)
Various invoices and recepts from the business of the late Mr Burbeck, 25 Bridge st, Aberystwyth
Acc.No: 4003   Date of material: 1890s   Extent:    Access: Open Not yet in the catalogue

Papurau a lluniau teuluol (Ref: ADX/1718 addl.)
Ffotograffau ac eitemau eraill
Acc.No: 4002   Date of material:    Extent:    Access: Agored Not yet in the catalogue

Ceredigion Museum Official Opening Programme (Ref: CSC/MUS/7)
New Approaches: Printed programme for the Official Opening of Ceredigion Museum and Aberystwyth Tourist Information Centre, by Miss Bronwen Morgan, Chief Executive, Ceredigion County Council, on 8 September 2017 [following a major renovation]
Acc.No: 4001   Date of material: 2017   Extent: 1 item   Access:  Not yet in the catalogue

Friends of Ceredigion Museum (Ref: DSO/63/3-7)
Various records:
   
   DSO/63/3 Newsletters, vols 1-2
   
   DSO/63/4 Updates from the Chair, 2018 and 2019
   
   DSO/63/5. Paper by Susan J. Davies, Chair, entitled Heritage in Ceredigion: What is it and why does it matter? 2017
   
   DSO/63/6. Programmes: 2017, 2018
   
   DSO/63/7. Other ephemera

Acc.No: 4000   Date of material: 2017 onwards   Extent:    Access: Open Not yet in the catalogue

Memorial service programmes (Ref: ADX/1762)
1. Programme: Memorial Service commemorating the centenary of the awarding of the Victoria Cross to Brigadier General Lewis Pugh Evans VC, CB, CMG, DSO [of Lovesgrove], to be held at the War Memorial, Llanbadarn Fawr on 4 October 2017. 2 copies.
   
   2. Programme. Commemoration and Dedication Service to honour Michael J. Dunphy, Welsh Guards (d. 1982 serving in the Falkklands), Lee T. Davies, Welsh Guards (d. 2012 serving in Afghanistan) and David M.E. Greenhalgh, Grenadier Guards (d. 2010 serving in Afghanistan), to be held at Cardigan War Memorial on 12 October 2019. 2 copies.

Acc.No: 3999   Date of material: 2017 and 2019   Extent: 4 items   Access: Open Not yet in the catalogue

Lampeter Welfare Institute and Avondale Old People's Home records (Ref: CBG/485(a) and CBG/AB/81)
CBG 485(a) Admission and Discharge book for casual poor for Lampeter Casual Ward at the Lampeter Welfare Institute 1943-1949.
   
   CBG/AB/81 Day Book ( delivery book) from Tradesmen to Avondale OPH, Aberystwyth 1956-1958

Acc.No: 3998   Date of material: 1943-1949, 1956-1958   Extent: 2 items   Access:  Show catalogue(CBG/AB) 

Booklet: The Ceredigion Community Map (Ref: CDD/MUS/7)
Booklet: The Ceredigion Community Map part II by Harold Seldon. Published by Ceredigion Museum.
   
   
   
   The Ceredigion Community Map was designed by Roy Marsden and made by the West Wales Marquetry Group who presented it to Ceredigion Museum at the opening of the 40th National Marquetry Exhibition at The Coliseum, Aberystwyth, May 1992.

Acc.No: 3997   Date of material: 1992   Extent: 1 item   Access: Open Not yet in the catalogue

Taflen fywgraffiadol / biographical leaflet (Ref: ADX/1760)
Taflen ddwyieithog am David Ivon Jones (1883-1924). Cyhoeddwyd gan yr Archif Wleidyddol Gymreig, Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru, ar achlysur dadorchuddio plac i goffau D.I. Jones ar gapel yr Undodiaid, Y Stryd Newydd, Aberystwyth, 23 Ebrill 1994
   
   
   
   Bilingual leaflet about David Ivon Jones (1883-1924). Published by the Welsh Poilitical Archive, The National Library of Wales, to coincide with the unveiling of a plaque to commemorate D.I. Jones on the Unitarian Chapel, New Street, Aberystwyth, on 23 April 1994

Acc.No: 3996   Date of material: 1994   Extent: 1 item   Access: Agored/open Not yet in the catalogue

Taflenni / Leaflets, Eglwys Llanbadarn Fawr Church (Ref: ADX/1759)
1. Taflen gwybodaeth: 'J.P. Seddon a'r llawr mosaig, yn Eglwys Sant Padarn, Llanbadarn Fawr, gan Rust a'i Gwmni o Lambeth', gan Tim Palmer.
   
   2. Information leaflet: 'J.P. Seddon and the mosaic floor by Rust and Co. of Lambeth in St Padarn's Church, Llanbadarn Fawr' by Tim Palmer

Acc.No: 3995   Date of material: c. 2019   Extent: 2 eitem   Access: Agored/Open Not yet in the catalogue

Two cricket score books for the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries team(s) (Ref: DSO/140 addl.)
Two cricket score books for the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries ( latterly MAFF) team(s) seasons 1950 and 1968
Acc.No: 3994   Date of material: 1950 and 1968   Extent: 2 items   Access: open Not yet in the catalogue

A Family History of Margaret Ann Lewis (Ref: ADX/1758)
A Family History of Margaret Ann Lewis (1900 - 1988) written and researched by Steph Woods for and with the help of family members. TWO COPIES one held as search-room copy.
Acc.No: 3993   Date of material: Modern but scope is 18th - 20th century   Extent: 2 folders   Access: open Not yet in the catalogue

History of the YFC Movement in Wales (Ref: ADX/1757)
Typescript: History of the Young Farmers Club Movement in Wales. Author unknown.
Acc.No: 3992   Date of material: c. 1967   Extent: 1 item   Access: Open Not yet in the catalogue

Cardiganshire Art Society / Cymdeithas Gelfyddyd Ceredigion (Ref: DSO/180)
1. Programme of the 19th Annual Exhibition, 1981
Acc.No: 3991   Date of material: 1981   Extent: 1 item   Access: Open Not yet in the catalogue

Sioe Llangeitho Show (Ref: DSO/179)
Rhaglenni Sioe Amaethyddol a Garddwriaethol Llangeitho / Programmes of the Llangeitho Young Farmers' Agricultural and Horticultural Show.
   
   1. Rhaglen/Programme 2011

Acc.No: 3990   Date of material: 2011   Extent: 1 item   Access: Agored/Open Not yet in the catalogue

Sioe Pontrhydfendigaid Show (Ref: DSO/178)
Rhaglenni Sioe Amaethyddol a Garddwriaethol Pontrhydfendigaid / Programmes of the Pontrhydfendigaid Agricultural and Horticultural Show.
   
   
   
   1. Rhaglen/Programme 2011

Acc.No: 3989   Date of material:    Extent: 1 item (may accrue)   Access: Agored/Open Not yet in the catalogue

1. "Interesting History of Lampeter" by R.D. [Rees Davies] recollecting the town of the 1870s (Ref: MUS/516)
1. "Interesting History of Lampeter" by R.D. [Rees Davies] " well-known Lampetrian" published in The Cambrian News weekly from 5th July 1935, recollecting the town of the 1870s
   
   2. University prospectus for SDUC Lampeter 1966-7

Acc.No: 3988   Date of material: 1935-1966   Extent: 3 items   Access: open Show catalogue(MUS/516) 

Postcard of Vale of Rheidol Railway, Aberystwyth Red Cross Hospital photographs in World War One, portait photograph of young women knitting. (Ref: ADX/1756)
1. Postcard showing the Vale of Rheidol train (postmark 1906)
   
   2. Reverse of postcard. Message to Alice Prince
   
   3. Photograph presumed to be Alice and Adeline Rachel Prince knitting on a beach.
   
   4. Aberystwyth Red Cross Hospital ( Cambria Hotel / Theological College building ) 1916 Photographer W. Jenkins, Arcade, Aberystwyth
   
   5. Red Cross patients on Aberystwyth promenade outside the Belle Vue Hotel

Acc.No: 3986   Date of material: c. 1906 - 1916, modern copies   Extent: 5 electronic items   Access: open Show catalogue(ADX/1756) 

Research material relating to Llanfair Clydogau (Ref: )
5 separate packages
   
   1.Jiffy Bag
   
   2 folder " School Photographs - who do you recognise?"
   
   3. Envelope marked "Viking Direct"
   
   4 Clear pink plastic wallet containing manuscript "Llanfair and Cellan Y.F.C"
   
   5. Clear blue plastic wallet containing copies of photographs " Llanfair Clydogau Board School Photographs vol 1 - not all in History"

Acc.No: 3985   Date of material:    Extent:    Access:  Not yet in the catalogue

Music and words for Y Gwanwyn and Nant Y Mynydd (Ref: MUS/514)
Music and words for Y Gwanwyn and Nant Y Mynydd. The latter won the prize at the 1863 Swansea Eisteddfod for John Thomas Blaenannerch ( after 1871 'John Thomas Llanwrtyd').
Acc.No: 3984   Date of material: Before 1871   Extent: 1 item   Access: open Show catalogue(MUS/514) 

Royal ephemera relating to Aberystwyth (Ref: MUS/513)
1. Single ticket for the Grand Coronation Ball held at the King's Hall Aberystwyth 11 May 1937
   
   2. Souvenir Programme of Celebrations in the Borough of Aberystwyth for the Coronation of Their Majesties King George VI and Queen Elizabeth 12 May 1937. two copies
   
   3. Souvenir Programme of the Visit of Their Majesties the King and Queen to Aberystwyth to open the National Library of Wales 12 July 1937

Acc.No: 3983   Date of material: 1937   Extent: 4 items   Access: open Show catalogue(MUS/513) 

Items relating to E.G.Piears' garage business at 10 and 43 Terrace Road, Aberystwyth and other motoring ephemera (Ref: MUS/517)
1.Business card of E.G. Piears
   
   2.Receipt from Cardiganshire County Council for the registraion of a motor car and driving licence, both for E.G. Piears 1904
   
   3.Hackney Carriage/Motor licence for Edwin George Piears 1904
   
   4.Hackney Carriage/Motor licence for Edwin George Piears 1905
   
   5.Hackney Carriage/Motor licence for Edwin George Piears 1907
   
   6.Licence to drive a motor car made out for Miss N Neale, Bryn Vedwen, Little Dargate Street, Aberystwyth 1905-1906
   
   7.Licence to drive a motor car made out for Mr Edwin George Piears (1908-1909)

Acc.No: 3982   Date of material: 1904-1908   Extent: 7 items   Access: open Not yet in the catalogue

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