Document referenceHRA/DX735
Level of description Fonds
TitleJohn family of Dowlais and Hughesovka papers
Date1889-circa 1940s
Creator(s)John family
BackgroundJohn John of Dowlais went to Hughesovka in 1875 as a blast furnace manager. On a trip home he married 19 year old Sarah John of Penydarren. The couple had four children in Hughesovka, Ann, Joseph, Sarah and John, and returned to Merthyr Tydfil in about 1915. Joseph died at the age of 3 and John was sent to school in Britain. Their father was known as ‘John John Russia’, after the family’s final return home.
DescriptionModern reproductions of family photographs and papers.
Extent0.001 cubic metres (2 photographs, 2 papers)
Physical characteristicsGood condition
AppraisalAll records which meet the collection policy of the Glamorgan Archives have been retained.
Finding AidsDetailed list available.
Conditions of accessNormal Glamorgan Archives conditions apply.
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