News from Bath Record Office

Report on Collections Weeks April - June 2014

During the Collections Weeks in April, May and June we have catalogued the following records:


0591 Records of Co-operative Societies in the Bath Region.

This large collection of records relates to the Co-operative Societies that merged in 1967 to form the Bath & West Regional Co-operative Society; the collection covers the Bath, Twerton, Calne, East Harptree, Devizes, Bradford-on-Avon, Trowbridge, Pewsey, and Chippenham Co-operative Societies, as well as some Women’s Co-operative Guilds and some records from the Bath Trades & Labour Council. The records date from the late 1880s to the early 1970s.


0667 Title Deeds for Bath Properties, 18th -19th Centuries.

This small collection of title deeds covers properties in Bath, and around Bath and North East Somerset.


1078 Papers of Sir (Henry) Vaughan Berry.

This small collection of personal papers relates to Sir Henry Vaughan Berry, a British administrator in Germany after both the First and Second World Wars, where he was remembered as the man who had led Hamburg 'safely through the ravages of the post-war period'. He was also the founder of the XYZ Club, a group intended 'to discuss financial problems from a socialist point of view' and which included several leading Labour party figures among its membership. He died in Bath in 1979.


1080 Title Deeds to nos. 24 and 25 Marlborough Buildings, Bath.

This small collection of title deeds relates to 24 and 25 Marlborough Buildings in Bath, detailing the transfers in ownership from their construction in c.1788 till the early part of the 20th Century.



The catalogues to all these collections can be found on our online catalogue, as well as in the hard-copy catalogue folders in the Record Office search room.



Additions to the ‘Pamphlets’ series

Stephanie Adams, our Archives Assistant, has been continuing the work of bringing up to date the ‘Pamphlets’ series by adding books and publications of local interest which we have received from various sources.


We would like to thank all our users for their continued support.