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[Cardiff] Board of Trade Inquiries of [Merchant Ships]

Identifier: MSS-2019-1

Scope and Contents

This collection of two volumes of printed documents from the Board of Inquiries [of Cardiff] was acquired by the Law Library in 1991. These documents seem to be of cases that relate to the Merchant Shipping Acts of 1854 and 1876, 1887, and 1894. They comprise the years 1878-1895. Each document represents a vessel inquiry and has a report to the court, and an annex to the report. Some documents contain handwritten annotations that explain what the case is about in a very concise way, ex.: “loss of life,” or “abandonments owner fined.” There is also some correspondence, sketches and two photographs glued to the boards of each of the volumes.

The two volumes were donated to the Incorporated Law Society for Cardiff and Districts by the “representatives” of Clement Waldron, Esq., Solicitor in Cardiff, who was also the first president of the Incorporated Law Society. They were found in a box in the basement of the Law School Library in 2019.


  • Creation: Majority of material found in 1878-1895


2 Volumes

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Acquired by the Law Library in 1991 from Reese Booksellers.

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Repository Details

Part of the Arthur J. Morris Law Library Special Collections Repository

Arthur J. Morris Law Library
580 Massie Road
University of Virginia
Charlottesville Virginia 22903 United States