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National Library of Wales
Edwards, Goronwy, Sir, papers

Reference code(s): GB 0210 GORRDS

Held at: National Library of Wales

Title: Sir Goronwy Edwards Papers

Short Title: Edwards, Goronwy, Sir, papers

Creation date(s): [c. 1901]-1977

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 0.486 cubic metres (15 boxes)

Name of creator(s): Sir Goronwy Edwards


Administrative/Biographical history: Prof. Sir Goronwy Edwards (John Goronwy Edwards) (1891-1976), Knight, was born in Manchester, Lancashire, and was a student at Jesus College, Oxford, and later a postgraduate student at Manchester. He studied and later lectured on medieval history. He published Flint Pleas, 1283-1285 (1922); Calendar of Ancient Correspondence concerning Wales (1935) and Littere Wallie (1940), and was editor of English Historical Review, 1938-1959. He was appointed Director of the Institute of Historical Research and Professor of History at the University of London in 1948. He served on numerous committees and public bodies. He was Raleigh Lecturer of the British Academy, 1956, and Ford Lecturer at Oxford University, 1960-1961. He was knighted in 1960 and died in 1976.


Scope and content/abstract: Papers of Goronwy Edwards, mainly medieval Wales research notes, 1909-1977, including his undergraduate material, 1909-1913; postgraduate material, 1913-1915; Oxford lecture notes, 1919-1948; London lecture notes, 1948-1960; public and special lecture notes, 1921-1963; and correspondence and research notes, 1928-1979.


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Arranged in chronological order.

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.

Finding aids: A hard copy of the catalogue is available at the National Library of Wales. The catalogue can be accessed online.

Detailed catalogue


Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records have been retained

Accruals: Accruals are not expected

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:


Related material: Further papers are National Library of Wales, UCW, Welsh History Department Papers.


Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds. The papers include transcripts of records pre-dating Goronwy Edwards.

Archivist's note: Compiled by Annette Strauch for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: NLW, Schedule of Sir Goronwy Edwards Papers; Jesus College Oxford website (, viewed 10 March 2003.

Rules or conventions: This description follows ANW guidelines based on ISAD(G) second edition, AACR2, and LCSH

Date(s) of descriptions: January 2003

Edwards, John Goronwy, | Sir, | 1891-1976 | Archives
Wales | History | Research

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Edwards , John Goronwy , 1891-1976 , Sir

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