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Green, Francis, papers and deeds

Reference code(s): GB 0210 FRAGREEN

Held at: National Library of Wales

Title: Francis Green Papers and Deeds

Short Title: Green, Francis, papers and deeds

Creation date(s): [13th century]-1923 (accumulated [c.1874]-1923)

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 0.172 cubic metres (6 boxes)

Name of creator(s): Francis Green


Administrative/Biographical history: Francis Green (1854-1942) was a lawyer and antiquary from Carmarthen. After studying law at London, he worked as a solicitor in the office of his father before emigrating to Canada in 1878 where he earned his living as a farmer. He subsequently returned to London to work in the office of The Financial Times. He retired to St Davids in 1907 and spent the rest of his life pursuing historical and antiquarian researches. He was the editor of the West Wales Historical Records, and calendared The Coleman Deeds (1921), The Crosswood Deeds (1927) and The Hawarden Deeds (1931) in the National Library of Wales. Some of the fruits of his researches on the history of Pembrokeshire were published in articles in Y Cymmrodor and the Cymmrodorion Transactions. Many of his manuscripts are in the custody of the Pembrokeshire Public Library at Haverfordwest. He died at St Davids in 1942.


Scope and content/abstract: Deeds and personal papers acquired by Francis Green, 13th cent.-1923, including deeds and papers relating to Pembrokeshire and to the Green family, 1806-1880; records from the office of James Summers, solicitor, Haverfordwest, 1826-1867. There are also deeds and documents, 1704-1898, relating to a number of Pembrokeshire families; miscellaneous deeds, 1701-1867; and miscellaneous papers, 1720-1868.


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Arranged as follows: deeds and documents; papers concerning Francis Green's family; papers from the office of James Summers, solicitor, Haverfordwest; papers concerning a number of Pembrokeshire families; miscellaneous deeds; and miscellaneous papers.

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.

Detailed catalogue


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

Accruals: Accruals are not expected

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: Donated between 1926 and 1946.


Related material: The Francis Green manuscripts are kept in the Haverfordwest Public Library. Sets of facsimiles are available in NLW. Notes and indexes were first prepared by Mr D. Emrys Williams for his own use.


Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds. Some of the papers and deeds pre-date the life of Francis Green.

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 Francis Green Deeds and Documents; Dictionary of Welsh Biography, 1941-1970 (London, 2001).

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

Date(s) of descriptions: February 2003

Deeds | Wales | Pembrokeshire
Green, Francis, | 1854-1942 | Archives
Lawyers | Wales | Haverfordwest | Archives
Summers, James, | Solicitor | Archives

Personal names
Green , Francis , 1854-1942
Summers , James , solicitor

Corporate names

Carmarthen (Wales)
Pembrokeshire (Wales)

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