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National Library of Wales
Glyneiddan estate, papers

Reference code(s): GB 0210 GLYDAN

Held at: National Library of Wales

Title: Glyneiddan Papers

Short Title: Glyneiddan estate, papers

Creation date(s): 1779-1955

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 0.086 cubic metres (3 boxes)

Name of creator(s): Glyneiddan estate


Administrative/Biographical history: Glyneiddan is in the parish of Llanegwad, Carmarthenshire. It is not clear where the Jones-Davies family came from, nor when they moved to Glyneiddan, unless they are related to Lewis Jones MD (fl. 1830-1862) of Gellyglyd, also in the parish of Llanegwad. Henry Jones-Davies (1870-1955) certainly lived at Glyneiddan from about 1892. He was a chairman of the Carmarthen county council and local Liberal politician with a particularly keen interest in local and Welsh agricultural societies.


Scope and content/abstract: Deeds and documents relating to Glyneiddan, Nantgaredig, and other premises in Carmarthenshire, 1785-1955, and papers of Henry Jones-Davies, relating to local government in Carmarthenshire, 1895-1950; and to agriculture, 1910-1945, especially to agricultural co-operatives in Wales.


Language/scripts of material: English, Welsh

System of arrangement: Arranged chronologically within the following sections: deeds and documents, the public service and family history of Henry Jones-Davies, papers of agricultural interest, correspondence, pamphlets, and photographs, maps, posters, etc.

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 laws apply

Finding aids: Hard copies of the catalogue are available at NLW and HMC. The catalogue can be accessed on-line from


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

Accruals: Accruals are not expected

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: Deposited by the executors of the late Dr T. E. Jones-Davies of Erwlon (and Glyneiddan), Nantgaredig, per T. I. Ellis, January-March 1961.


Related material: An album containing photographs of the family of Henry Jones-Davies of Glyneiddan and others, and an album containing photographs, [c. 1860]-1900 of the Ellis family of Cynlas, Cefnddwysarn, Merioneth, including T. E. Ellis, MP., are in National Library of Wales, Special Collections.


Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds

Archivist's note: Compiled by Stephen Benham.
The following source was used in the compilation of this description: NLW, Schedule of Glyneiddan Papers.

Rules or conventions: This description follows NLW guidelines based on ISAD(G) Second Edition; AACR2; and LCSH.

Date(s) of descriptions: September 2001

Agriculture, Cooperative
Carmarthenshire (Wales) | Politics and government | 20th century
Jones-Davies family, | of Glyneiddan | Archives
Local government | Wales | Carmarthenshire

Personal names
Jones-Davies , H.
Jones-Davies family , of Glyneiddan

Corporate names
Glyneiddan Estate (Wales)


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