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Puleston manuscripts

Reference code(s): GB 0210 MSPULSTON

Held at: National Library of Wales

Title: Puleston Manuscripts

Short Title: Puleston manuscripts

Creation date(s): [1500] x [1921]

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 28 vols

Name of creator(s):


Administrative/Biographical history: The Pulestons derived their name from the 'vill' or manor of Pilston or Puleston, near Newport, Salop, where they were settled temp. Henry III. Sir Roger de Puleston (d. 1294) is believed to have been the first to establish himself at Emral.


Scope and content/abstract: A collection which includes Welsh, Latin and English vocabularies, miscellaneous notes and extracts, a diary of 1811, Latin and other school exercises and a fairly substantial amount of correspondence. Also forming part of this collection are manuscripts and documents connected with the family of Edwards of Chirk.


Language/scripts of material: English, Latin, unless otherwise specified.

System of arrangement: Arranged according to NLW MSS reference numbers: NLW MSS 3561-3588.

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: The descriptions are also available in the Handlist of Manuscripts in the National Library of Wales, Volume I (Aberystwyth, 1943).


Archival history: Formerly in the possession of the Puleston family of Emral, Worthenbury, etc.

Immediate source of acquisition: Deposited by Crawshay Wellington Puleston, 1921.


Related material: See also NLW MSS 251 and 432, currently described under the manuscripts of Sir John Williams.
NLW, Puleston Family Papers.


Note: This collection was deposited in the National Library of Wales along with a large group of deeds and other documents of interest to Wales, England and Ireland. A general description of the manuscript volumes and the documents was given by Alfred J. Horwood in the Second Report of the Historical Manuscripts Commission, 1871 , and extracts from the correspondence in the Fifteenth Report, Appendix VII, 1898 .

Archivist's note: This description was compiled by Bethan Ifans for the retrospective conversion project of NLW MSS.

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

Date(s) of descriptions: August 2005

Puleston family, | of Emral | Archives

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