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Griffith, J. E., manuscripts

Reference code(s): GB 0210 MSGRIFITH

Held at: National Library of Wales

Title: J. E. Griffith Manuscripts

Short Title: Griffith, J. E., manuscripts

Creation date(s): [c. 1715]-1929

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 39 volumes

Name of creator(s): John Edwards Griffith (1843-1933)


Administrative/Biographical history: John Edwards Griffith (1843-1933), of Bangor, Caernarvonshire, was an antiquary and botanist, best known as the author of Pedigrees of Anglesey and Carnarvonshire Families (Horncastle, 1914).


Scope and content/abstract: Manuscripts of, or collected by, John Edwards Griffith, [c. 1715]-1929, including pedigrees, memoranda and genealogical notes relating mainly to Anglesey and Caernarvonshire; a volume of pedigrees by John Ellis, Tai Croesion, 1723; manuscripts of William Williams, Llandyg√°i; and some 350 letters, [c. 1892]-1929, to J. E. Griffith relating to botany and genealogy and to his publications.


Language/scripts of material: English, Welsh, some Latin

System of arrangement: Arranged according to NLW MSS reference numbers: NLW MSS 19058-19096.

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: A hard copy of the catalogue is available at the National Library of Wales.


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

Accruals: Accruals are not expected

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: Purchased from the Venerable E. G. Wright, Archdeacon of Bangor, 1971.


Related material: See also NLW, E. G. Wright Collection of Anglesey and Merionethshire Deeds and NLW, J. E. Griffith Misc. Pedigree Material, both purchased with these manuscripts.


Note: Title based on contents of fonds.

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 J.E. Griffith Papers and Collection; Dictionary of Welsh Biography down to 1940 (London, 1959).

Rules or conventions: Description follows ANW guidelines based on ISAD(G) 2nd ed.; AACR2; and LCSH

Date(s) of descriptions: February 2003

Anglesey (Wales) | Genealogy
Botany | Wales
Caernarvonshire (Wales) | Genealogy
Griffith, John Edwards | Archives
Griffith, John Edwards | Correspondence

Personal names
Griffith , John Edwards
Williams , William , 1738-1817

Corporate names

Anglesey (Wales)
Caernarvonshire (Wales)

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