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Hughes, J. R., papers and deeds

Reference code(s): GB 0210 JRHUGHES

Held at: National Library of Wales

Title: J. R. Hughes Papers and Deeds

Short Title: Hughes, J. R., papers and deeds

Creation date(s): 1727-1961 (accumulted [1906x1961])

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 0.513 cubic metres (20 boxes)

Name of creator(s): J.R. Hughes


Administrative/Biographical history: John Roberts Hughes (1886-1962) was a historian and antiquary from Tre Taliesin, Cardiganshire. His main interest was in the history of the Quakers in Wales.


Scope and content/abstract: Manuscripts and documents collected by and created by John Roberts Hughes, 1727-1961, including, papers relating to the Quakers, including transcribed extracts from records, collected volumes and items of Quaker interest, and notes on the Quakers by J. R. Hughes; various papers collected and written by J. R. Hughes relating to folk-lore and local histories; notes for addresses and lectures; papers and documents created by others, acquired or purchased by J. R. Hughes; deeds relating mainly to Glamorgan and Monmouthshire, and other miscellaneous deeds; together with personal memoranda by J. R. Hughes and family papers.


Language/scripts of material: Welsh, English

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: deeds; 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.

Physical characteristics: Some of the papers are affected by damp.

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: Purchased 1962-1963.


Related material: Further papers of or collected by J. R. Hughes are NLW MSS 16053-16075.


Note: Title supplied from name of donor. Some of the papers precede the life of John Roberts Hughes.

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. R. Hughes Papers; Stephens, Meic, Oxford Companion to the Literature of Wales (Oxford, 1986).

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

Date(s) of descriptions: February 2004

Deeds | Wales | Glamorgan
Deeds | Wales | Monmouthshire
Folklore | Wales
Hughes, J. R. | (John Roberts), | 1886-1962 | Archives
Quakers | Wales
Society of Friends | Wales

Personal names
Hughes , J. R. (John Roberts) , 1886-1962

Corporate names

Denbighshire (Wales)
Glamorgan (Wales)
Monmouthshire (Wales)

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