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Thomas-Stanford, Charles, collection of deeds

Reference code(s): GB 0210 STANFORD

Held at: National Library of Wales

Title: Charles Thomas-Stanford Collection of Deeds

Short Title: Thomas-Stanford, Charles, collection of deeds

Creation date(s): 1538-1826 (accumulated [late 19th century x early 20th century])

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 0.058 cubic metres (2 boxes)

Name of creator(s): Charles Thomas-Stanford


Administrative/Biographical history: Sir Charles Thomas-Stanford (1858-1932) was born into a prosperous shipping family, and was mayor of Brighton, Sussex, 1910-1913, and Conservative Member of Parliament for Brighton, 1914-1922. Primarily a classicist (one of his best-known works was an edition of Euclid's Elements), he had a keen interest in archaeology, early books and local history, and collected many historical records in the course of his research. He was President of the Library Association in 1908, and also a member of the Court of the National Library of Wales.


Scope and content/abstract: Deeds and other records, 1538-1826, relating to properties mainly in Merionethshire, particularly lands formerly belonging to the dissolved monastery of Cymer [p. Llanelltyd] near Dolgellau, and the rectory of Llanegryn, Merionethshire.


Language/scripts of material: Latin, English

System of arrangement: Arranged chronologically

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 donated to the National Library of Wales have been retained.

Accruals: Accruals are not expected.

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: Donated by Sir Charles Thomas-Stanford, Preston Manor, Brighton, Sussex, in 1926.



Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds.

Archivist's note: Compiled by David Moore for the ANW project. The following sources were consulted in the compilation of this description: NLW, Schedule of Deeds presented by Charles-Thomas-Stanford; Who Was Who, 1929-1940 (London, 1941); (viewed 09.05.03)

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

Date(s) of descriptions: March 2003

Abbeys | Wales | Llanelltyd
Deeds | Wales | Llanegryn
Deeds | Wales | Llanelltyd
Deeds | Wales | Merioneth

Personal names

Corporate names
Cymer Abbey (Llanelltyd, Wales)

Cymer (Gwynedd, Wales)
Llanegryn (Wales)
Merioneth (Wales)

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