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Welsh School, Ashford, Middlesex, papers

Reference code(s): GB 0210 WELOOL

Held at: National Library of Wales

Title: Welsh School, Ashford, Middlesex, Papers

Short Title: Welsh School, Ashford, Middlesex, papers

Creation date(s): 1567-1921

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 0.315 cubic metres (10 boxes, 2 volumes)

Name of creator(s): Welsh School, Ashford

CONTEXT

Administrative/Biographical history: The Welsh School in Ashford, Middlesex, England started as the British Charity School in London, where it was established in 1718 by the Society of Ancient Britons. The institution was supported by voluntary contributions. It moved to Ashford in 1857. In 1882, it became a single-sex school, renamed the Welsh Girls School. It is now named St David's School. The school accumulated some papers of related organisations, including the Society of Ancient Britons, the Cymmrodorion, the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge (an educational publisher) and correspondence with Llandaff Bishopric Committee concerning the appointment of a Welsh Bishop in 1849.

CONTENT

Scope and content/abstract: Welsh School, Ashford, and British Charity School, Board of Governors and trustees minutes, 1718-1848; House Committee minutes, 1830-1905; cash books and financial records, 1792-1905; applicants books, 1826-1844; correspondence and papers, 1760-1904; correspondence and records of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge in Wales, 1849-1851; correspondence relating to Llandaff Diocesan Commitee, 1849; and deeds and legal correspondence relating to lands in Ashford, Middlesex, 1845-1893; minute books of the Society of Ancient Britons, 1823-1856, and of the Cymmrodorion, 1828-1849.

ACCESS AND USE

Language/scripts of material: English, Welsh, Latin

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: volumes of minutes etc.; correspondence (general, Llandaff Bishopric Committee, Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge in Wales); deeds and documents; indentures of apprenticeship; and miscellanea.

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. The catalogue can be accessed online.

Detailed catalogue

ARCHIVAL INFORMATION

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records have been retained. Some of the deposited papers were returned to the depositors in 1985.

Accruals: Accruals are not expected

Archival history: Many of the printed books and pamphlets became the property of the Welsh Charity School when the first Cymmrodorion Society was dissolved in 1785.

Immediate source of acquisition: Deposited by the Most Honorable and Loyal Society of Ancient Britons in 1939.

ALLIED MATERIALS

Related material: Related papers are NLW, E. M. Sibley papers. A large collection of printed books from the Welsh School Library was deposited in 1939 and is held in NLW.

DESCRIPTION NOTES

Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds. Some papers pre-date the existence of the school.

Archivist's note: Compiled by Annette Strauch for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: NLW, Schedules of Welsh School, Ashford, Middlesex Papers; St David's School website (www.isinspect.org.uk), viewed 12 May 2003.

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

Date(s) of descriptions: March 2003


INDEX ENTRIES
Subjects
British Charity School (London, England) | Archives
Charity-schools | England | Ashford (Surrey)
Charity-schools | England | London
Society for the Diffusion for Useful Knowledge | Archives
Society of Ancient Britons | Archives
Welsh Charity School | Archives
Welsh Girls' School (Ashford, Middlesex, England) | Archives
Welsh | England | London

Personal names

Corporate names
British Charity School (London, England)
Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge (Great Britain)
Society of Ancient Britons
Welsh Charity School
Welsh Girls' School (Ashford, Middlesex, England)

Places
Ashford (Surrey, England)
London (England)

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