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Fairs, Geoffrey L., papers

Reference code(s): GB 0210 GEOLAIRS

Held at: National Library of Wales

Title: Geoffrey L. Fairs Papers

Short Title: Fairs, Geoffrey L., papers

Creation date(s): [late 20th century]

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 0.058 cubic metres (2 boxes)

Name of creator(s): Geoffrey L. Fairs


Administrative/Biographical history: Geoffrey L. Fairs was a scientist who took up residence in Hay-on Wye, Brecknockshire on his retirement. His A History of the Hay was published in 1972.


Scope and content/abstract: A set of several thousand index cards compiled while researching A History of the Hay (1972).


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Arranged into two different groups: major references and secondary references. Within each group the arrangement is that of the chapter headings in the printed work. The entries are further arranged to correspond with sub-headings and then in chronological order.

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: The usual copyright regulations apply.

Finding aids: A hard copy of the catalogue is available in Minor Lists and Summaries 1982, p.21, at the National Library of Wales. The catalogue can be accessed online.

Detailed catalogue


Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records donated to the NLW have been retained

Accruals: Accruals are not expected

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: Donated by Geoffrey L. Fairs, Hereford, in 1981.



Note: Title supplied from 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, Minor Lists and Summaries, 1982; Powys County Archives Office website (, viewed 4 June 2003.

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

Date(s) of descriptions: April 2003

Fairs, Geoffrey L. | (Geoffrey Lowrie) | Archives
Hay-on-Wye (Wales) | History

Personal names
Fairs , Geoffrey L. (Geoffrey Lowrie)

Corporate names

Hay-on-Wye (Wales)

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