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Breese, manuscripts

Reference code(s): GB 0210 MSBREESE

Held at: National Library of Wales

Title: Breese Manuscripts

Short Title: Breese, manuscripts

Creation date(s): [1798x1942]

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 19 volumes

Name of creator(s): Charles E. Breese; and others.

CONTEXT

Administrative/Biographical history: Charles Edward Breese qualified as a solicitor in 1889. He was a member of Caernarvonshire county council and, from 1918 to 1922, was Liberal member of parliament for the county. He served as army major during the Great War. Breese was also an enthusiastic antiquarian, being appointed work committee chairman of the Cambrian Archaeological Association and, in 1930, one of its vice-presidents. He died in 1932.

CONTENT

Scope and content/abstract: Papers of Charles Edward Breese, mainly dealing with antiquarian matters and including material, [1910x1920], relating to crown lands in Wales; correspondence, much of which is addressed to Breese, 1872-1932; an interleaved copy of The Kalendars of Gwynedd (London, 1873), compiled by Breese, and additions, [1909], to the Kalendars; and miscellaneous notes, press cuttings, etc. Also included are papers of Edward Breese, father of Charles E. Breese.

ACCESS AND USE

Language/scripts of material: English.

System of arrangement: Arranged according to NLW MSS reference numbers: NLW MSS 9471-9489.

Conditions governing access: Readers consulting modern papers in the National Library of Wales are required to abide by the conditions noted on the 'Modern papers - data protection' form issued with their Readers' Tickets.

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright laws apply.

Finding aids: The description is also available in the Handlist of Manuscripts in the National Library of Wales, Volume III (Aberystwyth, 1961).

Detailed catalogue

ARCHIVAL INFORMATION

Accruals: Accruals are not expected.

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: Presented by Mrs Charles E. Breese, widow of Charles E. Breese, Porthmadog, in 1933.

ALLIED MATERIALS

DESCRIPTION NOTES

Note: Title based on contents. Formerly known as Breese 1-19.

Archivist's note: Description compiled by Bethan Ifans for the retrospective conversion project of NLW MSS. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Handlist of Manuscripts in the National Library of Wales, Volume III (Aberystwyth, 1961); Y Bywgraffiadur Cymreig hyd 1940 (Llundain, 1953).

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

Date(s) of descriptions: February 2010.


INDEX ENTRIES
Subjects
Breese, Charles E. | Archives
Breese, Charles E. | Correspondence
Crown lands | Wales
Wales | Antiquities

Personal names
Breese , Charles E.

Corporate names

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