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National Library of Wales
Simons family, papers

Reference code(s): GB 0210 SIMONS

Held at: National Library of Wales

Title: Simons Family Papers

Short Title: Simons family, papers

Creation date(s): 1849-1982 (mainly 1849-1927)

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 1 box

Name of creator(s): Simons family of Merthyr Tydfil


Administrative/Biographical history: The Simons family were practicing solicitors in Merthyr Tydfil, Glamorgan, from 1852 to 1945. Before coming to Merthyr Tydfil, William Simons (1813-1893) was Registrar on the North Wales circuit. He also invested money in gold mining. He was married to Clara Maria Simons (died c. 1927), and they had at least one daughter, Elsie.


Scope and content/abstract: Papers, 1849-1927, of the Simons family, including a diary of William Simons, 1849; a commonplace book, 1891, of Elsie Simons; letters, 1893, relating to the Dolgellau gold mines; probate copies of wills, 1908-1927; and an issue of The Merthyr Express, 29 April 1982, with an article on the family.


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement:

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 summary is available in Minor Lists and Summaries, 1983, p. 42, at the National Library of Wales. The summary is available online.


Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records deposited at the National Library of Wales have been retained.

Accruals: Accruals are not expected.

Archival history: The papers relate to the ancestors of the depositor.

Immediate source of acquisition: Deposited by Mr Dennis Simons, West Ashton, Trowbridge, Wiltshire, 1982.


Related material: Further papers are National Library of Wales, NLW Facs 427.


Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds.

Archivist's note: Compiled by Rhys Jones for the ANW project. The following source was used to compile this description: National Library of Wales, Minor Lists and Summaries, 1983.

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

Date(s) of descriptions: April 2003

Solicitors | Wales | Merthyr Tydfil

Personal names
Simons family , of Merthyr Tydfil

Corporate names


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