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Jenkin, T. J., papers

Reference code(s): GB 0210 TJJENKIN

Held at: National Library of Wales

Title: T. J. Jenkin Papers

Short Title: Jenkin, T. J., papers

Creation date(s): 1904-1965

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 0.315 cubic metres (11 boxes)

Name of creator(s): Thomas James Jenkin


Administrative/Biographical history: Thomas James Jenkin (1885-1965), from Maenclochog, Pembrokeshire, was Director of the Welsh Plant Breeding Station and Professor of Agricultural Botany in Aberystwyth. He also chaired the National Institute of Agricultural Botany and served as President of the Welsh Black Cattle Society in the 1950s, as well as acting as Agricultural Advisor for Wales on behalf of Dunns Farm Seeds Ltd, an agricultural firm based in Salisbury, Wiltshire. In addition, he took great interest in his family history, as well as local history in Pembrokeshire. He married Kate Laura Jenkin.


Scope and content/abstract: Papers of Thomas James Jenkin, 1904-1965, including student lecture notes, 1907-1914; Welsh Plant Breeding Station records, 1922-1957; papers relating to Sir R. George Stapledon, 1919-1961; lectures, [c. 1915]-1958; correspondence, 1916-1965; records relating to Dunns Farm Seeds Ltd, 1950-1965; papers relating to Agricultural Societies, including the Welsh Black Cattle Society, 1916-1965, the National Institute of Agricultural Botany, 1954-1965, and the British Grassland Society, 1949-1964; family and personal papers, 1907-1972; diaries, 1907-1918, 1927-1965; financial papers, 1911-1965; press cuttings, 1929-1961; family and local history research notes and essays; lectures and addresses, 1917-1962; private papers of Kate Laura Jenkin, 1927-1960.


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: academic and professional papers; family and personal papers; family and local history research notes and essays; lectures and addresses; miscellaneous; and papers of TJJ's wife, Kate Laura Jenkin.

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 in Minor Lists and Summaries 1989, pp.32-39, at the National Library of Wales. The catalogue can be accessed on-line.

Detailed catalogue


Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records have been retained

Accruals: Accruals are not expected

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: Deposited by David Jenkin, Wilmslow, Cheshire, in 1988.


Related material: Further papers of T. J. Jenkin held by NLW remain uncatalogued. The archive of the Welsh Plant Breeding Station is NLW, WPBS Records.


Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds.

Archivist's note: Compiled by Annette Strauch for the ANW project. The following source was used in the compilation of this description: NLW, Minor Lists and Summaries 1989.

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

Date(s) of descriptions: May 2003

Botanists | Wales | Archives
Botanists | Wales | Diaries
British Grassland Society | Archives
Dunns Farm Seeds Ltd | Records and correspondence
Jenkin family, | of Aberystwyth and Maenclochog | Archives
Jenkin, Kate Laura | Archives
Jenkin, T. J. | (Thomas James), | 1885-1965 | Archives
National Institute of Agricultural Botany (Great Britain)
Stapledon, R. George, | (Reginald George), | Sir | 1882-1960
Welsh Black Cattle Society | Records and correspondence
Welsh Plant Breeding Station | Archives
Welsh Seeds Growers Federation | Records and correspondence

Personal names
Jenkin , T. J. (Thomas James) , 1885-1965

Corporate names
Dunns Farm Seeds Ltd
Welsh Plant Breeding Station


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