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Copleston family papers

Reference code(s): GB 0210 COPERS

Held at: National Library of Wales

Title: Copleston Family Papers

Short Title: Copleston family papers

Creation date(s): 1767-1945

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 0.038 cubic metres (2 boxes)

Name of creator(s): Copleston family

CONTEXT

Administrative/Biographical history: Edward Copleston (1776-1849) from Offwell, Devon, was Provost of Oriel College, Oxford, England, and Bishop of Llandaff, Glamorgan. Members of the Copleston family served as rector of Offwell, including John Gay Copleston (1801-1894) and John Henry Copleston (1841-1918). Other relatives included Ellen Hope Copleston (d. c. 1870), of Offwell, and E. L. Copleston (fl. 1917-1945), who lived at Sidmouth, Devon. The Rev. John Besly (1800-1868), fellow of Balliol College, Oxford, undertook research into the history of Devonshire families.

CONTENT

Scope and content/abstract: Papers relating to John Gay Copleston, 1841-1891; to John Henry Copleston, 1863-1908; papers of Rev. John Besly, 1818-1862; E. L. Copleston letter-books, 1971-1945; literary papers and transcripts of manuscripts and documents relating to the history of Devonshire, [19th century]; and miscellanea, 1767-1770.

ACCESS AND USE

Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: John Gay Copleston; John Henry Copleston; Rev. John Besly; E. L. Copleston; literary papers; transcripts of manuscripts and documents relating to the history of Devonshire; 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 in Minor Lists and Summaries 1991, pp. 10-11, at the National Library of Wales. The catalogue is available online

Detailed catalogue

ARCHIVAL INFORMATION

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

Accruals: Accruals are not expected

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: Purchased at Philips auction, in 1989.

ALLIED MATERIALS

Related material: Further Copleston papers are NLW MSS 22716-22722.

DESCRIPTION NOTES

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 1990, pp. 10-11.

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

Date(s) of descriptions: May 2003


INDEX ENTRIES
Subjects
Copleston family | Archives
Copleston family | Genealogy

Personal names
Besly , John , 1800-1868
Copleston , E. L. , [alive 1917-1945]
Copleston , Edward , 1776-1849
Copleston , John Gay , 1801-1894
Copleston , John Henry , 1841-1918
Copleston family , of Offwell

Corporate names

Places
Offwell (England)

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