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National Library of Wales
Canning, Joseph Herbert, manuscripts

Reference code(s): GB 0210 JOSING

Held at: National Library of Wales

Title: Joseph Herbert Canning Manuscripts

Short Title: Canning, Joseph Herbert, manuscripts

Creation date(s): [1921]-[1929]

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 20 volumes

Name of creator(s): Joseph Herbert Canning


Administrative/Biographical history: Joseph Herbert Canning (d. 1940) was an engineer and manager of Newport Gas Company in Monmouthshire. As a Catholic, he became chairman of the Board of Managers of Catholic Non-Provided Schools in Newport; he also served as a member of Lord Moulton's Committee of Gas Engineers in the Ministry of Munitions during World War I, being awarded the OBE for his services. In 1930, he received the Papal honour of the Knight of St. Gregory. He undertook extensive research into the history of Catholicism in Monmouthshire, publishing articles on John Kemble and David Lewis. He also edited The Catholic Registers of Abergavenny, Monmouthshire, 1740-1838.


Scope and content/abstract: Notes and transcripts made by Joseph Herbert Canning relating to local history, in particular to Catholic history in Monmouthshire, [1921]-[1929].


Language/scripts of material: English, Latin

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 catalogue is available at the National Library of Wales. The catalogue can be accessed online.

Detailed catalogue


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

Accruals: Accruals are not expected

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: Purchased from Rennie Taylor, Newport, 1980.



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 compliation of this description: NLW, Joseph Herbert Canning Manuscripts; Burke's Handbook to the Order of the British Empire (London, 1921).

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

Date(s) of descriptions: August 2003; minor changes May 2005

Catholic Church | Wales | Abergavenny | History
Catholic Church | Wales | Monmouthshire | History
Catholics | Wales
Church records and registers | Wales | Abergavenny

Personal names
Canning , Joseph Herbert , d. 1940

Corporate names

Abergavenny (Wales)
Monmouthshire (Wales)

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