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National Library of Wales
NLW rolls

Reference code(s): GB 0210 NLWROLLS

Held at: National Library of Wales

Title: NLW Rolls

Short Title: NLW rolls

Creation date(s): 1222-1983

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 2.516 cubic metres (86 boxes, 2 rolls, 4 packages)

Name of creator(s):


Administrative/Biographical history:


Scope and content/abstract: The material listed in this series consists mainly of pedigree rolls. It also comprises a number of letters patent, grants of arms, addresses, outsize documents and non-manuscript items.


Language/scripts of material: English, Welsh

System of arrangement: Arranged as follows: Box 1: Rolls 1-15 Box 2: Rolls 16-21 Box 3: Rolls 22-42 Box 4: Rolls 43-55 Box 5: Rolls 56-70 Box 6: Rolls 71-77 Box 7: Rolls 78-87 Box 8: Rolls 88-93 Box 9: Rolls 94-101 Box 10: Rolls 102-8 Box 11: Rolls 109-23 Box 12: Rolls 124-8 Box 13: Rolls 129-36 Box 14: Rolls 137-9 Box 15: Rolls 140-6 Box 16: Rolls 147-53 Box 17: Rolls 154-62 Box 18: Rolls 252-61.

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 also be accessed online.

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

Accruals: Accruals are likely

Archival history: The series 'NLW Rolls' was created in 1992. Many rolls comprised in it had previously been identified by 'NLW Pedigree Box' numbers. These box numbers, now superseded, correspond to NLW Roll numbers. Rolls numbered 299-305 were bequeathed to NLW by Major P. J. Williams, and were until 1992 kept with the other papers which came with his bequest. The remaining items in the series were previously un-numbered, identified only by description (in Annual Reports) and location index. The sources of items are given where they can be ascertained without protracted search . The material of the roll is paper unless otherwise indicated.

Immediate source of acquisition:



Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds.

Archivist's note: Compiled by J. Graham Jones for the ANW project. The following source was used in the compilation of this description: NLW, List of NLW Rolls.

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

Date(s) of descriptions: August 2006

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