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National Library of Wales
NLW deeds

Reference code(s): GB 0210 NLWDEEDS

Held at: National Library of Wales

Title: NLW Deeds

Short Title: NLW deeds

Creation date(s): [c.1250]-1976

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 0.874 cubic metres (30 boxes, 2 rolls, 2 parcel, 1 roll without a box, 1 loose document

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Scope and content/abstract: This is a series of deeds and documents of all kinds, currently running from number 1 to 1946, which have come to the Library singly or in groups too small to be treated as archives or collections. Less than 1 per cent of the Department's holdings of deeds and documents is comprised in NLW Deeds; the remainder will be found among archives or collections. Nevertheless, NLW Deeds includes some valuable documents. Several series which had existed in parallel with NLW Deeds were closed in 1981: NLW Wills, NLW Manorial, NLW Miscellaneous Records and a series known as 'Miscellaneous Documents' which had been arranged by county. The first two series have now been subsumed in NLW Deeds.


Language/scripts of material: English, Latin

System of arrangement: Arranged as a numbered sequence by date of accession/processing; related deeds have been grouped where possible.

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: The primary finding aid for NLW Deeds 1-1241, comprising NLW Deeds, NLW Wills and NLW Manorial received before July 1981, is an unindexed manuscript register available in the NLW reading room. Described in the electronic catalogue are: NLW deeds 1-390, 495-533, 894-8, 903-4, 952, 1242-1759, 1790-1895, 1905-1917, 1932-1946. The remainder are currently uncatalogued.


Accruals: Accruals will continue to be added to the series.

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Related material: Some NLW deeds are related to other collections of estate records or family archives. The relationship has been noted at the appropriate level of description.


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, Guide to the Department of Manuscripts and Records (Aberystwyth, 1994).

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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