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Trecefel family diaries

Reference code(s): GB 0210 TRECEF

Held at: National Library of Wales

Title: Trecefel family diaries

Short Title: Trecefel family diaries

Creation date(s): 1839-1947

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 0.200 cubis metres (7 boxes)

Name of creator(s): Joseph Jenkins; Anne Jenkins


Administrative/Biographical history: Joseph Jenkins moved to Trecefel, Tregaron, a 180 acre farm, in 1848, as a tenant farmer with his wife and first child. The Reverend Latimer Jones, Vicar of St Peter's Church, Carmarthen, was his landlord. Over the years Joseph Jenkins invested a substantial amount of money in improving Trecefel and was 'regarded as the most successful farm in the county' in the first decade. For biographical details concerning Joseph and Anne Jenkins see relevant level descriptions = Symudodd Joseph Jenkins i Drecefel, Tregaron, fferm o 180 erw, yn 1848, fel tenant fferm gyda'i wraig a'u plentyn cyntaf. Ei landlord oedd y Parch, Latimer Jones. Ficer Eglwys Sant Pedr, Caerfyrddin. Dros y blynyddoedd buddsoddodd Joseph Jenkins swm sylweddol o arian i wella Trecefel ac 'fe'i hystyriwyd y fferm fwyaf llwyddiannus yn y sir' yn ystod y degawd cyntaf. Am fanylion bywgraffyddol am Joseph ac Anne Jenkins, gweler y disgrifiadau lefel perthnasol.


Scope and content/abstract: Diaries of Joseph Jenkins, 1839-1870, and his daughter Anne Jenkins, 1886-1947, together with miscellaneous notebooks and papers of members of the Trecefel family, 1859-1947 = Dyddiaduron Joseph Jenkins, 1839-1870, a'i ferch Anne Jenkins, 1886-197, ynghyd รข llyfrau nodiadau amrywiol a phapurau aelodau teulu Trecefel, 1859-1947.


Language/scripts of material: English, Welsh

System of arrangement: Arranged at NLW into three groups: Joseph Jenkins diaries, Anne Jenkins diaries and miscellaneous notebooks and papers.

Conditions governing access: Readers consulting modern papers in the National Library of Wales are required to abide by the conditions noted on the 'Modern papers - data protection' form issued with their Readers' Tickets.

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright laws apply.

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Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All of the papers donated to NLW have been retained.

Accruals: Accruals are not expected.

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: Mrs Ann James; Llwyn-y-groes, Tregaron; Donation; January 1985; 1985/12 = Rhodd gan Mr W. R. Davies ac Ymddiriedolaeth Anne Jenkins, ymadawedig, trwy law teulu Trecefel, 1949/1950,Mr Joseph Jenkins, Llundain, Mehefin 1961 a Mrs Anne James, Llwyn-y-groes, Tregaron. Ionawr 1985.


Related material: For related material held elsewhere see relevant level descriptions.


Note: Title based on contents of fonds.

Archivist's note: Description compiled by Ann Francis Evans. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Bethan Phillips, Rhwng dau fyd : y swagman o Geredigion (Aberystwyth, 1998); Pity the swagman : the Australian odyssey of a Victorian diarist (Aberystwyth, 2002); Australian Dictionary of Biography online; Dan Jenkins and "Ap Ceredigion" (editors), Cerddi Cerngoch (Lampeter, 1904); and documents within the collection.

Rules or conventions: Description follows NLW guidelines based on ISAD(G) 2nd ed.; AACR2; and LCSH.

Date(s) of descriptions: May 2008.

Agriculture | Wales | Ceredigion
Farmers | Wales | Ceredigion | Diaries
Jenkins family, | of Trecefel | Diaries

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