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Pugh, Arthur, papers

Reference code(s): GB 0210 ARTUGH

Held at: National Library of Wales

Title: Arthur Pugh Papers

Short Title: Pugh, Arthur, papers

Creation date(s): 1857-1985 (accumulated [c. 1960]-1985)

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 0.144 cubic metres (16 boxes)

Name of creator(s): Arthur Pugh (1910-1986)


Administrative/Biographical history: Arthur Pugh (1910-1986) was head of the Extra Mural Department of the University College of Wales, Aberystwyth. He was the son of William and Sophia Pugh, of Manchester House, Tre Taliesin, Llangynfelyn, Cardiganshire. He had two sisters, Ceridwen and Laura. He spent 45 years working at the University College of Wales, Aberystwyth, first in the Department of Agriculture, then in the Extra Mural Department. His interests included local history, Welsh culture and Christianity. He was treasurer of Rehoboth Calvinist Methodist Chapel, Tre Taliesin. He died in Edinburgh on 15 September 1986 whilst visiting his sister.


Scope and content/abstract: Papers of Arthur Pugh, including personal correspondence, [1930s]-[1980s]; personal papers, including school exercise books, diaries, notes for speeches, papers relating to the membership of various societies; miscellaneous family papers, [19th century]-[20th century], including documents relating to property in Tre Taliesin and probate records, 1857-1978; letters to his parents Sophia and William Pugh, [1890s]-1959; correspondence and personal papers of his sisters Ceridwen Jones and Laura Lauder, 1915-1985; papers compiled by Arthur Pugh relating to the history of Llangynfelyn and district, 1897-1981; and financial and administrative records of Rehoboth CM Chapel, 1886-1958.


Language/scripts of material: English, Welsh

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: personal correspondence; personal papers; family papers; family correspondence; Llangynfelyn history; Rehoboth records.

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, in Welsh, is available in Schedule of Minor Lists and Summaries 1987, pp. 96-7 at the National Library of Wales. The catalogue can be accessed on-line.

Detailed catalogue


Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records donated to the National Library of Wales have been retained.

Accruals: Accruals are not expected.

Archival history: It would appear that Arthur Pugh acquired some family papers and some of his parents' papers following their deaths.

Immediate source of acquisition: Donated by his sister, Mrs Laura Lauder, Edinburgh, 1986.


Related material: Family photographs, greetings cards and postcards have been transferred to the Department of Pictures and Maps (PE 5085).


Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds. Family papers and some of his parents's papers predate Arthur Pugh.

Archivist's note: Compiled by Rhys Jones for the ANW project. The following sources were used to compile this description: NLW, Minor Lists and Summaries, 1987; NLW, Index to Welsh Obituaries (1986).

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

Date(s) of descriptions: May 2003

College teachers | Wales | Archives
College teachers | Wales | Diaries
Deeds | Wales | Tre Taliesin
Llangynfelyn (Wales) | History
Pugh family, | of Tre Taliesin | Archives
Pugh, Arthur, | 1910-1986 | Archives
Rehoboth Calvinist Methodist chapel (Tre Taliesin, Wales) | Records and correspondence

Personal names
Pugh , Arthur , 1910-1986
Pugh family , of Tre Taliesin

Corporate names
Rehoboth Calvinistic Methodist Chapel (Llangynfelyn, Wales)

Llangynfelyn (Wales)
Tre Taliesin (Wales)

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