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Bennett, Richard, manuscripts

Reference code(s): GB 0210 MSBENNETT

Held at: National Library of Wales

Title: Richard Bennett Manuscripts

Short Title: Bennett, Richard, manuscripts

Creation date(s): 1707-[1937]

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 65 volumes

Name of creator(s): Richard Bennett; and others

CONTEXT

Administrative/Biographical history: Richard Bennett, Methodist historian, antiquary and copyist, was born in Llanbrynmair, a farmer's son who received only a basic education. He manifested an early interest in local history, copying out parish registers and researching their information. Later, he would contribute historical articles to periodicals. From 1905 Bennett regularly visited Trefeca College to read and research manuscripts and it was he who copied out the Trefeca letters for publication. Bennett also published several of his own works relating to the history of Calvinistic Methodism in Montgomeryshire.

CONTENT

Scope and content/abstract: Manuscripts, 1707-[1937], from the library of Richard Bennett of Llanbrynmair and Caersws, much of which is in the hand of Richard Bennett himself. The collection comprises material largely of Montgomeryshire interest and includes parochial records, transcripts from parish registers, extracts from probate records (some of Merionethshire interest) and genealogical records, and extracts from printed works relating to Montgomeryshire.

ACCESS AND USE

Language/scripts of material: English, Welsh, Latin

System of arrangement: Arranged according to NLW MSS reference numbers: NLW MSS 11817-11881.

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

Finding aids: The descriptions are also available in the Handlist of Manuscripts in the National Library of Wales, Volume IV (Aberystwyth, 1971).

ARCHIVAL INFORMATION

Accruals: No accruals expected

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: Presented by Mrs R. W. Hughes of Caersws in 1938.

ALLIED MATERIALS

Related material: Other volumes of transcripts by Richard Bennett are NLW MSS 5986-5988B, 5994B, and 5998B. See also NLW MS Teifigar Davies papers.

DESCRIPTION NOTES

Note: Title based on contents. Formerly known as Richard Bennett 1-65.

Archivist's note: Description compiled by Bethan Ifans for the retrospective conversion project of NLW MSS. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Handlist of Manuscripts in the National Library of Wales, Volume IV (Aberystwyth, 1971); Y Bywgraffiadur Cymreig hyd 1940 (Llundain, 1953); NLW Cronfa Capeli on-line site, viewed 28 October 2009.

Rules or conventions: Description follows ANW guidelines based on ISAD(G) second edition; AACR2; and LCSH.

Date(s) of descriptions: October 2009


INDEX ENTRIES
Subjects
Bennett, Richard, | 1860-1937 | Archives

Personal names
Bennett , Richard , 1860-1937

Corporate names

Places
Montgomeryshire (Wales)

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