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Horsfall Turner, E. R., manuscripts

Reference code(s): GB 0210 MSHORSFALL

Held at: National Library of Wales

Title: E. R. Horsfall Turner Manuscripts

Short Title: Horsfall Turner, E. R., manuscripts

Creation date(s): [1885x1936]

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 24 volumes

Name of creator(s): E. R. Horsfall Turner; and others.

CONTEXT

Administrative/Biographical history: Ernest Richmond Horsfall Turner was born in Yorkshire in 1870. After graduating from London University, he began a teaching career at Blaenau Ffestiniog and Colwyn Bay before being appointed headmaster of Llanidloes County School in 1895. He learnt Welsh and took a great interest in local history and geography. Among his many publications are Walks and Wanderings in County Cardigan (1903) and The Municipal History of Llanidloes (1908), both of which contained Turner's own drawings. He retired in 1932 and devoted his time to watercolour painting and researching the history of the Chartist movement in Montgomeryshire. In 1901 Turner was elected a member of Llanidloes town council and was twice mayor. He died in 1936 and was buried in Llanidloes.

CONTENT

Scope and content/abstract: Papers, [1885x1936], of Ernest Richmond Horsfall Turner, largely of Montgomeryshire interest. They include extracts, notes and draft essays relating to Llanidloes and Montgomeryshire history, including the Chartist movement within that county; addresses prepared for local societies, meetings, etc.; correspondence; and compositions submitted for the Llanidloes Eisteddfod of 1912; together with poetry by John Newton Crowther ('Glanceri'), Horsfall Turner's father-in-law.

ACCESS AND USE

Language/scripts of material: English, Welsh, Latin.

System of arrangement: Arranged according to NLW MSS reference numbers: NLW MSS 10960-10977, 12888-12893.

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 III (Aberystwyth, 1961) and in the Handlist of Manuscripts in the National Library of Wales, Volume IV (Aberystwyth, 1971).

ARCHIVAL INFORMATION

Accruals: Accruals are not expected.

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: Presented by E. L. Horsfall Turner of Rotherham, son of E. R. Horsfall Turner, in 1937 and 1939.

ALLIED MATERIALS

DESCRIPTION NOTES

Note: Title based on contents. Previously known as Horsfall Turner 1-24.

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 III (Aberystwyth, 1961); Handlist of Manuscripts in the National Library of Wales, Volume IV (Aberystwyth, 1971); Dictionary of Welsh Biography, 1941-1970 (London, 2001); Y Bywgraffiadur Cymreig hyd 1940 (Llundain, 1953); Oxford Dictionary of National Biography WWW site, viewed Nov. 2008.

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

Date(s) of descriptions: November 2008, revised February 2010.


INDEX ENTRIES
Subjects
Llanidloes (Wales) | History
Montgomeryshire (Wales) | History
Turner, E. R. Horsfall | (Ernest Richmond Horsfall) | Archives

Personal names
Turner , E. R. Horsfall (Ernest Richmond Horsfall)

Corporate names

Places
Llanidloes (Wales)
Montgomeryshire (Wales)

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