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Aberystwyth Masonic Lodge Records

Reference code(s): GB 0210 ABERMASN

Held at: National Library of Wales

Title: Aberystwyth Masonic Lodge Records

Short Title: Aberystwyth Masonic Lodge Records

Creation date(s): 1865-1942

Level of description: Fonds.

Extent: 0.161 cubic metres (7 boxes)

Name of creator(s): Aberystwyth Masonic Lodge


Administrative/Biographical history: At a meeting held at the Belle Vue Hotel, Aberystwyth, on 21 July 1865, it was unanimously agreed that a Masonic Lodge be established in the town. A Warrant of Constitution was granted to the Lodge on 19 September 1865, and on 30 November in the same year, the Aberystwyth Masonic Lodge No. 1072 was consecrated and opened. In December 1890, the Lodge moved to the Masonic Hall in Market Street. Notable members of the Lodge include the civil engineer Sir James Weeks Szlumper (1834-1976), the musician Joseph Parry (1841-1903), the musician David John De Lloyd (1883-1948), and two Librarians of the National Library of Wales, Sir John Ballinger (1860-1933) and Sir William Llewelyn Davies (1887-1952).


Scope and content/abstract: Records, 1865-1942, of the Aberystwyth Masonic Lodge No. 1072, comprising declaration books, 1865-1939; minute books, 1865-1942; a volume containing the bye-laws of the Lodge, 1866; certificates, 1873-1932, issued to members of the Lodge; signature books, 1874-1940; account book, 1888-1903; correspondence and papers, 1889-[c. 1920], mainly of Lodge secretaries; and programmes of proceedings at the Aberystwyth Lodge and at other Lodges, 1890-1942.


Language/scripts of material: English; certificates in English and Latin.

System of arrangement: Arranged chronologically at NLW into eight series, as follows: declaration books; minute books; bye-laws; certificates; signature books; account book; correspondence and papers; and programmes.

Conditions governing access: Readers consulting modern papers in the National Library of Wales are required to abide by the conditions set out in information provided when applying for their Readers' Tickets, whereby the reader shall become responsible for compliance with the Data Protection Act 1998 in relation to any processing by them of personal data obtained from modern records held at the Library.

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright laws apply.

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Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records donated to NLW have been retained

Accruals: Accruals are possible.

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: Donated by the Aberystwyth Masonic Lodge No. 1072 per Mr John N. Fitzpatrick, Installed Master 2011/12, January 2011.


Related material: Seven printed volumes, 1848-1921, have been transferred to the Library's Printed Collection.


Note: Title created from contents. The records were initially transferred by officials of the Lodge to the care of the Library in December 1942, but were never accessioned or made available for consultation by the public until 2011, when the Master of the Lodge agreed to lift the restriction, and the records were subsequently listed.

Archivist's note: Compiled by Alwyn J. Roberts. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: A brief history of the Masonic Lodge Aberystwyth on attaining its hundredth birthday 30th November, 1965 [1966]; and records within the archive.

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

Date(s) of descriptions: June 2011.

Aberystwyth Lodge No. 1072 | Records and correspondence
Freemasonry | Lodges
Freemasonry | Wales | Aberystwyth
Freemasons | Wales | Aberystwyth

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