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Lewis, Felinganol, Llanrhystud, Family Papers

Reference code(s): GB 0210 LEWFELIN

Held at: National Library of Wales

Title: Lewis, Felinganol, Llanrhystud, Family Papers

Short Title: Lewis, Felinganol, Llanrhystud, Family Papers

Creation date(s): 1830-1937

Level of description: Fonds.

Extent: 0.009 cubic metres (1 box)

Name of creator(s): Lewis family of Felinganol, Llanrhystud


Administrative/Biographical history: Following the marriage of John Lewis ('Eos Glan Wyre', 1836-1892) to Jane Davies, the former went to reside at his wife's home at Felinganol, Llanrhystud. Seven children were born to the couple, including the Rev. David Wyre Lewis (1872-1966). The musician David Lewis (1828-1908), brother of John Lewis, was another notable member of this family.


Scope and content/abstract: Papers, 1830-1937, of the Lewis family of Felinganol, Llanrhystud, Cardiganshire, comprising four title deeds, 1830-1865, relating to properties in the parish of Llanrhystud; letters, 1862-1930, in Welsh, relating to business and family affairs, together with poetry, some by and in the autograph of John Lewis ('Eos Glan Wyre'), including verse written on the reverse of a printed balance sheet, 1861-1862, of 'Cymdeithas Ddyngarol Llanrhystid' (Cambrian Benefit Society); probate, 1865, of the will of Margaret Morgan of Felinganol, and papers relating thereto, 1865-1906; two account books, 1865-1924, of milling, etc., at Felinganol; three account books and loose papers, 1882-1937, of Llanrhystud Baptist Chapel; and six charms, [late 19 cent.-early 20 cent.], to preserve the livestock, etc., of members of the family from witchcraft.


Language/scripts of material: English, Welsh.

System of arrangement: Arranged into a single file.

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.

Finding aids:


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

Accruals: Accruals are not expected.

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: Donated by Miss E. Lewis, Felinganol, Llanrhystud, June 1963.


Related material: Papers and music MSS of John Lewis ('Eos Glan Wyre'), Llanrhystud, and his brother David Lewis (1828-1908), composer, are NLW MSS 8177-8227; and papers of David Wyre Lewis (1872-1966), Baptist minister, are also held at NLW.


Note: Title created from contents.

Archivist's note: Compiled by Alwyn J. Roberts. The following source was used in the compilation of this description: the Welsh Biography Online, viewed June 2011.

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

Date(s) of descriptions: June 2011.

Baptists | Wales | Llanrhystud
Charms | Wales | Llanrhystud
Deeds | Wales | Llanrhystud
Lewis family, | of Llanrhystud | Archives
Water mills | Wales | Llanrhystud

Personal names
Lewis , John , 1836-1892
Lewis family , of Llanrhystud

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