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Wyndham Powell Records

Reference code(s): GB 0210 WYNPOW

Held at: National Library of Wales

Title: Wyndham Powell Records

Short Title: Wyndham Powell Records

Creation date(s): 1692-1974

Level of description: fonds

Extent: 0.281 cubic metres (28 small boxes, 1 large box; 59 envelopes, 36 folders, 24 bundles, 5 volumes)

Name of creator(s): Smith Jessop & Tomley of Aberystwyth, solicitors, and their predecessors in business.


Administrative/Biographical history: The Montgomeryshire papers derive from early in the depositor's career, as a solicitor in Newtown. Some of the Ceredigion clients' files derive from the practice of Griffith Jones of Aberystwyth, solicitor (1880), later of Aberllolwyn, esq. (1890); other papers relate to his personal affairs. The remaining papers derive from the practice of R. Geddes Smith of Aberystwyth, solicitor (1882-1887), which became Smith Owen & Davies [Robert Geddes Smith, William Pierce Owen and William Davies] (1890), Smith, Davies & Evans [C. Denham Evans] (1910s), Smith Davies & Co., and Smith Jessop & Tomley (late 1960s-early 1970s).


Scope and content/abstract: Solicitors' personal papers and clients' papers accumulated by the depositor, including small groups of records relating to the Lan estate, p. Llanfallteg, co. Carm., the Nanteos and Penglais estates, co. Card., and other clients' papers, court papers etc., mainly north co. Card. and the Newtown area, co. Mont.


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Arranged at NLW into Castle Hill, Gogerddan, Lan, Nanteos and Penglais estates, and files of clients' papers, personal papers, loose material etc.

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 laws apply.

Finding aids: The catalogue is available online on the NLW website.


Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: Some drafts and duplicates were destroyed. All clients' papers deposited at NLW have been retained.

Accruals: Accruels are not expected.

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: Records relating to the Llanerchaeron estate were transferred to Ceredigion Archives.


Related material: The main archives of the Castle Hill, Gogerddan and Nanteos estates are held by NLW. The Roberts & Evans, Aberystwyth (Solicitors) Records at NLW also holds sizable collections of Nanteos and Penglais records. The main Llanerchaeron archive is held by Ceredigion Archives (as Llanaeron deeds and documents).


Archivist's note: Compiled by Stephen Benham. The following source was used to compile this description: NLW, Wyndham Powell Records.

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

Date(s) of descriptions: August 2015.


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