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National Library of Wales
Morgan, Walter T., papers

Reference code(s): GB 0210 WALGAN

Held at: National Library of Wales

Title: Walter T. Morgan Papers

Short Title: Morgan, Walter T., papers

Creation date(s): 1833-1990 (accumulated 1904-1990)

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 0.171 cubic metres (19 boxes)

Name of creator(s): Walter T. Morgan


Administrative/Biographical history: Walter T. Morgan (1912-1990) was an Assistant Keeper in the Department of Manuscripts and Records at the National Library of Wales between 1946 and 1975, and he also spent time in Iceland during the second world war. He learned several languages, including Icelandic, but his main interest was church history. The subject of his university thesis was the consistory courts of the diocese of St. Davids, 1660-1858, and he published articles in The Journal of the Historical Society of the Church in Wales, The National Library of Wales Journal and Cylchgrawn Cymdeithas Hanes y Methodistiaid Calfinaidd.


Scope and content/abstract: Papers of Walter T. Morgan, 1833-1990, including family papers, 1904-1910; correspondence, 1951-1980; diaries, 1941-1989; research papers and notes relating to church history, in particular the diocese of St Davids; his University of Wales MA thesis, 'The consistory courts of the diocese of St Davids, 1660-1858; studies of the records of the courts illustrative of their work and practice' (1962); and miscellaneous notes, 1933-1990, on subjects including Iceland, Wales (especially Aberdare), German studies, and secular history.


Language/scripts of material: English, Welsh, Italian, Latin, Icelandic

System of arrangement: Arranged as found.

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 regulations apply.

Finding aids: A hard copy of the schedule is available in Minor Lists and Summaries, pp.45-47 at the National Library of Wales. The catalogue can be accessed online.

Detailed catalogue


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

Accruals: Accruals are not expected

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: Bequest by Walter T. Morgan, 1990.



Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds.

Archivist's note: Compiled by Annette Strauch for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: NLW, Minor Lists and Summaries 1991.

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

Date(s) of descriptions: May 2003

Archivists | Wales | Archives
Church history
Church of England. | Diocese of Saint David's. | Consistory Court | History
Consistory court of St Davids (Wales)
Morgan, Walter T. | (Walter Thomas), | 1912-1990 | Archives

Personal names
Morgan , Walter T. (Walter Thomas) , 1912-1990

Corporate names
Church of England | Diocese of Saint David's

St Davids (Wales)
St Davids (Wales)

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