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Cambrian Archaeological Association archive

Reference code(s): GB 0210 CAMION

Held at: National Library of Wales

Title: Cambrian Archaeological Association Archive

Short Title: Cambrian Archaeological Association archive

Creation date(s): 1846-1989

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 0.648 cubic metres (21 boxes, 2 volumes)

Name of creator(s): Cambrian Archaeological Association


Administrative/Biographical history: The Cambrian Archaeological Association was established in 1846 to further the study of Welsh archaeology. The Association's annual journal, Archaeologia Cambrensis, was first published in the same year. Early prominent members of the Association included the Rev. Edward Lowry Barnwell (Secretary, 1854-1875), D. R. Thomas (editor of the journal, 1875-1880 and 1884-1888), and the first President of the Association, Sir Stephen Richard Glynne. The Association continues to run annual meetings and excursions, publishing Archaeologia Cambrensis and the Cambrian Archaeological Monographs series.


Scope and content/abstract: Records of the Cambrian Archaeological Association, including minute books, 1847-1989; committee attendance books, 1920-1975; agenda books, 1921-1947; correspondence, 1846-1989; treasurer's records, 1895-1982; members' papers and registers, 1930-1988; general secretary's papers, 1958-1989; conference papers, 1967-1983; and publication records, 1931-1988.


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Arranged by date of deposit and then by record type.

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 law applies.

Finding aids: A hard copy of the catalogue, in three volumes, is available at the National Library of Wales. The catalogue can be accessed on-line.

Detailed catalogue


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

Accruals: Accruals are possible.

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: Deposited by the Cambrian Archaeological Association between 1967 and 1995.


Related material: Further papers are National Library of Wales MSS 1178-1205, 1215, 1221, 14654-14694 (D. R. Thomas Papers), NLW, Church in Wales Records, St Asaph SA/DR/1-68, and in H. Noel Jerman Papers and Colin A. Gresham Papers at the National Library of Wales.


Note: Title supplied from content of fonds.

Archivist's note: Compiled by Richard Burman for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description : NLW Schedule of Cambrian Archaeological Association Records; Dictionary of Welsh Biography down to 1940 (London, 1959).

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

Date(s) of descriptions: January 2003; minor revisions May 2005.

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