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Troughton, Arthur, papers

Reference code(s): GB 0210 ARTTON

Held at: National Library of Wales

Title: Arthur Troughton Papers

Short Title: Troughton, Arthur, papers

Creation date(s): [1948]-[1982]

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 0.114 cubic metres (4 boxes)

Name of creator(s): Arthur Troughton


Administrative/Biographical history: Dr Arthur Troughton (1927-1982) joined the staff of the Welsh Plant Breeding Station in Aberystwyth in 1948, firstly in the Grassland Agronomy Department and later in the Department of Developmental Gebetics. He was a well-known figure in agricultural circles, and his contribution to agricultural research was recognised both nationally and internationally. His chosen speciality was the study of the root systems of herbage plants. He published numerous scientific papers and articles.


Scope and content/abstract: Research papers of Arthur Troughton, comprising manuscript and typescript drafts of his proposed book, 'The Grasses. Their Structure and Growth', with related research material, [c. 1948]-[1982].


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement:

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 catalogue is available in Minor Lists and Summaries 1993, p.79, 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: Deposited by William Troughton, Aberystwyth, the son of Arthur Troughton, in January 1993.


Related material: The AFRC Institute of Grassland and Environmental Research (WPBS) Archives are held at the National Library of Wales.


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 1993; Welsh Plant Breeding Station Annual Report for 1982.

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

Date(s) of descriptions: November 2003

Agriculture | Research | Wales
Grasses | Research
Troughton, Arthur, | 1927-1982 | Records and correspondence

Personal names
Troughton , Arthur , 1927-1982

Corporate names
Welsh Plant Breeding Station


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