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Lawson, Philip H., Anwyl family, research papers

Reference code(s): GB 0210 PHISON

Held at: National Library of Wales

Title: Philip H. Lawson, Anwyl Family Research Papers

Short Title: Lawson, Philip H., Anwyl family, research papers

Creation date(s): [c.1905]-1991

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 0.114 cubic metres (4 boxes)

Name of creator(s): Philip H. Lawson; Dr Thomas Anwyl-Davies


Administrative/Biographical history: Philip H. Lawson (1887-1966) of Chester, began researching the history of the Anwyl family in c. 1905. Following his death in 1966, the work was continued by his research partner, Dr Thomas Anwyl-Davies (1891-1971), of London.


Scope and content/abstract: Research papers concerning the Anwyl and related families, [c. 1905]-1991, including: correspondence, 1941-1991; pedigrees, genealogical notes and extracts, 1945-1988, concerning branches of the family in Merionethshire, Montgomeryshire, Caernarvonshire, Flintshire, and Glamorgan; papers concerning the Anwyl families of London; Darlington, Durham; Abingdon, Oxfordshire; and Liverpool, Lancashire; USA; Canada; and New Zealand; and photographs of the Anwyl family, 1960-[c.1974].


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Arranged broadly into the following: pedigrees; extra (originals) photographs; and then by family branches.

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, 1992, pp. 79-88, at the National Library of Wales.

Detailed catalogue


Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records donated to the National Library of Wales have been retained.

Accruals: Accruals are not expected

Archival history: The research papers were held by Judge Marcus Anwyl-Davies, son of Dr Thomas Anwyl-Davies, then donated to the Rev. John Hugh Anwyl, California, husband of Mrs Margery M. Anwyl.

Immediate source of acquisition: Donated by Mrs Margery M. Anwyl, Los Angeles, California, 1991.


Publication note: The material was used by Margery Anwyl in The Anwyl Families Volumes (Aberystwyth, 1987), vol. 1 and 2.


Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds. The archive contains material added by Thomas Anwyl-Davies post-dating the death of Philip Lawson, and correspondence and material post-dating the death of Anwyl-Davies, presumably added by the holders of the archive.

Archivist's note: Compiled by Richard Burman for the ANW project. The following source was used in the compilation of this description: NLW, Minor Lists and Summaries, 1992.

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

Date(s) of descriptions: May 2003

Anwyl family, | of Llanfrothen and Pennal

Personal names
Anwyl-Davies , Thomas , 1891-1971
Lawson , P. H. (Philip Hugh) , b. 1887

Corporate names


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