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National Library of Wales
Cleary, Martin, research papers

Reference code(s): GB 0210 MARARY

Held at: National Library of Wales

Title: Martin Cleary Research Papers

Short Title: Cleary, Martin, research papers

Creation date(s): 1568-1997

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 0.117cubic metres (13 boxes)

Name of creator(s): Martin Cleary


Administrative/Biographical history: J. Martin Cleary (1917-1997) was a headmaster at St Joseph's Secondary School, Wrexham.


Scope and content/abstract: Biographical sketches of Welsh priests, 1568-1795; research notes and papers on the education of Welsh recusants, 1579-1648; research papers relating to Welsh Catholic printed books, 1579-1777; research papers relating to Catholics in Breconshire, 1799-1830; press cuttings, 1953-1957, mainly from The Tablet, relating to Ronald Knox (1888-1957), and to the Carmelites in Wales; letters, 1953-1958, relating to Welsh Martyrs; undated notes on the Welsh clergy in Seville, 1591-1671; the Clifton diocesan archives, 1827-1828; letters, 1989-1993 and undated, from Emeritus Professor R. Geraint Gruffydd; Welshmen at Rheims, 1579-1593, and Catholic Record Society letters, 1993-1994; press cuttings, 1938-1993 and undated on reviews of religious books and archaeology; photocopies relating to Holywell, Caerwys and Llanfechain in the seventeenth century; photocopies of correspondence and papers of James Peter Coghlan (1731-1800), 1797-1799; Sir Edward Carne (c.1496-1561); Father John Kemble (1599-1679); the Blessed David Lewis (1616-1679); letters, 1956-1963, relating to the publications of The Catholic Recusancy of the Barlow Family of Slebech in Pembrokeshire the XVI and XVII Centuries (Cardiff, 1956), and A Checklist of Welsh Students in the Seminaries, 1568-1603 (Cardiff, 1958); letters, 1939-1997; genealogical notes on the Cleary line and radio scripts.


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Arranged in the following groups: Welsh Seminarists; research notes and papers ; photocopies; publications

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 at the National Library of Wales. The catalogue can also be accessed on-line.

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:

Immediate source of acquisition: Donated by his widow Dr Clare Cleary, 37 Box Lane, Acton, Wrexham per Emeritus Professor R. Geraint Gruffydd, Eirianfa, Caradog Road, Aberystwyth, Ceredigion, in March 1998



Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds.

Archivist's note: Compiled by Seri Crawley for the ANW project. The following sources were consulted in the compilation of this description: NLW, Schedule of Minor Lists and Summaries 1998.

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

Date(s) of descriptions: May 2003

Barlow family, | of Slebech | History
Carne, Edward, | Sir, | c. 1496-1561 | Archives
Catholic Church | Doctrines | History | Wales | Early works to 1800
Catholic Church | England | Diocese of Clifton
Catholic literature | Wales | Early works to 1800
Catholics | Wales | Study and teaching
Cleary, J. M. | (John Martin) | Archives
Clergy, Welsh | Spain | Seville
Coghlan, James Peter, | d. 1800 | Archives
Kemble, John, | Saint, | 1599 or 1600-1679
Knox, Ronald Arbuthnott, | 1888-1957
Lewis, David, | 1617-1679
Priests | Wales | Biography
Recusants | Wales | History

Personal names
Barlow family , of Slebech
Carne , Edward , ca. 1496-1561 , Sir
Cleary , J. M. (John Martin)
Coghlan , James Peter , d. 1800
Gruffydd , R. Geraint
Kemble , John , 1599 or 1600-1679 , Saint
Knox , Ronald Arbuthnott , 1888-1957
Lewis , David , 1617-1679

Corporate names

Breconshire (Wales)
Caerwys (Wales)
Holywell (Wales)
Rheims (France)
Seville (Spain)

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