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National Library of Wales
Coleman collection of deeds

Reference code(s): GB 0210 COLEMAN

Held at: National Library of Wales

Title: Coleman Collection of Deeds

Short Title: Coleman collection of deeds

Creation date(s): [16th century]-[19th century]

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 0.544 cubic metres (19 boxes)

Name of creator(s): James Coleman

CONTEXT

Administrative/Biographical history: James Coleman was a collector from London who collected over 50,000 deeds from England and Wales, including about 950 documents relating to Wales. Some of the deeds he had collected relating to Wales had been sold prior to the NLW's purchase.

CONTENT

Scope and content/abstract: Deeds and other documents collected by James Coleman relating to Anglesey, Brecknockshire, Cardiganshire, Carmarthenshire, Caernarfonshire, Denbighshire, Flintshire, Glamorgan, Merionethshire, Monmouthshire, Montgomeryshire, Pembrokeshire, and Radnorshire, in Wales; and Cornwall, Cumberland, Gloucestershire, Herefordshire, Lancashire, Shropshire, and Suffolk, in England, [16th century]-[19th century].

ACCESS AND USE

Language/scripts of material: Latin, Welsh, English

System of arrangement: Arranged in alphabetical order. The calendar presents the items grouped by county .

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: Published Calendar of Deeds and Documents, vol. 1: The Coleman Deeds (Aberystwyth, 1921). The finding aid is avaiable online.

Detailed catalogue

ARCHIVAL INFORMATION

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

Accruals: Accruals are not expected

Archival history: The deeds were collected by James Coleman. Some of the deeds had been disposed of before the National Library came into existence. Some counties have a limited number of deeds as a result.

Immediate source of acquisition: Purchased from the representatives of Mr Coleman, 1911.

ALLIED MATERIALS

DESCRIPTION NOTES

Note: Title supplied from name of collector.

Archivist's note: Compiled by Annette Strauch for the ANW project. The following source was used in the compilation of this description: Calendar of Deeds and Documents, vol. 1: The Coleman Deeds (Aberystwyth, 1921).

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

Date(s) of descriptions: January 2003


INDEX ENTRIES
Subjects
Deeds | England | Cornwall
Deeds | England | Cumberland
Deeds | England | Gloucestershire
Deeds | England | Herefordshire
Deeds | England | Manchester
Deeds | England | Shropshire
Deeds | England | Suffolk
Deeds | Wales | Anglesey
Deeds | Wales | Carmarthenshire
Deeds | Wales | Ceredigion
Deeds | Wales | Denbighshire
Deeds | Wales | Flintshire
Deeds | Wales | Glamorgan
Deeds | Wales | Gwynedd
Deeds | Wales | Merioneth
Deeds | Wales | Monmouthshire
Deeds | Wales | Pembrokeshire
Deeds | Wales | Powys

Personal names
Coleman , James , of London

Corporate names

Places
England ()
Wales ()

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