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National Library of Wales
Treasury Solicitor deeds and evidences

Reference code(s): GB 0210 TRETOR

Held at: National Library of Wales

Title: Treasury Solicitor Deeds and Evidences

Short Title: Treasury Solicitor deeds and evidences

Creation date(s): [c. 1753]-1927

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 0.058 cubic metres (2 large boxes)

Name of creator(s): Treasury Solicitor's Department


Administrative/Biographical history: The duties of the Treasury Solicitor were first recorded in a commission of 1661, when the position was called the Solicitor to the Exchequer. After 1842, duties included acting as solicitor to further government departments, and providing legal services, including the drafting of legislation and contracts. In 1876, the Treasury Solicitor's department took responsibility for intestate estates.


Scope and content/abstract: Deeds and documents, [c. 1753]-1927, relating to properties in the counties of Brecknockshire, 1815-1834, Cardiganshire, [c. 1753]-[c. 1853, Glamorgan, 1851, Montgomeryshire, 1803-1857, Monmouthshire, 1843, and Pembrokeshire, 1819-1927, referred to the Treasury Solicitor for advice or litigation.


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Arranged according to the notation used by the Public Record Office.

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, 1997, pp. 93-96, at the National Library of Wales. The catalogue is available online.

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: Part of the archive was arranged by the Public Record Office, and although an incomplete sequence, the arrangement has been retained and the remaining documents have been given reference numbers to fit in with the sequence.

Immediate source of acquisition: Donated by the Treasury Solicitor, London, 1996, 1997.



Note: Title supplied from contents 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, Minor Lists and Summaries, 1997; Richards, Melville, Welsh Administrative and Territorial Units, (Cardiff, 1969); Public Record Office, (, viewed 4 June 2003.

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

Date(s) of descriptions: June 2003

Deeds | Wales | Breconshire
Deeds | Wales | Ceredigion
Deeds | Wales | Glamorgan
Deeds | Wales | Monmouthshire
Deeds | Wales | Montgomeryshire
Deeds | Wales | Pembrokeshire

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Corporate names
Great Britain | Treasury Solicitor's Dept.


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