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Flintshire Record Office
Flint Borough Library collection of records

Reference code(s): GB 0208 D/DM/340

Held at: Flintshire Record Office

Title: Flint Borough Library MSS

Short Title: Flint Borough Library collection of records

Creation date(s): 1610-1974 (mainly 1868-1974)

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 156 items

Name of creator(s): Flint Borough Library, Flintshire.


Administrative/Biographical history: The Borough of Flint, Flintshire, was granted its first Royal Charter in 1284. In the 1880s it became a Borough Council; it was abolished under local government reorganisation in 1974. Flint Public Library opened in 1903; a new Borough Library was opened in 1966. The Library accumulated records of the Borough and other material relating to the area, including records of Courtaulds' Aber Works, in Flint, which produced synthetic fibres for the textile industry.


Scope and content/abstract: Records and papers relating mainly to Flint, 1610-1974, including records and papers relating to the Borough of Flint and Flint Borough Council, [1890s]-1974; records relating to Flint Public Library, 1903-1964, and Flint Borough Library, 1948-1974; records relating to Courtaulds Aber Works, Flint, 1902-1973; copies of newspapers, 1918-1949; and plans and maps relating to Flint and Flintshire, 1908-1973.


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: Borough of Flint; newspapers; and miscellaneous (1st group); miscellaneous (2nd group); Courtaulds Aber Works, Flint; Flint Public Library; miscellaneous; and plans (3rd group); Flint Borough Council; Flint Borough Library; Courtaulds; and miscellaneous (4th group).

Conditions governing access: Data Protection Act restrictions will apply to any items less than 100 years old that contain sensitive personal information as defined by the Act.

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply

Finding aids: A hard copy of the catalogue is available at Flintshire Record Office.


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

Accruals: Accruals are not expected

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:


Related material: Further borough and library records are in Flintshire Record Office, B, Borough of Flint.


Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds

Archivist's note: Compiled by Rhys Jones for the ANW project. The following source was used in the compilation of this description: Flintshire Record Office, Flint Borough Library MSS catalogue; Veysey, A. G. (ed.), Guide to the Flintshire Record Office (Denbigh, 1974).

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

Date(s) of descriptions: January 2004

Flint (Wales). Borough Council | Records and correspondence
Flintshire (Wales) | Maps
Flintshire (Wales) | Newspapers
Libraries | Wales | Flint
Rayon industry and trade | Wales | Flintshire

Personal names

Corporate names
Courtaulds, ltd | Aber Works
Flint (Wales) | Borough Council
Flint Borough Library

Flint (Wales)
Flintshire (Wales)

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