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Flintshire Record Office
County Library, collection of manuscripts

Reference code(s): GB 0208 D/CL

Held at: Flintshire Record Office

Title: Flintshire County Library Papers

Short Title: County Library, collection of manuscripts

Creation date(s): 1582-1994 (accumulated [20th century])

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 402 items

Name of creator(s): Flintshire County Library Headquarters (Collector).


Administrative/Biographical history: Prior to the establishment of the Flintshire Record Office in 1951, documents were deposited at Flintshire County Library. The records were transferred to the Record Office as a number of accessions from 1965 onwards.


Scope and content/abstract: Records collected by Flintshire County Library, 1582-1992, relating to the county of Flintshire, including deeds, Dyserth and Meliden, 1763-1873; records of South Buckley Coal and Fire Brick Co. Ltd., 1866-1877; papers of John Lassey, 1869-1877; Halkyn parish records, 1748-1832; correspondence of William Ewart Gladstone, 1852-1884; printed books, 1802-1974; and records relating to Denbighshire, 1820-1956.


Language/scripts of material: English, Welsh

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: Alltami; Bangor; Buckley; Dyserth and Meliden; Ewloe; Flint; Gwaenysgor; Halghton; Halkyn; Hanmer; Hawarden; Holywell; Hope; Llanferres; Mold; Northop; Penley; Prestatyn; St Asaph; Shotton; Treuddyn; Whitford; Flintshire; miscellaneous; Montgomeryshire; and printed books; (1st - 5th accession); Buckley; Caerwys; Deeside; Holywell; Mold; Rhosesmor; Rhyl; Tremeirchion; general; Denbighshire; Merioneth; and miscellaneous (6th accession); Rhyl; and miscellaneous (7th accession). The remaining accessions are unarranged.

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

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply.

Finding aids: A hard copy of this catalogue is available at Flintshire Record Office. Catalogue is searchable online at:


Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records deposited at Flintshire Record Office have been retained.

Accruals: Accruals are possible

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: Deposited by the County Librarian, County Library Headquarters, Mold, Flintshire, 1965-1996.



Note: Title supplied from name of collector

Archivist's note: Compiled by Richard Burman for the ANW project. The following sources were used to compile this description: Flintshire Record Office, County Library MSS catalogue; Versey, A. G., 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

Deeds | Wales | Dyserth
Deeds | Wales | Meliden
Gladstone, W. E. | (William Ewart), | 1809-1898 | Correspondence
South Buckley Coal and Firebrick Company | Records and correspondence

Personal names
Gladstone , W. E. (William Ewart) , 1809-1898

Corporate names
Flintshire County Library

Denbighshire (Wales)
Flintshire (Wales)

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