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Flintshire Record Office
Prints and Drawings

Reference code(s): GB 0208 PR

Held at: Flintshire Record Office

Title: Prints and Drawings Collection

Short Title: Prints and Drawings

Creation date(s): 1603-1995 (accumulated 1951-1995)

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 1627 items

Name of creator(s): Various


Administrative/Biographical history: Flintshire Record Office has collected original and copy prints, drawings and paintings relating to the county. These include works by Moses Griffith (1749-1819), who painted watercolours of numerous local scenes and buildings ; Frances Gray of Chester, who painted a series of watercolours depicting tollgates in the Flint, Holywell and Mostyn areas, Flintshire, in c. 1880; and Lady Sarah Williams (fl. 1844-1860), the wife of Sir John Hay Williams, of Bodelwyddan, Denbighshire.


Scope and content/abstract: Prints and drawings mostly relating to Flintshire, 1736-1995; including prints, 1802-1931, topographical prints and watercolours, 1756-1995, including work of Moses Griffiths, Frances Gray, Lady Sarah Williams; portraits, 1736-1888; photographs of paintings, [? 20th century]; postcards of paintings, [? 20th century]; and plans and architectural drawings, 1819-1912.


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Original topographical prints arranged alphabetically by place; others arranged into six series, A-F: Miscellaneous engravings and printed ephemera; Miscellaneous drawings and paintings; Personalities; Watercolours by Moses Griffith; Flintshire toll-gates; Copy prints, drawings and paintings.

Conditions governing access: No restrictions

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply.

Finding aids: A hard copy of the catalogue is available in 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: Various

Immediate source of acquisition:


Publication note: Clwyd Record Office, Handlist of Topographical Prints, Derrick Pratt and A.G.Veysey (compilers), 1977.


Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds. The archive contains earlier printed and original material collected by the Record Office.

Archivist's note: Compiled by Richard Burman for the ANW project and amended by Elizabeth Pettitt of Flintshire Record Office. The following source was used in the compilation of this description: Flintshire Record Office, Prints and Drawings catalogue.

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

Date(s) of descriptions: February 2004; July 2005

Drawing | Wales | Flintshire
Prints | Wales | Flintshire

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