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Flintshire Record Office
Women's Archive of Wales, Records

Reference code(s): GB 0208 D/WAW

Held at: Flintshire Record Office

Title: Women's Archive of Wales, Records

Short Title: Women's Archive of Wales, Records

Creation date(s): 1793-2009

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 22 items

Name of creator(s): The Women's Archive of Wales [collector].


Administrative/Biographical history: The Women's Archive of Wales exists to promote the study, and to rescue and preserve the sources, of women's history in Wales. The organisation concentrates on an active process of tracking down, rescuing and conserving historical sources which throw light on women��TMs lives. They collect a broad range of archival, photographic and other material sources which illustrate the history and heritage of women in Wales, and their experience in a range of spheres including the domestic, political, religious, economic, cultural and social. They particularly seek diaries, scrapbooks, the minute books of women��TMs organisations, literary manuscripts, photographs and similar materials. Their collections are deposited in their name in existing record offices in Wales, and in the National Library of Wales, where they are properly cared for, and where they can be accessed by researchers subject to any restrictions put on a collection.


Scope and content/abstract: This collection contains a variety of records relating to women's history in Flintshire. It includes the will of Jane Davies of Waen Issa, Hope, 1793; records of Miss Florence Davies of Nerquis, who worked in China as a trainee doctor in the 1930s; records of the Flintshire Soroptomist group; and memoirs of two female members of the Price family of Bistre/Buckley.


Language/scripts of material: English.

System of arrangement: This collection has been arranged into sub-fonds to reflect the multiple depositors, under the fonds of Women's Archive of Wales; and items within the sub-fonds.

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 Restrictions 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 files in this collection have been deemed worthy of permanent preservation.

Accruals: Further accruals are possible

Archival history: The records in this collection were donated as a result of the Women's Archive of Wales Roadshow, which visited Mold, Flintshire, in January 2009. They were deposited at Flintshire Record Office as accession numbers: AN 4224, AN 4225, AN 4226 and AN 4228.

Immediate source of acquisition:



Note: Title supplied by contents of fonds.

Archivist's note: These records were catalogued by Elizabeth Newman, Archivist, Flintshire Record Office, in April 2009.

Rules or conventions: ISAD(G): General International Standard Archival Description, Second edition. 1999. ISAAR(CPF): International Standard Archival Authority Record for Corporate Bodies, Persons and Families. 2003. National Council on Archives (NCA), Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names. 1997.

Date(s) of descriptions: April 2009


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