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Edmunds, Lewis, diaries

Reference code(s): GB 0218 D3630

Held at: Gwent Archives

Title: Diaries of Lewis Edmunds

Short Title: Edmunds, Lewis, diaries

Creation date(s): 1839-1897

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 42 items

Name of creator(s): Lewis Edmunds (b. 1814)


Administrative/Biographical history: Lewis Edmunds was born in Aberystruth, Monmouthshire, in 1814. Like his father he became a tiler and plasterer. Until 1873 he lived in Llanover, Monmouthshire, before moving to Llanelen. He was constable for Llanover in 1843. He travelled widely around the Monmouthshire valleys in connection with his work, buying materials in towns such as Abergavenny and Pontypool.


Scope and content/abstract: Diaries of Lewis Edmunds, 1839-1897, recording details of his work, his wider involvement in the community and monthly accounts.


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Arranged chronologically

Conditions governing access: No restrictions

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply

Finding aids: Hard copies of the catalogue are available at Gwent Record Office, the National Library of Wales and the National Register of Archives.

Language codes: eng


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

Accruals: Accruals are not expected

Archival history: No information found

Immediate source of acquisition: [1998]


Related material: Further records are in National Library of Wales, NLW MS 7704D.


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: Gwent Record Office, The Diaries of Lewis Edmunds, catalogue.

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

Date(s) of descriptions: June 2004

Edmunds, Lewis, | b. 1814 | Diaries
Plasterers | Wales | Monmouthshire
Tile layers | Wales | Monmouthshire

Personal names
Edmunds , Lewis , b. 1814

Corporate names

Llanover (Wales)
Monmouthshire (Wales)

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