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Usk Rural Life Museum, deeds and documents

Reference code(s): GB 0218 D4134

Held at: Gwent Archives

Title: Miscellaneous deeds and documents of Usk Rural Life Museum

Short Title: Usk Rural Life Museum, deeds and documents

Creation date(s): 1800-1988

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 87 items. Extent includes D4258.

Name of creator(s): Usk Rural Life Museum


Administrative/Biographical history: Usk Rural Life Museum, Usk, Monmouthshire, portrays rural life in the Welsh Borders between 1850 and 1945.


Scope and content/abstract: Miscellaneous records and papers, 1800-1988, collected by Usk Rural Life Museum, including deeds relating to Llan-gwm, Tryleg, Rhaglan and Llantrisaint Fawr, Monmouthshire, 1800, 1811; cash books of Arthur Rodgers of Llandenni, Raglan, blacksmith, 1907-1967; personal papers of T. J. Powell of Glyn Farm, Llanishen, Tryleg, 1939-1956; letters of R. Lewis Reece, Cardiff, to James Pritchard of Llangeview Farm, Usk, 1863-1869; sheet music, 1896-[1900]; museum daily worksheets, [1980]-1988.


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: title deeds; financial; personal papers; pictorial; parochial; plans; miscellaneous.

Conditions governing access: No restrictions

Conditions governing reproduction: Copyright of D4134/31 is retained by Usk Rural Life Museum.

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

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: [2003]


Related material: Further records are in Gwent Record Office, D4258.


Note: Title supplied from name of collector

Archivist's note: Compiled by Rhys Jones for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Gwent Record Office, Catalogue of miscellaneous deeds and documents of Usk Rural Life Museum; Usk Rural Life Museum website (, viewed 14 June 2004.

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

Date(s) of descriptions: June 2004

Blacksmiths | Wales | Monmouthshire
Country life | Wales | Monmouthshire
Deeds | Wales | Monmouthshire
Farms | Wales | Monmouthshire
Reece, R. Lewis, | of Cardiff | Correspondence

Personal names
Powell , T. J. (Thomas John) , [alive 1939-1956] , of Glyn farm , Llanishen , Monmouthshire
Reece , R. Lewis , of Cardiff
Rodgers , Arthur , of Llandenny

Corporate names
Usk Rural Life Museum

Monmouthshire (Wales)
Usk (Wales)

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