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Powys County Archives Office
Powysland Museum, archives

Reference code(s): GB 0223 M/D/PM

Held at: Powys County Archives Office

Title: Powysland Museum Archives

Short Title: Powysland Museum, archives

Creation date(s): 1795-1974

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: (72 items). Extent includes M/X/28.

Name of creator(s): Powysland Museum


Administrative/Biographical history: Powysland Museum was founded in 1874 in Welshpool, Montgomeryshire, transferred to the care of the town of Welshpool in 1887, and became the responsibility of Powys County Council in 1974. Over time the museum acquired archival material. Douglas Arthur Onslow (b. [1838]) of Burry Port, Carmarthenshire, and Marylebone, London, was a JP for Carmarthenshire. Welshpool dispensary was opened in an old woollen warehouse in 1827. In 1849 the upper rooms were used as an emergency hospital during a cholera epidemic.


Scope and content/abstract: Powysland Museum archives, 1795-1974, including a tithe map for Llanfyllin parish, 1850; plans relating to Montgomeryshire, 1795-1889; diaries of Douglas Onslow, 1863-1872; diaries of unidentified Welshpool farmer and workman, 1937-1966; records of Welshpool Dispensary, 1827-1963, including minutes, 1827-1963, and financial records, 1932-1963; Llanfyllin Rural Deanery Magazine, 1890-1919; Llanfyllin Deanery News, 1973-1974; papers relating to the charities of Strangways and Vaughan in the deanery of Llanfyllin, 1899-1909.


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: tithe map; plans; diaries; Welshpool Dispensary; Llanfyllin parish magazines; miscellaneous.

Conditions governing access: No restrictions

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply

Finding aids: Hard copies of the catalogue are available at Powys County Archives Service.


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

Accruals: Accruals are not expected

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: Transferred from Powysland Museum, 1994.


Related material: Further papers transferred from Powysland Museum (including deeds relating to Welshpool Dispensary) are in Powys County Archives Service, M/D/PM.


Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds

Archivist's note: Compiled by Rhys Jones for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Powys County Archives Service, Powysland Museum, catalogue; The Powysland Club website (, viewed 21 February 2005.

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

Date(s) of descriptions: February 2005

Farmers | Wales | Powys | Diaries
Onslow, Douglas Arthur, | b. ca. 1838 | Diaries
Powys (Wales) | Maps
Religious newspapers and periodicals | Wales | Powys
Welshpool Dispensary | Archives

Personal names
Onslow , Douglas Arthur , b. ca. 1838

Corporate names
Powysland Museum
Welshpool Dispensary

Llanfyllin (Wales)
Montgomeryshire (Wales)
Welshpool (Wales)

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