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Farm Diaries of William Weale

Reference code(s): GB 0223 R/X/180

Held at: Powys County Archives Office

Title: Donation from J Morris

Short Title: Farm Diaries of William Weale

Creation date(s): c1932-1948

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 1 box (10 items)

Name of creator(s): William Austin Weale

CONTEXT

Administrative/Biographical history: William Austin Weale was born on 11 August 1912, and was brought up at Holly Bush Farm in Howey (in the parish of Diserth). It appears, from the diaries and notebooks in this collection, that Mr Weale, attended the University of Wales College, Aberystwyth, to study geography and geology. He then took a teaching qualification, carrying out teaching practice in various schools in Aberystwyth. In 1940, he was teaching at Tarleton Central Council School, near Preston in Lancashire. In that year his father died, and Mr Weale returned to run Holly Bush Farm.

CONTENT

Scope and content/abstract: Final year geology practical notebook, c 1932; farming diaries from 1940-1948, some written in Italian

ACCESS AND USE

Language/scripts of material: English and Italian

System of arrangement: Chronological

Conditions governing access: No restrictions

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply

Finding aids: Hard copy of the catalogue available at PCAO

ARCHIVAL INFORMATION

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records retained

Accruals: Accruals are not expected

Archival history: The diaries were found in an attic at Llanrhystud

Immediate source of acquisition: Donation from Mr J Morris per the National Library of Wales

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DESCRIPTION NOTES

Archivist's note: Compiled by Anna Page, Assistant Archivist at Powys County Archive Office. Sources used: the diaries

Rules or conventions: This description follows guidelines provided by UWA Department of Information Studies, based on ISAD(G) 2nd edition, 2000.

Date(s) of descriptions: August 2006


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