Fonds GB 0210 ROBLEY - Robert Colley Papers

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Robert Colley Papers


  • 2000-2007 (Creation)

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1 box

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Robert John Colley was awarded an M.Phil. degree for his thesis ‘The General Commissioners of Income Tax in England and Wales: present and possible future functions’ (Aberystwyth, 1994), and a doctorate for ‘The clown's mistress: income tax evasion: ideal and reality in mid-Victorian Britain relating to the detection of and punishment for evading the income tax’ (Aberystwyth, 1998). His article ‘The heraldry and history of the pedigree roll of Gawen Goodman of Ruthin, 1584’ was published in Denbighshire Historical Society Transactions, vol. 62 (2014).

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Dr Robert Colley; Aberystwyth; Donation; March 2017; 99744732802419.

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Papers of Robert Colley comprising a butterfly survey, illustrated with photographs, of the Llanrhystud transect, 2000-2007; and two field notebooks containing Chough surveys in the same area, 2003-2004.

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Arranged into two files at NLW.

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Description follows NLW guidelines based on ISAD(G) 2nd ed.; AACR2; and LCSH


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May 2018.




The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: NLW online catalogue [, viewed 29 May 2019].

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Description compiled by Ann Francis Evans.

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