File NLW MS 17406D. - Aberystwyth County School : : Papers,

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NLW MS 17406D.


Aberystwyth County School : : Papers,


  • 1894-1917. (Creation)

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Mrs H. James; Aberystwyth; Purchase; August 1946

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Press cuttings, typescript and manuscript notes and accounts, correspondence and printed material, 1894-1917, relating mainly to Aberystwyth County School and its headmaster, David Samuel, and to other Welsh county schools and education in Wales.
The material relating to Aberystwyth County School includes details of a court case, July 1903, involving David Samuel and Mary Isabel Guilbert, a pupil at the school. The remaining material includes typescript and manuscript notes and accounts [by C. M. Williams, Carmarthen], 1894-1914, relating to other county schools in Wales; correspondence, 1903-1917, including two telegrams, dated 30 July 1903, to C. M. Williams, a letter, 1903, to David Samuel from R. H. Guilbert and two letters, 1904, to C. M. Williams from J. Austin Jenkins, Cardiff; and a printed copy, dated May 1902, of a Board of Education report on education and school administration in Wales.

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Material arranged by topic, and chronologically within each topic, at NLW.

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See also NLW MS 2816B, which contains memoranda, press cuttings and school reports, 1896-1913, relating to Aberystwyth County School; NLW MS 13489C, p. 57, which contains two printed invitation cards, 11 December 1908 and 17 December 1908, relating to prize distribution at Aberystwyth County School, with a printed notice relating to the former event; NLW MS 13490C, pp. 80-1, which contains printed invitation cards, 15 and 16 December 1909, to a prize distribution and a stage performance at the school, with a printed notice relating to the prize distribution; NLW MS 13493C, pp. 79, 159-60, 207, 221, 236-8, which contains printed invitation cards, 20 December 1916 and 20 December 1917, relating to a prize distribution at the school, and printed notices relating to the same events, also a printed invitation to celebrate the school's twenty-first anniversary, 6 October 1917; and NLW W. Watkin Davies papers, 124-68, which contain letters, 1910-1922, from David Samuel to W. Watkin Davies.

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Preferred citation: NLW MS 17406D.

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Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru = The National Library of Wales

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


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April 2007.


  • English



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Description compiled by Bethan Ifans;

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  • Text: NLW MS 17406D.