Fonds GB 0210 MSBENHALL - Benjamin Hall Manuscripts,

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Benjamin Hall Manuscripts,


  • [1775x1825] / (Creation)

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4 vols.

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Name of creator

Biographical history

Dr Benjamin Hall, chancellor of the diocese of Llandaff, was the father of Benjamin Hall, M.P. (1778-1817) and the grandfather of Sir Benjamin Hall, bart, M.P. (1802-1867) (afterwards first baron Llanover and Abercarn).

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Scope and content

Papers, [1775x1825], of Benjamin Hall, D.D., including a diary for 1806, correspondence, an incomplete autobiographical novel, and miscellaneous notes.

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System of arrangement

Arranged according to NLW MSS reference numbers: NLW MSS 2871-2874.

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Language of material

  • English
  • Greek
  • Latin

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English, Greek, Latin.

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Formerly known as Benjamin Hall 1-4.

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


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Dates of creation revision deletion

November 2005 and June 2009.


  • English



Archivist's note

Description compiled by Bethan Ifans for the retrospective conversion project of NLW MSS and revised by Bethan Ifans. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Handlist of Manuscripts in the National Library of Wales, Volume I (Aberystwyth, 1943); Y Bywgraffiadur Cymreig hyd 1940 (Llundain, 1953);

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  • Text: Benjamin Hall Manuscripts.