- [1700 x 1933] (Creation)
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Name of creator
Colonel Sir Joseph Alfred Bradney ('Achydd Glan Troddi'; 1859-1933), historian, of Tal-y-coed Court, Llanfihangel Ystern Llewern, Monmouthshire, served in many capacities in both military and civic rôles. He was the author of A History of Monmouthshire (London, 1904-1932) and A History of the Free Grammar School in the parish of Llantilio-Crossenny (London, 1924) and editor of Llyfr Baglan (London, 1910) and of reprints of several Monmouthshire parish registers.
Immediate source of acquisition or transfer
Bequeathed (NLW MSS 7561-7707), 1933
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Scope and content
A large collection which includes correspondence; transcripts and extracts from parish registers and bishops' transcripts, from wills and administrations, from public and private records, from monumental inscriptions, and from printed sources; pedigrees compiled from manuscripts notes and printed sources, and genealogical notes; a copy of The Diary of the Revd. William Jones, 1777-1821 ..., 1929, with additions; a copy of Rider's British Merlin, 1734, with additions; copies of poetry and of metrical translations into Latin; a copy of The Parish Priest ..., ; material accumulated during the preparation of A History of Monmouthshire; a copy of Plantae Woodfordienses ..., 1771, with additions; and a rate book of Llanfihangel Ystern Llewern parish, 1889. The majority of references in this collection are to Monmouthshire or places within that county. Correspondence is substantial and a list notes Bradney's principal correspondents as follows: Sir John Ballinger, Aberystwyth; G. R. Brigstocke, London and Ferryside; J. H. Canning, Newport; D. Stedman Davies, Llandrindod; John Davies, Aberystwyth; John Davies, Pandy; Sir Leonard Twiston-Davies, Rockfield Park; T. C. Evans ('Cadrawd'), Llangynwyd; William Haines, Y Bryn, Llangattock-iuxta-Usk; Fred J. Hando, Newport; Lemuel Hopkin James, Ystrad Mynach; J. Ifano Jones, Cardiff; W. H. O. Kemmis, Frome; J. Hobson Matthews, Cardiff and Monmouth; T. Matthews, Llandebie; Edward Owen, London; Egerton G. B. Phillimore, Corris; D. Rhys Phillips, Swansea; Thomas Richards, Maesteg and Bangor; Sir Daniel Lleufer Thomas, Swansea; G. N. W. Thomas, Devizes.
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling
System of arrangement
Arranged according to NLW MSS reference numbers: NLW MSS 7561-7767.
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Conditions governing access
Readers consulting modern papers in the National Library of Wales are required to sign the 'Modern papers - data protection' form.
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Language and script notes
English, Latin, unless otherwise specified.
Physical characteristics and technical requirements
The descriptions are also available in the Handlist of Manuscripts in the National Library of Wales, Volume II (Aberystwyth, 1951).
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This description follows NLW guidelines based on ISAD(G) Second Edition; AACR2; and LCSH.
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This description was compiled by Bethan Ifans for the retrospective conversion project of NLW MSS;