- 1846-1989 (Creation)
Level of description
Extent and medium
0.648 cubic metres (21 boxes, 2 volumes); 1 large box (June 2007); 5 small boxes (February and March 2008); 1 large box (May 2014)
Name of creator
The Cambrian Archaeological Association was established in 1846 to further the study of Welsh archaeology. The Association's annual journal, Archaeologia Cambrensis, was first published in the same year. Early prominent members of the Association included the Rev. Edward Lowry Barnwell (Secretary, 1854-1875), D. R. Thomas (editor of the journal, 1875-1880 and 1884-1888), and the first President of the Association, Sir Stephen Richard Glynne. The Association continues to run annual meetings and excursions, publishing Archaeologia Cambrensis and the Cambrian Archaeological Monographs series.
Immediate source of acquisition or transfer
Deposited by the Cambrian Archaeological Association between 1967 and 1995. Further deposits were made per Donald Moore, Penarth, June 2007, per Mrs Frances Llewellyn, Bangor, February and March 2008, and per Ms Heather James, Present Secretary, May 2014. Donald Moore Bequest April 2015.
Content and structure area
Scope and content
Records of the Cambrian Archaeological Association, including minute books, 1847-1989; committee attendance books, 1920-1975; agenda books, 1921-1947; correspondence, 1846-1989; treasurer's records, 1895-1982; members' papers and registers, 1930-1988; general secretary's papers, 1958-1989; conference papers, 1967-1983; and publication records, 1931-1988.
Additional records of the Association, 1989-1998, were received. This group remains uncatalogued.
Further records of the Cambrian Archaeological Association were received. These remain uncatalogued.
CAA records received as a Bequest from Donald Moore per Christopher Moore, April 2015,9 large archive box.
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling
All records have been retained.
Accruals are possible.
System of arrangement
Arranged by date of deposit and then by record type.
Conditions of access and use area
Conditions governing access
Readers consulting modern papers in the National Library of Wales are required to sign the 'Modern papers - data protection' form.
Conditions governing reproduction
Usual copyright laws apply.
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Physical characteristics and technical requirements
A hard copy of the catalogue, in three volumes, is available at the National Library of Wales. The catalogue can be accessed on-line.
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Existence and location of originals
Existence and location of copies
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Title based on contents of fonds.
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Rules and/or conventions used
Description follows ANW guidelines based on ISAD(G) 2nd ed.; AACR2; and LCSH
Level of detail
Dates of creation revision deletion
January 2003; minor revisions May 2005.
The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: NLW Schedule of Cambrian Archaeological Association Records; Dictionary of Welsh Biography down to 1940 (London, 1959).
Compiled by Richard Burman for the ANW project.