Fonds GB 0210 CAMION - Cambrian Archaeological Association archive

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Cambrian Archaeological Association archive


  • 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)

Context area

Name of creator

Administrative history

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.

Archival history

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.

Language of material

  • English

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Physical characteristics and technical requirements

Finding aids

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 copies

Related units of description

Further papers are National Library of Wales MSS 1178-1205, 1215, 1221, 14654-14694 (D. R. Thomas Papers), NLW, Church in Wales Records, St Asaph SA/DR/1-68, and in H. Noel Jerman Papers and Colin A. Gresham Papers at the National Library of Wales.

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Title based on contents of fonds.

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Description identifier

Institution identifier

Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru = The National Library of Wales

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.


  • English



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).

Archivist's note

Compiled by Richard Burman for the ANW project.

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  • Text: Cambrian Archaeological Association Archive.