GB 0210 CASFOD
Castell Gorfod Manuscripts
- 1567-1920 (accumulated [mid-19 cent.]-1920) (Creation)
Level of description
Extent and medium
0.344 cubic metres (82 volumes, 2 boxes)
Name of creator
Joseph Joseph, FSA, of Brecon (died 29 November 1890), was a collector of manuscripts and documents. He acquired manuscripts of the antiquarians Theophilus Jones (1759-1812) and William Owen Pughe (1759-1835). His collection was expanded by his grandson, Capt. James Buckley (1869-1924) of Castell Gorfod, St Clears, Carmarthenshire, author of Genealogies of the Carmarthenshire Sheriffs (Carmarthen, 1910-1913, 2 vols).
Some of the manuscripts previously belonged to Theophilus Jones of Brecon and William Owen Pughe.
Immediate source of acquisition or transfer
Deposited by Captain James Buckley of Castell Gorfod, St Clears, 1920.
Content and structure area
Scope and content
Manuscripts and rare books relating mostly to the counties of Brecknockshire and Carmarthenshire, on subjects such as history, topography and especially genealogy, 1604-1859, including a transcript of the Golden Grove Book of pedigrees and other pedigrees, relating mainly to South Wales families; 19th century transcripts and copies of letters, including some from Sir Walter Raleigh, -; lists of Carmarthenshire sheriffs and Brecknockshire Lords Lieutenant, 1809-1849; parts of original manuscripts of Theophilus Jones and William Owen Pughe, -; notebooks and scrapbooks, 1839; and various annotated printed books; and deeds and other documents, 1588-1911, relating mostly to properties in Brecknockshire (particularly in the parish of Bronllys), with a few relating to Carmarthen and Swansea.
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling
All records deposited at the National Library of Wales have been retained..
Accruals are not expected.
System of arrangement
Arranged at NLW as follows: manuscripts and books with manuscript notes; deeds and documents.
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
Script of material
Language and script notes
English, Welsh, Latin.
Physical characteristics and technical requirements
A hard copy of the catalogue is available at the National Library of Wales.
Generated finding aid
Allied materials area
Existence and location of originals
Existence and location of copies
Related units of description
The manuscripts on Carmarthenshire sheriffs were used by James Buckley for his Genealogies of the Carmarthenshire Sheriffs (Carmarthen, 1910-1913).
Title based on the domicile of the depositor.
Virtua system control number
Genre access points
Description control area
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
March 2003; minor amendments May 2005.
The following sources were used to compile this description: NLW, Schedule of Castell Gorfod Manuscripts; Burke's Landed Gentry (London, 17th ed., 1952); Jones, Francis, Historic Carmarthenshire Homes and their Families (Newport, Pembrokeshire, 1997); NLW, W. W. Price Biographical Index (unpublished).
Compiled by Rhys Jones for the ANW project.