GB 0210 STANFORD
Charles Thomas-Stanford Collection of Deeds,
- 1538-1826 (accumulated [late 19 cent]-[early 20 cent.]). (Creation)
Level of description
Extent and medium
0.058 cubic metres (2 boxes).
Name of creator
Sir Charles Thomas-Stanford (1858-1932) was born into a prosperous shipping family, and was mayor of Brighton, Sussex, 1910-1913, and Conservative Member of Parliament for Brighton, 1914-1922. Primarily a classicist (one of his best-known works was an edition of Euclid's Elements), he had a keen interest in archaeology, early books and local history, and collected many historical records in the course of his research. He was President of the Library Association in 1908, and also a member of the Court of the National Library of Wales.
Immediate source of acquisition or transfer
Donated by Sir Charles Thomas-Stanford, Preston Manor, Brighton, Sussex, in 1926.
Content and structure area
Scope and content
Deeds and other records, 1538-1826, relating to properties mainly in Merionethshire, particularly lands formerly belonging to the dissolved monastery of Cymer [p. Llanelltyd] near Dolgellau, and the rectory of Llanegryn, Merionethshire.
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling
Action: All records donated to the National Library of Wales have been retained..
Accruals are not expected.
System of arrangement
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 regulations apply.
Language of material
Script of material
Language and script notes
Physical characteristics and technical requirements
A hard copy of the catalogue is available at the National Library of Wales.
Allied materials area
Existence and location of originals
Existence and location of copies
Related units of description
Title supplied from contents of fonds.
Virtua system control number
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
Compiled by David Moore for the ANW project. The following sources were consulted in the compilation of this description: NLW, Schedule of Deeds presented by Charles Thomas-Stanford; Who Was Who, 1929-1940 (London, 1941); http://www.brighton.inuk.com/history/mps2.html (viewed 9 May 2003);