Fonds GB 0210 STANFORD - Charles Thomas-Stanford Collection of Deeds,

Identity area

Reference code



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).

Context area

Name of creator

Biographical history

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.

Archival history

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

Arranged chronologically.

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

Latin, English.

Physical characteristics and technical requirements

Finding aids

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

Related descriptions

Notes area


Title supplied from contents of fonds.

Alternative identifier(s)

Virtua system control number


Project identifier


Access points

Name access points

Description control area

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

March 2003.


  • English



Archivist's note

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); (viewed 9 May 2003);

Accession area