- [16 cent.]-[19 cent.] (Creation)
Level of description
Extent and medium
0.544 cubic metres (19 boxes)
Name of creator
James Coleman was a collector from London who collected over 50,000 deeds from England and Wales, including about 950 documents relating to Wales. Some of the deeds he had collected relating to Wales had been sold prior to the NLW's purchase.
The deeds were collected by James Coleman. Some of the deeds had been disposed of before the National Library came into existence. Some counties have a limited number of deeds as a result.
Immediate source of acquisition or transfer
Purchased from the representatives of Mr James Coleman, 1911.
Content and structure area
Scope and content
Deeds and other documents, [16 cent.]-[19 cent.], collected by James Coleman, relating to Anglesey, Brecknockshire, Cardiganshire, Carmarthenshire, Caernarfonshire, Denbighshire, Flintshire, Glamorgan, Merionethshire, Monmouthshire, Montgomeryshire, Pembrokeshire, and Radnorshire, in Wales; and Cornwall, Cumberland, Gloucestershire, Herefordshire, Lancashire, Shropshire, and Suffolk, in England.
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling
All records have been retained.
Accruals are not expected.
System of arrangement
Arranged in alphabetical order. The calendar presents the items grouped by county .
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
Latin, Welsh, English.
Physical characteristics and technical requirements
Published Calendar of Deeds and Documents, vol. 1: The Coleman Deeds (Aberystwyth, 1921). The finding aid is avaiable online.
Allied materials area
Existence and location of originals
Existence and location of copies
Related units of description
Title based on name of collector.
Virtua system control number
Place access points
- Lancaster (England)
- Cumberland (England)
- Suffolk (England)
- Gloucestershire (England)
- Herefordshire (England)
- Shropshire (England)
- Anglesey (Wales)
- Powys (Wales)
- Gwynedd (Wales)
- Ceredigion (Wales)
- Carmarthenshire (Wales)
- Denbighshire (Wales)
- Flintshire (Wales)
- Glamorgan (Wales)
- Monmouthshire (Wales)
- Merioneth (Wales)
- Pembrokeshire (Wales)
- Cornwall (England : County)
Name access points
Genre access points
Description control area
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
The following source was used in the compilation of this description: Calendar of Deeds and Documents, vol. 1: The Coleman Deeds (Aberystwyth, 1921).
Compiled by Annette Strauch for the ANW project.