GB 0210 CWRTMAWR
- 1515-1898 (accumulated -) / (Creation)
Level of description
Extent and medium
1.073 cubic metres (1,753 items)
Name of creator
John Humphreys Davies (1871-1926) of Cwrtmawr, Llangeitho, Cardiganshire, was a bibliographer, and Principal of the University College of Wales, Aberystwyth, 1919-1926. He had a deep interest in Welsh literature and culture, manifested in his acquisition of a vast collection of Welsh manuscripts, books and deeds. Davies was one of the chief supporters of the National Library of Wales before and after its foundation, and he bequeathed his collection to the Library.
Immediate source of acquisition or transfer
Donated and bequeathed by John Humphreys Davies, Cwrtmawr, 1926.
Content and structure area
Scope and content
Deeds and documents, 1515-1898, relating principally to Wales, in particular Cardiganshire, Carmarthenshire, Monmouthshire and Glamorgan. The collection does not relate to a single particular family or estate, but the Cardiganshire documents mainly relate to Aberystwyth and Llanbadarn Fawr.
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 within two groups: deeds and documents, 1515-1898 (no's 1-1652), and additional deeds and documents, 1720-1895 (no's 1653-1753).
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 derived from domicile of the donor, J. H. Davies.
Virtua system control number
Subject access points
- Deeds -- Wales -- Ceredigion.
- Deeds -- Wales -- Carmarthenshire.
- Deeds -- Wales -- Glamorgan.
- Deeds -- Wales -- Monmouthshire.
- Deeds -- Wales -- Aberystwyth.
- Deeds -- Wales -- Llanbadarn Fawr (Ceredigion)
- Aberystwyth (Wales)
- Cardiganshire (Wales)
- Carmarthenshire (Wales)
- Glamorgan (Wales)
- Llanbadarn Fawr (Ceredigion, Wales)
- Monmouthshire (Wales)
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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 Rhys Jones for the ANW project. The following source was used to compile this description: National Library of Wales, Schedule of Cwrt Mawr Deeds;