- 1885-. (Creation)
Level of description
Extent and medium
8 medium boxes.
Name of creator
Henry Owen's edition of George Owen's Description of Penbrockshire [sic] (1603) was published in four volumes between 1892 and 1936. The first two volumes comprised the Description of Pembrokshire [sic], while the third and fourth volumes included general works on Wales and an incomplete work entitled the Description of Wales. Phillimore assisted Owen with the editorial work and shouldered much of the responsibility for the work following Owen's death in 1919. The fifth and final volume was never published but, according to Ll. Wyn Griffith's preface to the fourth volume, individual parts relating to Caernarfonshire and Anglesey were printed between 1913 and 1918.
Immediate source of acquisition or transfer
Content and structure area
Scope and content
Phillimore's notes for the Description of Wales, in particular 'A Treatise of Lordshipps Marchers in Wales', 'Glamorgan' and 'Brecknock' for Volume 3, 1906; 'Carmarthen', 'Pembroke and Carmarthen', 'Cardigan', 'Denbigh', 'Flynt' and 'Montgomery' for Volume 4, 1936; 'Anglesey' and 'Carnarvon' for the unpublished fifth volume; and other miscellaneous topographical notes.
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling
System of arrangement
Arranged at NLW following the order of the volumes; the original order has been retained within each file.
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Existence and location of originals
Existence and location of copies
Related units of description
Many of the notes are written on the back of letters, bills, invitations, circulars and other previously used pieces of paper.
Preferred citation: N1.
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Name access points
- Owen, George, 1552-1613 (Subject)