Fonds NLW MSS 11737-11759. - Elliss MSS,

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Reference code

NLW MSS 11737-11759.


Elliss MSS,


  • [1812x1863] / (Creation)

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Extent and medium

23 volumes.

Context area

Name of creator

Biographical history

The Elliss family held residences at various places in both Wales and England, including Llanafan, Llanfihangel-y-Creuddyn, Llanilar and Aberystwyth in Cardiganshire, and Lamberhurst, Brenchley and Rolvenden in Kent. They were part-owners of lead mines at Llandovery and Llanafan.

Archival history

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Mr W. J. Griffiths; Aberystwyth; Presentation; 1938

Content and structure area

Scope and content

Papers, [1812x1863], of or relating to the Elliss family and including memoranda of births within the Elliss family in the counties of Kent and Cardiganshire; diaries of members of the Elliss family; and correspondence and accounts relating to Rhandir-mwyn Lead Works, Llandovery, which were partly owned by the Elliss family.

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling


System of arrangement

Arranged according to NLW reference numbers: NLW MSS 11737-11759.

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Language of material

  • English
  • Welsh

Script of material

Language and script notes

English, Welsh.

Physical characteristics and technical requirements

Finding aids

The descriptions are also available in Handlist of Manuscripts in the National Library of Wales, Volume IV (Aberystwyth, 1971).

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Title based on contents.


Formerly known as Elliss 1-23.


Preferred citation: NLW MSS 11737-11759.

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Description identifier

Institution identifier

Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru = The National Library of Wales

Rules and/or conventions used

Description follows NLW guidelines based on ISAD(G) 2nd ed.; AACR2; and LCSH


Level of detail

Dates of creation revision deletion

September 2009.


  • English



Archivist's note

Description compiled by Bethan Ifans for the retrospective conversion project of NLW MSS. The following source was used in the compilation of this description: Handlist of Manuscripts in the National Library of Wales, Volume IV (Aberystwyth, 1971);

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  • Text: NLW MSS 11737-11759.