Fonds GB 0210 FRAGREEN - Francis Green Papers and Deeds,

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Francis Green Papers and Deeds,


  • [13th century]-1923 (accumulated [c.1874]-1923) / (Creation)

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Extent and medium

0.172 cubic metres (6 boxes)

Context area

Name of creator

Biographical history

Francis Green (1854-1942) was a lawyer and antiquary from Carmarthen. After studying law at London, he worked as a solicitor in the office of his father before emigrating to Canada in 1878 where he earned his living as a farmer. He subsequently returned to London to work in the office of The Financial Times. He retired to St Davids in 1907 and spent the rest of his life pursuing historical and antiquarian researches. He was the editor of the West Wales Historical Records, and calendared The Coleman Deeds (1921), The Crosswood Deeds (1927) and The Hawarden Deeds (1931) in the National Library of Wales. Some of the fruits of his researches on the history of Pembrokeshire were published in articles in Y Cymmrodor and the Cymmrodorion Transactions. Many of his manuscripts are in the custody of the Pembrokeshire Public Library at Haverfordwest. He died at St Davids in 1942.

Archival history

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Donated between 1926 and 1946.

Content and structure area

Scope and content

Deeds and personal papers acquired by Francis Green, 13th cent.-1923, including deeds and papers relating to Pembrokeshire and to the Green family, 1806-1880; records from the office of James Summers, solicitor, Haverfordwest, 1826-1867. There are also deeds and documents, 1704-1898, relating to a number of Pembrokeshire families; miscellaneous deeds, 1701-1867; and miscellaneous papers, 1720-1868.

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling

Action: All records have been retained.


Accruals are not expected.

System of arrangement

Arranged as follows: deeds and documents; papers concerning Francis Green's family; papers from the office of James Summers, solicitor, Haverfordwest; papers concerning a number of Pembrokeshire families; miscellaneous deeds; and miscellaneous papers.

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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.

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Physical characteristics and technical requirements

Finding aids

A hard copy of the catalogue is available at the National Library of Wales.

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Existence and location of originals

Existence and location of copies

Related units of description

The Francis Green manuscripts are kept in the Haverfordwest Public Library. Sets of facsimiles are available at NLW (Open Shelves, South Reading Room).

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Title supplied from contents of fonds. Some of the papers and deeds pre-date the life of Francis Green.

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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

February 2003


  • English



Archivist's note

Compiled by Annette Strauch for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: NLW, Schedule of Francis Green Deeds and Documents; Dictionary of Welsh Biography, 1941-1970 (London, 2001).

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  • Text: Francis Green Papers and Deeds.