Fonds GB 0210 MSGTCLARK - G. T. Clark Manuscripts,

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G. T. Clark Manuscripts,


  • [17 cent.]-[20 cent.] (Creation)

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Extent and medium

64 vols.

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Name of creator

Biographical history

George Thomas Clark (1809-1898) of Dowlais and Talygarn, Glamorgan, contributed many articles to 'Archaeologica Cambrensis' and other journals, and was the author or editor of 'Medieval Military Architecture in England' (1884), 'Cartae et Alia Munimenta quae ad Dominium de Glamorgancia pertinent' (1885-1893) and other works.

Archival history

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Wyndham D. Clark; Presentation; 1922

Content and structure area

Scope and content

The G. T. Clark Manuscripts are mainly the genealogical, archaeological, and historical papers of George Thomas Clark (1809-1898). -- At the end of the group (NLW MS 5231-5234) is a portion of the 'collectanea', relating to the history of Glamorgan, of William Davies, Cringell, near Neath.

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System of arrangement

Arranged according to NLW MSS reference numbers: NLW MSS 5171-5234.

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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.

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Language of material

  • English
  • Latin
  • Welsh

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English, Latin, Welsh.

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Related units of description

For further manuscripts of G.T. Clark, see NLW MSS 4475 and 4740.

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Publication note

For more information regarding NLW MSS 5231-5234, see an article entitled 'A Forgotten Welsh Historian (William Davies, 1756-1823). Or the Fringe of a Glamorgan MS.', by D. Rhys Phillips, in The Journal of the Welsh Bibligraphical Society, Vol. II pp. 1-43.

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Institution identifier

Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru = The National Library of Wales

Rules and/or conventions used

This description follows NLW guidelines based on ISAD(G) Second Edition; AACR2; and LCSH.


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  • English



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  • Text: NLW MSS 5171-5234.