Fonds GB 0210 GLAITH - Glan Paith Papers,

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Glan Paith Papers,


  • 1555-1932 / (Creation)

Level of description


Extent and medium

0.143 cubic metres (5 boxes)

Context area

Name of creator

Biographical history

John Thomas Herbert Parry of Glan-paith, Llanbadarn Fawr, Cardiganshire, practised as a solicitor in Great Darkgate Street, Aberystwyth, Cardiganshire, in the early 19th century, and accumulated many deeds. Parry dealt with the Penglais estate in the Aberystwyth area, Cardiganshire. He held shares in the Aberystwyth Gas and Coke Company, and Bwlch Consolidated Lead Mines. Parry was made a burgess of Aberystwyth in 1824.

Archival history

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Deposited by Lieut-Col Sir G. Fossett Roberts, OBE, DL, Aberystwyth, 1935, 1937 and 1939

Content and structure area

Scope and content

Deeds, 1555-1918, of clients and relating to properties in Cardiganshire, Merionethshire, Montgomeryshire and Radnorshire, including papers of the Penglais estate in the Aberystwyth area, 1555-1918; Aberystwyth borough records, 1759-1813; letters, 1794-1882; papers of John Parry, solicitors, Aberystwyth, including share certificates of the Aberystwyth Gas and Coke Company, 1839; Bwlch Consolidated Lead Mines, 1847; records concerning the Aberystwyth and Tregaron Bank, 1813-1844; miscellaneous papers, [c. 1783]-1932; printed items, [c. 1783]-1867; certificates of shares in the Aberystwyth Public Rooms, 1818-1821, and the Robinson Gold Mining Company, 1903; letters and papers relating to the estate of Roderick Richards, Penglais, [c. 1830]; builders' accounts, 1845; and tithe receipts, 1927-1932.

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling

Action: All records deposited at the National Library of Wales have been retained..


Accruals are not expected.

System of arrangement

Arranged into the following: deeds and documents; autograph letters; Aberystwyth Court Leet documents; Aberystwyth and Tregaron Bank papers; plans and drawings; and printed matter.

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 laws apply.

Language of material

Script of material

Language and script notes

English, early deeds in Latin.

Physical characteristics and technical requirements

Finding aids

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

There are further papers relating to the Penglais estate in NLW, Roberts and Evans (solicitors).

Related descriptions

Notes area


Title supplied from contents of fonds.

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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 Richard Burman for the ANW project. The following source was used in the compilation of this description: NLW, Schedule of Glan Paith documents.

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