Fonds GB 0210 HARHES - Harold Hughes Collection of Deeds,

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Harold Hughes Collection of Deeds,


  • 1577x1852 / (Creation)

Level of description


Extent and medium

0.058 cubic metres (1 box, 1 roll)

Context area

Name of creator

Biographical history

Henry Harold Hughes (1864-1940), archaeologist, was born in Liverpool. He became an architect in Bangor around 1891. He was appointed diocesan surveyor and architect in 1900 and restored many churches in the Bangor diocese. He was interested in archaeology and he joined the Cambrian Archaeological Association in 1892 and became president of the society in 1930. From its foundation, he was a member of the Council of the National Museum of Wales and of the Commission on Ancient Monuments of Wales from 1935 onwards.

Archival history

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Donated to the National Library of Wales by H. Harold Hughes, Bangor, in 1932.

Content and structure area

Scope and content

Deeds and marriage settlements collected by Harold Hughes, relating mainly to properties in the parishes of Llanfihangel Genau'r-glyn, Llangynfelyn, and Llanbadarn Fawr, Cardiganshire, 1577-1852.

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling

Action: All records donated to the National Library of Wales have been retained..


Accruals are not expected.

System of arrangement

Arranged in chronological order.

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 regulations apply.

Language of material

Script of material

Language and script notes

English, 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

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Related descriptions

Notes area


Title supplied from name of donor. The deeds precede the life of Harold Hughes.

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Virtua system control number


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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 Harold Hughes Collection of Deeds; Dictionary of Welsh Biography down to 1940 (London, 1959);

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