Fonds GB 0210 MSCLARK - Heraldic manuscripts,

Identity area

Reference code



Heraldic manuscripts,


  • [1690s]. (Creation)

Level of description


Extent and medium

6 volumes.

Context area

Name of creator

Biographical history

The de Croy family probably originated in Crouy-Saint-Pierre in Picardie, France, and claimed descent from the kings of Hungary.

Archival history

The manuscripts were apparently acquired by George Thomas Clark, FSA, afterwards of Dowlais and Talygarn, Glamorgan, in Antwerp in 1832 (he visited the city in December, see NLW MS 15003B); he purchased Talygarn in 1865 ('GTC Antwerpia 1832' (ink) and 'Tal-y-Garn' (stamp) inside front cover of each volume).

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Wyndham D. Clark (grandson of George Thomas Clark); London; Donation; May 1949

Content and structure area

Scope and content

Six contemporaneous volumes, [1690s], of pedigrees and armorials of royal and noble families of mainland Europe, written in the same hand.
These include French, Burgundian, Hungarian and Dutch heraldry and genealogies. A whole volume (15057B) is devoted to the de Croy family who may have commissioned the work.

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling


System of arrangement

Arranged according to NLW MSS reference numbers: NLW MSS 15053-15058.

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Conditions governing access

Conditions governing reproduction

Usual copyright laws apply.

Language of material

Script of material

Language and script notes

French unless otherwise specified.

Physical characteristics and technical requirements

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Existence and location of originals

Existence and location of copies

Related units of description

The manuscripts are part of the Clark Manuscripts, NLW MSS 14991-15065; see also the G. T. Clark Manuscripts, NLW MSS 5171-5234.

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Notes area


Title based on contents.


Dated from dates of deaths of last named individuals.

Alternative identifier(s)

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


Level of detail

Dates of creation revision deletion

September 2008.


  • English



The following source was used in the compilation of this description: NLW, Annual Report 1948-1949 (1949), pp. 20-21.

Archivist's note

Description compiled by Cyprien Henry and Rhys Morgan Jones.

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