- [c. 1715]-1929 (Creation)
Level of description
Extent and medium
Name of creator
John Edwards Griffith (1843-1933), of Bangor, Caernarvonshire, was an antiquary and botanist, best known as the author of Pedigrees of Anglesey and Carnarvonshire Families (Horncastle, 1914).
Immediate source of acquisition or transfer
Purchased from the Venerable E. G. Wright, Archdeacon of Bangor, 1971.
Content and structure area
Scope and content
Manuscripts of, or collected by, John Edwards Griffith, [c. 1715]-1929, including pedigrees, memoranda and genealogical notes relating mainly to Anglesey and Caernarvonshire; a volume of pedigrees by John Ellis, Tai Croesion, 1723; manuscripts of William Williams, Llandygái; and some 350 letters, [c. 1892]-1929, to J. E. Griffith relating to botany and genealogy and to his publications.
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling
Action: All records have been retained.
Accruals are not expected.
System of arrangement
Arranged according to NLW MSS reference numbers: NLW MSS 19058-19096.
Conditions of access and use area
Conditions governing access
Conditions governing reproduction
Usual copyright laws apply.
Language of material
Script of material
Language and script notes
English, Welsh, some Latin
Physical characteristics and technical requirements
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
Title based on contents of fonds.
Virtua system control number
Name access points
- Griffith, John Edwards -- Archives (Subject)
Genre access points
Description control area
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
The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: NLW, Schedule of J. E. Griffith Papers and Collection; Dictionary of Welsh Biography down to 1940 (London, 1959).
Compiled by Annette Strauch for the ANW project.