Fonds GB 0210 MSGRIFITH - J. E. Griffith Manuscripts

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J. E. Griffith Manuscripts


  • [c. 1715]-1929 (Creation)

Level of description


Extent and medium

39 volumes

Context area

Name of creator


Biographical history

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).

Archival history

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, Llandyg√°i; 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

  • English
  • Latin
  • Welsh

Script of material

Language and script notes

English, Welsh, some 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

See also NLW, E. G. Wright Collection of Anglesey and Merionethshire Deeds and NLW, J. E. Griffith Misc. Pedigree Material, both purchased with these manuscripts.

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Title based on 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



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).

Archivist's note

Compiled by Annette Strauch for the ANW project.

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