- 1980-1995 / (Creation)
Level of description
Extent and medium
0.189 cubic metres (130 ifiles)
Name of creator
John Guy Tempest Sheringham (1913-1995), historian, researched into Welsh place-names and medieval Welsh laws.
Immediate source of acquisition or transfer
Donated by his son, Prof. Michael Sheringham, Canterbury, Kent,and by his daughter Mrs Sybil Dibdin, 1995.
Content and structure area
Scope and content
Papers of John Sheringham mainly reflecting his research interests, including his research into Montgomeryshire place-names, 1980-1995, medieval Welsh history and laws, 1984-1995, and Breton history, 1988-1989; typescript notes on Welsh law, 1986-1990; typescript drafts of published works, and papers of the Machynlleth and District Civic Society, 1979-1993, and the Aberystwyth and District Civic Society, 1990-1994.
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling
Action: All records have been retained.
Accruals are not expected.
System of arrangement
Arranged into the following: research papers; published works and addresses; Montgomeryshire Place-Names Project; Society for Name Studies in Britain and Ireland; conferences and seminars; Machynlleth and District Civic Society; Aberystwyth and District Civic Society; and miscellaneous.
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
Physical characteristics and technical requirements
A hard copy of the catalogue is available in Minor Lists and Summaries 1996, pp. 66-69, at the National Library of Wales. The catalogue can be accessed online.
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Existence and location of originals
Existence and location of copies
Related units of description
Title supplied from contents of fonds.
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Rules and/or conventions used
Description follows ANW guidelines based on ISAD(G) 2nd ed.;AACR2; and LCSH
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Dates of creation revision deletion
Compiled by Annette Strauch for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: NLW, Minor Lists and Summaries 1996.