Fonds GB 0210 JOHHAM - John Sheringham Papers,

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John Sheringham Papers,


  • 1980-1995 / (Creation)

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Extent and medium

0.189 cubic metres (130 ifiles)

Context area

Name of creator

Biographical history

John Guy Tempest Sheringham (1913-1995), historian, researched into Welsh place-names and medieval Welsh laws.

Archival history

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.

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Physical characteristics and technical requirements

Finding aids

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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Title supplied from contents of fonds.

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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

June 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, Minor Lists and Summaries 1996.

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