GB 0210 MANLEN
Mansel Franklen Collection of Glamorgan Historical Papers,
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Level of description
Extent and medium
0.129 cubic metres (3 boxes)
Name of creator
Sir Thomas Mansel Franklen (1840-1928), antiquary, was born in Swansea. He graduated from Oxford in 1861, and was called to the Bar from Lincoln's Inn in 1865. In 1878, he became Clerk of the Peace in Glamorgan, and in 1889, Clerk to the Glamorgan County Council. He amassed a collection of papers relating to the history of Glamorgan, including material collected by the Rev. John Montgomery Traherne, G. T. Clark and William Davies.
Mansel Franklen acquired the papers of G. T. Clark and the Rev. John Montgomery Traherne, both of whom had collected a large number of documents relating to the history of Glamorgan.
Immediate source of acquisition or transfer
Donated to the National Library of Wales by Lady Mansel Franklen, St. Hilary, Cowbridge, 1928-1929.
Content and structure area
Scope and content
Deeds and documents, -, mainly relating to the counties of Northampton, Hertford and Surrey, together with an account book, 1786-1793, relating to the Franklen estate in South Wales.
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling
Action: All records donated to the National Library of Wales have been retained..
Accruals are not expected.
System of arrangement
Arranged at NLW into two series.
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 at the National Library of Wales.
Allied materials area
Existence and location of originals
Existence and location of copies
Related units of description
Title supplied from name of collector.
Virtua system control number
Name access points
- Franklen, Thomas Mansel, Sir (Creator)
Genre access points
Description control area
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
Compiled by Seri Crawley for the ANW Project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Handlist of manuscripts in the National Library of Wales, vol. 2 (1951); Dictionary of Welsh Biography down to 1940 (London, 1959); Dictionary of Welsh Biography, 1941-1970 (London, 2001); Stephens, Meic, Oxford Companion to the Literature of Wales (Oxford, 1986).