Fonds GB 0210 MICSON - Michael Wilson Collection of South Wales Deeds,

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Michael Wilson Collection of South Wales Deeds,


  • [15th century]-1880 (accumulated [c. 1972]) / (Creation)

Level of description


Extent and medium

0.029 cubic metres (1 box)

Context area

Name of creator

Biographical history

Michael Wilson (fl. 1972) of Pencader, Carmarthenshire, collected deeds and other papers realting to properties in Brecknockshire, Carmarthenshire, Glamorgan and Monmouthshire. His grandparents, Owen S. Wilson and Eleanora Wilson, had compiled The Larvae of the British Lepidoptera and their food plants (London, 1880), written by Owen S. Wilson, with figures drawn and coloured from nature by Eleanora Wilson.

Archival history

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Deposited by Mr Michael Wilson, Pencader, 1972.

Content and structure area

Scope and content

Deeds, 1542-1797, relating to properties in Glamorgan, Brecknockshire and Carmarthenshire; memorandum book of ?Samuel Owsley and William Owsley of Brecon, with notes on rents, taxes and local events and history, 1679-1768; fragment of an antiphonal, [15th century]; a copy of The Reports of Sir Henry Hobart, Lord Chief Justice of Common Pleas, 1650; and a copy of The Larvae of the British Lepidoptera and their food plants, 1880.

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling

All records deposited at the National Library of Wales have been retained.


Accruals are not expected.

System of arrangement

Arranged chronologically.

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

English, 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

A collection of original watercolour drawings by Eleanora Wilson, 1892, are in NLW, Special Collections.

Related descriptions

Notes area


Title supplied from name of collector. The archive comprised earlier material collected by Michael Wilson.

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Virtua system control number


Project identifier


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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

April 2003.


  • English



Archivist's note

Compiled by Richard Burman for the ANW Project. The following source was used in the compilation of this description: NLW Schedule, Michael Wilson Collection;

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