Level of description
Extent and medium
Immediate source of acquisition or transfer
Content and structure area
Scope and content
This series of records includes photographs, photostats and photocopies. Much of the material consists of facsimiles of manuscripts and archives in other libraries and record offices. There is also, however, material of which the original is in private hands. A point to be reflected on is that the boundary between manuscripts and facsimiles has become very indistinct since the arrival of cheap copying machines and printers. While authors' typescripts or carbons have long been accepted as manuscripts, today a photocopy or print may have the same potential status as an author's holograph.
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling
Further items will be placed in the NLW Facs series but will not be added to this catalogue.
System of arrangement
Arranged in a single numbered series by the date of accession or processing. This catalogue brings together only those items bearing NLW Facs numbers received or processed at NLW before September 1996.
Conditions of access and use area
Conditions governing access
Readers consulting modern papers in the National Library of Wales are required to abide by the conditions noted on the 'Modern papers - data protection' form issued with their Readers' Tickets.
Conditions governing reproduction
Usual copyright regulations apply.
Language of material
Script of material
Language and script notes
Physical characteristics and technical requirements
NLW Facsimiles accessioned after June 1981 are listed in files kept in the NLW, South Reading Room. Catalogue descriptions for items bearing NLW Facs numbers, received or processed at NLW after September 1996, will appear as separate records in the catalogue, and will therefore not form part of this archival structure.
Allied materials area
Existence and location of originals
Existence and location of copies
Related units of description
Title supplied from contents of fonds.
Virtua system control number
Subject access points
Place access points
Name access points
Genre access points
Description control area
Rules and/or conventions used
Description follows NLW guidelines based on ISAD(G) 2nd ed.; AACR2; and LCSH
Level of detail
Dates of creation revision deletion
The following source was used in the compilation of this description: NLW, Guide to the Department of Manuscripts and Records (Aberystwyth, 1994)
Compiled by J. Graham Jones for the ANW project.