Fonds GB 0210 NLWFACS - NLW Facsimiles.

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NLW Facsimiles.


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Extent and medium

Context area

Archival history

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

  • English
  • Welsh

Script of material

Language and script notes

English, Welsh.

Physical characteristics and technical requirements

Finding aids

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.

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Existence and location of copies

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Notes area


Title supplied from contents of fonds.

Alternative identifier(s)

Virtua system control number


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Description identifier

Institution identifier

Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru = The National Library of Wales

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

August 2006.


  • English



The following source was used in the compilation of this description: NLW, Guide to the Department of Manuscripts and Records (Aberystwyth, 1994)

Archivist's note

Compiled by J. Graham Jones for the ANW project.

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