Fonds GB 0210 GILIES - O. Gilbert Davies Collection of Denbighshire and Shropshire Deeds,

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O. Gilbert Davies Collection of Denbighshire and Shropshire Deeds,


  • 1638-1897 / (Creation)

Level of description


Extent and medium

0.2 cubic metres (7 boxes, 1 volume)

Context area

Name of creator

Biographical history

O. Gilbert Davies was a solicitor working in Welshpool, Montgomeryshire, in the 1930s and 1940s.

Archival history

No information found.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Donated by O. Gilbert Davies, Welshpool, in two groups, 1936 and 1941.

Content and structure area

Scope and content

Deeds, documents and letters, 1638-1897, relating mainly to properties in Denbighshire and Shropshire, but also Caernarfonshire, Cardiganshire, Montgomeryshire, Merionethshire, Radnorshire and Cheshire; plans relating to the activities of railway companies mainly in the parishes of Gresford and Wrexham, Denbighshire, 1845-1849; and printed material, 1863-1897.

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 into the following: deeds and documents; plans; and printed matter; then arranged chronologically. The 1941 donation remains uncatalogued.

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 1936 catalogue is available at the National Library of Wales. The 1941 donation, comprising deeds and documents, 1657-1874, relating mainly to Montgomeryshire, remains uncatalogued.

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Title derived from name of donor.

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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


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Dates of creation revision deletion

February 2003


  • English



Archivist's note

Compiled by Rhys Jones for the ANW project. The following sources were used to compile this description: NLW, Schedule of O. Gilbert Davies; NLW annual reports, 1936-37, 1941-42.

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