Fonds GB 0210 GIVMAS - Papurau G. Ivor Thomas,

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Papurau G. Ivor Thomas,


  • 1838-1994 (accumulated 1951-1994) / (Creation)

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Extent and medium

0.036 cubic metres (4 boxes)

Context area

Name of creator

Biographical history

The Rev. Gwilym Ivor Thomas (b. 1920), of Llan-non, Cardiganshire, graduated from St David's University College in 1941. He entered the church and was curate of two parishes in Carmarthenshire between 1943 and 1953. He was vicar of Ambleston and St Dogwells in Pembrokeshire, 1953-1962, vicar of Llansanffraid in Cardiganshire, 1962-1970, Llansanffraid and Llanbadarn Trefeglwys, 1970-1985, and rural dean of Glyn Aeron, 1978-1985, before retiring in 1985. He also researched and wrote on aspects of Cardiganshire local history.

Archival history

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Donated by Rev. G. Ivor Thomas, Dyfed, 1985, and deposited by him, 1995.

Content and structure area

Scope and content

Papers of G. Ivor Thomas, 1838-1994, including annual reports of several parish churches in Cardiganshire, 1969-1983; papers relating to Ysgol Myfennydd, Llanrhystud, Dyfed, 1984-1985; account books, 1838-1878, including a cereal trading log book of Felinfor Brewery [later Aberclydan], Llan-non, 1838-1840, and account books, 1845-78, concerning the shipping activities of the Owens family of Hope, Llan-non; records relating to the schooner `Eagle Eyed' of New Quay, 1845-1917; letters to Thomas, 1969-1994; printed and typescript items, 1951-1989; press cuttings, 1977-1992; research notes and drafts of articles and lectures; and miscellaneous photographs, [1900].

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling

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


Accruals are not expected.

System of arrangement

The 1985 accession is a box of miscellaneous papers; the 1995 accession is arranged into: account books; the schooner 'Eagle Eyed'; personal and research papers.

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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

The usual copyright regulations apply.

Language of material

Script of material

Language and script notes

English, Welsh.

Physical characteristics and technical requirements

Finding aids

A hard copy of the summary is available in Minor Lists and Summaries, 1986, p. 77, 1995, pp. 55-56, at the National Library of Wales.

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Existence and location of originals

Existence and location of copies

Related units of description

Further papers relating to Felinfor Brewery are in National Library of Wales, Aberclydan (Llan-non) Brewery Records.

Related descriptions

Publication note

Thomas, G. Ivor, 'Captain John Richards (1813-1903) and the 'Eagle Eyed' (1858-1897)', Ceredigion, vol. 10, no. 4 (1987), 373-81.

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Title supplied from contents of fonds.

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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

June 2003


  • English



Archivist's note

Compiled by Rhys Jones for the ANW project. The following sources were used to compile this description: NLW, Minor Lists and Summaries, 1986, 1995; Crockford's Clerical Directory 2004/2005 (London: 2003), p.783.

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