Fonds GB 0210 PHILBONT - Phillips of Tal-y-bont Papers,

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Phillips of Tal-y-bont Papers,


  • 1839-1954 / (Creation)

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Extent and medium

0.029 cubic metres (1 box)

Context area

Name of creator

Biographical history

The Phillips family were Cardiganshire farmers who farmed at Tre-faes Isaf, Llangwyryfon (c. 1841), Erglodd, Tal-y-bont, (to 1898), and Llwyn-glas, Tal-y-bont, (to 1919).

Archival history

The papers were owned by M. Phillips-Evans, Bronllys, Capel Bangor, Aberystwyth, before they were given to John Phillip James in Haverfordwest.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Donated by John Phillip James, Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, in 1978.

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Scope and content

Papers, 1839-1971, relating to farming in Cardiganshire, including agricultural notebooks, 1839-1919, accounts for payments to servants, 1879-1894, accounts of live and dead stock, 1879-1887; business letters, 1890-1918, letters to Richard Phillips, 1890-1901; personal letters, 1868-1971; literary material, late 19th cent.-1940; domestic accounts, 1898-1930; diaries, 1898-1954; papers relating to Tabor Calvinistic Methodist Chapel, Llangwyryfon, 1860-1926; and to Talybont school, and Llanilar parish council papers, 1892-1899.

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling

Action: All records donated have been retained.


Accruals are not expected.

System of arrangement

Arranged into the following: agricultural notebooks; business letters; personal letters; school exercise books; literary material; domestic accounts; documents and papers; material relating to Tabor Calvinistic Methodist chapel, Llangwyryfon; Tal-y-bont school and Llanilar parish council material.

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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

Usual copyright regulations apply.

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Script of material

Language and script notes

English, Welsh.

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Finding aids

A hard copy of the catalogue is available at the National Library of Wales. The catalogue can be accessed online.

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Title supplied from contents of fonds.

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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

March 2003


  • English



Archivist's note

Compiled by Annette Strauch for the ANW project. The following source was used in the compilation of this description: NLW, Schedule of Phillips of Tal-y-bont Papers.

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