File NLW MS 16264D. - Rhondda place-names

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NLW MS 16264D.


Rhondda place-names


  • 1921-1938 (Creation)

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Extent and medium

i, 110 ff. (some folios blank) ; 330 x 205 mm. and less.

Folios i, 1-51: Alphabetical notebook, quarter leather; label of William Lewis (Printers) Ltd, Cardiff, inside front cover.

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Name of creator

Biographical history

Archival history

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Mr Henry Harris; Ystrad Rhondda; Donation (with NLW MSS 16265-6B); March 1943

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Scope and content

Notebook of Henry Harris, Ystrad Rhondda, begun in 1921, containing lists of place-names and field names in the Rhondda. Some of the names are taken from a tithe map of 1847 (ff. i, 1-51).
Also included is a typescript list of the same place-names, on loose sheets, the names numbered and in alphabetical order (ff. 52-98); typescript and manuscript notes, [?1938], on the Rhondda in the year 1737, including transcripts of Overseers of the Poor accounts (ff. 103-109); notes, 1938, relating to bird life in the Rhondda (f. 110); and three letters to Harris, October 1921-May 1928, including two from M. H. Jones, Penllwyn (ff. 99-102).

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Conditions governing access

Readers consulting modern papers in the National Library of Wales are required to abide by the conditions set out in information provided when applying for their Readers' Tickets, whereby the reader shall become responsible for compliance with the Data Protection Act 1998 in relation to any processing by them of personal data obtained from modern records held at the Library.

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Usual copyright laws apply.

Language of material

  • English
  • Welsh

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English, some Welsh.

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Related units of description

See also NLW MS 6969A (list of Rhondda field names compiled by M. H. Jones).

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Title based on contents.


Preferred citation: NLW MS 16264D.

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Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru = The National Library of Wales

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Description follows NLW guidelines based on ISAD(G) 2nd ed.; AACR2; and LCSH.


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Dates of creation revision deletion

November 2007 and July 2014.


  • English



Archivist's note

Description compiled by Bethan Ifan, and revised by Rhys Morgan Jones;

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