Fonds GB 0210 MSSIRLM - Sir Lewis Morris Manuscripts,

Identity area

Reference code



Sir Lewis Morris Manuscripts,


  • 1629-1907 (Creation)

Level of description


Extent and medium

65 volumes.

Context area

Name of creator

Biographical history

Sir Lewis Morris (1833-1907), poet and educationist, was born in Carmarthen. He trained at the Bar but his most important work was that done for higher education in Wales.

Archival history

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

NLW MSS 6901-6928; Messrs Sotheby & Co.; Purchase (with Sir John Williams Bequest money); August 1928

NLW MSS 6929-6963; Mrs Morris; Cranford; Purchase; May 1930

NLW MSS 6964-6965; Mrs Morris; Cranford; Purchase; August 1930

Content and structure area

Scope and content

Papers of Sir Lewis Morris, including original manuscripts, drafts and proof-sheets; poetry; school and university notebooks; tour journal, 1863; press cuttings of reviews; rent-rolls, etc. relating to the Glamorgan estates of Edward Herbert (1583-1648); recipes; copies of legal material; a commonplace book of H. A. Hampton; farm accounts; Carmarthenshire rent accounts; a Bible and Book of Common Prayer belonging to the Morris family; sermons; correspondence.

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling


System of arrangement

Arranged according to NLW MSS reference numbers: NLW MSS 6730D, 6901-6965.

Conditions of access and use area

Conditions governing access

Conditions governing reproduction

Usual copyright laws apply.

Language of material

Script of material

Language and script notes

English, unless otherwise specified.

Physical characteristics and technical requirements

Finding aids

The descriptions are also available in the Handlist of Manuscripts in the National Library of Wales, Volume II (Aberystwyth, 1951).

Allied materials area

Existence and location of originals

Existence and location of copies

Related units of description

Related descriptions

Notes area


Title based on contents.

Alternative identifier(s)

Virtua system control number


GEAC system control number


Access points

Subject access points

Place access points

Name access points

Genre access points

Description control area

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

May 2005.


  • English



Archivist's note

This description was compiled by Bethan Ifans for the retrospective conversion project of NLW MSS;

Accession area

Related subjects

Related people and organizations

Related genres

Related places