- 1629-1907 (Creation)
Level of description
Extent and medium
Name of creator
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.
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
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
Title based on contents.
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Subject access points
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Name access points
- Morris, Lewis, 1833-1907 -- Archives. (Subject)
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Rules and/or conventions used
Description follows NLW guidelines based on ISAD(G) 2nd ed.; AACR2; and LCSH
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Dates of creation revision deletion
This description was compiled by Bethan Ifans for the retrospective conversion project of NLW MSS;