Fonds GB 0210 TJJENKIN - T. J. Jenkin Papers,

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T. J. Jenkin Papers,


  • 1904-1965 / (Creation)

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Extent and medium

0.315 cubic metres (11 boxes)

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Name of creator

Biographical history

Thomas James Jenkin (1885-1965), from Maenclochog, Pembrokeshire, was Director of the Welsh Plant Breeding Station and Professor of Agricultural Botany in Aberystwyth. He also chaired the National Institute of Agricultural Botany and served as President of the Welsh Black Cattle Society in the 1950s, as well as acting as Agricultural Advisor for Wales on behalf of Dunns Farm Seeds Ltd, an agricultural firm based in Salisbury, Wiltshire. In addition, he took great interest in his family history, as well as local history in Pembrokeshire. He married Kate Laura Jenkin.

Archival history

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Deposited by David Jenkin, Wilmslow, Cheshire, in 1988.

Content and structure area

Scope and content

Papers of Thomas James Jenkin, 1904-1965, including student lecture notes, 1907-1914; Welsh Plant Breeding Station records, 1922-1957; papers relating to Sir R. George Stapledon, 1919-1961; lectures, [c. 1915]-1958; correspondence, 1916-1965; records relating to Dunns Farm Seeds Ltd, 1950-1965; papers relating to Agricultural Societies, including the Welsh Black Cattle Society, 1916-1965, the National Institute of Agricultural Botany, 1954-1965, and the British Grassland Society, 1949-1964; family and personal papers, 1907-1972; diaries, 1907-1918, 1927-1965; financial papers, 1911-1965; press cuttings, 1929-1961; family and local history research notes and essays; lectures and addresses, 1917-1962; private papers of Kate Laura Jenkin, 1927-1960.

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling

Action: All records have been retained.


Accruals are not expected.

System of arrangement

Arranged into the following: academic and professional papers; family and personal papers; family and local history research notes and essays; lectures and addresses; miscellaneous; and papers of TJJ's wife, Kate Laura Jenkin.

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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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Physical characteristics and technical requirements

Finding aids

A hard copy of the catalogue is available in Minor Lists and Summaries 1989, pp.32-39, at the National Library of Wales.

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Existence and location of copies

Related units of description

Further papers (7 small boxes) of T. J. Jenkin held by NLW remain uncatalogued. The archive of the Welsh Plant Breeding Station is NLW, WPBS Records.

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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

May 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, Minor Lists and Summaries 1989;

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