Fonds GB 0210 MSTIMLEW - Timothy Lewis manuscripts

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Timothy Lewis manuscripts


  • 1917-1940 (Creation)

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Extent and medium

2 volumes.

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Biographical history

Timothy Lewis (1877-1958), Welsh literary scholar, was born in Efail-wen, Cilymaenllwyd, Pembrokeshire. He graduated from University College, Cardiff, in 1904, and went on to undertake research into early Welsh at Manchester and Berlin. He joined the University College, Aberystwyth, in 1910 as assistant lecturer and later became reader in Celtic Palaeography. He served in the Royal Artillery in France, 1915-1918. Timothy Lewis married Nellie Myfanwy Evans (1885-1968) in 1910, and had a son and a daughter.

Archival history

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Donated by Mr Timothy Lewis, Aberystwyth, 1940.

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Scope and content

A typescript copy, 1940, of a work entitled 'The Tribal System in Wales Examined', together with notes on signalling, 1917.

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System of arrangement

Arranged according to NLW MSS reference numbers: NLW MSS 13938-13939.

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Usual copyright laws apply.

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  • English

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The descriptions are also available on card index.

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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

April 2005




Archivist's note

Description compiled by Bethan Ifans for the retrospective conversion project of NLW MSS.

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