- [c. 1753]-1927 / (Creation)
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Extent and medium
0.058 cubic metres (2 large boxes)
Name of creator
The duties of the Treasury Solicitor were first recorded in a commission of 1661, when the position was called the Solicitor to the Exchequer. After 1842, duties included acting as solicitor to further government departments, and providing legal services, including the drafting of legislation and contracts. In 1876, the Treasury Solicitor's department took responsibility for intestate estates.
Part of the archive was arranged by the Public Record Office, and although an incomplete sequence, the arrangement has been retained and the remaining documents have been given reference numbers to fit in with the sequence.
Immediate source of acquisition or transfer
Donated by the Treasury Solicitor, London, 1996, 1997.
Content and structure area
Scope and content
Deeds and documents, [c. 1753]-1927, relating to properties in the counties of Brecknockshire, 1815-1834, Cardiganshire, [c. 1753]-[c. 1853, Glamorgan, 1851, Montgomeryshire, 1803-1857, Monmouthshire, 1843, and Pembrokeshire, 1819-1927, referred to the Treasury Solicitor for advice or litigation.
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling
Action: All records donated to the National Library of Wales have been retained..
Accruals are not expected.
System of arrangement
Arranged according to the notation used by the Public Record Office.
Conditions of access and use area
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
A hard copy of the catalogue is available in Minor Lists and Summaries, 1997, pp. 93-96, at the National Library of Wales.
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Existence and location of copies
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Title supplied from contents of fonds.
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Rules and/or conventions used
Description follows ANW guidelines based on ISAD(G) 2nd ed.;AACR2; and LCSH
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Dates of creation revision deletion
Compiled by Richard Burman for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: NLW, Minor Lists and Summaries, 1997; Richards, Melville, Welsh Administrative and Territorial Units, (Cardiff, 1969); Public Record Office, (http://www.pro.gov.uk/default.htm), viewed 4 June 2003.