Fonds GB 0210 TRECEF - Trecefel family diaries,

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Trecefel family diaries,


  • 1839-1947 / (Creation)

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Extent and medium

0.200 cubic metres (7 boxes)

Context area

Name of creator

Biographical history

Joseph Jenkins moved to Trecefel, Tregaron, a 180 acre farm, in 1848, as a tenant farmer with his wife and first child. The Reverend Latimer Jones, Vicar of St Peter's Church, Carmarthen, was his landlord. Over the years Joseph Jenkins invested a substantial amount of money in improving Trecefel and was 'regarded as the most successful farm in the county' in the first decade. For biographical details concerning Joseph and Anne Jenkins see relevant level descriptions.

Archival history

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

J/1-J/3, J/5-J/6, J/9-J/11, A/1-A/60 and M/1-3, M/6-M/7; Mr W. R. Davies and the Trustee of Anne Jenkins, deceased, per the Trecefel family; Donation; 1949/1950

J/7-8 and M/4-M/5; Mr Joseph Jenkin Jones; London; Donation; June 1961

J/4; Mrs Ann James; Llwyn-y-groes, Tregaron; Donation; January 1985; A1985/12.

Content and structure area

Scope and content

Diaries of Joseph Jenkins, 1839-1870, and his daughter Anne Jenkins, 1886-1947, together with miscellaneous notebooks and papers of members of the Trecefel family, 1859-1947.

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling

Action: All of the papers donated to NLW have been retained..


Accruals are not expected.

System of arrangement

Arranged at NLW into three groups: Joseph Jenkins diaries, Anne Jenkins diaries and miscellaneous notebooks and papers.

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Conditions governing access

Readers consulting modern papers in the National Library of Wales are required to abide by the conditions noted on the 'Modern papers - data protection' form issued with their Readers' Tickets.

Conditions governing reproduction

Usual copyright laws apply.

Language of material

  • English
  • Welsh

Script of material

Language and script notes

English, Welsh.

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For related material held elsewhere see relevant level descriptions.

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Publication note

Bethan Phillips, Rhwng dau fyd : y swagman o Geredigion (Aberystwyth, 1998) and Pity the swagman : the Australian odyssey of a Victorian diarist (Aberystwyth, 2002).

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Title based on contents of fonds.

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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


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Dates of creation revision deletion

Description completed May 2008.


  • English



Archivist's note

Description compiled by Ann Francis Evans. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Bethan Phillips, Rhwng dau fyd : y swagman o Geredigion (Aberystwyth, 1998); Pity the swagman : the Australian odyssey of a Victorian diarist (Aberystwyth, 2002); Australian Dictionary of Biography online; Dan Jenkins and "Ap Ceredigion" (editors), Cerddi Cerngoch (Lampeter, 1904); and documents within the collection;

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  • Text: Trecefel family diaries.