Fonds GB 0210 WILEMP - Wilfrid J. Hemp Collection of Deeds,

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Wilfrid J. Hemp Collection of Deeds,


  • 1557-1808 (accumulated [?late 1910s]-[pre 1933]) / (Creation)

Level of description


Extent and medium

0.173 cubic metres (94 deeds)

Context area

Name of creator

Biographical history

Wilfred James Hemp (1882-1962), was an archaeologist. In 1928, he was appointed Secretary to the Royal Commission on Ancient and Historical Monuments in Wales and Monmouthshire. He was the President of the Cambrian Archaeological Association, 1955-56, and wrote many articles for Archaeologia Cambrensis.

Archival history

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Donated to the National Library of Wales by Wilfrid J. Hemp, 1933.

Content and structure area

Scope and content

Deeds, 1557-1808, relating to premises mainly in Carmarthenshire, with some in Montgomeryshire, Cardiganshire and Flintshire, and a small number in other Welsh counties.

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 chronologically in three separate groups.

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

Finding aids

A hard copy of the catalogue is available at the National Library of Wales. The catalogue can be accessed online.

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Existence and location of originals

Existence and location of copies

Related units of description

Wilfrid Hemp's personal papers are at the National Library of Wales; these remain uncatalogued.

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Title supplied from donor's name.

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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

February 2003


  • English



Archivist's note

Compiled by Seri Crawley for the ANW project. The following sources were used for the preparation of the description: NLW, Schedule of Wilfrid J. Hemp Deeds; Dictionary of Welsh Biography, 1941-1970 (London, 2001).

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  • Text: Wilfrid J. Hemp Collection of Deeds.