Fonds GB 0210 LEHARDY - William Le Hardy Collection of Deeds,

Identity area

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William Le Hardy Collection of Deeds,


  • 1353-1911 (accumulated [early 20th century]) / (Creation)

Level of description


Extent and medium

0.087 cubic metres (2 boxes)

Context area

Name of creator

Biographical history

Lt Col. William Le Hardy was county archivist of Hertfordshire, 1946-1961.

Archival history

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Purchased from Lt-Col William Le Hardy, county archivist of Hertfordshire, 1946.

Content and structure area

Scope and content

Deeds relating mainly to Carmarthenshire, 1531-1857, and to other Welsh counties including Brecknockshire, 1655-1800, Cardiganshire, 1628-1819, Glamorgan, 1673-1792, Monmouthshire, 1636-1795, Montgomeryshire, 1675-1702, Pembrokeshire, 1724-1811, and Radnorshire, 1689-1773. There is no apparent connection between the deeds.

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling

Action: All records purchased by the National Library of Wales have been retained, apart from Irish and English deeds found amongst the collection which were returned to Le Hardy in June 1947..


Accruals are not expected.

System of arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by county, then chronologically.

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.

Language of material

Script of material

Language and script notes

English, Latin, one deed in Anglo-Norman French.

Physical characteristics and technical requirements

Finding aids

A hard copy of the catalogue is available at the National Library of Wales.

Allied materials area

Existence and location of originals

Existence and location of copies

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Related descriptions

Notes area


Title derived from name of vendor.

Alternative identifier(s)

Virtua system control number


Project identifier


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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

March 2003


  • English



Archivist's note

Compiled by Rhys Jones for the ANW project. The following source was used to compile this description: NLW, Schedule of Le Hardy Deeds.

Accession area