Fonds NLW MSS 9471-9489. - Breese Manuscripts,

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Reference code

NLW MSS 9471-9489.


Breese Manuscripts,


  • 1798-1942 / (Creation)

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Extent and medium

19 vols.

Context area

Name of creator

Biographical history

Charles Edward Breese qualified as a solicitor in 1889. He was a member of Caernarvonshire county council and, from 1918 to 1922, was Liberal member of parliament for the county. He served as army major during the Great War. Breese was also an enthusiastic antiquarian, being appointed work committee chairman of the Cambrian Archaeological Association and, in 1930, one of its vice-presidents. He died in 1932.

Archival history

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Mrs Charles Edward Breese, widow; Porthmadog; Presentation; 1933

Content and structure area

Scope and content

Papers of Charles Edward Breese, mainly dealing with antiquarian matters and including material, [1910x1920], relating to crown lands in Wales; correspondence, much of which is addressed to Breese, 1872-1932; an interleaved copy of The Kalendars of Gwynedd (London, 1873), compiled by Breese, and additions, [1909], to the Kalendars; and miscellaneous notes, press cuttings, etc. Also included are papers of Edward Breese, father of Charles E. Breese.

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling


System of arrangement

Arranged according to NLW MSS reference numbers: NLW MSS 9471-9489.

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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.

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Finding aids

The descriptions are also available in the Handlist of Manuscripts in the National Library of Wales, Volume III (Aberystwyth, 1961).

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Title based on contents.


Formerly known as Breese 1-19.


Preferred citation: NLW MSS 9471-9489.

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Description identifier

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

May 2008.


  • English



The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Handlist of Manuscripts in the National Library of Wales, Volume III (Aberystwyth, 1961); Y Bywgraffiadur Cymreig hyd 1940 (Llundain, 1953)

Archivist's note

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

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  • Text: NLW MSS 9471-9489.