- 1798-1942 / (Creation)
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Name of creator
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.
Immediate source of acquisition or transfer
Mrs Charles Edward Breese, widow; Porthmadog; Presentation; 1933
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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, , to the Kalendars; and miscellaneous notes, press cuttings, etc. Also included are papers of Edward Breese, father of Charles E. Breese.
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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.
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Usual copyright laws apply.
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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 follows NLW guidelines based on ISAD(G) 2nd ed.; AACR2; and LCSH.
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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)
Description compiled by Bethan Ifans for the retrospective conversion project of NLW MSS.