- 1465-1883 / (Creation)
Level of description
Extent and medium
0.258 cubic metres (9 boxes)
Name of creator
The British Record Society, founded in 1889, was to take over responsibility for the Index Library, which had been established in 1888 as a private scheme for the publication of indexes to British public records. Its first completed volume was an index to Northamptonshire and Rutland Wills, 1510-1652. From 1892 onwards, following the creation of an official series of Lists and Indexes, the Society concentrated on records held in repositories other than the Public Record Office. From the 1920s the Society also became involved in records preservation. In 1933, this aspect of the Society's work was transferred to the British Records Association. From the 1930's to the 1990's it has mainly concentrated on publishing indexes to probate records.
These deeds were received by the Society from Messrs Frere and Cholmeley, Messrs Torr & Co., and Messrs Baileys, Shaw and Gillett, all of London.
Immediate source of acquisition or transfer
Deposited by the British Record Society, 1931.
Content and structure area
Scope and content
Deeds, relating to properties in the following counties: Anglesey, 1737-1871; Cardiganshire, 1736-1780; Carmarthenshire, 1684-1838; Caernarfonshire, 1831-1878; Denbighshire, 1591-1837; Flintshire, 1465-1855; Glamorgan, 1597-1883; Merionethshire, 1793; Pembrokeshire, 1683-1857; and Radnorshire 1623-1816.
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling
Action: All records deposited at the National Library of Wales have been retained..
Accruals are not expected.
System of arrangement
Arranged by names of original donors in three chronological sequences.
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
Physical characteristics and technical requirements
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
Related units of description
Title supplied from name of donor.
Virtua system control number
Subject access points
- Deeds -- Wales -- Anglesey
- Deeds -- Wales -- Carmarthenshire.
- Deeds -- Wales -- Denbighshire.
- Deeds -- Wales -- Flintshire
- Deeds -- Wales -- Glamorgan
- Deeds -- Wales -- Pembrokeshire.
- Deeds -- Wales -- Caernarvonshire.
- Deeds -- Wales -- Merioneth.
- Deeds -- Wales -- Radnorshire.
- Deeds -- Wales -- Ceredigion.
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Description control area
Rules and/or conventions used
Description follows ANW guidelines based on ISAD(G) 2nd ed.;AACR2; and LCSH
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Dates of creation revision deletion
Compiled by Seri Crawley for the ANW Project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: British Records Society Homepage at www.britishrecordsociety.org.uk (last updated: November 2002).