Fonds GB 0210 MSARCHER - Cardiganshire and Montgomeryshire papers,

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Cardiganshire and Montgomeryshire papers,


  • 1699-1898. (Creation)

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Extent and medium

6 vols.

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Name of creator

Biographical history

Michael Scott Archer of Upper Llangynidr, Crickhowell, has published several works relating to Welsh history and local history, including The Welsh Post Towns Before 1840 (1970, 1987), The Postal History of Cardiff (1975) and 'The Badminton Collection and Llangynidr Local History' in Archaeology in Wales, 38 (1998), pp. 43-50.

Archival history

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Mr Michael Scott Archer; Upper Llangynidr, Crickhowell; Purchase and donation; 1990, 1991

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Scope and content

Manuscripts, 1699-1898, from the collection of Michael Scott Archer, comprising miscellaneous papers relating mainly to Cardiganshire and Montgomeryshire.

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling


System of arrangement

Arranged according to NLW MSS reference numbers: NLW MSS 22737-22742.

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Finding aids

The descriptions are also available, together with a detailed list of contents, in Handlist of Manuscripts in the National Library of Wales, Volume VIII (Aberystwyth, 1999).

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Other papers acquired from Mr Michael Scott Archer at the same time are NLW ex 1164-7 and NLW Deeds 1161-86, 1702-15.

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This description follows NLW guidelines based on ISAD(G) 2nd ed.; AACR2; and LCSH.


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Dates of creation revision deletion

February 2005 and July 2009.




Archivist's note

Description compiled by Bethan Ifans for the retrospective conversion project of NLW MSS, and revised by Bethan Ifans. The following source was used in the compilation of this description: Handlist of Manuscripts in the National Library of Wales, Volume VIII (Aberystwyth, 1999);

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  • Text: NLW MSS 22737-22742.