Fonds GB 0210 MSDRTHOM - D. R. Thomas Manuscripts

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D. R. Thomas Manuscripts


  • [18 cent.]-[1901x1916] (Creation)

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Extent and medium

28 volumes.

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Name of creator

Biographical history

Archdeacon David Richard Thomas (1833-1916), antiquary, historian and author, was born in Llanfechain, Montgomeryshire. He was the author of several works, including A History of the Diocese of St Asaph, of which a second edition, in three volumes, appeared in 1908-1913.

Archival history

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

From the library of Archdeacon David Richard Thomas.

Content and structure area

Scope and content

A collection comprising papers, notebooks and letters of David Richard Thomas.

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling


System of arrangement

Arranged according to NLW MSS reference numbers: NLW MSS 1178-1205, 1215B, 1221A.

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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 laws apply.

Language of material

  • English
  • Welsh

Script of material

Language and script notes

English, Welsh, unless otherwise stated.

Physical characteristics and technical requirements

Finding aids

The descriptions are also available in the Handlist of Manuscripts in the National Library of Wales, Volume I (Aberystwyth, 1943).

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Related units of description

For other manuscripts of D. R. Thomas see NLW, St. Asaph Diocesan Records SA/DR/1-68; NLW, John Fisher Manuscripts 354-370; and NLW MSS 15417D, 24127C.

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Rules and/or conventions used

This description follows NLW guidelines based on ISAD(G) Second Edition; AACR2; and LCSH.


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Dates of creation revision deletion

July 2005.


  • English



The following source was used in the compilation of this description: Handlist of Manuscripts in the National Library of Wales, Volume I (Aberystwyth, 1943).

Archivist's note

This description was compiled by Bethan Ifans for the retrospective conversion project of NLW MSS.

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  • Text: D. R. Thomas Manuscripts.