Fonds GB 0210 DIXON - Dixon Collection of Mynyddislwyn and Monmouthshire Deeds,

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Dixon Collection of Mynyddislwyn and Monmouthshire Deeds,


  • 1447-1848 (accumulated [19th cent.] x 1949) / (Creation)

Level of description


Extent and medium

0.054 cubic metres (6 boxes)

Context area

Name of creator

Biographical history

Mrs Alice M. Dixon of Abergavenny, Monmouthshire, acquired deeds and other documents relating to the history of Monmouthshire, and in particular the parishes of Bedwellty, Mynyddislwyn, Trevethin and Aberystruth. It is possible that the collection of this material was initiated by one of her predecessors in the nineteenth century.

Archival history

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Deposited by Mrs Alice Dixon, Abergavenny, 1949.

Content and structure area

Scope and content

Deeds, 1447-1829, relating mainly to properties in the parishes of Bedwellty, Trevethin, Aberystruth, and Mynyddislwyn, Monmouthshire; records of the parish of Mynyddislwyn, Monmouthshire, 1782-1848; pocket-books of David Davies of Penyvan, 1794-1848; and accounts, 1782-1817.

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 into two series: manuscripts, which include pocket books and notebooks relating to the parish of Mynyddislwyn; and deeds and documents, arranged chronologically.

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

Latin, English.

Physical characteristics and technical requirements

Finding aids

A hard copy of the catalogue is available at the National Library of Wales.

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Existence and location of originals

Existence and location of copies

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Notes area


Title supplied from content of fonds.

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Description identifier

Institution identifier

Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru = The National Library of Wales

Rules and/or conventions used

Description follows ANW guidelines based on ISAD(G) 2nd ed.;AACR2; and LCSH


Level of detail

Dates of creation revision deletion

February 2003


  • English



Archivist's note

Compiled by Richard Burman for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: National Library of Wales Catalogue of the Dixon Collection; Kelly's Directory of Monmouthshire 1901 Homepage, viewed 14 February 2003.

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