Fonds GB 0210 DOBELL - Dobell Collection of Shropshire Deeds,

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Dobell Collection of Shropshire Deeds,


  • 1280-[mid 19th cent.] (accumulated 19th cent.) / (Creation)

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Extent and medium

0.009 cubic metres (1 box)

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Name of creator

Biographical history

Percy J. Dobell and Son were antiquarian booksellers of Charing Cross Road, London, in the early 20th century. The material they acquired in the course of their work included documents relating to the history of Shropshire, Cheshire, Denbighshire, Flintshire, Montgomeryshire and Staffordshire.

Archival history

The documents have been sorted and annotated by an unknown Shropshire antiquarian in the mid nineteenth century, and some may been part of a collection of an earlier antiquary.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Acquired (purchased?) by NLW, apparently as a single lot in 1924.

Content and structure area

Scope and content

Deeds and documents, 1280-1797, relating to Shropshire, Cheshire, Denbighshire, Flintshire, Montgomeryshire and Staffordshire, together with genealogical, heraldic and antiquarian notes, compiled c. 1745-c.1766 and [mid 19th cent.].

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling

All records purchased by the National Library of Wales have been retained.


Accruals are not expected.

System of arrangement

Arranged chronologically within the following groups: deeds and documents; genealogical, heraldic and antiquarian notes.

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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 regulations apply.

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Physical characteristics and technical requirements

Finding aids

A hard copy of the catalogue is available at the National Library of Wales. The catalogue can be accessed on-line.

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Title supplied from content of fonds.

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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 Seri Crawley for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: NLW Schedule of Dobell Deeds.

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