- 1883-1938 (Creation)
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Name of creator
Edward Davies, a farmer and cultivation officer for the Montgomeryshire Agricultural Executive, spent most of his life in the parish of Berriew, Wales. He was born on 9 August 1860, the son of Thomas Davies, a farmer of Stingwern, Berriew. In 1880 he married Martha Jane Bebb of Castle Caereinion. Their first son, Edward, was born in Castle Caereinion in about 1881, but by 1883 the family were living at Penfynydd, Berriew, until 1892 when they moved to Felindre in the same parish. Later they moved to Cil, also in Berriew, and Lower House Farm, Little Ness, England.
Immediate source of acquisition or transfer
Donated by E G P Davies, The Gaer, Trefnanney, Powys, in 1981.
Content and structure area
Scope and content
The fonds comprises diaries, 1883-1933, principally detailing farming activities, a volume of farming wage accounts, 1916-1938, and reports of the cultivation officer under the Montgomeryshire Agricultural Executive, 1918-1921.
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling
Accruals are not expected.
System of arrangement
Arranged into three series: diaries, farming wage books and Montgomeryshire Agricultural Executive reports.
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 laws apply.
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Physical characteristics and technical requirements
A hard copy is available in NLW and at Powys County Archives Office.
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Existence and location of originals
Existence and location of copies
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Name access points
- Davies, Edward 1860-1938 -- Archives (Subject)
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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
Compiled by Rhian Phillips.
The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: diaries of Edward Davies.