Fonds GB 0210 MSFLOYD - Floyd Manuscripts

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Floyd Manuscripts


  • [16 cent.]-[19 cent.] (Creation)

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612 vols.

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Formerly in the possession of the London Library; transferred, 1899, to the University College of Wales, Aberystwyth.

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NLW MSS 3641-4252 belonged to William Floyd (?1810-?1898), who spent many years at the Public Record Office - he applied for a ticket as from Bridgend, Glamorgan in 1856 - and in the British Museum engaged in research in the various types of records relating to the history of England and Wales preserved in those two institutions. With a few exceptions, most of which are described at the beginning of the collection, all the volumes are Floyd's notebooks and memoranda books. His collection, which had been presented to the London Library, of which he had been a member since its foundaton in 1841, was by that body transferred in 1899 to the University College of Wales, Aberystwyth at the time when the Welsh Library Committee of the College was accumulating material of Welsh interest to form a nucleus for the projected national library for Wales.

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Readers consulting modern papers in the National Library of Wales are required to sign the 'Modern papers - data protection' form.

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Language of material

  • English
  • Latin
  • Romance Language
  • French
  • Italian
  • Spanish

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English, Latin, Norman-French, French, Italian, Spanish.

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


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  • English



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  • Text: NLW MSS 3641-4252.