Fonds GB 0210 MSTREHERN - G. G. T. Treherne Manuscripts,

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G. G. T. Treherne Manuscripts,


  • [1885x1924] / (Creation)

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Extent and medium

66 vols.

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Name of creator

Biographical history

George Gilbert Treherne Treherne, solicitor and antiquarian, was born George Gilbert Treherne Thomas and educated at Eton before entering Balliol College, Oxford in 1857. It was soon after he left Oxford that he changed his surname. He qualified as a solicitor in 1865 and became head of his own firm. As his legal work concentrated mainly on the major estates of south-west Wales, Treherne became especially interested in Laugharne and the surrounding areas, particularly its historical and antiquarian aspects. He published two books on Cymyn Church in South Carmarthenshire, namely Eglwys Cymmin, The Story of an Old Welsh Church (1918) and Eglwys Cymmin Epitaphs (1920). In 1904 Treherne became a member of the Antiquarian Society of Wales, contributing regularly to the Society's annual periodical Archaeologia Cambrensis. The following year he was one of the founders of the Carmarthenshire Antiquarian Society; he became its first President and contributed some twenty-five articles to the Society's transactions. Treherne died at his home in Ringmer, Sussex in 1923.

Archival history

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

George Gilbert Treherne Treherne; Ringmer, Sussex; Bequest; 1923

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Scope and content

Papers of, belonging to, or relating to George Gilbert Treherne Treherne, [1885x1924], containing for the most part material of antiquarian and historical interest. They include: notes, extracts and transcripts relating to Wales (particularly Carmarthenshire) and elsewhere, including etymological notes on place-names; extracts from Carmarthenshire tithe records of the 1840s; extracts from and notes on pedigrees relating in part to Carmarthenshire; correspondence, 1890-1924, mainly on antiquarian topics; press cuttings, 1911-1923, including an article on Treherne; draft and preparatory notes towards a work on Laugharne and the surrounding areas; an interleaved and annotated copy of Treherne's Notes on the Dedication of the Church in Honour of Saint Margaret Marlos (London, 1904); an annotated copy of Treherne's Eglwys Cymmin Book of Epitaphs (Carmarthen, 1919); and a typescript copy of G. G. T. Treherne's autobiography.

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling


System of arrangement

Arranged according to NLW MSS reference numbers: NLW MSS 1-66.

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Conditions governing access

Readers consulting modern papers in the National Library of Wales are required to abide by the conditions set out in information provided when applying for their Readers' Tickets, whereby the reader shall become responsible for compliance with the Data Protection Act 1998 in relation to any processing by them of personal data obtained from modern records held at the Library.

Conditions governing reproduction

Usual copyright laws apply.

Language of material

  • English
  • Latin
  • Welsh

Script of material

Language and script notes

English, Latin, Welsh.

Physical characteristics and technical requirements

Finding aids

Handlist of Manuscripts in the National Library of Wales, Volume III (Aberystwyth, 1961), pp. 189-193.

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Title based on contents.


Formerly G. G. T. Treherne MSS 1-66.


The manuscripts were bequeathed in 1923 to Sir John Ballinger, first Librarian of the National Library of Wales, as the literary executor of G. G. T. Treherne. In 1934, a year after Sir John Ballinger's death, the Treherne family agreed that the manuscripts should be regarded as the property of the National Library of Wales.

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Description identifier

Institution identifier

Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru = The National Library of Wales

Rules and/or conventions used

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


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Dates of creation revision deletion

July 2008 & May 2011.


  • English



Archivist's note

Description compiled by Bethan Ifan for the retrospective conversion project of NLW MSS, and revised by Bethan Ifan. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Handlist of Manuscripts in the National Library of Wales, Volume III (Aberystwyth, 1961); Y Bywgraffiadur Cymreig hyd 1940 (Llundain, 1953); Oxford Dictionary of National Biography on-line;

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  • Text: NLW MSS 10098-10164.