- 1600-1614, [1809x1813] (Creation)
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Extent and medium
Name of creator
George Owen (1552-1613), antiquary, was born at Henllys, near Newport, Pembrokeshire. His most important work, The Description of Penbrokshire, was begun in December 1602.
Immediate source of acquisition or transfer
Purchased, per Mr W. A. Caffall, from Mrs A. E. Penn, Thornbury Castle, near Bristol, 1941.
Content and structure area
Scope and content
A collection which includes George Owen's Description of Wales, Arms of Pembrokeshire Families, and Genealogical Notes, John Jones's History of Brecknock, and William Sargeant's Glamorganshire Collectanea; also a note on Owen's map of Pembrokeshire by John Browne.
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling
System of arrangement
Arranged according to NLW MSS reference numbers: NLW MSS 13686-13690, 13813E.
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Conditions governing access
Conditions governing reproduction
Language of material
Script of material
Language and script notes
English, unless otherwise specified.
Physical characteristics and technical requirements
NLW MSS 13686-89 are described by B. G. Charles in NLW Journal, II (1941), pp. 43-5. The manuscripts are also listed by Dr Charles in the appendix to George Owen of Henllys - a Welsh Elizabethan (Aberystwyth, 1973), pp. -9.
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Existence and location of copies
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Name access points
- Sargeant, William, fl. 19 cent. (Subject)
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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
Description compiled by Bethan Ifans for the retrospective conversion project of NLW MSS