Fonds GB 0210 MSOWNSRG - George Owen and William Sargeant papers

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George Owen and William Sargeant papers


  • 1600-1614, [1809x1813] (Creation)

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6 volumes.

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Biographical history

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.

Archival history

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Purchased, per Mr W. A. Caffall, from Mrs A. E. Penn, Thornbury Castle, near Bristol, 1941.

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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.

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System of arrangement

Arranged according to NLW MSS reference numbers: NLW MSS 13686-13690, 13813E.

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  • English

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English, unless otherwise specified.

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Finding aids

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. [193]-9.

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Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru = The National Library of Wales

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


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Dates of creation revision deletion

April 2005.


  • English



Archivist's note

Description compiled by Bethan Ifans for the retrospective conversion project of NLW MSS

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  • Text: George Owen and William Sargeant Papers.