- [16 cent.]-[?1919] (Creation)
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Name of creator
Henry Owen, D.C.L., of Poyston, Pembrokeshire, was Treasurer of the National Library of Wales from the granting of the Charter (1907) until his death on April 14, 1919. He was also the editor of the works of George Owen of Henllys, the Elizabethan historian of Pembrokeshire.
Immediate source of acquisition or transfer
Bequeathed by Henry Owen, 1919.
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Scope and content
A selection of manuscripts, [16 cent.]-[?1919], of the late Dr Henry Owen, from the Library at Poyston. They include the manuscript note-books of Dr Owen, and of Edward Laws, his friend and fellow worker on Pembrokeshire history. The older manuscripts include two in the hand of George Owen of Henllys; holograph letters of General Sir Thomas Picton (born at Poyston); and a rent roll of the rents belonging to the Bishop of St Davids, 1685.
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System of arrangement
Arranged according to NLW MSS reference numbers: NLW MSS 1341-1453, 6875.
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Conditions governing access
Readers consulting modern papers in the National Library of Wales are required to sign the 'Modern papers - data protection' form.
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English unless otherwise specified
Physical characteristics and technical requirements
The descriptions are also available in the Handlist of Manuscripts in the National Library of Wales, Volume I (Aberystwyth, 1943) and Volume II (Aberystwyth, 1951).
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This description follows NLW guidelines based on ISAD(G) Second Edition; AACR2; and LCSH.
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This description was compiled by Siân Medi Davies for the retrospective conversion project of NLW MSS.