Fonds GB 0210 MSIVORJAS - Ivor James manuscripts

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Ivor James manuscripts


  • [1860x1882]-[1899x1909] (Creation)

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Extent and medium

39 volumes.

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Name of creator

Biographical history

Ivor James (1840-1909) was born in Monmouthshire. He was the University of Wales's first registrar and was also a historian, his specialist field of study being Wales during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.

Archival history

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

The family of the late Mr Ivor James; Donation; c. 1910-1911.

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Scope and content

Papers of, or accumulated by, Ivor James in the course of his studies of the history of Wales during the late sixteenth and the seventeenth centuries.

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System of arrangement

Arranged according to NLW MSS reference numbers: NLW MSS 4301-4339.

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Conditions governing access

Conditions governing reproduction

Usual copyright laws apply.

Language of material

  • English
  • French
  • Welsh

Script of material

Language and script notes

English, some Welsh, some French.

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Finding aids

The descriptions are also available in the Handlist of Manuscripts in the National Library of Wales, Volume II (Aberystwyth, 1951).

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Related units of description

See also NLW MS 3482D, which contains notes, possibly by Ivor James, on the history and text of the Welsh Book of Common Prayer (see especially NLW MSS 4324E, 4325C).

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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

August 2005.


  • English



The following source was used in the compilation of this description: Handlist of Manuscripts in the National Library of Wales, Volume II (Aberystwyth, 1951).

Archivist's note

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

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