Fonds GB 0210 JGPTON - J. Glyn Picton Papers,

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J. Glyn Picton Papers,


  • 1949-1991 / (Creation)

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Extent and medium

0.056 cubic metres (4 boxes)

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Name of creator

Biographical history

J. Glyn Picton was senior lecturer in industrial economics at the University of Birmingham, 1947-1979. He served as an industrial arbitrator and as chairman on various bodies in the fields of health and industrial relations. Picton was also interested in researching the genealogy of the Picton family of Carmarthenshire and Pembrokeshire.

Archival history

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Donated by Mr J. Glyn Picton, Birmingham, 1986, 1992.

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Scope and content

Papers of J. Glyn Picton, 1949-1991, mainly papers concerned with his researches into General Sir Thomas Picton (1758-1815) and the Picton family, 1951-1991, including correspondence, 1949-1977; notes, 1951-1975; copies and transcripts of probate record and Pembrokeshire plea rolls; photographs and news cuttings, 1975-1984; and copies of printed sources; with also records, articles and lectures reflecting J. Glyn Picton's public service in the fields of national health and industrial relations, 1951-1977.

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling

Action: All records donated to the National Library of Wales have been retained..


Accruals are not expected.

System of arrangement

Arranged by date of acquisition.

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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.

Conditions governing reproduction

Usual copyright regulations apply.

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Finding aids

A hard copy of the catalogue, is available in Minor Lists and Summaries, 1986, p. 56, at the National Library of Wales.

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A framed print of the first monument erected to Sir Thomas Picton in Carmarthen, 1827, has been transferred to the Department of Pictures and Maps (PE 4965). A pedigree of the Pictons of Pembrokeshire was previously donated by Mr Picton in 1974 (NLW Misc Recs 273).

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Title supplied from contents of fonds. The printed volumes have remained with the papers as requested by the donor.

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Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru = The National Library of Wales

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


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Dates of creation revision deletion

May 2003


  • English



Archivist's note

Compiled by Richard Burman for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: NLW, Minor Lists and Summaries, 1986; The Dictionary of Welsh Biography down to 1940, (London, 1959);

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