Fonds GB 0210 JRHUGHES - J. R. Hughes Papers and Deeds,

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J. R. Hughes Papers and Deeds,


  • 1727-1961 (accumulted [1906x1961]) / (Creation)

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Extent and medium

0.513 cubic metres (20 boxes)Some of the papers are affected by damp.

Context area

Name of creator

Biographical history

John Roberts Hughes (1886-1962) was a historian and antiquary from Tre Taliesin, Cardiganshire. His main interest was in the history of the Quakers in Wales.

Archival history

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Purchased 1962-1963.

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Scope and content

Manuscripts and documents collected by and created by John Roberts Hughes, 1727-1961, including, papers relating to the Quakers, including transcribed extracts from records, collected volumes and items of Quaker interest, and notes on the Quakers by J. R. Hughes; various papers collected and written by J. R. Hughes relating to folk-lore and local histories; notes for addresses and lectures; papers and documents created by others, acquired or purchased by J. R. Hughes; deeds relating mainly to Glamorgan and Monmouthshire, and other miscellaneous deeds; together with personal memoranda by J. R. Hughes and family papers.

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling

Action: All records have been retained.


Accruals are not expected.

System of arrangement

Arranged into the following: deeds; papers.

Conditions of access and use area

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.

Language of material

Script of material

Language and script notes

Welsh, English.

Physical characteristics and technical requirements

Finding aids

A hard copy of the catalogue is available at the National Library of Wales. The catalogue can be accessed online.

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Existence and location of originals

Existence and location of copies


Related units of description

Further papers of or collected by J. R. Hughes are NLW MSS 16053-16075.

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Notes area


Title supplied from name of donor. Some of the papers precede the life of John Roberts Hughes.

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Description identifier

Institution identifier

Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru = The National Library of Wales

Rules and/or conventions used

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


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Dates of creation revision deletion

February 2004


  • English



Archivist's note

Compiled by Annette Strauch for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: NLW, Schedule of J. R. Hughes Papers; Stephens, Meic, Oxford Companion to the Literature of Wales (Oxford, 1986).

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  • Text: J. R. Hughes Papers and Deeds; $q - Some of the papers are affected by damp..