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Joseph Herbert Canning (d. 1940) was an engineer and manager of Newport Gas Company in Monmouthshire. As a Catholic, he became chairman of the Board of Managers of Catholic Non-Provided Schools in Newport; he also served as a member of Lord Moulton's Committee of Gas Engineers in the Ministry of Munitions during World War I, being awarded the OBE for his services. In 1930, he received the Papal honour of the Knight of St. Gregory. He undertook extensive research into the history of Catholicism in Monmouthshire, publishing articles on John Kemble and David Lewis. He also edited The Catholic Registers of Abergavenny, Monmouthshire, 1740-1838.
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Purchased from Rennie Taylor, Newport, 1980.
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Notes and transcripts made by Joseph Herbert Canning relating to local history, in particular to Catholic history in Monmouthshire, -.
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Action: All records have been retained.
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A hard copy of the catalogue is available at the National Library of Wales. The catalogue can be accessed online.
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Description follows ANW guidelines based on ISAD(G) 2nd ed.;AACR2; and LCSH
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August 2003; minor changes May 2005
Compiled by Annette Strauch for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compliation of this description: NLW, Joseph Herbert Canning Manuscripts; Burke's Handbook to the Order of the British Empire (London, 1921).