Fonds GB 0210 JOSING - Joseph Herbert Canning Manuscripts,

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Joseph Herbert Canning Manuscripts,


  • [1921]-[1929] / (Creation)

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Extent and medium

20 volumes.

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Biographical history

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.

Archival history

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Purchased from Rennie Taylor, Newport, 1980.

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Scope and content

Notes and transcripts made by Joseph Herbert Canning relating to local history, in particular to Catholic history in Monmouthshire, [1921]-[1929].

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling

Action: All records have been retained.


Accruals are not expected.

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Conditions governing access

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Usual copyright laws apply

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English, Latin.

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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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Title supplied from contents of fonds.

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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

August 2003; minor changes May 2005


  • English



Archivist's note

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).

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