- [14 cent.]-[?1910s] / (Creation)
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Name of creator
The manuscripts were brought together mainly, if not entirely, by Hugh Robert Hughes (1827-1911) of Kinmel Park, Abergele, who purchased the collections of John Williams (1833-1872) of Beaumaris and Miss Angharad Llwyd (1780-1866) of Caerwys, and later of Tyn-y-Rhyl. To these Mr Hughes added a number of manuscripts from various sources. Mr Hughes's special subjects were heraldry and genealogy but he took a keen interest in all that related to the history and topography of North Wales.
Immediate source of acquisition or transfer
Trustees of the late Mr H. R. Hughes; Kinmel Park; Purchase; 1914
Content and structure area
Scope and content
A collection of manuscripts containing pedigrees and genealogical material relating mainly to North Wales; extracts, etc. from Anglesey, Caernarvonshire, Denbighshire and Flintshire deeds; accounts, [17 cent.]-[19 cent.], of the Ty Fry estate, Anglesey; transcripts by Angharad Llwyd; material relating to David Hughes, founder of the free grammar school, Beaumaris; extracts from Anglesey public records and other notes and transcripts relating to Anglesey; a calendar relating to the Courts of Great Sessions for Flintshire and Denbighshire, 1668-1696; correspondence collected by John Lloyd, Caerwys (1733-1793); Caerwys churchwardens' accounts, 1662-1669, 1680-1690, 1697-1698; material relating to Abergele; miscellaneous transcripts, extracts and translations; etc.
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling
System of arrangement
Arranged according to NLW MSS reference numbers: NLW MSS 1501-1631.
Angharad Llwyd manuscripts arranged according to NLW MSS reference numbers: NLW MSS 1551-1616.
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Conditions governing access
Conditions governing reproduction
Language of material
- Romance Language
Script of material
Language and script notes
English, Welsh, Norman French, Cornish, Breton, Greek, Hebrew, French.
Physical characteristics and technical requirements
Detailed descriptions of some documents now incorporated in these manuscripts are available in the typescript schedule of Kinmel Deeds (1982), available in the Library's South Reading Room.
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Existence and location of originals
Existence and location of copies
Related units of description
Title based on contents.
Creator ref. no.: Kinmel MSS 1-131.
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Name access points
- Hughes, H. R. (Hugh Robert), 1827-1911 -- Archives (Subject)
- Williams, John, 1833-1872 -- Archives. (Subject)
- Llwyd, Angharad -- Archives (Subject)
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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