- [c. 1250]-1976 (Creation)
Level of description
Extent and medium
0.874 cubic metres (31 boxes, 2 rolls, 2 parcel, 1 roll without a box, 1 loose document).
Immediate source of acquisition or transfer
Content and structure area
Scope and content
This is a series of deeds and documents of all kinds, currently running from number 1 to 1961, which have come to the Library singly or in groups too small to be treated as archives or collections. Less than 1 per cent of the Department's holdings of deeds and documents is comprised in NLW Deeds; the remainder will be found among archives or collections. Nevertheless, NLW Deeds includes some valuable documents. Several series which had existed in parallel with NLW Deeds were closed in 1981: NLW Wills, NLW Manorial, NLW Miscellaneous Records and a series known as 'Miscellaneous Documents' which had been arranged by county. The first two series have now been subsumed in NLW Deeds.
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling
Accruals will continue to be added.
System of arrangement
Arranged in several series of miscellaneous individual deeds (A-D) in numerical order with gaps; related deeds have been extracted and grouped in series where possible. Group E was added later, comprising some of the deeds previously missing from groups A-D.
Conditions of access and use area
Conditions governing access
Readers consulting modern papers in the National Library of Wales are required to abide by the conditions noted on the 'Modern papers - data protection' form issued with their Readers' Tickets.
Conditions governing reproduction
Usual copyright regulations apply.
Language of material
Script of material
Language and script notes
Physical characteristics and technical requirements
The primary finding aid for NLW Deeds 1-1241, comprising NLW Deeds, NLW Wills and NLW Manorial received before July 1981, is an unindexed manuscript register available in the NLW reading room. To be described below are: NLW deeds 1-390, 495-533, 894-8, 903-4, 952, 1242-1759, 1790-1895, 1905-1917, 1932-1961. The remainder are currently uncatalogued.
Allied materials area
Existence and location of originals
Existence and location of copies
Related units of description
Title supplied from contents of fonds.
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Description control area
Rules and/or conventions used
Description follows NLW guidelines based on ISAD(G) 2nd ed.; AACR2; and LCSH
Level of detail
Dates of creation revision deletion
The following source was used in the compilation of this description: NLW, Guide to the Department of Manuscripts and Records (Aberystwyth, 1994).
Compiled by J. Graham Jones for the ANW project.