Personal and family papers
- 1577-1950. (Creation)
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Extent and medium
36 boxes, 21 envelopes, 19 bundles, 18 rolls, 12 vols, 11 folders and 4 items (shelved in 30 boxes and 7 loose presentation boxes; 0.683 cubic meters).
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Scope and content
The papers comprise deeds and papers relating to the Morgan family and the succession at Tredegar, the genealogy of the Morgan family of Tredegar and related families, the personal papers of individual members of the Morgan family, particularly the antiquarian papers of Octavius Morgan, appointments to public office, particularly as lord lieutenant and custos rotulorum, and deeds and papers relating to families that members of the Morgan family were involved with, for example as executors of wills or trustees of settlements.
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System of arrangement
Some of the files comprise comprise original bundles; others material that has been gathered together. The files are arranged chronologically. A group of deeds, including letters patent, appointments and grants of arms, each contained in its own original presentation box, have been gathered together as a separate series, P 2.
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Language and script notes
Some of the early deeds are in Latin, otherwise mainly English.
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Related units of description
Preferred citation: P 1
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