GB 0210 MSSCRFIELD
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Name of creator
Sir John Henry Scourfield - also known as Sir John Henry Philipps - (1808-1876), author, was born in Williamston, near Neyland, Pembrokeshire. He was sheriff of Pembrokeshire in 1833 and member of parliament for Haverfordwest from 1852 to 1868 and for Pembrokeshire from 1868 to 1876. He was made a baronet by Prime Minister Disraeli in February of 1876. Amongst his works is Dies Landoveriensis, a satire on the new school at Llandovery.
Immediate source of acquisition or transfer
From the papers of Sir John Henry Scourfield, bart, Williamston, Neyland, Pembrokeshire.
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Scope and content
A collection which comprises a tour journal; a household account book; material which belonged to John Pritt Harley, actor and singer; a manuscript of The Grand Serio-Comic Opera of Lord Bateman and his Sophia ...; lists of Pembrokeshire sheriffs; a manuscript of Sir Frederick Madden, antiquary and palaeographer; and a theatrical scrapbook.
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System of arrangement
Arranged according to NLW MSS reference numbers: NLW MSS 4741-4749, 4875, 5985.
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Conditions governing access
Readers consulting modern papers in the National Library of Wales are required to sign the 'Modern papers - data protection' form.
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Language and script notes
English, unless otherwise specified.
Physical characteristics and technical requirements
The descriptions are also available in the Handlist of Manuscripts in the National Library of Wales, Volume II (Aberystwyth, 1951).
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A brief account is given of Sir John Henry Scourfield, together with a list of his published works, in The Journal of the Welsh Bibliographical Society, Vol. III, pp. 33-8.
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Rules and/or conventions used
This description follows NLW guidelines based on ISAD(G) Second Edition; AACR2; and LCSH.
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This description was compiled by Bethan Ifans for the retrospective conversion project of NLW MSS.