Fonds GB 0210 MSSTDTHS - Stedman Thomas Manuscripts

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Stedman Thomas Manuscripts


  • [19-20 cents] (Creation)

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Extent and medium

26 vols

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Name of creator

Biographical history

William Gwynne Stedman Thomas (b. 1822) of Belle Vue House, Pensarn, Carmarthenshire, and previously of Guildhall Square, Carmarthen, once worked as a wine and spirit merchant at Carmarthen.

Archival history

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Acquired from the collection of William Gwynne Stedman, Pensarn (Carmarthenshire) and Carmarthen.

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Scope and content

A collection comprising mainly of genealogical material (which includes notes on the Stedman family), also: a calendar of Carmarthenshire sheriffs and other officials, 1400-1818; correspondence; copies of printed material; an account book, 1861; historical notes; a transcript of material dated 1681.

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System of arrangement

Arranged according to NLW MSS reference numbers: NLW MSS 7266-7291.

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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 of material

  • English
  • Welsh

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Language and script notes

English, Welsh

Physical characteristics and technical requirements

Finding aids

The descriptions are also available in the Handlist of Manuscripts in the National Library of Wales, Volume II (Aberystwyth, 1951).

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Related units of description

Refer also to NLW MS 5586.

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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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Dates of creation revision deletion

June 2005.


  • English



Archivist's note

This descriptions was compiled by Bethan Ifans for the retrospective conversion project of NLW MSS.

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  • Text: Stedman Thomas Manuscripts.