National Library of Wales
Thomas Parker Papers
Reference code(s): GB 0210 PARKER
Held at: National Library of Wales
Title: Thomas Parker Papers
Short title: Parker, Thomas, papers
Dates of creation: 1698-1847
Level of description: Fonds
Extent and medium: 0.086 cubic metres (3 boxes)
Name of creator(s): Thomas Parker
Administrative and biographical history: Thomas Parker (1761-1818) of Kidwelly, Carmarthenshire, married Louisa Edwards [fl. 1790-1833] some time after 1790 and they were living at Abbey House at the time of his death in 1818. They also appear to have acquired leases on properties in Monksford Street. Thomas Parker was a shareholder in the Allihies copper mine, County Cork, Ireland, in partnership with R. J. Nevill of Kidwelly. His wife, Louisa Parker owned property in London, notably in Cree Church Lane and Three Herring Court [parish of St Katherine Cree]. After her death in 1833, R. J. Nevill was executor of her will in winding up her estate, part of which was sold and the interest paid to her servants. The contents of Abbey House and her personal effects were likewise sold.
Scope and content: Papers relating to Thomas Parker and his estate in Kidwelly, 1761-1818; papers of Louisa Parker, comprising mainly letters received by her, 1790-1833, and drafts of outgoing correspondence, notes and memoranda, 1822-1832; diaries, account books, etc., 1808-1832; papers relating to the Allihies copper mine, 1817-1837; papers relating to the London estate [parish of St Katherine Cree] of Lousia Parker, 1819-1832; deeds and documents for properties in Kidwelly, 1698-1832; papers relating to the administration of the estates of Mr and Mrs Parker, 1833-1838; inventories, catalogues and valuations, 1818-1833; letters and accounts of the executors, 1818-1847; and miscellanea, 1807-1825.
ACCESS AND USE
Physical characteristics and technical requirements: Some areas of the archive affected by damp.
System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: papers relating to Thomas Parker and his estate; papers of Louisa Parker; letters from various correspondents to Mrs. Parker; draft letters and papers by Mrs. Parker; diaries, account books, etc.; papers relating to the Allhies Mine; papers relating to the London estate of Mrs. Parker; deeds and documents; papers relating to administration of the estates of Mr and Mrs Parker; inventories, catalogues, etc.; letters; and miscellanea.
Conditions governing access: No restrictions except where poor condition precludes handling.
Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply
Finding aids: A hard copy of the catalogue is available at the National Library of Wales. The catalogue can be accessed online.
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records have been retained
Accruals: Accruals are not expected
Immediate source of acquisition: Deposited by Messrs Nevill, Druce & Company, Ltd, in 1936.
Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds. Some of the deeds and documents pre-date the life of Thomas Parker; and papers relating to the administration of the estate post-date the death of Lousia Parker.
Archivist's note: Compiled by Annette Strauch for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: NLW, Schedule of Thomas Parker Papers; NLW, Guide to the Department of Manuscripts and Records (Aberystwyth, 1994).
Rules or conventions: This description follows ANW guidelines based on ISAD(G) second edition, AACR2 and LCSH
Date(s) of description: March 2003