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NLW Facs

Reference code(s): GB 0210 NLWFACS

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Title: NLW Facs

Short title: NLW Facs

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Level of description: Fonds

Extent and medium: 1013 items

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Scope and content: This class, currently (August 2006) running from numbers 1-1013, includes photographs, photostats and photocopies. Much of the material consists of facsimiles of manuscripts and archives in other libraries and record offices. There is also, however, material of which the original is in private hands. A point to be reflected on is that the boundary between manuscripts and facsimiles has become very indistinct since the arrival of cheap copying machines and printers. While authors' typescripts or carbons have long been accepted as manuscripts, today a photocopy or print may have the same potential status as an author's holograph.


Language/script: English, Welsh

System of arrangement: Arranged in a single numbered series, currently (August 2006) running from number 1 to 1013, by the date of accession or processing.

Conditions governing access: Readers consulting modern papers in the National Library of Wales are required to sign the 'Modern papers - data protection' form.

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply.

Finding aids: NLW Facsimiles accessioned after June 1981 are listed in files kept in the south reading room. These are indexed in the Index to Schedules. Facsimiles accessioned before July 1981 are listed in a register and roughly indexed, often only under the name of the library or record office, in a separate index of facsimiles.
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Accruals: Further items will be placed in this series.



Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds.

Archivist's note: Compiled by J. Graham Jones for the ANW project. The following source was used in the compilation of this description: 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: August 2006



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