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Charles Ashton Manuscripts

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Title: Charles Ashton Manuscripts

Short title: Ashton, Charles, manuscripts

Dates of creation: [1868x1899]

Level of description: Fonds

Extent and medium: 4 volumes

Name of creator(s): Charles Ashton


Administrative and biographical history: Charles Ashton (1848-1899), bibliographer and library historian, was born at Llawr-y-glyn, Montgomeryshire. He served with the police force at Dinas Mawddwy, but published several books on historical and literary topics, the most important of which is Hanes Llenyddiaeth Gymreig o 1651 hyd 1850 (1893), and also competed in eisteddfodau.


Scope and content: Papers, [1868x1899], of Charles Ashton, including transcripts of poetry by Robert Jones ('Tudur Aled') and of deeds, grants and other legal documents; essays on Welsh topics; and notes on Isaled, Denbighshire.


Language/script: Welsh, English

System of arrangement: Arranged according to NLW MSS reference numbers: NLW MSS 2131-2134.

Finding aids: The descriptions are also available in the Handlist of Manuscripts in the National Library of Wales, Volume I (Aberystwyth, 1943).
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Accruals: No accruals expected

Immediate source of acquisition: No information found


Related units of description: See also NLW MSS 16275D, 18264-81, and Bangor University Charles Ashton Letters and Newspaper Cuttings.


Note: Title based on contents.

Archivist's note: This description was compiled by Bethan Ifans for the retrospective conversion project of NLW MSS, and revised by Bethan Ifans. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Handlist of Manuscripts in the National Library of Wales, Volume I (Aberystwyth, 1943); The Dictionary of Welsh Biography down to 1940 (London, 1959); and Stephens, Meic (ed.), The Oxford Companion to the Literature of Wales (Oxford, 1986).

Rules or conventions: This description follows NLW guidelines based on ISAD(G) 2nd ed.; AACR2; and LCSH.

Date(s) of description: October 2005 and August 2009



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