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Hamer Papers (Papers donated by Miss Hamer, Newtown)

Reference code(s): GB 0223 M/X/24

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Title: Hamer Papers (Papers donated by Miss Hamer, Newtown)

Short title: Hamer family, papers

Dates of creation: 1863-1956

Level of description: Fonds

Extent and medium: (67 items)

Name of creator(s): David Hamer; Hamer family of Newtown


Administrative and biographical history: The Hamer family were resident in Newtown, Montgomeryshire. David Hamer (fl. 1904-1949) was interested in the history of Montgomeryshire and researched the lives of various locals including the Puritan preacher Henry Williams (1624-1684) of Ysgafell, Llanllwchaearn. Hamer was chairman of Newtown Gardener's Association and was active in local politics.


Scope and content: Papers of David Hamer and family, 1863-1956, including David Hamer's election papers for Montgomeryshire County Council, 1904; notes and other papers relating to local history, in particular of Llanbrynmair, Henry Williams and Castell-y-dail farm, Newtown, [19th century]-[20th century]; transcripts, [20th century], from Aberhafesb registers of baptisms and burials (1757-1901); correspondence relating to family history, 1919-1920; lecture notes, 1947; accounts and receipts, 1866-1889; accounts of David Hamer, 1918-1953; solicitor's bills on Thomas Hamer (d. [1956]), 1946-1953; description of travels in North America, 1915; Newtown Gardener's Association minutes, 1947-1949; papers relating to construction of Caedio, Newtown, for Thomas Hamer, 1932-1933.


Language/script: English

System of arrangement: No arrangement

Conditions governing access: No restrictions

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply

Finding aids: Hard copies of the catalogue are available at Powys County Archives Service.
Detailed catalogue


Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records have been retained

Accruals: Accruals are not expected

Immediate source of acquisition: Donated by Miss Hamer, Newtown, [1989].



Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds

Archivist's note: Compiled by Rhys Jones for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Powys County Archives Service, Papers donated by Miss Hamer, Newtown, catalogue; Dictionary of Welsh Biography down to 1940 (London, 1959).

Rules or conventions: This description follows ANW guidelines based on ISAD(G) second edition, AACR2, and LCSH

Date(s) of description: March 2005



Hamer family, | of Newtown | Archives

Hamer, David | Archives

Powys (Wales) | History

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Hamer family, of Newtown

Hamer, David, alive 1904-1949

Williams, Henry, 1624-1684

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