Powys County Archives Office

Records transferred from Powysland Museum

Reference code(s): GB 0223 M/X/28

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Title: Records transferred from Powysland Museum

Short title: Powysland Museum, additional papers

Dates of creation: 1664-1960 (mainly 1790-1960)

Level of description: Fonds

Extent and medium: (72 items). Extent includes M/D/PM.

Name of creator(s): Powysland Museum, Welshpool

CONTEXT

Administrative and biographical history: Powysland Museum was founded in 1874 in Welshpool, Montgomeryshire. It became the responsibility of Powys County Council in 1974. Over time the museum acquired archival material. Welshpool dispensary was opened in an old woollen warehouse in 1827. In 1849 the upper rooms were used as an emergency hospital during a cholera epidemic.

CONTENT

Scope and content: Papers of Powysland Museum, 1790-1960, including deeds relating to Welshpool Dispensary, 1868-1960; deeds relating to Welshpool and Guilsfield, Montgomeryshire, 1790-1915; miscellaneous solicitors' papers, 1836-1845; miscellaneous letters, 1838-1888.

ACCESS AND USE

Language/script: English

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: title deeds relating to Welshpool Dispensary; miscellaneous records.

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

ARCHIVAL INFORMATION

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

Accruals: Accruals are not expected

Immediate source of acquisition: Transferred from Powysland Museum, Welshpool, 1989.

ALLIED MATERIALS

Related units of description: Further papers transferred from Powysland Museum are in Powys County Archives Service, M/D/PM.

DESCRIPTION NOTES

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, Records transferred from Powysland Museum, Welshpool (M/X/28), catalogue; The Powysland Club website (http://myweb.tiscali.co.uk/powysland/), viewed 21 March 2005.

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

Date(s) of description: March 2005


INDEX ENTRIES

Subjects

Deeds | Wales | Powys

Deeds | Wales | Welshpool

Solicitors | Wales | Powys | Archives

Personal names

Corporate names

Powysland Museum

Welshpool Dispensary

Places

Montgomeryshire

Welshpool