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PG/4-5: Pigeonsford Estate


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PG/4: Papers and Correspondence of Evelyn Hope


Reference: PG/4
Title: Papers and Correspondence of Evelyn Hope
Date: 1861-1936
Level: Series
Extent: 1 small box (0.013m3)
Creator: Evelyn Hope and others
Scope and Content: The correspondence includes numerous letters received by Evelyn Hope (1862-1939) from various correspondents, which predominantly concern her research on the ancestry of the Hope family, and the history p. Llangrannog. The papers include anonymous notes relating to the ancestry of the Hope family (the majority of which may be presumed to have been written by Evelyn Hope); notes and family trees received from correspondents; and published material, including newspaper cuttings relating to members of the Hope family, and copies of two booklets on the history of Llangrannog, both of which are credited to Evelyn Hope.
Access Conditions: No restrictions
Note: Most of the files in this series have been retained in the order in which they were found. The remaining files consist of loose items of a similar nature, which have been grouped together.


Reference: PG/4/1
Title: Black notebook containing notes, correspondence and newspaper cuttings
Date: 1861-1919
Level: File
Extent: 1 vol.
Scope and Content: This file consists of a notebook, which includes: notes on the history and antiquities of the co. Cardigan, notes on Evelyn Hope's ancestry, including the histories of the Hope and Breton families; notes on the naval career of Charles Webley Hope; notes on the political career of Charles Hope; a family tree of relations to the Hope family; a letter to Charles William Webley Hope; a letter to Herbert Hope; several letters to Evelyn Hope concerning her ancestry; and two newspaper cuttings, one of which reports on the presentation of a plate to Charles William Webley Hope, at the end of the Penrhiwpal Sessions, to mark the occasion of his marriage.
Access Conditions: No restrictions
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Reference: PG/4/2
Title: Notes on the Hope family and letters to Evelyn Hope
Date: [Early 20th century]
Level: File
Extent: 1 vol.
Scope and Content: This file consists of loose papers, found and retained within a “Log of H.M.S. Minotaur” folder, and includes the following: a rough family tree of the ancestors of the Hope family, beginning with George Price (d. 1786), and descending to Charles Webley Hope; notes on the histories of the Bowen and Price families; notes on the Tudor family; notes on the Stuart and Hope families; a note on the death of Adrian Hope; notes on the Hope family, including extracts from the letters of the late Mrs Hope, widow of the late Dr Hope; two letters from Charlotte Philipps to Mrs Hope; a letter from Colonel Charles Lord to Evelyn Hope; and several letters from the Historical Society of West Wales to Evelyn Hope.
Access Conditions: No restrictions
Note: The “Log of H.M.S. Minotaur” folder, in which this file was originally contained, has been retained.


Reference: PG/4/3
Title: Newspaper cuttings relating to the Hope family and an elegy for Eliza Price.
Date: [Early 20th century]
Level: File
Extent: 1 vol.
Scope and Content: This file includes: newspaper cuttings, consisting of a notice of a birth, two marriage notices, one funeral notice, and a description of a will, all of which relate to members of the Hope family, and are contained within an envelope marked "keep"; a separate newspaper cutting, which is a copy of a letter from the Rev. Thomas Charles to Dorothy Price (great-great-grandmother of Charles William Webley Hope), published in the Carmarthen Journal, with the permission of Mr Hope; a copy of an elegy for Eliza Price (daughter of George Price), who died on the 15th August 1780, written in Welsh, and credited to the Rev. William Williams, of Pantycelyn (1717-1791); two envelope cuttings, each bearing an insignia, and contained within an envelope addressed to Miss Hope; and a letter addressed to "my dear lady", from "most obedient and humble servant Mary," at Pigeonsford, contained within an envelope addressed to Miss Hope.
Access Conditions: No restrictions
Note: The envelope in which the newspaper cutting and the copy of the elegy were found has been retained.


Reference: PG/4/4
Title: Transcripts of three deeds
Date: [Early 20th century]
Level: File
Extent: 3 pp.
Scope and Content: This file includes: a handwritten, partial transcription of a bargain and sale, dated 20th November 1658, between: 1) David William, p. Penbryn, co. Cardigan, yeoman, and Thomas David, his son, of the same parish, and 2) David Price p. Llanarth, co. Cardigan, clerk, concerning land called Tir-y-Pantgwyn; a handwritten transcript of a quitclaim, dated 20th September 1670, between 1) David William p. Penbryn, co. Cardigan, and Thomas David, his son, of the same parish and 2) David Price, p. Llanarth, co. Cardigan, concerning land known as Tir-y-Pantgwyn, p. Penbryn, co. Cardigan; and a handwritten transcript of a gift, dated 20th June 1674, between 1) David Price, p. Llanarth, co. Cardigan, clerk, and 2) David Price of the same parish and county, youngest son of the said David Price, concerning one m. of land commonly called Tir-y-Pantgwyn, lying mostly in p. Penbryn, and partly in p. Blaenporth [Blaenn-porth], for a consideration of £45.
Access Conditions: No restrictions
Note: The original deeds can be found in the file, PG/1/1/1.


Reference: PG/4/5
Title: Notes and published booklets on the history of Llangrannog
Date: [Early 20th century]
Level: File
Extent: 1 large envelope
Scope and Content: This file includes: an exercise book containing notes on the topographical history of Wales (and on Llangrannog in particular), and notes on the pedigree of the Philipps family; two copies of Notes on the History of Llangranog  [sic] (not dated); and three copies of The Story of Llangranog [sic] (1915), both credited to Evelyn Hope.
Access Conditions: No restrictions
Note: The original envelope that contained the booklets has been retained.


Reference: PG/4/6
Title: Notes on Evelyn Hope’s ancestry and letters from the Historical Society of West Wales
Date: 1900-1930
Level: File
Extent: 1 vol.
Scope and Content: This file contains handwritten and typewritten notes on the histories of Llangrannog, the Price family, and the Parry family. Among the notes are two typewritten copies of tables that respectively show the descendants of David Price of Llanarth, and Bridget Parry. The file also includes ten letters addressed to Miss Hope from Francis Green of the Historical Society of West Wales, ranging from 1914 to 1930.
Access Conditions: No restrictions
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Reference: PG/4/7
Title: Letters from the National Library of Wales, letters from Henry S. Guinness, and notes on the lives of Thomas Price and Arthur Price.
Date: 1900-1936
Level: File
Extent: 1 large envelope
Scope and Content: This file includes: two letters from the National Library of Wales to Evelyn Hope, dated August 1929, which concern the temporary deposit of the Pigeonsford collection at the National Library; a letter from the registry of the diocese of St. David's to a Mr Davies, dated 14th April 1930, which concerns David Price's Church career between 1665 and 1694; five letters from Henry S. Guinness to Evelyn Hope, which concern Arthur Price, Archbishop of Cashel (1744-1757) and Thomas Price, Archbishop of Cashel (1664-1685); a typewritten pedigree of the Price family, by Henry S. Guinness, which was enclosed with one his letters; a newspaper cutting, which consists of a letter to the editor from Henry S. Guinness, on the parentage of Arthur Price; handwritten notes on the lives of Arthur Price and Thomas Price; and a handwritten family tree, beginning with David Price of Llanarth, and descending to his great-grand-children.
Access Conditions: No restrictions
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Reference: PG/4/8
Title: Cuttings from the Cardigan Tivy-Side Advertiser
Date: 1920-1939
Level: File
Extent: 1 vol.
Scope and Content: This file contains a selection of newspaper cuttings, most of which relate to the p. Llangrannog and its history. Some of the articles are credited to Miss Hope.
Access Conditions: No restrictions
Note: The original envelope that contained the cuttings has been retained. Some of the cuttings are in Welsh.


PG/5: Miscellaneous


Reference: PG/5
Title: Miscellaneous
Date: 1744-1919
Level: Series
Extent: 1 box
Scope and Content: This series consists of a variety of items, some of which relate to the Pigeonsford estate but do not fit it into any of the other series, and some of which do not appear to specifically relate to the estate but have been in its possession. Contents include: building plans; photographs and sketches; a signed petition; and election literature, posters, and ephemera.
Access Conditions: No restrictions
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Reference: PG/5/1
Title: Books of blank magistrates’ forms, election literature, and a notice to contractors
Date: 1744-1895
Level: File
Extent: 1 vol.
Scope and Content: This file includes: two books of blank magistrates’ forms printed by Samuel Lewis of Carmarthen (1744); election literature for the co. Pembroke, comprising posters and ephemera (1861, 1865, 1880); and a notice to contractors inviting tender for clearing the landslip on the main road from Bodwinog to Glanhraiadr Shop (1895).
Access Conditions: No restrictions
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Reference: PG/5/2
Title: Plan of Pigeonsford stables
Date: 1831 May 26
Level: Item
Extent: 1 p.
Creator: J. Edmond
Scope and Content: Includes an elevation plan, and a plan of the ground.
Access Conditions: No restrictions
Note: Stored separately in a protective polyester sleeve.


Reference: PG/5/3
Title: Copies of the Tithe Commutation Table
Date: 1877-1904
Level: File
Extent: 27 booklets
Creator: George Taylor
Scope and Content: Booklets of the Tithe Commutation Table Showing the Value of Tithe Rent-Charges, from 1877 to 1894, and from 1896 to 1904.
Access Conditions: No restrictions
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Reference: PG/5/4
Title: Photograph of George Bowen Jordan Jordan
Date: [c.1878]
Level: Item
Extent: Photograph
Scope and Content: Photograph of George Bowen Jordan Jordan, in a horse and carriage, outside the front door, at Pigeonsford.
Access Conditions: No restrictions
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Reference: PG/5/5
Title: Photographs and sketches of officers of Carmarthenshire militia
Date: [Late 19th century to early 20th century]
Level: File
Extent: 7 items
Scope and Content: This file consists of an envelope containing: sketches of militia men, a sketch of a pig in a top hat; a sketch entitled “Wolfe on the Heights of Abraham”; a photograph of an officer; and a photograph of a group of militiamen.
Access Conditions: No restrictions
Note: The original envelope that contained the sketches and photographs has been retained.


Reference: PG/5/6
Title: Specifications of work at Cwrtffynon, Pengraig, and Caerllan
Date: [Early 20th century]
Level: Item
Extent: 1 p.
Scope and Content: Specifications of work to be carried out at Cwrtffynon, Pengraig, and Caerllan, p. Llandysiliogogo, co. Cardigan.
Access Conditions: No restrictions
Note: Stored separately in a protective polyester sleeve.


Reference: PG/5/7
Title: Plan of the proposed site for a new shop
Date: n.d.
Level: Item
Extent: 1 p.
Creator: Thomas Evans
Scope and Content: A plan of a proposed building site for a new shop, intended for Josiah Jones, of Tredwr Farm, p. Llangrannog, co. Cardigan.
Access Conditions: No restrictions
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Reference: PG/5/8
Title: Petition opposing the Established Church (Wales) Bill
Date: 1912
Level: Item
Extent: 1 p.
Scope and Content: Includes the names C.W.W. Hope and E.E. Hope.
Access Conditions: No restrictions
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Reference: PG/5/9
Title: Pages from an edition of The Times
Date: 1919 May 8
Level: Item
Extent: 2 pp.
Scope and Content: Pages from an edition of The Times.
Access Conditions: No restrictions
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