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Archifdy Ceredigion Archives
W.J. Lewis Collection 


Acc. 1998, 2146, 2263



Ref: WJL

Reference: [GB 0212] WJL/3-6
Title: Papers of William John Lewis (1908-2007).
Date(s): c.1860-2007
Level: Fonds
Extent: 

Scope and Content:

REF: WJL/3
DATE: later 20th century
SIZE: 79 items
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: series
NATURE AND CONTENT: printing proofs of images & similar: 3/1: large format; 3/2: folded to near A4 size; 3/3: near A4 size; 3/4: miscellaneously sized; 3/5: yellowed; 3/6: images of mines; 3/7: photocopies & similar. Many of these appeared in Lewis’ An Illustrated History of Dyfed. Volume I. Cardiganshire (1969). Proof sheets of mining images relate to Lewis’ Lead Mining in Wales (1967).

REF: WJL/3/1
DATE: later 20th century
SIZE: 13 items
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: series
NATURE AND CONTENT: large format sheets containing images that appeared in An Illustrated History of Dyfed.

REF: WJL/3/1/1
DATE: later 20th century
SIZE: 1 item
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: four images: Cwmystwyth school group, 1904; Lampeter Board of Guardians, 1901; ‘Old Seamen’ at Borth; ‘Fulling blankets’.

REF: WJL/3/1/2
DATE: later 20th century
SIZE: 1 item
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: four images: Cwmerfin lead mines; Neuaddlwyd, the Academy; Teifi coracles; Turnpike tollgates, Llanbadarn Road-Penglais, 1889.

REF: WJL/3/1/3/1-2
DATE: later 20th century
SIZE: 2 items
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: series
NATURE AND CONTENT: two copies of sheet with two images: Aberystwyth, c. 1790; ‘Cwmtydu – a family of farmer poets, c. 1900.

REF: WJL/3/1/4
DATE: later 20th century
SIZE: 1 item
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: four images: Llandysul ‘Choir going to an eisteddfod’; Hafan tramway; Aberaeron harbour; Wern Newydd, Llanarth.

REF: WJL/3/1/5
DATE: later 20th century
SIZE: 1 item
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: images of two posters: ‘London & Aberystwyth Old Coaches, 1816; for the Triton emigrant ship, 1842.

REF: WJL/3/1/6
DATE: later 20th century
SIZE: 1 item
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: four images: Penparcau tollhouse; Ffos-y-ffin Sunday School on the beach, 1896; Cardigan Bridge; locomotive Victoria.

REF: WJL/3/1/7
DATE: later 20th century
SIZE: 1 item
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: four images: poster for a Dowlais to Aberystwyth sprung van; ‘Old stone-breaker’; Chantry’s memorial at Hafod Church; Daniel Rowland of Llangeitho (engraving).

REF: WJL/3/1/8
DATE: later 20th century
SIZE: 1 item
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: three images: ‘Building the third Devil’s Bridge’; John Williams ‘Yr Hen Syr’, headmaster at Ystrad Meurig, 1777-1818; ship unloading coal at New Quay.

REF: WJL/3/1/9
DATE: later 20th century
SIZE: 1 item
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: single image: ‘Abernodwydd – an example of an old Welsh kitchen, in Montgomeryshire’.

REF: WJL/3/1/10
DATE: later 20th century
SIZE: 1 item
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: two images: ‘Rhiwgraidd, Lledrod - old type fireplace with ingle hook’; ‘Pen-lon, Talsarn - sitting in the ingle nook’.

REF: WJL/3/1/11
DATE: later 20th century
SIZE: 1 item
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: four images: Ida Alice – an old Aberystwyth ship; Aberystwyth & Tregaron Bank, £2 note; basket-maker; notice of turnpike tolls at Cwmystwyth Gate.

REF: WJL/3/1/12
DATE: later 20th century
SIZE: 1 item
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: three images: ‘Mrs Gwynne, Monachty, opening the Aberaeron railway station in 1911’; ‘Wheelwrights’; ‘Hay harvest’.

REF: WJL/3/2
DATE: later 20th century
SIZE: 10 items
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: series
NATURE AND CONTENT: sheets folded to near A4 bearing multiple images, most of which appeared in An Illustrated History of Dyfed.

REF: WJL/3/2/1
DATE: later 20th century
SIZE: 1 item
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: two images: ‘Travel early in this century’; church service (not in An Illustrated History of Dyfed).

REF: WJL/3/2/2/1-2
DATE: later 20th century
SIZE: 2 items
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: series
NATURE AND CONTENT: two copies of sheet printed on both sides with sixty-one images, of which only one, a group portrait of the London Cardiganshire Society visiting ‘Churt’, does not appear in An Illustrated History of Dyfed.

REF: WJL/3/2/3/1-2
DATE: later 20th century
SIZE: 2 items
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: series
NATURE AND CONTENT: two copies of sheet printed on both sides with twenty-one images.

REF: WJL/3/2/4
DATE: later 20th century
SIZE: 1 item
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: four images.

REF: WJL/3/2/5
DATE: later 20th century
SIZE: 1 item
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: four images.

REF: WJL/3/2/6
DATE: later 20th century
SIZE: 1 item
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: three images.

REF: WJL/3/2/7
DATE: later 20th century
SIZE: 1 item
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: three images, another having been cut out.

REF: WJL/3/2/8
DATE: later 20th century
SIZE: 1 item
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: four images.

REF: WJL/3/3
DATE: later 20th century
SIZE: 18 items
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: series
NATURE AND CONTENT: near A4 sheets, most bearing a single image. These can be divided between those that appeared in An Illustrated History of Dyfed (3/3/1) and those that did not (3/3/2).

REF: WJL/3/3/1
DATE: later 20th century
SIZE: 6 items
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: series
NATURE AND CONTENT: images appearing in An Illustrated History of Dyfed.

REF: WJL/3/3/1/1
DATE: later 20th century
SIZE: 1 item
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: ‘An old dresser’, colour, from back cover.

REF: WJL/3/3/1/2
DATE: later 20th century
SIZE: 1 item
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: ‘Old Tregaron’, 1819.

REF: WJL/3/3/1/3
DATE: later 20th century
SIZE: 1 item
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Penglais-Llanbadarn Road toll house.

REF: WJL/3/3/1/4
DATE: later 20th century
SIZE: 1 item
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Mariamne monument in Hafod Church.

REF: WJL/3/3/1/5
DATE: later 20th century
SIZE: 1 item
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: images of houses or cottages: Pen-y-bont, Llangorwen; Neuadd, Llanddewi Brefi.

REF: WJL/3/3/1/6
DATE: later 20th century
SIZE: 1 item
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: aerial view of Pen Dinas with Aberystwyth beyond.

REF: WJL/3/3/2
DATE: later 20th century
SIZE: 12 items
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: series
NATURE AND CONTENT: images not appearing in An Illustrated History of Dyfed.

REF: WJL/3/3/2/1
DATE: later 20th century
SIZE: 1 item
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: ‘PL. III. 3. Lewis Morris’s Map of Aberystwyth, circa 1748’. Note in pencil below, ‘Of doubtful value, a section only could be used – or not at all (added in ink).

REF: WJL/3/3/2/2
DATE: later 20th century
SIZE: 1 item
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: engraving, ‘An old view of Aberystwyth’ (appears in A Fashionable Watering Place).

REF: WJL/3/3/2/3
DATE: later 20th century
SIZE: 1 item
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Bucks’ print of Strata Florida.

REF: WJL/3/3/2/4
DATE: later 20th century
SIZE: 1 item
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: photograph of Aberystwyth Castle.

REF: WJL/3/3/2/5
DATE: later 20th century
SIZE: 1 item
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: photograph, the sea front of the Castle Hotel/Old College building.

REF: WJL/3/3/2/6/1-2
DATE: later 20th century
SIZE: 2 items
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: series
NATURE AND CONTENT: two copies of photograph, view across Tregaron(?).

REF: WJL/3/3/2/7
DATE: later 20th century
SIZE: 1 item
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Hafod Church, interior after the fire.

REF: WJL/3/3/2/8
DATE: later 20th century
SIZE: 1 item
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: portrait photograph of bearded man in feathered hat.

REF: WJL/3/3/2/9/1-2
DATE: later 20th century
SIZE: 2 items
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: series
NATURE AND CONTENT: two copies of photograph recording grand ceremonial occasion under canvas.

REF: WJL/3/3/2/10
DATE: later 20th century
SIZE: 1 item
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: image of coins, numbered one to ten.

REF: WJL/3/4
DATE: later 20th century
SIZE: 9 items
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: series
NATURE AND CONTENT: miscellaneously sized sheets. Many from An Illustrated History of Dyfed.

REF: WJL/3/4/1
DATE: later 20th century
SIZE: 1 item
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: image of coins, numbered one to sixteen. Notes on reverse give some details.

REF: WJL/3/4/2
DATE: later 20th century
SIZE: 1 item
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: images of coins, numbered one to twelve. In pencil on reverse, ‘Coins minted at Aberystwyth Castle’.

REF: WJL/3/4/3
DATE: later 20th century
SIZE: 1 item
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: an un-located bowls match.

REF: WJL/3/4/4
DATE: later 20th century
SIZE: 1 item
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: plans of Lampeter & Llandysul taken from tithe maps, from An Illustrated History of Dyfed.

REF: WJL/3/4/5
DATE: later 20th century
SIZE: 1 item
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: image of Bronze Age shield found in Ceredigion, from An Illustrated History of Dyfed.

REF: WJL/3/4/6
DATE: later 20th century
SIZE: 1 item
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: photograph showing gatehouses & gate tower at Aberystwyth Castle.

REF: WJL/3/4/7
DATE: later 20th century
SIZE: 1 item
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: peat-cutting near Tregaron, from An Illustrated History of Dyfed.

REF: WJL/3/4/8
DATE: later 20th century
SIZE: 1 item
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: house: Ffos-y-ffin, Llangeitho, from An Illustrated History of Dyfed.

REF: WJL/3/4/9
DATE: later 20th century
SIZE: 1 item
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: house: ‘Tyn..., Silian’.

REF: WJL/3/5
DATE: later 20th century
SIZE: 8 items
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: series
NATURE AND CONTENT: yellowed sheets (on poorer quality paper). All but one of the images they contain (3/5/1) was included in An Illustrated History of Dyfed.

REF: WJL/3/5/1
DATE: later 20th century
SIZE: 1 item
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: ‘Edwardian’ group, men & women, seated by turf stack.

REF: WJL/3/5/2
DATE: later 20th century
SIZE: 1 item
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: ‘College, Aberaeron – typical old cottage’.

REF: WJL/3/5/3
DATE: later 20th century
SIZE: 1 item
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: four images of woollen mills: Maes-llyn; Capel-Dewi; Llanrhystud; Tal-y-bont.

REF: WJL/3/5/4
DATE: later 20th century
SIZE: 1 item
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: two images: ‘Clogmaker & clog soles’; ‘The old wooden Cardiganshire plough’.

REF: WJL/3/5/5
DATE: later 20th century
SIZE: 1 item
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Lead miners, 1912.

REF: WJL/3/5/6
DATE: later 20th century
SIZE: 1 item
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: five images: clogmaker; old wooden plough; old Tregaron; stage coach; ‘College’, Aberaeron.

REF: WJL/3/5/7/1-2
DATE: later 20th century
SIZE: 2 items
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: series
NATURE AND CONTENT: two copies of sheet with seven images: ‘Making lobster pots’; three photographs of haymaking at Llangwyryfon, 1920; Dalis Fair, Lampeter (twice); New Quay harbour & beach, 1969.

REF: WJL/3/6
DATE: later 20th century
SIZE: 8 items
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: series
NATURE AND CONTENT: images of and relating to, mines. These are divided between those appearing in Lewis’ Lead Mining in Wales (3/6/1) and photocopies of other images (3/6/2).

REF: WJL/3/6/1
DATE: later 20th century
SIZE: 5 items
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: series
NATURE AND CONTENT: images appearing in Lewis’ Lead Mining in Wales (1967), plate numbers given.

REF: WJL/3/6/1/1
DATE: later 20th century
SIZE: 1 item
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: engraving, Plate I. Cwmsymlog c. 1667.

REF: WJL/3/6/1/2
DATE: later 20th century
SIZE: 1 item
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: images of five engravings: Plate III. Searching for Ore; Plate IV. Fire-setting; Plate XI. Simple ore-dressing; Plate V. Early mine ventilation; Plate XV. Some early smelting hearths & furnaces.

REF: WJL/3/6/1/3
DATE: later 20th century
SIZE: 1 item
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: images of five engravings: Plate VI. Section of the Darren Mine 1744; Plate X. Overhand stoping; Plate IX. Longitudinal section of the South Darren Mine; Plate XIV. Part of the ore-dressing plant at Fron-goch in the 1870s; Plate VIII. The horse whim.

REF: WJL/3/6/1/4
DATE: later 20th century
SIZE: 1 item
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: images of four engravings: Plate VII. The chain pump; Plate XVII. The silver mills at Ynys-hir, c. 1700; Plate XII. Ore-stamps; Plate XVI. A refining furnace.

REF: WJL/3/6/1/5
DATE: later 20th century
SIZE: 1 item
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Plate XIII. Dressing floors at the Goginan Mine 1848.

REF: WJL/3/6/2
DATE: later 20th century
SIZE: 3 items
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: series
NATURE AND CONTENT: photocopies of mines images.

REF: WJL/3/6/2/1
DATE: later 20th century
SIZE: 1 item
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: copy of page with photographs of Bwlchglas, taken from D. Bick’s Old Metal Mines of Mid Wales.

REF: WJL/3/6/2/2
DATE: later 20th century
SIZE: 1 item
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: plate from publication on Frongoch, a photograph showing enginehouse.

REF: WJL/3/6/2/3
DATE: later 20th century
SIZE: 1 item
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: page from mines publication, ‘Chapter 4: Foreign Enterprise’, with photograph of barracks interior at Frongoch.

REF: WJL/3/7
DATE: later 20th century
SIZE: 13 items
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: series
NATURE AND CONTENT: photocopies & similar reproductions (with one part of a photographic print (3/7/1).

REF: WJL/3/7/1
DATE: later 20th century
SIZE: 1 item
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: part of a photographic print showing two sides of old coin.

REF: WJL/3/7/2/1-2
DATE: later 20th century
SIZE: 1 item
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: reproduction of F.W. Culliford literature: 1. Welsh Harp Hotel (Aberystwyth) beer & stout list; 2. wine & spirit merchant’s current price list.

REF: WJL/3/7/3
DATE: later 20th century
SIZE: 1 item
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Mwldan, Cardigan, 1881.

REF: WJL/3/7/4
DATE: later 20th century
SIZE: 1 item
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: ‘Penglais Fawr. Built 1696 by Roderick Richards, Cardigan, Wales, photo 1914’. Annotations in ink, ‘there must have been major alterations ... in the original you can just see the back building’.

REF: WJL/3/7/5
DATE: later 20th century
SIZE: 1 item
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: plan of mine workings at Pumsaint-Dolaucothi, in G.D.B. Jones’ characteristic style.

REF: WJL/3/7/6
DATE: later 20th century
SIZE: 1 item
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: photocopy of postcard, ‘Cardiganshire Assizes, Judges Arrival at Lam[peter]’.

REF: WJL/3/7/7
DATE: later 20th century
SIZE: 1 item
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: ‘Mrs Gwynne, Monachty, opening the Aberaeron railway station in 1911’, from An Illustrated History of Dyfed.

REF: WJL/3/7/8
DATE: later 20th century
SIZE: 1 item
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Lampeter war memorial.

REF: WJL/3/7/9
DATE: later 20th century
SIZE: 1 item
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: timber building, ‘Yr hen Sylvan Palace ... J.R. Thomas, with telephone No. 

REF: WJL/3/7/10
DATE: later 20th century
SIZE: 1 item
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: engraving of St David’s College, Lampeter, familiar from the cover of Lewis’ A History of Lampeter (1997).

REF: WJL/3/7/11
DATE: later 20th century
SIZE: 1 item
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: photocopy of four old photographs/cartes de visite: Blaenpenal Church; Schools at Lampeter; Lloyd George ladies seated by the Tregaron metal man.

REF: WJL/3/7/12
DATE: later 20th century
SIZE: 1 item
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: photocopy of two photographs: ‘New Bridge, Tregaron; group of men in hats.

REF: WJL/4
DATE: later 20th century
SIZE: 1 item
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: J. Islan Jones scrapbook (see J. Islan Jones collection: LIB/73 Acc 2776.)
Red cover, with Scottie dogs in silhouette, ‘Scrap Book. Save photographs & press cuttings for reference’. First page has cutting on the proposed demolition of the old grammar school at Hindley (Oct. 3 1936). The next ten pages are taken up with cuttings from 1938, mostly concerned with the Munich crisis. Publications include The Manchester Guardian, The Wigan Observer and The Church World. Jones’ own writing, in Welsh, takes up twenty pages, with notes or comments on facing pages.

REF: WJL/5
DATE: 20th century
SIZE: 156 items
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: series
NATURE AND CONTENT: original notes by W.J. Lewis (5/1-2) together with related material including contributory collections (5/3) & copies of documents (5/4).

REF: WJL/5/1 (Acc 2263 except where indicated otherwise)
DATE: 20th century
SIZE: 20 items
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: series
NATURE AND CONTENT: notebooks & school exercise books, with one school register book, containing research notes by W.J. Lewis. Some of these originated at Reigate and Ardwyn grammar schools, where Lewis taught, 1934-40 & 1940-45 respectively. Other bear the names of Martin & Timothy Jackson, who attended Quarry Bank Comprehensive School, Liverpool, probably in the 1970s.

REF: WJL/5/1/1
DATE: 1938
SIZE: 1 item
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: dark blue hardbound notebook, ‘Reigate Grammar School’ stamped in gold on front cover (where Lewis taught, 1934-1940). Ink on white label, ‘R.G.S./or/I with, in pencil, ‘No Flints(?)’. Pencil on cover, ‘Davenport on Marshall’. Inside front & back covers have notes on economics, pages torn from front & back, remainder taken up with notes on Aberystwyth & Ceredigion in general, including extensive notes on Gogerddan estate papers.

REF: WJL/5/1/2
DATE: 1934-40
SIZE: 1 item
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: dark blue hardbound notebook. Reigate Grammar School label, ‘The Constitution, W.J. Lewis, English-Economic History, Local Govt. Pages torn out at front, some original content, the remainder taken up with notes on Aberystwyth, mostly on ‘Leet Presentments’.

REF: WJL/5/1/3
DATE: 20th century
SIZE: 1 item
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: dark blue hardbound notebook, ‘D’ on white sticker. Pages torn from front, remainder has notes on Aberystwyth and a lengthy autobiographical memoir of a Swansea childhood. Many pages left blank.

REF: WJL/5/1/4
DATE: 1940-45?
SIZE: 1 item
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: dark green bound exercise book, Ardwyn School label with various inscriptions, ‘some poor law’, ‘Nanteos Papers’, Plas yn Cefn & St Asaph’, ‘Aberystwyth Notes’. No missing pages. Contents includes much material gleaned from the National Library, mostly on Aberystwyth & Ceredigion, but also extracts copied from Milford & Carmarthen Port Books (1784-5). Interspersed with these notes are comments on teachers’ performance (presumably relating to Wrexham Emergency College) Inside rear cover, blank National Library of Wales manuscript issue slip with notes on reverse.

REF: WJL/5/1/5
DATE: 1940-45?
SIZE: 1 item
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: red bound exercise book, Ardwyn School label with various inscriptions, ‘W.J. Lewis’, ‘Lost Crafts’, Carmarthenshire Hist.’, ‘Cwmystwyth’, ‘Nanteos MS’, ‘Oliver Davies NLW 6684 (603)’. No missing pages. Contents as indicated, some blank pages.

REF: WJL/5/1/6 (Acc 1998)
DATE: 1940-45?
SIZE: 1 item
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: red bound exercise book, Ardwyn School label with inscription, ‘Lead Industry (Recent papers) & other stuff, W.J. Lewis’. Also ‘Mer C. 18’ (in pencil) & ‘Baledi’, the latter in a shaking hand. No missing pages. Contents as indicated, including Welsh language ballads.

REF: WJL/5/1/7
DATE: 1945-7
SIZE: 1 item
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: buff bound exercise book, Ardwyn School label with inscription, ‘W.J. Lewis, Emergency Training College, Geography’. Also, ‘Nanteos + some Gog’, Baledi, Lordship of Llanbadarn(?)’, the latter in a shaking hand. No missing pages. Contents as indicated. Front & back start with ‘Suggestions for Geography Course’ & similar, & are succeeded by local history notes, including Welsh language ballads. 

REF: WJL/5/1/8
DATE: 1970s(?)
SIZE: 1 item
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: red bound exercise book, ‘Quarry Bank Comprehensive School, Harthill Road, Liverpool 18’, ‘Martin Jackson, Form 21, Geography’. Secondary inscription, ‘Bye Gones back of book, Pontardawe, NLW No. 9587. Back cover, ‘Penygarn’. No missing pages. Contents as indicated, includes much geography, with pie charts.

REF: WJL/5/1/8
DATE: 1970s(?)
SIZE: 1 item
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: red bound exercise book, ‘City of Liverpool Education Committee’, ‘Martin Jackson, Form 21, Music’. Secondary inscriptions, ‘Local Govt.’. No missing pages. Content includes some music, with transcriptions from various minute books & an order of procession. 

REF: WJL/5/1/9
DATE: 1977
SIZE: 1 item
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: buff bound exercise book, ‘Quarry Bank Comprehensive School, Harthill Road, Liverpool 18’, ‘MATHS, I mean English. T Jackson, F41, Mr Russel, English Language Papers’, ‘from 18th September 1977 to twentyfirst December ‘77’. Secondary inscriptions, ‘Fires’, ‘Churches’, ‘Llanarth’, Monument, Pen Dinas’, etc. Opening pages ripped out, contents otherwise as indicated.

REF: WJL/5/1/10
DATE: 1970s(?)
SIZE: 1 item
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: blue bound exercise book, ‘City of Liverpool Education Committee’, ‘Tim Jackson, 41, English ...’. Secondary inscriptions, ‘Cardigan’, ‘Agric Cards’, ‘Farming, Wages, Butter’. Contents generally as indicated, but with no English.

REF: WJL/5/1/11
DATE: 1970s(?)
SIZE: 1 item
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: green-grey bound exercise book, ‘City of Liverpool Education Committee’, ‘Timothy W Jackson, 41 4B1, Chemistry HWork’. Secondary inscriptions, ‘Cardigan’, ‘Record’, ‘Bethania’, ‘Tabernacle’. No pages missing & no Chemistry homework present. Contents otherwise as indicated. Rear section opens, ‘Very little is known of the history of Cardigan in pre Norman times ...’. Compare The Gateway to Wales. A History of Cardigan ‘Very little indeed is known of the history of the district in pre-Norman times’ (p. 1, 2nd paragraph).

REF: WJL/5/1/12
DATE: 1970s(?)
SIZE: 1 item
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: buff bound exercise book, ‘Quarry Bank Comprehensive School, Harthill Road, Liverpool 18’, ‘Exercise Book, German Grammar, T. Jackson, Room 38 oder 60, Form 41’. Secondary inscription, ‘Cardigan Borough Records 1685 –‘. First page excised, rear has some German grammar, book otherwise taken up with local history notes on Cardigan.

REF: WJL/5/1/13
DATE: 20th century
SIZE: 1 item
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: hardbound notebook, grey-green with red spine. Rear has some of Lewis’ notes, however, much of the book is taken up with a Welsh language history or survey of Cellan, by J. Andrew Jones of Felindre Uchaf, Cwmann.

REF: WJL/5/1/14
DATE: 20th century
SIZE: 1 item
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: hardbound notebook, faded red with buff spine. White label with mostly illegible inscriptions, including, ‘Lampeter, Families +’. Content includes notes on many different subjects & (Ceredigion) places.

REF: WJL/5/1/15
DATE: 20th century
SIZE: 1 item
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: brown covered exercise book. Label has, ‘W.J. Lewis, Edu Dept, U.C.W., Aberystwyth. Secondary inscriptions include, ‘Crafts’, ‘Troedyrhiw’, Llandeiniol’, Cottage Inds’. Contents generally as indicated. 

REF: WJL/5/1/16
DATE: 20th century
SIZE: 1 item
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: red bound arithmetic exercise book. Contents is largely taken up with extracts from Dyfi port books(?).

REF: WJL/5/1/17
DATE: 20th century
SIZE: 1 item
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: notebook lacking (hard) covers. Contents includes extracts from Cardiganshire Quarter Sessions and copious notes on lead mining.

REF: WJL/5/1/18
DATE: 20th century
SIZE: 1 item
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: ‘The Viaduct Exercise Book’, green covers. Later (?) inscription, in shaking hand, includes, ‘Highmead, Burial Customs, Llanbadarn, Aberystwyth’. Contents opens with Welsh language text, ‘Hanes Drovers Cym ...’, Jones o dderri Ormond HL 1874 t156-7, otherwise generally as indicated. 

REF: WJL/5/1/19
DATE: 20th century
SIZE: 1 item
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: exercise book lacking covers. Secondary inscription, in a shaking hand, ‘BORTH’. Includes notes on a range of places (in Ceredigion) and subjects, for example, ‘Story of Taliessin’ and a literary association. 

REF: WJL/5/1/20
DATE: 1950(?)
SIZE: 1 item
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Red bound school register book. Secondary inscription on label, ‘LAMPETER’, obscures first part of earlier, ‘... Analysis ‘50’. Primary contents consists of comparative tables of pupils attending schools in Wales. Secondary contents includes notes on Aberystwyth as well as Lampeter. Several inclusions notably typescript, ‘Lampeter, “A One Street Township”, a reader’s comments, by Emeritus Professor Merks(?) (1990?).

REF: WJL/5/2
DATE: later 20th century
SIZE: 93 items
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: series
NATURE AND CONTENT: notes & related material by W.J. Lewis.

REF: WJL/5/2/1
DATE: late 20th century
SIZE: 1 item
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: proof copy, with corrections, of An Index to Born on a Perilous Rock by W.J. Lewis. Was in brown envelope labelled, ‘BOPR Index’.

REF: WJL/5/2/2
DATE: later 20th century
SIZE: 26 items
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: series
NATURE AND CONTENT: manuscript notes concerning the Aberystwyth Fire Brigade. These consist of a completed manuscript (5/2/2/1), partial draughts (5/2/2/2) and research notes (5/2/2/3).

REF: WJL/5/2/2/1
DATE: later 20th century
SIZE: 1 item
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: copy of a 65 page manuscript, ‘Fire Brigade History: Aberystwyth’.

REF: WJL/5/2/2/2
DATE: later 20th century
SIZE: 14 items
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: series
NATURE AND CONTENT: partial draughts of ‘Fire Brigade History’.

REF: WJL/5/2/2/2/1
DATE: later 20th century
SIZE: 1 item
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: three page annotated typescript, ‘Fire Brigade’.

REF: WJL/5/2/2/2/2
DATE: later 20th century
SIZE: 1 item
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: reused sheet headed ‘Fire Brigade’ (in typescript), page reused and headed (in shaking hand) ‘Fire Brigade’, subheading, ‘Fire brigade’. 

REF: WJL/5/2/2/2/3
DATE: later 20th century
SIZE: 1 item
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: eight page manuscript, ‘Aberystwyth Fire Brigade’, giving chronological outline.

REF: WJL/5/2/2/2/4
DATE: later 20th century
SIZE: 1 item
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: single page of manuscript, ‘Fire Brigade’. Reverse is letter, to Dad from David, dated Monday 4th May mentioning the last 50 pages of an enclosed draft with enquiry concerning preferred style of print (Lewis had a son, David, born 1945). 

REF: WJL/5/2/2/2/5
DATE: later 20th century
SIZE: 1 item
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: single page manuscript headed, ‘The Fire Brigade’.

REF: WJL/5/2/2/2/6
DATE: later 20th century
SIZE: 1 item
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: single page manuscript headed, ‘Alarm’ (repeated in shaking hand).

REF: WJL/5/2/2/2/7
DATE: later 20th century
SIZE: 1 item
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: single page manuscript headed, ‘Fire 3’.

REF: WJL/5/2/2/2/8
DATE: later 20th century
SIZE: 1 item
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: single page manuscript headed, ‘p 3 bottom’.

REF: WJL/5/2/2/2/9
DATE: later 20th century
SIZE: 1 item
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: eleven page manuscript, ‘Fire’, numbered pp. 3-4, 12, 13a, 13b, 14-16, 18-20.

REF: WJL/5/2/2/2/10
DATE: later 20th century
SIZE: 1 item
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: eight page manuscript, numbered pp. 6-13.

REF: WJL/5/2/2/2/11
DATE: later 20th century
SIZE: 1 item
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: four page manuscript, on gatefold leaf, on subject of fire brigade.

REF: WJL/5/2/2/2/12
DATE: later 20th century
SIZE: 1 item
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: single page manuscript, continued overleaf, on subject of fire brigade.

REF: WJL/5/2/2/2/13
DATE: later 20th century
SIZE: 1 item
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: five page manuscript, ‘Fire Brigade’.

REF: WJL/5/2/2/2/14
DATE: later 20th century
SIZE: 1 item
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: five pages on manuscript, including a numbered sequence, pp. 4a, 5, 7, concerning the Aberystwyth fire Brigade.

REF: WJL/5/2/2/3
DATE: later 20th century
SIZE: 11 items
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: series
NATURE AND CONTENT: research notes, mostly on individual fires.

REF: WJL/5/2/2/3/1
DATE: later 20th century
SIZE: 1 item
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: list of fires (written in a shaking hand) on first page of gatefold, two following pages have notes on Talybont railway, Pengored salmon weir & Aberaeron.

REF: WJL/5/2/2/3/2
DATE: later 20th century
SIZE: 1 item
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: notes on fire brigade on library label.

REF: WJL/5/2/2/3/3
DATE: later 20th century
SIZE: 1 item
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: five page manuscript, ‘Saturday Night Scene’, including transcript from the Cambrian News for February 11th 1899.

REF: WJL/5/2/2/3/4
DATE: later 20th century
SIZE: 1 item
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: 21 manuscript pages dealing with the Waterloo Hydro fire, includes several drafts as well as a nine page consecutive account.

REF: WJL/5/2/2/3/5
DATE: later 20th century
SIZE: 1 item
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: eight pages of manuscript dealing with the fire at the College Hall.

REF: WJL/5/2/2/3/6
DATE: later 20th century
SIZE: 1 item
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: eight pages of manuscript & three page typescript, dealing with the College fire.

REF: WJL/5/2/2/3/7
DATE: later 20th century
SIZE: 1 item
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: seven pages of manuscript dealing with the John James Hall fire.

REF: WJL/5/2/2/3/8
DATE: later 20th century
SIZE: 1 item
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: double-sided manuscript page dealing with the Hafod Church fire.

REF: WJL/5/2/2/3/9
DATE: later 20th century
SIZE: 1 item
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: two pages of manuscript dealing with the Palladium fire.

REF: WJL/5/2/2/3/10
DATE: later 20th century
SIZE: 1 item
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: double-sided manuscript page dealing with the Ffosrhydgaled fire.

REF: WJL/5/2/2/3/10
DATE: later 20th century
SIZE: 1 item
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: eight manuscript pages dealing with the Phillips’ Stable fire.

REF: WJL/5/2/2/3/11
DATE: later 20th century
SIZE: 1 item
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: five manuscript pages dealing with the Foundry fire.

REF: WJL/5/2/3
DATE: later 20th century
SIZE: 38 items
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: series
NATURE AND CONTENT: typescript/manuscript notes, mostly on towns and villages in & adjoining Ceredigion. These appear to have been intended to form the basis for at least one intended publication, including ‘Discovering/Exploring Cardiganshire’, presenting the county in itinerary form. Manuscripts are often written in University of Wales examination answer books or on the back of other printed documents.

REF: WJL/5/2/3/1
DATE: later 20th century
SIZE: 1 item
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: five page annotated typescript, ‘To Llanilar, Trawsgoed, Tynygraig, Ystrad Meurig, Pontehydfendigaid, Strata Florida, Fairrhos’.

REF: WJL/5/2/3/2 (Acc 1998 except where indicated on item)
DATE: later 20th century
SIZE: 1 item
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: thirteen sheets of notes, all but one handwritten, containing itinerary notes on places including Pontrhyygroes, Strata Florida, Trawscoed, Gogerddan & Talybont.

REF: WJL/5/2/3/3
DATE: later 20th century
SIZE: 1 item
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: two three page typescripts entitled, ‘Tregaron’, with 15 manuscript pages also dealing with the town.

REF: WJL/5/2/3/4 (Acc 2263)
DATE: later 20th century
SIZE: 1 item
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: two page typescript entitled ‘Margaret Jones’, apparently dealing with locales including Llanon.

REF: WJL/5/2/3/5
DATE: later 20th century
SIZE: 1 item
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: eight page manuscript, includes ‘Machynlleth Local History (2)’.

REF: WJL/5/2/3/6
DATE: later 20th century
SIZE: 1 item
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: three page typescript and nineteen page manuscript on Aberporth, includes more than one version of document. Also includes enlarged photocopy of OS County Series sheet.

REF: WJL/5/2/3/7
DATE: later 20th century
SIZE: 1 item
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: two page typescript & eleven pages of manuscript on Mwnt, includes more than one version of document.

REF: WJL/5/2/3/8
DATE: later 20th century
SIZE: 1 item
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: four page typescript and thirty-four pages of manuscript on Llangrannog, includes notes & several texts. Includes enlarged photocopy of OS County series sheet.

REF: WJL/5/2/3/9
DATE: later 20th century
SIZE: 1 item
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: five pages of typescript & twenty-five of manuscript on Penbryn. Includes enlarged photocopy of OS County series sheet.

REF: WJL/5/2/3/10
DATE: later 20th century
SIZE: 1 item
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: three page manuscript on Cwmystwyth.

REF: WJL/5/2/3/11
DATE: later 20th century
SIZE: 1 item
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: two page typescript & four page manuscript on Cilgerran. 

REF: WJL/5/2/3/12
DATE: later 20th century
SIZE: 1 item
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: six page typescript & nine page manuscript on Llechrhyd & Manordeifi, includes three page typescript, ‘The Llechryd Iron & Tinplate Works’. 

REF: WJL/5/2/3/13
DATE: later 20th century
SIZE: 1 item
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: single page manuscript on Llanrhystud & Pontrhyfendegaid. 

REF: WJL/5/2/3/14
DATE: later 20th century
SIZE: 1 item
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: two page typescript & single manuscript page, ‘Llanwenog’.

REF: WJL/5/2/3/15
DATE: later 20th century
SIZE: 1 item
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: single page manuscript, ‘Newcastle Emlyn’.

REF: WJL/5/2/3/16
DATE: later 20th century
SIZE: 1 item
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: two page typescript, ‘Llandygwydd’.

REF: WJL/5/2/3/17
DATE: later 20th century
SIZE: 1 item
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: two page typescript, ‘Llanddewi Brefi’ with two manuscript pages on same subject

REF: WJL/5/2/3/18
DATE: later 20th century
SIZE: 1 item
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: three page typescript & two page manuscript on Llanfair Clydogau.

REF: WJL/5/2/3/19
DATE: later 20th century
SIZE: 1 item
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: two pages of manuscript on Bettws Bledrws.

REF: WJL/5/2/3/20
DATE: later 20th century
SIZE: 1 item
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: single manuscript page, ‘Llangoedmor & Penparc’.

REF: WJL/5/2/3/21
DATE: later 20th century
SIZE: 1 item
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: three pages of manuscript on Cellan.

REF: WJL/5/2/3/22
DATE: later 20th century
SIZE: 1 item
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: single page typescript & five pages of manuscript on Tresaith.

REF: WJL/5/2/3/23
DATE: later 20th century
SIZE: 1 item
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: five pages of typescript & seven of manuscript on Llandysul.

REF: WJL/5/2/3/24 (Acc 2263)
DATE: later 20th century
SIZE: 1 item
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: single page manuscript, ‘Llangynllo/Llangoedmor/Llanwenog’.

REF: WJL/5/2/3/25
DATE: later 20th century
SIZE: 1 item
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: two manuscript pages on Cennarth.

REF: WJL/5/2/3/26
DATE: later 20th century
SIZE: 1 item
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: two typescript & seven manuscript pages on Cwmtudu.

REF: WJL/5/2/3/27
DATE: later 20th century
SIZE: 1 item
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: three manuscript pages on Llanbadarn Fawr.

REF: WJL/5/2/3/28
DATE: later 20th century
SIZE: 1 item
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: fourteen manuscript pages on New Quay.

REF: WJL/5/2/3/29
DATE: later 20th century
SIZE: 1 item
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: single page manuscript on Cilgwym & Newcastle Emlyn. 

REF: WJL/5/2/3/30
DATE: later 20th century
SIZE: 1 item
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: six page manuscript, ‘Aeron Valley’, with single additional page, ‘Vale of Aeron 8’.

REF: WJL/5/2/3/31
DATE: later 20th century
SIZE: 1 item
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: five page manuscript, ‘The Lower Teifi’, with two additional pages on Cilgerran & Henllan.

REF: WJL/5/2/3/32
DATE: later 20th century
SIZE: 1 item
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: three page manuscript, ‘North of Cardigan’.

REF: WJL/5/2/3/33
DATE: later 20th century
SIZE: 1 item
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: single manuscript page concerning Llanilar, Lledrod, Tynygraig & Ystrad Meurig.

REF: WJL/5/2/3/34
DATE: later 20th century
SIZE: 1 item
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: gatefold manuscript, ‘Strata Florida’.

REF: WJL/5/2/3/35
DATE: later 20th century
SIZE: 1 item
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: single manuscript page, ‘Fishing 11’.

REF: WJL/5/2/3/36
DATE: later 20th century
SIZE: 1 item
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: single page manuscript, notes from Lloyd’s Lost Houses of Wales.

REF: WJL/5/2/3/37
DATE: later 20th century
SIZE: 1 item
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: three page manuscript, ‘1813 (WD)’.

REF: WJL/5/2/3/38 (Acc 2263)
DATE: later 20th century
SIZE: 1 item
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: handwritten four page manuscript in university examination answerbook on places from ffair Rhos to Nanteos.

REF: WJL/5/2/4
DATE: later 20th century
SIZE: 3 items
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: series
NATURE AND CONTENT: three manuscripts on land use.

REF: WJL/5/2/4/1 (Acc 2263)
DATE: later 20th century
SIZE: 1 item
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: two part manuscript, written in two University of Wales examination answer booklets, ‘Land Use’.

REF: WJL/5/2/4/2
DATE: later 20th century
SIZE: 1 item
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: manuscript in University of Wales degree examination answer booklet (largely blank), ‘Land Use in N. Cards.’

REF: WJL/5/2/4/3
DATE: later 20th century
SIZE: 1 item
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: manuscript in University of Wales examination answer booklet , ‘Land Use’. 

REF: WJL/5/2/5
DATE: 19th- 20th century
SIZE: 3 items
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: series
NATURE AND CONTENT: material, largely typescripts, manuscripts & less formal notes, from envelope, ‘Llanbadarn Church Research’. 

REF: WJL/5/2/5/1
DATE: later 20th century
SIZE: 1 item
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: fourteen page typescript in large print, annotations in a shaking hand, ‘Llanbadarn Fawr’. Pages are numbered from one to twelve, with omissions & repetitions. 

REF: WJL/5/2/5/2
DATE: later 20th century
SIZE: 1 item
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: twenty manuscript pages, mostly typed and often annotated, concerning Llanbadarn Fawr church and related topics, including the charnel house & Garreg Fawr. Contained in envelope bearing further notes in shaking hand.

REF: WJL/5/2/5/3
DATE: 19th century
SIZE: 1 item
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: two leaves, pp. 83-6, taken from old book, dealing with Llanbadarn Fawr.

REF: WJL/5/2/6
DATE: later 20th century
SIZE: 2 items
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: series
NATURE AND CONTENT: two groups of manuscripts dealing with country crafts & women’s work & squatters.

REF: WJL/5/2/6/1
DATE: later 20th century
SIZE: 1 item
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: eleven manuscripts on ‘the old way of life’ and country crafts, including hat-making. Most are written in university examination books, with some single handwritten and typescript leaves.  

REF: WJL/5/2/6/2 (Acc 2263 where indicated)
DATE: later 20th century
SIZE: 1 item
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: four typescripts & a handwritten manuscript, in university examination answer book, on women’s work in Ceredigion.

REF: WJL/5/2/7
DATE: later 20th century
SIZE: 1 item
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: handwritten text in university examination answer book and single page of typescript dealing with squatters.

REF: WJL/5/2/8 (Acc 2263 where indicated)
DATE: later 20th century
SIZE: 1 item
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: four typescript pages on superstition in Ceredigion & neighbouring areas.

REF: WJL/5/2/9 (Acc 2263 where indicated)
DATE: later 20th century
SIZE: 1 item
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: ten pages, mostly typed, of notes & extracts copied from original documents, inventories, letters etc. 

REF: WJL/5/2/10 (Acc 2263 where indicated)
DATE: later 20th century
SIZE: 1 item
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: four manuscripts dealing with: Llandysul & Bristol; the Rheidol Hydro-electric scheme; Aberystwyth Cliff Railway; Aberystwyth Castle.

REF: WJL/5/2/6/11
DATE: later 20th century
SIZE: 3 items
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: series
NATURE AND CONTENT: manuscripts dealing with mining in Ceredigion.

REF: WJL/5/2/11/1
DATE: later 20th century
SIZE: 1 item
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: seventeen page numbered typescript on blue paper, ‘Mining in Cardiganshire’.

REF: WJL/5/2/11/2
DATE: later 20th century
SIZE: 1 item
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: three page typescript on mining in Ceredigion.

REF: WJL/5/2/11/3
DATE: later 20th century
SIZE: 1 item
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: five pages of typed notes & extracts on mining in Ceredigion.

REF: WJL/5/2/12
DATE: later 20th century
SIZE: 3 items
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: series
NATURE AND CONTENT: leaflet & manuscripts relating to schools.

REF: WJL/5/2/12/1
DATE: later 20th century
SIZE: 1 item
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: six page manuscript, ‘Excerpts from a Board School Log’.

REF: WJL/5/2/12/2 (Acc 2263 where indicated)
DATE: later 20th century
SIZE: 1 item
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: two typed pages of notes on Bwlch Llan and Eglwys Fach schools.

REF: WJL/5/2/12/3
DATE: later 20th century
SIZE: 1 item
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: ‘Teachers Rules, 1879 & 1915’, leaflet, priced at 20c.

REF: WJL/5/2/13
DATE: later 20th century
SIZE: 1 item
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: letter from the Welch Regiment Museum with four page typescript on the army in Ceredigion.

REF: WJL/5/2/14
DATE: later 20th century
SIZE: 1 item
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: three page typescript, ‘A Machynlleth Drover’ & two page typescript, ‘Dro ers’.

REF: WJL/5/2/15 (Acc 2263 where indicated)
DATE: later 20th century
SIZE: 1 item
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: typescripts on the Court Leet & justice in Aberystwyth (5 pages), & the town’s newspapers (2 pages).

REF: WJL/5/2/16
DATE: later 20th century
SIZE: 1 item
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: five manuscripts (18 pages), typed & handwritten, in English & in Welsh, on the subject of fairs.

REF: WJL/5/2/17
DATE: later 20th century
SIZE: 3 items
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: series
NATURE AND CONTENT: three Welsh-language texts or collections.

REF: WJL/5/2/17/1
DATE: later 20th century
SIZE: 1 item
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Two handwritten texts in university examination answer books: ‘Ceredigion yn y 18th C.’; ‘Addyse 1849’.

REF: WJL/5/2/17/2
DATE: later 20th century
SIZE: 1 item
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: annotated eight page photocopied document or exercise, ‘Pantyseiri’.

REF: WJL/5/2/17/3
DATE: later 20th century
SIZE: 1 item
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: six typescript pages of vocabulary or possibly poetry. 

REF: WJL/5/2/18 (Acc 2263 where indicated)
DATE: later 20th century
SIZE: 1 item
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: two page typescript, handwritten notes on half sheet and photocopy of article by M. Lloyd Roberts, all on the Dyfi ferry.

REF: WJL/5/2/19
DATE: later 20th century
SIZE: 1 item
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: short text on half A4 page on the subject of Traeth Maelgwn (Ynys Las), annotated in a shaking hand. Also an enlarged photocopy.

REF: WJL/5/2/20
DATE: later 20th century
SIZE: 1 item
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: single page typescript, annotated in shaking hand, ‘Cwmystwyth and Eglwys Newydd’.

REF: WJL/5/3
DATE: later 20th century
SIZE: 20 items
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: series
NATURE AND CONTENT: contributory collections & similar material by other hands.

REF: WJL/5/3/1
DATE: later 20th century
SIZE: 11 items
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: series
NATURE AND CONTENT: ‘Notes & photos from Miss Eiddwen James, Lampeter’.

REF: WJL/5/3/1/1
DATE: later 20th century
SIZE: 1 item
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: plastic bound photocopied booklet, ‘Lampeter Past & Present, with views & portraits’, ‘Rhaglen Eisteddfod Llanbedr 8th Awst 1894’. 

REF: WJL/5/3/1/2
DATE: 1975?
SIZE: 1 item
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: booklet, ‘Y Stwff o Wyl Pontsteffan’, taken from Dyfed County Library.

REF: WJL/5/3/1/3
DATE: 20th century
SIZE: 3 items
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: series
NATURE AND CONTENT: material relating to Lampeter Brownies, Girl Guides etc. 

REF: WJL/5/3/1/3/1
DATE: later 20th century
SIZE: 1 item
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: two pages of notes on the Brownies, Girl Guides, Wolf Cubs & Boy Scouts.

REF: WJL/5/3/1/3/2
DATE: 1924
SIZE: 1 item
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: photograph, mounted on brown card (from album), ‘Brownies 1924’. On reverse part of two more photographs, in one of which a good looking young man reclines in the grass at a public event.

REF: WJL/5/3/1/3/3
DATE: 1936
SIZE: 1 item
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: photograph, mounted on brown card (from album), ‘1936 Girl Guides’.

REF: WJL/5/3/1/4
DATE: later 20th century
SIZE: 1 item
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: one page typescript from Cecilia Barton on the Friends of Hafan Deg.

REF: WJL/5/3/1/5
DATE: 19th-20th century
SIZE: 1 item
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Lampeter Union (Llanybyther District) Register of School Attendances for Evan Tom Lewis, age 10, of Delhi Cottage.

REF: WJL/5/3/1/6
DATE: 1919?
SIZE: 1 item
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: postcard, ‘High Street, Lampeter’, on reverse, ‘1919’ & ‘Miss E. James’.

REF: WJL/5/3/1/7
DATE: 1920?
SIZE: 1 item
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: postcard, on reverse, ‘Lampeter War Memorial 1920’.

REF: WJL/5/3/1/8
DATE: 1945
SIZE: 1 item
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: group photograph in gatefold mount, ‘Soar Drama Company’ ‘1945’.

REF: WJL/5/3/1/9
DATE: 19th-20th century
SIZE: 1 item
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: portrait photograph of two women in gatefold mount. ‘Lampeter National Eisteddfod Field 1984. Miss Helen F. Richards of Evanston Illinois (leader of the “Exiles”) with her niece Eiddwen James, Lampeter’.

REF: WJL/5/3/2
DATE: 1962-1975?
SIZE: 3 items
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: series
NATURE AND CONTENT: copious Welsh language manuscripts on the subject of local history, produced by John Jones of Maesmawr Hall, Llanbadarn.

REF: WJL/5/3/2/1
DATE: 1962-1975
SIZE: 1 item
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: large collection of handwritten manuscripts in black card folder.

REF: WJL/5/3/2/2 (Acc 2663)
DATE: 1963-1970
SIZE: 1 item
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: large collection of handwritten manuscripts in buff card folder, ‘Notes by John Jones ... given to W.J. Lewis’.

REF: WJL/5/3/2/3
DATE: 1967
SIZE: 1 item
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: ‘’Dyddiau Ysgol’, gan John Jones.

REF: WJL/5/3/3 (Acc 2263)
DATE: 19th-20th century
SIZE: 2 items
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: series
NATURE AND CONTENT: two lengthy letters on local history subjects.

REF: WJL/5/3/3/1
DATE: late 20th century
SIZE: 1 item
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: unsigned letter to Mr Lewis on a broad range of subjects, including extracts from minutes of the Cardiganshire Turnpike Trust, in a different (& earlier?) hand.

REF: WJL/5/3/3/2
DATE: 1983
SIZE: 1 item
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: letter to the editor of The Cambrian News on the subject of Born on a Perilous Rock, from Mrs Gwyneth Francis Jones.

REF: WJL/5/3/4
DATE: 20th century
SIZE: 2 items
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: series
NATURE AND CONTENT: pamphlet & map concerning the Richards of Penglais.

REF: WJL/5/3/4/1
DATE: 20th century
SIZE: 1 item
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: pamphlet, ‘Richards of Plas Penglais, Aberystwyth, with love to you both from Caroline’.

REF: WJL/5/3/4/2
DATE: 20th century
SIZE: 1 item
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: copy of part of Llanbadarn tithe map showing Richard’s possessions.

REF: WJL/5/3/5
DATE: 20th century
SIZE: 1 item
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: twenty-one page annotated or corrected Welsh language academic typescript, ‘Methodistiaeth Taliesin (1792-1900)’, by Dr Tom Richards.

REF: WJL/5/3/6
DATE: 1952
SIZE: 1 item
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: three page Welsh language typescript, ‘Dylife’, by W.M. Richards.

REF: WJL/5/4
DATE: later 20th century
SIZE: 23 items
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: series
NATURE AND CONTENT: photocopies & similar copies of documents & texts.

REF: WJL/5/4/1
DATE: later 20th century
SIZE: 8 items
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: series
NATURE AND CONTENT: material relating to Lampeter from an envelope marked, “A History of Lampeter. A One Street Township”, by W.J. Lewis’.

REF: WJL/5/4/1/1
DATE: later 20th century
SIZE: 1 item
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: part of a book or booklet on Lampeter, sixteen pages, two pages to each sheet. Contains part of ‘History of Lampeter’ by Bethan Philips and ‘Eglwysi’r Dref’.

REF: WJL/5/4/1/2
DATE: later 20th century
SIZE: 1 item
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: cartoon, ‘Lampeter Celebrities as Seen by “Matt”, from the Sunday Graphic & Sunday News, Sept. 8, 1935. Two overlapping sheets.

REF: WJL/5/4/1/3
DATE: later 20th century
SIZE: 1 item
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: copies of parts of ordnance survey maps, five sheets.

REF: WJL/5/4/1/4
DATE: later 20th century
SIZE: 1 item
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: enlarged copy of postcard showing woman in front of cottage with ornate porch, ‘”Mother Jam” Lampeter’.

REF: WJL/5/4/2
DATE: later 20th century
SIZE: 1 item
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: copy of map of Aberystwyth dated 1795.

REF: WJL/5/4/3
DATE: later 20th century
SIZE: 1 item
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: six page reproduction of account book or similar, dated c. 1835.

REF: WJL/5/4/4
DATE: later 20th century
SIZE: 1 item
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: copy of Tithe or estate map of Llanbadarn village.

REF: WJL/5/4/5
DATE: later 20th century
SIZE: 1 item
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: chapter on Cardiganshire from, Letters from Wales: a republication, by permission, of a series of letters in “The Times” dealing with the state of Wales in especial relation to the land, the Church and the Tithe’, by a Special Correspondent, W.H. Allen & Co., London, 1889. Ten sheets, two pages to each sheet.

REF: WJL/5/4/6 (Acc 2263)
DATE: later 20th century
SIZE: 1 item
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: three ‘Will o’ Whispers’ columns from the Cambrian News dealing with banks.

REF: WJL/5/4/7
DATE: later 20th century
SIZE: 1 item
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: one page typescript, ‘A recollection of Motor Launches of Aberystwyth in the 1930s’, by J. Emrys Owen, RNVR (Permanent) (Retd.). The attached photographs mentioned in the text are: Pride of the Midlands – WJL/2/1/1/21; Worcester Castle – WJL/2/6/2/25.

REF: WJL/5/4/8
DATE: later 20th century
SIZE: 1 item
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: ‘An 18th Century Journey between Ashover and Aberystwyth’, by Francis Thompson, from the Derbyshire Miscellany III.5 June 1965, 559-70 (twelve sheets).

REF: WJL/5/4/9
DATE: later 20th century
SIZE: 1 item
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: copy of Ordnance Survey archaeological record card SN 67 SE 1, for the Roman fort at Trawscoed. Two A3 sheets.

REF: WJL/5/4/10
DATE: later 20th century
SIZE: 1 item
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: copy of nineteenth century view of Llywernog Mine, Ponterwyd.

REF: WJL/5/4/11
DATE: later 20th century
SIZE: 1 item
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: four pages from a Welsh language chapter or article by Evan Jones, ‘Marchnadoedd a Phorthmyn Tregaron’.

REF: WJL/5/4/12
DATE: later 20th century
SIZE: 1 item
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: two pages from an itinerary giving routes from Aberystwyth.

REF: WJL/5/4/13
DATE: later 20th century
SIZE: 4 items
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: series
NATURE AND CONTENT: copies of four maps.

REF: WJL/5/4/13/1
DATE: later 20th century
SIZE: 1 item
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: negative copy of map of north Cardiganshire from Waller’s Description of the Mines of Cardiganshire (c. 1700).

REF: WJL/5/4/13/2
DATE: later 20th century
SIZE: 1 item
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Wood’s Plan of Aberystwyth (1834).

REF: WJL/5/4/13/3
DATE: later 20th century
SIZE: 1 item
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: part of estate map showing Llanbadarn.

REF: WJL/5/4/13/4
DATE: later 20th century
SIZE: 1 item
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: part of OS 25” map showing Llanarth. 

REF: WJL/6
DATE: later 20th century
SIZE: 102 items
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: series
NATURE AND CONTENT: original documents & publications: 1. photograph albums; 2. maps; 3. other printed material; 4. account books and similar; 5. unbound manuscripts or documents.

REF: WJL/6/1
DATE: 1920s
SIZE: 4 items
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: series
NATURE AND CONTENT: four photograph albums. All appear to have been arranged by the same individual and two are inscribed to Glyn on his birthday from his mother or grandmother, dated 1925 & 1926. There is a supposed association with Frank Culliford of Llanbadarn, possibly a connection of the Aberystwyth photographer.

REF: WJL/6/1/1 (Acc 2146)
DATE: 1925
SIZE: 1 item
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: green bound album, ‘Photographs’. Inscription on inside front cover, ‘With Love to Glyn on his birthday June 18 1925, Maw Maw’. The photographs are mostly labelled in best handwriting. There are images of Yorkshire, for example Fountains Abbey & Brimham Rocks, of places or resorts in Wales and the Borders, Llandrindod, St Davids, Ludlow and Clun, and a taken around northern Ceredigion.

REF: WJL/6/1/2 (Acc 2263)
DATE: 1926
SIZE: 1 item
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: brown bound album, ‘From my Camera’. Inscription on inside front cover, ‘With Love to Glyn on his birthday, Maw Maw, June 18th 1926’. Similar to previous, but only the photographs on the first page, of Church Stretton, Llanymynech  and the Long Mynd, have been labelled. The following pages have images of a voyage around Cardigan Bay, views of Aberystwyth and its hinterland, a variety of castles, including Clun, Conwy and Dolwyddelan, and other places, some exotic, notably Stonehenge. 

REF: WJL/6/1/3 (Acc2146)
DATE: 1920s
SIZE: 1 item
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: plain black-bound album, similar photographs to previous, without labels or inscription. Subjects again include Yorkshire sites, Brimham Rocks and Fountains Abbey, as well as places in Wales, Harlech Castle, St Davids, Peterwell ruins (Lampeter). Also snapshots of a battlecruiser, the Renown or the Repulse. There are, however, more photographs of people and more people included in photographs, than in the preceding albums. There are several views of Goitre Isaf farm, similar to those found elsewhere in the W.J. Lewis collection (WJL/2/6/2/10).

REF: WJL/6/1/4 (Acc 2263)
DATE: 1920s
SIZE: 1 item
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: red/black bound album, ‘Photographs’, again without labels or inscription. Although some subjects are probably outside Wales (particularly those on the opening pages which, as with the other albums, probably depict a summer holiday) the majority appear to have been taken within the principality, many in and around Aberystwyth. There are fewer family snaps and notable monuments, as compared with the previous album, and more of interesting characters and ‘artistic’ views.

REF: WJL/6/2
DATE: 20th century
SIZE:  19 items
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: series
NATURE AND CONTENT: Ordnance Survey maps.

REF: WJL/6/2/1
DATE: mid 20th century
SIZE: 4 items
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: series
NATURE AND CONTENT: four maps annotated by the same hand with details from estate maps and other sources. 

REF: WJL/6/2/1/1
DATE: 1936
SIZE: 1 item
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Ordnance Survey 6” map (Cardiganshire VI.NE 2nd ed. 1906) of area east of Bow Street. Boundary of Court Grange Estate 1776 marked in ink. Land use and old field boundaries in certain areas marked in pencil. Reverse has rough schedule of estate holdings and note, ‘Completed .../1936 F started’.

REF: WJL/6/2/1/2
DATE: mid 20th century
SIZE: 1 item
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Ordnance Survey 6” map (Cardiganshire VII.SW 2nd ed. 1906) of area around Goginan. Land-use in certain areas denoted in pencil. Pencil note in margin, ‘Dolwen marked 3.7 with only 2 buildings. Goginan with only a shop. Old Goginan  - 3 buildings’.

REF: WJL/6/2/1/3
DATE: mid 20th century
SIZE: 1 item
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Ordnance Survey 6” map (Cardiganshire IV.SW 2nd ed. 1906) of area around Bont Goch/Elerch. Estates at Felin-fach & Cwmere annotated in pencil & red ink, denoting land-use, pencil ticks & crosses in other areas.

REF: WJL/6/2/1/4
DATE: mid 20th century
SIZE: 1 item
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: ‘Part of Gogerddan Estate 1788’: composite map assembled from five sheets of Ordnance Survey 1:25,000 Provisional Edition (22/68; 22/69; 22/77; 22/78; 22/79, c. 1948), covering the area from Aberystwyth to Aberdyfi to Plynlimon. Selected areas coloured to show land-use (key provided). Many notes and annotations. In pencil on reverse, ‘F. Frances visit to lands 1789’.

REF: WJL/6/2/2
DATE: 1872/3 onwards
SIZE: 1 item
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Ordnance Survey 1” map of the Aberystwyth area (1872/3) with several north Cardiganshire mines & mineral lodes marked in black, red and mauve ink, other in pencil. Some pencil annotations around margins.

REF: WJL/6/2/3
DATE: 1922 onwards
SIZE: 1 item
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Popular edition 1” map, Sheet 68 Barmouth & Aberystwyth (1922 onwards). Not annotated.

REF: WJL/6/2/4
DATE: 1922 onwards
SIZE: 1 item
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Popular edition 1” map, Sheet 68 Barmouth & Aberystwyth (1922 onwards). Selected roads or routes in north Cardiganshire traced over. Some ancient monuments & old mine workings highlighted. Pin holes at corners of sheet.

REF: WJL/6/2/5
DATE: 1906
SIZE: 9 items
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: series
NATURE AND CONTENT: nine copies of 6” map, Cardiganshire VI.SW 2nd edition (1906), of the Aberystwyth area. All carry stamp of County School. None have annotations.

REF: WJL/6/2/6
DATE: 1906
SIZE: 1 item
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: 6” map, Cardiganshire XVII.SW 2nd edition (1906), Teifi Pools area. Not annotated. Stamp of Geology Dept., University of Wales on reverse.

REF: WJL/6/2/7
DATE: 1906
SIZE: 1 item
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: 6” map, Cardiganshire XVII.NW 2nd edition (1906), area in Yspytty Ysywyth. Not annotated. Stamp of Geology Dept., University of Wales on reverse.


REF: WJL/6/2/8
DATE: 1964
SIZE: 1 item
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: 25” map, Plan SN 5882 & Plan SN5982 (1964), north part of Aberystwyth. Not annotated.

REF: WJL/6/2/9
DATE: 1970
SIZE: 1 item
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: 25” map, Plan SN 5880-5980 (1970), Pendinas & Penparcau. Not annotated.

REF: WJL/6/3
DATE: 19th-20th century
SIZE: 38 items
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: series
NATURE AND CONTENT: other printed material.

REF: WJL/6/3/1
DATE: 1904-1921
SIZE: 10 items
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: series
NATURE AND CONTENT: reports and similar: 1. Lampeter Union Lists of Paupers; 2. Welsh Church Press & Printing Company; 3. Cardiganshire Education Committee, extracts from returns; 4. Map showing distribution of Welsh speaking children.

REF: WJL/6/3/1/1
DATE: 1910-1921
SIZE: 4 items
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: series
NATURE AND CONTENT: Lampeter Union Lists of Paupers: 1910; 1911; 1912; 1921.

REF: WJL/6/3/1/1/1
DATE: 1910
SIZE: 1 item
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: ‘Lampeter Union List of Paupers & general Statement of Account shewing the Receipts, Expenditure, Balances & Liabilities for the Year ended Lady-day, 1910. Together with the Accounts of Receipts & Payments of the Lampeter & Llanybyther Rural District Councils for the Year ended 31st March 1910’.

REF: WJL/6/3/1/1/2
DATE: 1911
SIZE: 1 item
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: ‘List of Out-door Paupers for the Half-year ended Lady-day, 1911’.

REF: WJL/6/3/1/1/3
DATE: 1912
SIZE: 1 item
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: ‘List of Out-door Paupers for the Half-year ended 31st March, 1912’.

REF: WJL/6/3/1/1/4
DATE: 1921
SIZE: 1 item
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: ‘Lampeter Union, Lampeter Rural District Council, Llanybyther Rural District Council. Particulars of the Common Fund & District Fund for the Year ended 31st March, 1921 together with List of Paupers’.

REF: WJL/6/3/1/2
DATE: 1904-1909
SIZE: 4 items
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: series
NATURE AND CONTENT: Directors reports of the Welsh Church Press & Printing Company, 1904, 1905, 1909.

REF: WJL/6/3/1/2/1
DATE: 1904
SIZE: 1 item
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Report of the Directors, The Welsh Church Press & Printing Company, Limited, presented to the shareholders Dec. 29th, 1904, at 1.30 p.m.

REF: WJL/6/3/1/2/2
DATE: 1905
SIZE: 1 item
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: ‘The Welsh Church Press & Printing Co., Ltd. Directors’ Report & Balance Sheet, September the 30th, 1905.’

REF: WJL/6/3/1/2/3
DATE: 1909
SIZE: 2 items
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: ‘The Welsh Church Press & Printing Co., Ltd. Directors’ Report & Balance Sheet, September the 30th, 1909.’ Annotated. Two copies.

REF: WJL/6/3/1/3 (Acc 2263)
DATE: 1905
SIZE: 1 item
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: ‘Cardiganshire Education Committee. Extracts from Returns made to the Committee Relative to the Position of the Various Elementary Schools in the County, 1st March 1905. County Education Office, Cambrian Chambers, Aberystwyth.’

REF: WJL/6/3/1/4 (Acc 2263)
DATE: 20th century?
SIZE: 1 item
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: folding map, ‘Wales. Map showing the Distribution of Welsh-speaking Children in Primary Schools’. Undated. 

REF: WJL/6/3/2
DATE: 1905
SIZE: 1 item
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: ‘“The Function of the University in the State”. An Inaugural Lecture delivered for the Session, 1905-6, at the University College of Wales, Aberystwyth, Wednesday, October 4th, 1905. By Prof. Henry Jones, LI.D., D.Litt., of the University of Glasgow.’

REF: WJL/6/3/3
DATE: 1919
SIZE: 1 item
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: flyer: ‘Llanbadarn War Memorial’, giving results of public meeting & launching appeal for funds.

REF: WJL/6/3/4
DATE: 1925
SIZE: 1 item
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Program, ‘St Mathew’s Church, Borth. Dedication of the Uppingham Window by the Right Rev. Lord Bishop of S. Davids, on Tuesday, June 23rd, at 3 p.m.’

REF: WJL/6/3/5
DATE: 20th century
SIZE: 1 item
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Booklet, ‘Representation of Cardiganshire in Parliament from 1832-1932’.

REF: WJL/6/3/6
DATE: 1932
SIZE: 1 item
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Program, ‘English Congregational Church, Portland Street, Aberystwyth. Sunday, February 21st, 1932, at 8 p.m.’ Features prominent portrait of Master Joseph Margerison, soloist for Ave Maria, who had won many Lancashire prizes.

REF: WJL/6/3/7
DATE: 20th century
SIZE: 1 item
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: undated brochure promoting Aberystwyth & the Welsh Gazette, ‘It may be to your Interest to Peruse This’.

REF: WJL/6/3/8 (Acc 2263)
DATE: 1947
SIZE: 1 item
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Cardiganshire Education Committee. Special Place Examination, Friday, 21st March, 1947. Language – A’. Used, scribbled & doodled upon.

REF: WJL/6/3/9 (Acc 2263)
DATE: 1949
SIZE: 1 item
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Cardiganshire Education Committee. Secondary Schools Entrance Examination, Friday, 6th May, 1949. Language – A’.

REF: WJL/6/3/10
DATE: 1968
SIZE: 1 item
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: The Aberaeron Report, prepared by the Dept. Of Geography, University College of Wales, Aberystwyth, 1968; ‘a scientific survey of the town & its neighbourhood’.

REF: WJL/6/3/11
DATE: 1973
SIZE: 1 item
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: poster, ‘Vale of Rheidol Railway, No. 9, Prince of Wales’. B. Parks 1973.

REF: WJL/6/3/12
DATE: 1970s(?)
SIZE: 1 item
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Leaflet, ‘Guide to the Churches in the Parish of Henfynyw’, by David Lewis Jones, Price 20p.

REF: WJL/6/3/13
DATE: 1976
SIZE: 1 item
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: essay, ‘Cwm Elan Mine: Surface Remains 1976, a Survey’, J.B. Groucott.

REF: WJL/6/3/14
DATE: 1977-1994
 SIZE: 1 item
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: brochure for Development Board for Rural Wales factory in Lampeter.

REF: WJL/6/3/15
DATE: late 20th century
SIZE: 1 item
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: folded paper map of Aberystwyth with keys to buildings (bi-lingual) & streets.

REF: WJL/6/3/16
DATE: late 20th century
SIZE: 1 item
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: paper map of Aberystwyth with key to streets.

REF: WJL/6/3/17
DATE: 20th century
SIZE: 1 item
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Photograph of Frongoch Mine mounted on card, with hanger. Printed caption, ‘The Old Mine’. On reverse engraving, ‘Old Llanbadarn Fawr’.

REF: WJL/6/3/18
DATE: 1939-45
SIZE: 4 items
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: series
NATURE AND CONTENT: four educational wall charts or posters in the Discovery series, amplified edition, produced during WWII. Each is signed in ink by W.J. Lewis.

REF: WJL/6/3/18/1
DATE: 1939-45
SIZE: 1 item
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Discovery, Sheet I, Nature.

REF: WJL/6/3/18/2
DATE: 1939-45
SIZE: 1 item
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Discovery, Sheet II, Local History.

REF: WJL/6/3/18/3
DATE: 1939-45
SIZE: 1 item
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Discovery, Sheet III, The Present.

REF: WJL/6/3/18/4
DATE: 1939-45
SIZE: 1 item
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Discovery, Special Boy Scout, Girl Guide & Girls’ Club Edition.

REF: WJL/6/3/19
DATE: 19th-20th century
SIZE: 11 items
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: series
NATURE AND CONTENT: newspapers & newspaper cuttings.

REF: WJL/6/3/19/1
DATE: 1888
SIZE: 1 item
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: page from The Aberystwyth Observer & Merionethshire News for Saturday, August 18th, 1888.

REF: WJL/6/3/19/2
DATE: 19th-20th century
SIZE: 5 items
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: series
NATURE AND CONTENT: five cuttings.

REF: WJL/6/3/19/2/1
DATE: 1930
SIZE: 1 item
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: cutting, ‘Famous Paintings in Wales – XXXIX, Dorothy Shafto, wife of the 1st Earl of Lisburne by Joshua Reynolds’.

REF: WJL/6/3/19/2/2
DATE: 19th-20th century
SIZE: 1 item
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: ‘The Rev. W.S. Symonds then read the following paper on the “gigantic ox of Llanddewi” ...

REF: WJL/6/3/19/2/3
DATE: 20th century
SIZE: 1 item
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: ‘The Squire’s step-father, by Will O’Whispers’.

REF: WJL/6/3/19/2/4
DATE: 1884?
SIZE: 1 item
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: black-bordered obituary, ‘Death of Colonel Lloyd-Philipps, Mabws’.

REF: WJL/6/3/19/2/5
DATE: 19th-20th century
SIZE: 1 item
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: ‘Death of Mr Lloyd Philipps of Dale Castle’.

REF: WJL/6/3/19/3
DATE: 1960
SIZE: 1 item
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: outside sheet of Cambrian News Centenary Supplement, November 18th 1960.

REF: WJL/6/3/19/4
DATE: 1960
SIZE: 1 item
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Cambrian News Centenary Supplement, November 18th 1960, reproduction of edition for 30th October 1869.

REF: WJL/6/3/19/5
DATE: 1960
SIZE: 1 item
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Cambrian News Centenary Supplement, November 18th 1960, reproduction of edition for 30th October 1869.

REF: WJL/6/3/19/6
DATE: 1969
SIZE: 1 item
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Cambrian News Souvenir Supplement, Friday, June 27th 1969.

REF: WJL/6/3/19/6
DATE: 1990
SIZE: 1 item
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Western Mail, Weekender Leisure Magazine, Saturday March 10, 1990.

REF: WJL/6/4
DATE: 1853-1927
SIZE: 7 items
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: series
NATURE AND CONTENT: account books, pseudo-vestry book & similar, together with inclusions.

REF: WJL/6/4/1
DATE: 1853-1880
SIZE: 1 item
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Welsh language workbook or account book, entries from period 1853-1880. Inclusions = WJL/6/4/2.

REF: WJL/6/4/2
DATE: 1853-1880?
SIZE: 1 item
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: inclusions from account book of 1853-1880, a collection of nine accounts or notes, including bill from The West of England Bone & Manure Company & notice of rent audit of Nantgwyllt Estate.

REF: WJL/6/4/3
DATE: 1921-1922
SIZE: 1 item
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: ‘Day Book 1921-22’, apparently from Chemist’s shop.

REF: WJL/6/4/4
DATE: 1926-1927
SIZE:  1 item
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: ‘Day Book’ covering period 1926-7, apparently from Chemist’s shop.

REF: WJL/6/4/5 (Acc 2263)
DATE: 1856-1893
SIZE:  1 item
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Re-used Cae-Cynon Mine Stem Book for the 1850s. Inclusions = WJL/6/4/6-7.
The Caegynon Mine was working from 1850 (source: Bick The Old Metal Mines of Mid-Wales, Part II, 33). Stem was the term used for miners’ underground shifts, generally 6-8 hours in this period (source: Lewis’ Lead Mining in Wales (1967), 268-9). 
The book does not appear to have been used for its original purpose. The first 20 pages have been cut down to act as an alphabetical register of accounts, apparently by Philip Nichols, listed as innkeeper of the Druid Inn, Goginan, in the 1861 census. The register was little used, only a few names are entered, notably that of the Welsh Potosi Mines, the company operating the Esgairhir mine between 1853-4 & 1857 (Lead Mining in Wales, 195). Transactions are recorded only for William Mason, who consumed quantities of brandy, ale & whiskey, between March 21st & April 15th 1856. A spider resides under K.  
The book was subsequently used as a ratepayers’ vestry book for the township or parish of Melindwr in the County of Cardiganshire, from 1858 to 1893. It records notices of forthcoming public vestries, mostly held in schoolrooms. The business of these meetings generally concerned lists of paupers, accounts of rates & elections of overseers (for an example see WJL/6/4/7, below), however, there are also entries concerning the construction of the Factory Bridge.

REF: WJL/6/4/6 (Acc 2263)
DATE: 1890
SIZE:  1 item
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Inclusion from Melindwr ratepayers’ vestry book. Printed poster advertising, ‘Election of Guardian. Aberystwyth Union. Township of Melindwr, signed on 24 day July 1890. On reverse, accounts of income & expenditure in ink & pencil.

REF: WJL/6/4/7 (Acc 2263)
DATE: 1892
SIZE:  1 item
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Inclusion from Melindwr ratepayers’ vestry book. Notice of public vestry to be held at Goginan Schoolroom on the 26th day of May 1892. ‘The Books were examined & found to be correct & the rate was fixed at 1/11 in the pound for the present half year’.

REF: WJL/6/5
DATE: 
SIZE: 34 items
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: series
NATURE AND CONTENT: unbound documents.

REF: WJL/6/5/1
DATE: 18th-20th century
SIZE: 18 items
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: series
NATURE AND CONTENT: documents relating to mines.

REF: WJL/6/5/1/1
DATE: 1754
SIZE: 1 item
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: ‘A List of the Names of Such Proprietors in the Company of the Mines Adventurers of England, as are qualified to Vote at the Election to be made November 14, 1754.’

REF: WJL/6/5/1/2
DATE: 1781
SIZE: 1 item
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: ‘An Account of Ore Weighed at Estymtean Fach from the 22nd of April 1780 to the 6th of February 1781’.

REF: WJL/6/5/1/3
DATE: 1833
SIZE: 1 item
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Notice of lead mines to be let: Cwmystwyth, Ystymtian, Bwlchgwynne & Llwybyr y Llwynog Works.

REF: WJL/6/5/1/4
DATE: 1845
SIZE: 1 item
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: ‘Particulars & Conditions of Sale of the Valuable Lease, Leases, or Setts, of the Cardigan United Mining Company’, Thursday, March 6th, 1845.

REF: WJL/6/5/1/5
DATE: 1848
SIZE: 1 item
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Share certificate for the Pengraig-du & Caenant Lead Mines, made out to Captain Mathew Francis of Cardiganshire, 1 January 1848.

REF: WJL/6/5/1/6
DATE: 1848
SIZE: 1 item
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Share certificate for the Llawr-Cwm-Bach Lead Mine, made out to Richard Fredinniek(?) Esq. Of London, 1 May 1848.

REF: WJL/6/5/1/7
DATE: 1868
SIZE: 1 item
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Agreement dated 25th February 1868 between William T. R. Powell of Nanteos on the one part & Ebenezer Richards & John Hughes on the other, to ‘dig tunnels & search’. Renewals & notice given on back of packet.

REF: WJL/6/5/1/8
DATE: 1868
SIZE: 1 item
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: ‘W.T.R. Powell, Esq. To Issac Jones & John Williams & others - Tack Note for 15(?) years to search for minerals’. Dated Sept. 19 1868.

REF: WJL/6/5/1/9
DATE: 1878
SIZE: 1 item
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: ‘Map of the Mines of Cardiganshire shewing their relative positions also the depth of each mine & their estimated returns made to 1878. Scale, two thirds of a mile to the inch. By Absalom Francis, Goginan, Aberystwyth, Mine Agent, Engineer & Surveyor’, January 1878.

REF: WJL/6/5/1/10
DATE: 1881-1882
SIZE: 4 items
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: series
NATURE AND CONTENT: four documents addressed to the shareholders of the Cambrian Mining Company

REF: WJL/6/5/1/10/1
DATE: 1881
SIZE: 1 item
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: report circulated by Thomas Adams (“House of the Ant & Bee”), dated October 22nd 1881, concerning a dispute with Joseph Fell & announcing the establishment of the ‘New Cambrian Mining & Smelting Company Limited’.

REF: WJL/6/5/1/10/2
DATE: 1881
SIZE: 1 item
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: circular letter from H.W. Turner & Co., Stock & Share Dealers’, dated October 27th 1881. The letter alludes to ‘abusive falsehoods’ & ‘the coarse bullying of a cowardly, vulgar, muddle-pated, rowdy schemer’.

REF: WJL/6/5/1/10/3
DATE: 1881
SIZE: 1 item
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: ‘The New Cambrian Mining & Smelting Company Limited’. Circular letter from Thomas Adams, dated December 3rd 1881, countering a circular distributed by the fell Joseph Fell.

REF: WJL/6/5/1/10/4
DATE: 1882
SIZE: 1 item
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: circular letter from George H. Keene, dated 20th Feb. 1882, excoriating Thomas Adams for his actions concerning the Cambrian Mining Company & reprinting Keene’s circular of 20th April 1881 warning against ‘Companies’ Wreckers’.

REF: WJL/6/5/1/11
DATE: 1884
SIZE: 1 item
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: certificate or statement, ‘Royalty on the Cwmystwyth Mines for the Quarter ending 24th June 1884’.

REF: WJL/6/5/1/12
DATE: 1915
SIZE: 1 item
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: lease of minerals by the Crown to P. & E.H. Griffiths, namely Old Esgair llee(?) Mine.

REF: WJL/6/5/1/13
DATE: 19th-20th century
SIZE: 1 item
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Printed petition to Parliament by the working miners of the County of Cardiganshire, concerning claims for unpaid wages in cases of bankruptcy. Handwritten note at top.

REF: WJL/6/5/1/14
DATE: 19th-20th century
SIZE: 1 item
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Map, in tattered condition, showing lodes & workings at Llanddewi Brefi, sections on reverse.

REF: WJL/6/5/1/15
DATE: 19th-20th century
SIZE: 1 item
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: ‘Map of Frongoch Mining District, from the Ordnance Map of Cardiganshire, corrected by Captain Mathew Francis, author of Ancient Geology &c. &c.

REF: WJL/6/5/2
DATE: 1575-76
SIZE: 1 item
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: passport or letter of safe conduct on parchment, issued by Kevnard Delabere to John Lewes, merchant, of Longley, Glos., in the eighteenth year of Elizabeth (1575-6).

REF: WJL/6/5/3
DATE: 1692
SIZE: 1 item
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: household account for period between Saturday 8th & Saturday 15th 1692 (March or November)

REF: WJL/6/5/4
DATE: 1734
SIZE: 1 item
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: ‘1734. Manor of Llanbadarnfawr. Rent Role for 1734’. Two sheets.

REF: WJL/6/5/5
DATE: 1789
SIZE: 1 item
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: two attached apothecary’s bills from R. Williams: to Mr Pierce for items received between December 18 1788 & April 12 1789, total £2.8.2; to the Anchor Company for items received between September 8 1788 & September 26 1789, total £4.16.10.

REF: WJL/6/5/6
DATE: 1817
SIZE: 1 item
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: letter dated 25th Feb. 1817 from Issac Lloyd Williams of Cwmcynfelyn and Lincoln’s Inn, to W.E. Powell of Nanteos, MP for the County (Cardiganshire) 1816-54. The letter describes the poor agricultural conditions in the Lampeter area and proposes opening a subscription to provide a cargo of seed grain.

REF: WJL/6/5/7
DATE: 1835
SIZE: 1 item
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: blank share certificate of the New Quay Harbour Company. Notes by WJL on reverse.

REF: WJL/6/5/8
DATE: 1843
SIZE: 1 item
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: notice of proceedings of Her Majesty’s Commissioners into disturbances resulting from the administration of laws relating to turnpike roads. To be held at the Salutation Hotel, Newcastle Emlyn, 20th November 1843.

REF: WJL/6/5/9
DATE: 1881
SIZE: 1 item
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: ‘Probate of the Will & two codicils of Mathew Henry Davies, deceased. Dated 31 May 1881.

REF: WJL/6/5/10
DATE: 1897
SIZE: 1 item
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: handwritten draft or text of an address. ‘On an occasion of this nature it may not be amiss to mention a few facts by way of giving a short account of this Church’. From the contents of this document it appears that the Church in question is the English Congregational Church, Portland Street, Aberystwyth, & the occasion was the clearance of its substantial debts with the fruits of a £12,000 legacy in 1897.

REF: WJL/6/5/11
DATE: 1906
SIZE: 1 item
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: bundle of seven letters dated 1906, secured by a pin, concerning the financial dealings of the Welsh Church Press & Printing Co. Ltd. 

REF: WJL/6/5/12
DATE: 1911
SIZE: 1 item
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: large engraved invitation card requesting the presence of the Proprietor of the “Welsh Gazette” & Lady, to attend the laying of the foundation stone of the National Library of Wales.

REF: WJL/6/5/13
DATE: 1951
SIZE: 1 item
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: postcard sent to a Mrs/Miss/Mr Bowine(?) of North Road, Aberystwyth, 19 July 1951, with genealogical information.

REF: WJL/6/5/14
DATE: 1978-1979
SIZE: 1 item
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: bundle of four sheets:  letter Mrs Evans to the Town Council with attached notes on ‘Aberystwyth Yesterday’ & ‘Enoc Huws’, for inclusion in the Aberystwyth town guide; letter sent to Mrs Evans requesting these notes. 

REF: WJL/6/5/15
DATE: 20th century?
SIZE: 1 item
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: three page Welsh language manuscript with corrections or emendations.

REF: WJL/6/5/16
DATE: 20th century?
SIZE: 1 item
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: index card with description of Aberporth transcribed from Lewis’ Topographical Dictionary.

REF: WJL/6/5/17
DATE: 20th century
SIZE: 1 item
LEVEL AND ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: ‘Rules of the Aberystwyth Musical Society’, single page typescript on back of used Lloyd’s Bank document. The rules precede the advent of decimalisation, whilst the bank document includes a barcode. 



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