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Monmouthshire. 'Collections to illustrate the History of Monmouthshire’ by Charles Octavius Morgan, FSA

Reference code
MOA/002
Title
Monmouthshire. 'Collections to illustrate the History of Monmouthshire’ by Charles Octavius Morgan, FSA
Date
19th century
Level of description
series
Extent and format
Paper; ff. ii + 138, iv + 102, ii + 150, i + 99, i + 87, i + 124, i + 124. Seven volumes. Quarto. Leather, red, diced, with marbled edges.
Scope and content
Collections to illustrate the History of Monmouthshire', compiled by Charles Octavius Morgan, FSA (1803-88). Consisting of an introductory volume, 'Of the Silures and other ancient Inhabitants of the British Islands', and six volumes arranged by hundreds (I. Abergavenny; II. Caldicot; III. Raglan; IV. Skenfrith and the Borough of Monmouth; V. Usk; VI. Wentllwch) containing historical and church notes, family histories, a few pedigrees, notes on place-names, printed excerpts, etc. Letters, mainly to Octavius Morgan, tipped in (two conc. Matherne, 1881, 1882, II, fol. 60; conc. genealogy, 1846, V, fol. 92; several, the last being from Octavius Morgan, conc. Welsh placenames, medieval fragments, cromlechs, VI, fols. 112-23 passim). With a few drawings (e.g. II, fol. 59). See also MSS/0342, MSS/0680, MSS/0681, MSS/0790.
Creator
Morgan, Charles Octavius Swinnerton (1803-1888), MP and antiquary
Previous reference number(s)
SAL/MS/341
Archival history
Presented by Henry Salusbury Milman, Director SA, nephew of Octavius Morgan. Council Minutes, 15 Apr.1891.