Papers collected by Richard Reece (1772-1850), surgeon and major of Cardiff

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Manuscripts collected by Richard Reece, (1772-1850) surgeon and mayor of Cardiff, and presented with his printed books by Mr and Mrs J. H. Mullins of Llanishen in 1919.

The collection includes:

- the Parish register of Llanbadog, Monmouthshire, 1582-1709

- a transcript of or extracts from George Owen of Henllys and other sources, entitled 'Owen's brief account of Wales collected 1602'

- the civil and military list for Ireland in 1704

- a manuscript copy of The Monmouthshire estimate

- a poem dedicated to the Duke of Beaufort and printed at Monmouth in 1780

- a notebook of genealogical notes, mainly of Anglo-Norman families, but including a few Monmouthshire entries, possibly written by some later member of Reece's family

- two letters from Richard Reece to his brother Thomas (undated, but possibly 1847).

Administrative / Biographical History

Notes on Richard Reece compiled by Margaret Evans, when an assistant librarian at University College Cardiff.

Conditions Governing Access

Access is available by prior appointment, during 9am-5pm, Monday to Friday.