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Alfred Neobard Palmer

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Alfred Neobard Palmer (1847–1915) was a chemist and local historian. He published several books concerning the local history of Wrexham and north Wales.

Palmer's first work on local history was 'The Town, Fields and Folk of Wrexham in the Time of James the First' (1883), based on a 1620 survey of the Lordship of Bromfield and Yale by John Norden. He went on to write 10 books and many articles on local history and archaeology, of which 'The History of Ancient Tenures of Land in the Marches of North Wales', 1885, was regarded both by himself and other scholars as his best work.

In commemoration of his work on the history of the area, Wrexham County Borough Council have named their local history centre after him: A.N. Palmer Centre for Local Studies and Archives and there is a plaque to him in the Centre. It was originally unveiled by Lord Howard de Walden at the old Wrexham Public Library on Queen's Square on 29 November 1922.

More information, including a list of his books, on the Wikipedia page [1].

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