File NLW MSS 16798A i-ii. - Agricultural account book and journal,

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NLW MSS 16798A i-ii.


Agricultural account book and journal,


  • 1802 and [19 cent., first ΒΌ ]. (Creation)

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NLW MS 16798Ai Extent: 85 ff. (ff. 55-84 verso are paginated vii-xvi, 1-60) ; Dimensions: 158 x 99 mm. NLW MS 16798Aii Extent: 8ff. ; Dimensions: 146 x 79 mm. NLW MS 16798Ai :Leather-bound notebook with marbled inside covers. NLW MS 16798Aii :Leather-bound notebook with remains of brass clasp; several inner storage pockets, one of which contains a pencil in a brass holder.

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Sir L. Twiston Davies; Monmouth; Donation; July 1943

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Two notebooks, NLW MS 16798Ai being a printed account book for the year 1802 possibly belonging to a yeoman farmer or man of similar profession, NLW MS 16798Aii being a journal without dates and containing only rough accounts on ff. 6 verso-7.
NLW MS 16798Ai mainly contains details of accounts settled and owed together with general observations on the weather, agricultural duties, etc. There are rough accounts on inside front cover, ff. i, ii verso, 85 recto-verso, and inside back cover. The location of the writer is uncertain but may have been Monmouthshire, Gloucestershire or another county at or near the Welsh border as mention is made of travelling to Howle in Shropshire (ff. 13 verso, 42 verso, 43 verso, 44 verso), to [?Soilwell Farm] in Gloucestershire (f. 32 verso), to Hereford (f. 29 verso), and to attending Ross[-on-Wye] church (f. 23 verso).

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Preferred citation: NLW MSS 16798A i-ii.

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Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru = The National Library of Wales

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Description follows NLW guidelines based on ISAD(G) 2nd ed.; AACR2; and LCSH.


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October 2006.


  • English



Archivist's note

Description compiled by Bethan Ifans;

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