NLW MS 23135B
Arithmetical exercises, etc.
- 1811-1830 (Creation)
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ii, 90 ff. ; 195 x 155 mm.
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Mr Stephen Davies; Cardigan; Donation; 1993
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A volume compiled, 1811-1830, by Thomas Llewellyn of the parishes of Cardigan and Ferwig, Cardiganshire, chiefly containing arithmetical exercises but also miscellaneous notes and memoranda in English and Welsh, perhaps partly composed by him and partly derived from printed sources. These include a bidding letter for the marriage of Mary Owen and John Williams, both of the parish of St Dogmaels, Cardiganshire, 1816; draft documents relating to property in Cardigan and Ferwig; love letters and verse in English, including a number of Valentine rhymes; prognostications in Welsh and English on the weather and on lucky and unlucky days, together with astrological notes; two apparently unpublished ballads in Welsh, one of them, perhaps by Thomas Llewellyn, recounting a case of alleged slander by Sara Evans, a Methodist, against the Rev. John Herring (1789-1832), Baptist minister at Cardigan; and a transcript of the title-page of The [Supposititious] Works of Aristotle (Arbroath, 1801) (not recorded in the Nineteenth Century Short Title Catalogue).
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Leaves cut out after ff. 3, 69.
The description is also available, together with a detailed list of contents, in Handlist of Manuscripts in the National Library of Wales, Volume IX (Aberystwyth, 2003).
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Title based on contents.
Preferred citation: NLW MS 23135B
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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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Description compiled by Bethan Ifans for the retrospective conversion project of NLW MSS.