File NLW MS 7166D - Autograph Letters

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NLW MS 7166D


Autograph Letters


  • 1787-1930 (Creation)

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One of four volumes comprising three hundred and sixty-four autograph letters and copies and drafts of letters of the period 1787-1930. The two main groups among them are those addressed to 'Nefydd' and Daniel Jones, but there are also two very much smaller groups of letters to Benjamin Jones ('P. A. Môn') and Benjamin Thomas, Baptist minister at Culmstock, Devon, and nephew of Joshua Thomas, Leominster. They are generally of personal, religious, or Baptist interest, although a number of letters addressed to 'Nefydd ' relate also to his educational activities. -- Among the subjects discussed in MSS 7163-6 are British Schools at Penmorfa, Llandygwydd, Devynnock, Llandilo, Abertillery, Llantrisant, Cwmdare, and Five Roads, Llanelly, and appeals for financial assistance for the Baptist churches at Caernarvon, Tenby, Cwmsarnddu, Llanfyllin, and Stanhope Street, Liverpool. Letters from America are chiefly of a denominational character. David Thomas, Llwyn, discusses the reaction in Carmarthenshire to the French Revolution and refers to meetings held at Carmarthen and Llandovery to pledge loyalty to the Government and to burn an effigy of Tom Paine. Several of the letters are endorsed with sermon notes and memoranda by 'Nefydd' and Daniel Jones. -- The writers in the present group include: Thomas, Llwyn, to his brother Benjamin Thomas at Wellington and Culmstock; E. Thomas, Bethel Cottage and Cardigan; E. Thomas, Tredegar; Ebenezer Thomas ('Eben Fardd'); George Thomas, Brynmawr; G. G. Thomas, Abersychan; Jenkin Thomas, Oxford; J. Thomas, Tongwynlais; J. Thomas, Liverpool; N[athaniel] Thomas, Cardiff; Timothy Thomas, Islington, to Benjamin Thomas at Culmstock; Zachariah Thomas, Beudyau, to his son Benjamin Thomas at Wellington, Somerset; Wm. Tongue; James Webb, Hounslow; A. Williams, Rhos; W. Williams, Holyhead; Daniel Williams, Little Worton and Cardigan; D. Williams, Miskin; Ebenezer Williams, Defynog; E. P. Williams, Bassaleg; George Williams, Manchester; W. H... .; J. Williams, Newtown; J. Williams, Hirwaun; James Williams, Kinstanley; James Williams, Bwllfa Colliery, Aberdare; John Williams, Dolbenmaen; J. P. Williams, St. Dogmaels, on behalf of Penuel Baptist Church; L. Williams, Llanddulas; Llewellyn Williams, Seren Gomer Office, Carmarthen; Owen Williams, Secretary, Liverpool Cambrian Building Society; O. Williams, Holywell; Rowland Williams, Liverpool; S. Williams, Hermon; Wm. Williams, Caernarvon; Wm. Williams ('Creuddynfab'); Sir Watkin Williams Wynn, Wynnstay; 'Y. C. G.', Holyhead, to David Jenkin, Seren Gomer Office, Swansea; and [Joshua Thomas], Leominster, to [Benjamin Thomas] at Wellington; together with some unsigned fragments and drafts. -- This volume also includes seventeen miscellaneous letters of transfer of membership, mainly to Salem Baptist Church, Blaenau, 1829-53.

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See also NLW MSS 7163-7165D; 7176-7177, 7779, and 9369.

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Formerly known as 'Nefydd' 156


Preferred citation: NLW MS 7166D

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