File E7 - Notebooks, financial papers, monumental inscriptions

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Notebooks, financial papers, monumental inscriptions


  • 1705-1826 (Creation)

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24 items (1 small box)

E7/19: 58 ff. (foliated 1-48, 50-59); E7/22: 67 ff.; E7/23: 25 ff.; E7/24: 36 ff.

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Notebooks together with financial and other papers of Iolo Morganwg, including notebooks containing memoranda, lists of books, accounts and notes, 1781-1802 (E7/1-5); unbound booklets containing mostly extracts from various printed sources, [?1810s] (E7/6-9); a bundle of small notebooks containing memoranda, diaries and manuscript 'almanacks', 1802-1817 (E7/10-16); three booklets, seemingly parts of one disbound volume, containing miscellaneous pencil notes (E7/17); a notebook showing diagrams of [?Neolithic circles], monumental inscriptions and notes on Welsh poets, [?1790s] (E7/18); drawings of monumental inscriptions by Iolo, mostly from Glamorgan churches, together with some notes (E7/19); an incomplete draft letter from Iolo to 'Nancy', 19 September 1826 (E7/20); a single leaf containing aphorisms attributed to Taliesin (E7/21); bills, receipts and other miscellaneous financial and related papers of Iolo Morganwg, 1782-1826 (E7/22); and financial papers of Iolo's maternal grandfather Edward Matthew, Llangrallo, including tax receipts and accounts, 1705-1736 (E7/23) and of Iolo's parents, 1740-1749 (E7/24).

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System of arrangement

E7/22: Arranged broadly chronologically at NLW.
E7/23: Original order maintained.
E7/24: Original order maintained (previously secured by a thread).

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Language of material

  • English
  • Latin
  • Welsh

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English, Welsh, some Latin.

Physical characteristics and technical requirements

E7/21: Previously torn in two, repaired at NLW (2017) with some loss of text.
E7/23: Most items badly affected by damp, and repaired at NLW with some loss of text (2016).
E7/24: All items badly affected by damp, and repaired at NLW with considerable loss of text (2017); described by Aneurin Williams as 'Dust and Ashes' due to their poor condition.

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E7/17-18: For further monumental inscriptions see E8/8.
E7/22: Some bills containing later annotations, such as music or poetry, have been moved elsewhere (see for instance E6/2 (bills dated 1777, 1809) and E6/8, f. 69). Conversely other items remaining in this file also have miscellaneous annotations.

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E7/23: G. J. Williams, Iolo Morganwg: Y Gyfrol Gyntaf (Cardiff, 1956), p. 88.

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  • English



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  • Box: Iolo Morganwg and Taliesin ab Iolo manuscripts and papers E7 (Box 7)