File NLW MS 23159E - Building contractor's account book,

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Reference code

NLW MS 23159E


Building contractor's account book,


  • 1854-1904 / (Creation)

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Extent and medium

xix, 324 ff. (ff. 54 verso-265 paginated 1-412; ff. 261-4, 265-304 verso blank; several leaves torn out) ; 400 x 160 mm. Printed ledger, half-leather.

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Name of creator

Biographical history

Archival history

Label of H. White & Sons, Booksellers, &c., Carmarthen, inside front cover.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Mr Rowland Arch, great-grandson of John Jones; Pontrhydfendigaid; Purchase; 1993

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Scope and content

Account book of John Jones (b. 1815), Llwyn-gog, Pontrhydfendigaid, co. Cardigan, carpenter and stonemason, containing accounts and other memoranda, 1857-1904, mainly relating to building and maintenance work undertaken and including details of payments to craftsmen and labourers. Included are accounts relating to the construction of the English Wesleyan chapel, Aberystwyth, 1869-70 (ff. 109-17, 124 verso-5). The volume also includes diary entries, 1854-9, written in Welsh and comprising mainly a daily work record but also including references to family and local affairs (ff. 1-51); and other miscellaneous material. A letter, 1862, from the Reverend John Phillips, Normal College, Bangor, to Thomas Hopkins, Pentonville, found loose inside, has been tipped in at the end of the volume (f. 324).

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Language of material

  • English
  • Welsh

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English, Welsh.

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Title based on contents.


Preferred citation: NLW MS 23159E

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Institution identifier

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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Dates of creation revision deletion

February 2009.


  • English



Archivist's note

Description compiled by Bethan Ifans for the retrospective conversion project of NLW MSS. The following source was used in the compilation of this description: Handlist of Manuscripts in the National Library of Wales, Volume IX (Aberystwyth, 2003);

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