Fonds GB 0210 MSCELYN - Celynog manuscripts

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Celynog manuscripts


  • [17 cent.]-[19 cent.] (Creation)

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Extent and medium

65 volumes.

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Name of creator

Biographical history

Richard Williams (1835-1906) of Celynog, Newtown, Montgomeryshire, was an antiquary and historian.

Archival history

The Celynog Manuscripts were bequeathed to the Welsh library which was being formed at the Univeristy College of Wales, Aberystwyth, as a nucleus for the projected national library for Wales.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Bequeathed by Richard Williams, Celynog, Newtown.

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Scope and content

The Celynog Manuscripts are a collection of miscellaneous 17th to 19th century correspondence and papers, consisting of examples of Welsh literature, Welsh poetry, musical compositions, works on Welsh grammar, medical recipes, extracts from various newspapers and periodicals, tithe accounts, and genealogical, geographical, historical and political manuscripts. -- The collection also contains manuscripts relating to religion in Wales, with examples of Welsh religious literature, Welsh sermons and hymns, and manuscripts relating to the Welsh Congregational churches, and translations of charters granted to the abbey of Strata Florida.

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System of arrangement

Arranged according to NLW MSS reference numbers: NLW MSS 527-592.

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Language of material

  • Welsh
  • English

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Language and script notes

Welsh, English, unless otherwise specified

Physical characteristics and technical requirements

Finding aids

The descriptions are also available in the Handlist of Manuscripts in the National Library of Wales, Volume I (Aberystwyth, 1943).

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Rules and/or conventions used

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


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Dates of creation revision deletion

April 2005


  • English



Archivist's note

Description compiled by Siân Medi Davies for the retrospective conversion project of NLW MSS

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  • Text: Celynog Manuscripts.