NLW MS 23702A.
- 1750-1758 (Creation)
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Extent and medium
i, 73 ff. (ff. 30 verso-33, 40-42 blank) ; 165 x 195 mm.
Tawed leather covers over boards, perhaps by Henry Young; front cover extended to form triangular wrap with tying thong; geometric design in ink and polychrome on front and back covers.
Name of creator
Signature of Henry Young passim; 'Tregaron' and 'Aberystwich' on f. i. Correspondence from seller denotes provenance to be Tristram Jellinek.
Immediate source of acquisition or transfer
Ted Few; London; Purchase; November 1997; B1997/42.
Content and structure area
Scope and content
A manuscript volume, 1750-1758, compiled by Henry Young, perhaps of Tregaron, Cardiganshire, containing commonplace entries including notes on astronomy, astrology, physiology, weather lore (ff. 1 verso-3 verso) and Biblical and historical material, amongst which are extracts from R. B., The History of the nine worthies of the world (London: printed for Nath. Crouch..., 1687, STC C7337). Also included are model letters, extracts from poems by John Gay (ff. 6 verso, 30) and Alexander Pope (ff. 33 verso-35), valentines and other verse, medical and cookery recipes and recipes for ink and gilding, together with many related drawings and decorations in ink and polychrome.
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Physical characteristics and technical requirements
Folios excised between ff. 23 and 24, 59 and 60, 62 and 63; damaged in places, and repaired with some loss of text at NLW.
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Title based on contents.
Preferred citation: NLW MS 23702A.
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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 revised by Rhys Morgan Jones;