File NLW MS 23524B. - Commonplace book,

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Reference code

NLW MS 23524B.


Commonplace book,


  • 1828-1853 (Creation)

Level of description


Extent and medium

iv, 96 ff. (including interleaves; leaf torn out after f. 77) ; 180 x 110 mm.

Full leather, gilt-edged, with gold tooling and fillet and brass clasp. 'Cofrestr haelionus anrhegwyr Eglwys Dewi Sant yn Lerpwl. Trwy gyfrwng yr enwog foneddiges Angharad Llwyd ofyddes wrth fraint a defawd beirdd Ynys Brydain' in gold on front cover.

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Name of creator


Biographical history

Archival history

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Alex Fotheringham; East Chesterhope, Hexham, Northumberland; Purchase; 1996

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Scope and content

A volume issued, 1828, to the antiqury Angharad Llwyd, Tyn-y-rhyl, Flintshire, for the collection of subscriptions towards St David's Welsh Church, Liverpool, but utilised by her as a commonplace and autograph book. Verse and prose entries, 1830-1853, mostly of a religious nature, include autograph poetry by John Jones (Tegid), Thomas Price (Carnhuanawc), and Bryan Waller Procter (Barry Cornwall), and entries by Sir John Bernard Bosanquet, Lady Charlotte Guest, Augusta Hall, Lady Llanover, Henry Hart Milman, David Pennant, William Owen[-Pughe], Thomas Raffles, Henry Raikes, John Bird Sumner, and Frances Wrangham. Also included is a letter of address, 1828, to Angharad Llwyd from the Rev. Robert Davies, perpetual curate of St David's Church (f. iii).

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Language of material

  • English
  • Welsh

Script of material

Language and script notes

English, Welsh.

Physical characteristics and technical requirements

Finding aids

The contents of NLW MSS 22853-23691 are indexed in greater detail in Handlist of Manuscripts in the National Library of Wales, vol. 9 (Aberystwyth, 2003).

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Title based on contents.


Preferred citation: NLW MS 23524B.

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Virtua system control number


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Description identifier

Institution identifier

Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru = The National Library of Wales

Rules and/or conventions used

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


Level of detail

Dates of creation revision deletion

May 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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