- 1883-1910 (Creation)
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Extent and medium
NLW MS 24109iC: 52 ff. with insertions ; 230 x 180 mm.
NLW MS 24109iiC: 23 ff. (text on rectos only) ; 205 x 165 mm.
NLW MS 24109iC: Exercise book, black cloth covers; 'Arthur W. Wrigley, Mill-road, Kettering' (ink inside front cover); 'm/a 6' (pencil inside front cover); 'T 713 rvn' (pencil on f. 1).
NLW MS 24109iiC: Unbound booklet, ruled paper; '[?J. T.] Thompson' (ball-point pen on f. 1), '368' (ball-point pen on f. 23 verso).
Name of creator
Previously offered for sale by Clive Farahar Rare Books (Stock reference: 13420; see catalogue 'Manuscripts, Drawings and Inscriptions Autumn 2013', item 49).
Immediate source of acquisition or transfer
Bernard Quaritch Ltd; London; Purchase; October 2017; 99769618902419.
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Scope and content
A manuscript volume, 1883-1891 (NLW MS 24109iC), in the hand of Arthur W. Wrigley, a member of the Toller Congregational Chapel, Kettering, Northamptonshire, containing an eyewitness account of his visit to 'The Training Institute for Congo Lads at Colwyn Bay', dated November 1890, given as an address to the Toller Chapel Christian Band (ff. 39-50). The Congo Training Institute was established by the Baptist missionary William Hughes at Colwyn Bay, Denbighshire, in April 1889, to train African children who would then be sent home as missionaries.
The volume also contains 'A Short History of the Toller Chapel Sunday Schools', June 1883 (ff. 1-4 verso), addresses on the subjects of 'The Sabbath', 1885 (ff. 5-14), and 'Peace', 1890 (ff. 29-38), annual reports of the Christian Band, 1889-1890 (ff. 18 verso-25), and copies of religious poems and hymns (ff. 14-18, 26-28 verso, 37 verso-38, 49 recto-verso, 50 verso-51). Also included is a further volume, [?1910], entitled 'Reminiscences' (NLW MS 24109iiC), containing manuscript copies, in an unknown hand, of various people's memories of the Toller Sunday Schools, apparently intended for a centenary souvenir (ff. 1-22, rectos only).
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling
System of arrangement
Arranged chronologically at NLW.
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Usual copyright laws apply.
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Script of material
Language and script notes
English, some Kongo.
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Description follows NLW guidelines based on ISAD(G) 2nd ed.; AACR2; and LCSH
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Description compiled by Rhys M. Jones.