File NLW MS 12744D. - Correspondence,

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NLW MS 12744D.




  • 1802-1815. (Creation)

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Sixteen holograph letters, some imperfect, 1802-1815, to or from persons connected with the Calvinistic Methodist movement in the early nineteenth century. They deal mainly with Methodist activities (monthly meetings, Association meetings, etc.), and include letters from [the Reverend] John Davies, Nantglun [co. Denbigh], to Mr. Ellis, Cloth Fair, London, 1806 ( personal, religious reflections, general comments on the state of the [ Calvinistic Methodist] movement), and D. Ellis, Wood Street, London (?the same as the recipient of the preceding letter), 1814 (personal, arrangements for the writer to visit London, religious activity in the writer’s own and neighbouring counties); John Elias [‘o Fôn’, as in the preceding manuscript] to the Calvinistic Methodist Church, London, 1808 ( the results of discussions at the Association meeting held at Machynlleth concerning cases where circumstances kept husbands apart from their wives for extensive periods), and [ ],1810 (2) (personal, arrangements for the writer to visit London, matters discussed at Association meetings); Dafydd Ellis, London, to J[oh]n Ellis, 1802 (religious reflections, troubles affecting the London [C.M.] Society), and Edw[ar]d and D. Peters of Caergwrley, at Mr. Rich[ar]d Jones, Wrexham, 1803 (religious reflections); John Hughes, Pont Robert ap Oliver [co. Montgomery], to ‘ Anwyl gyfeillion’ (personal, discussions at C.M. monthly meetings in Montgomeryshire regarding the attitude of parents towards their children in the matter of church membership and baptism), and Mr. Ellis (personal, a request for news, exhortations) (both these letters are on the same double sheet addressed, October 1808, to Mr. Ellis, London); Mary Hughes, Sarn, to her husband James Hughes, at Mr. David Ellis, London, 1809 ( personal, a monthly meeting held at Llithfaen, another to be held at Llanberis, local news) (Also on the same sheet is a note from J[oh]n Jones, Pen y bryn, Edeyrn, to recipient. This appears to be in the same hand as Mary Hughes’s letter); Robert Hughes, Llanfwrog [co. Anglesey], to Rice Jones, at Mr. Elis, London, 1811 (advising recipient to return from London, news of local people, the [C.M.] chapel being built at Llanfwrog, a request for books); Dan[ie]l Jones, Liverpool, to James Hughes, at Mr. David Ellis, London, 1809 (the favourable news of the [C.M.] cause in London, an account of the services and meetings being held every week in the [C.M.] chapels in Liverpool) (on the same sheet is an exhortation to recipient to beware of slanderers); Thomas Jones, Caerfyrddin, to Mr. Ellis, London, 1810-11 (3) (personal, details of proceedings at the Association meeting at Llangeitho in 1810, incorporating reports to the brethren of the [C.M.] churches or societies at Wilderness Row, Y Borrough, Deptford, and Woolwich, on the Association meetings at Swansea in November 1810 and at Llandilo in August 1811, including an account of the ordination of ministers at the latter); and [the Reverend] Eben[eze]r Morrice, Blanywern [co. Cardigan], to David Ellis, London, 1815 (personal, arrangements for sending a minister to London, a suggestion that someone from the London church be ordained, an account of an Association meeting [ at Llangeitho]), and W[illia]m Howells, London, 1812 (personal, ? arrangements for a visit to London).

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Welsh, English.

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The description is also available in the Handlist of Manuscripts in the National Library of Wales, Volume IV (Aberystwyth, 1971).

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For English versions of the three letters from Thomas Jones see D. E. Jenkins: The Life of the Rev. Thomas Charles . . ., vol. III. For further correspondence of David Ellis, London, see NLW MS 12743D.

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Formerly known as D. E. Jenkins 14.


Preferred citation: NLW MS 12744D.

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Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru = The National Library of Wales

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  • Text: NLW MS 12744D.