Fonds GB 0210 MSCROSSWD - Crosswood (Mont.) Manuscripts

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Crosswood (Mont.) Manuscripts


  • [16 cent.]-[late 19 cent.] (Creation)

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Extent and medium

312 volumes.

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Scope and content

Collectively called the Crosswood Manuscripts after their Montgomeryshire home, this collection consists of three groups of manuscripts known as the Walter Davies (Gwallter Mechain) Manuscripts, the John Jenkins (Ifor Ceri) Manuscripts, and the Frances Althea Trevor Manuscripts.

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System of arrangement

Arranged, as noted in the Handlist of Manuscripts in the National Library of Wales, Volume I (Aberystwyth, 1943), into three groups: Walter Davies (Gwallter Mechain) Manuscripts (NLW MSS 1641-1812 and 1950-1952); John Jenkins (Ifor Ceri) Manuscripts (NLW MSS 1813-1886); and the Frances Althea Trevor Manuscripts (NLW MSS 1887-1949).

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Language of material

  • English
  • Welsh

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Language and script notes

English and Welsh, unless otherwise specified

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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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Although the Crosswood Manuscripts are split into three different groups, there are also manuscripts by, or relating to, Walter Davies (Gwallter Mechain) in both the John Jenkins (Ifor Ceri) and the Frances Althea Trevor groups of manuscripts; similarly, there are manuscripts by or relating to John Jenkins (Ifor Ceri) in both the Walter Davies (Gwallter Mechain) and the Frances Althea Trevor groups.

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Institution identifier

Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru = The National Library of Wales

Rules and/or conventions used

This description follows NLW guidelines based on ISAD(G) Second Edition; AACR2; and LCSH.


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Dates of creation revision deletion

June 2005.


  • English



Archivist's note

This description was compiled by Siân Medi Davies for the retrospective conversion project of NLW MSS;

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