- [16 cent.]-[late 19 cent.] (Creation)
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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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English and Welsh, unless otherwise specified
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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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This description follows NLW guidelines based on ISAD(G) Second Edition; AACR2; and LCSH.
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This description was compiled by Siân Medi Davies for the retrospective conversion project of NLW MSS;