- 1935 (Creation)
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NLW MS 23301C: ii, 127 ff. (with interleaves, ff. 1-3 verso and 118-27 verso blank) ; 250 x 195 mm.
NLW MS 23302C: ii, 94 ff. (with interleaves, ff. 1-3 verso and 85-94 verso blank) ; 250 x 195 mm.
NLW MS 23303B: iii, 110 ff. (ff. 25-35 and 104 verso to the end blank) ; 205 x 150 mm.
NLW MS 23301C: Full leather with gilt floral designs on spine.
NLW MS 23302C: Full leather with gilt floral designs and 'Vol. II' on brown leather insert on spine.
NLW MS 23303B: Cloth over boards with 'Wynnstay Cycle. Theatre &c.' in gilt on red leather insert on spine.
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Booth Books; Hay-on-Wye; Purchase; 1995
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Scope and content
'A History of the Cycle 1710-1869' compiled in 1935 by Nest Lloyd and Susan Mainwaring, recounts the history of 'The Cycle of the White Rose', originally a Welsh Jacobite Club, which was established at Wrexham in 1710 to serve north-east Wales and part of Cheshire. The volumes consist mainly of extracts from the extant minute-books, now designated NLW MSS 14941-2C, supplemented by additional material from other sources. NLW MS 23301C includes a chapter on the Jacobite links of the Williams Wynn family of Wynnstay and an appendix containing details for Cycle meetings kept at Overton, co. Flint, during the period 1760-74 (see NLW MS 14943D); NLW MS 23302C consists of lists of, and notes on, members, illustrated with armorial bearings and engravings of 'Cycle' houses; and NLW MS 23303B includes notes on the Wynnstay Theatre, comprising lists of performances and casts, 1773-87.
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Readers consulting modern papers in the National Library of Wales are required to abide by the conditions noted on the 'Modern papers - data protection' form issued with their Readers' Tickets.
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Usual copyright laws apply.
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The contents are indexed in greater detail in Handlist of Manuscripts in the National Library of Wales, vol. 9 (Aberystwyth, 2003).
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Preferred citation: NLW MSS 23301-2C, 23303B.
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Description follows NLW guidelines based on ISAD(G) 2nd ed.; AACR2; and LCSH
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Description compiled by Bethan Ifans for the retrospective conversion project of NLW MSS.