- [c. 1690]-[?mid 18 cent.] (Creation)
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254 ff. (paginated i-x, 1-498; pp. 33-40, 117-120, 191-196, 406-481, 488-496 blank) ; 320 x 190 mm.
Bound in speckled brown leather; double gold fillets on covers; five raised bands on spine.
Name of creator
Book-plate of 'William Vaughan Corsygedol', as well as his signature, dated 'Feb: 1737-8', inside front cover.
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Scope and content
Welsh poetry relating for the most part to the families of Nannau and Cors y Gedol, together with a history of the Gwydir family, etc. Pages 1-184 and 197-213 were transcribed, [c. 1690], by 'John Davies, commonly called John David Laes, a family poet at Nannau' (pp. iii, 497); pp. 217-232 and 289-295 are in the autograph of the Rev. William Wynn (p. 295); and pp. i-vii, 497-498 are in the hand of Lewis Morris of Anglesey. The remainder of the manuscript seems to belong to the first quarter of the eighteenth century.
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Conditions governing access
Access to the original manuscript by authorised permission only. Readers are directed to use surrogate copies.
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Language and script notes
Welsh, English, Latin.
Physical characteristics and technical requirements
A detailed list of the manuscript's contents may be found in J. Gwenogvryn Evans, Report on Manuscripts in the Welsh Language, vol. I (London, 1898-1905), pp. 267-274.
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Available on microfilm at the Library.
Related units of description
Formerly Mostyn MS 165.
Title based on contents.
Preferred citation: NLW MS 3061D [RESTRICTED ACCESS].
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- Gwydir Estate (Wales) -- History. (Subject)
- Wynn, William, 1709-1760. (Subject)
- Morris, Lewis, 1701-1765. (Subject)
- Vaughan family, of Hengwrt, Rhug and Nannau -- Poetry. (Subject)
- Vaughan family, of Corsygedol -- Poetry. (Subject)
- Wynn family, of Gwydir. (Subject)
- Nanney family, of Nannau -- Poetry. (Subject)
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