GB 0210 MSELISNANT
Elis o'r Nant manuscripts,
- [1800x1932]. (Creation)
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Name of creator
Ellis Pierce ('Elis o'r Nant'; 1841-1912), author and bookseller, was born near Tŷ Mawr, Wybrnant, in the parish of Dolwyddelan. He received little schooling but a lengthy illness in 1854 allowed him leisure to read and to educate himself. He was editor of the periodical Y Faner for fifty years and also wrote for that paper - a practice which forced him to flee to the Utica in the United States for some four years due to the outspoken nature of some of his writings. Ellis Pierce is best remembered for his historical romances and books relating to the many 'characters' of rural Wales.
Immediate source of acquisition or transfer
Purchased in 1932.
Content and structure area
Scope and content
A collection from the library of Ellis Pierce ('Elis o'r Nant') comprising drafts and manuscript versions of works by him, including many biographical sketches, a proportion of the work being submitted for 'eisteddfod' competitions; correspondence; a collection of carols; transcripts of poetry, articles, etc.; miscellaneous notes and transcripts; and manuscripts in the hand of Griffith Jones ('Gytyn Ardudwy').
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling
System of arrangement
Arranged according to NLW MSS reference numbers: NLW MSS 8573-8612.
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Conditions governing access
Readers consulting modern papers in the National Library of Wales are required to sign the 'Modern papers - data protection' form.
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Physical characteristics and technical requirements
The descriptions are also available in the Handlist of Manuscripts in the National Library of Wales, Volume III (Aberystwyth, 1961).
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- Elis, o'r Nant, 1841-1912 (Creator)
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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
This description was compiled by Bethan Ifans for the retrospective conversion project of NLW MSS;