Fonds GB 0210 MSCYRIOG - Griffith of Cae Cyriog Manuscripts

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Griffith of Cae Cyriog Manuscripts


  • [1385x1900] (Creation)

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5 vols

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Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Acquired in 1933, having for some years previously been in the National Library 'on deposit' by the late Mr M. C. Ll. Griffith.

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Scope and content

Manuscripts previously in the possession of John Griffith of Cae Cyriog, comprising 'Llyfr Du Basing' (The Black Book of Basingwerk Abbey); and a transcript by John Jones, Gellilyfdy, of 'Pum Llyfyr Kerddwriaeth'; together with pedigrees of the Griffith family and other North Wales families, compiled by John Griffith and others.

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System of arrangement

Arranged according to NLW MSS reference numbers: NLW MSS 7006-7010.

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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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Language of material

  • Welsh
  • English

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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 II (Aberystwyth, 1951).

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


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Dates of creation revision deletion

April 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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  • Text: Griffith of Cae Cyriog Manuscripts.